Unity Church-Unitarian is a vibrant intergenerational congregation grounded in the history and heritage of liberal religion. Our shared ministry enlists the whole church family in living out the values we proclaim. At home, at church, and in the world, we strive to usher in the reign of mutual respect. The mission of Unity Church is to engage people in a free and inclusive religious community that encourages lives of integrity, service and joy.
Cairns: The Unity Church Journal of the Arts, Vol. 6
Deadline for submissions: October 6, 2014
Submit your stories, poems, reflections, prayers, sermons, fiction, children's stories, factual or historical articles, songs, lyrics, photos, drawings, paintings and other art! More information and submission guidelines.
Disavowing the Doctrine of Discovery
Acknowledgment, Dialogue and Response
Unity Church–Unitarian is hosting a three-part dialogue on the Doctrine of Discovery in an effort to take a hard look at difficult truths about the tragic treatment of Indigenous people by our state, nation and religious institutions. These series is free and open to the public.
Three Wednesdays: October 15, 22, 29 • 7:15-8:30 p.m. • Unity Church
October 15: A Unitarian Universalist Perspective: In preparation for the film, come and learn how Unitarian Universalists have been engaging this issue since the 2012 General Assembly responsive resolution repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.
October 22: Film Screening: In partnership with SPIN (Saint Paul Interfaith Network) and other faith communities, Unity Church will host a public screening of the documentary film Doctrine of Discovery.
This showing will be presented by filmmaker Sheldon Wolfchild of the Lower Sioux Indian Community.
October 29: Panel Discussion: Join us for a panel discussion and exploration of the modern-day impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery. Speakers include:
Elona Street-Stewart: Associate for racial ethnic ministries for the Presbyterian Church and a Delaware Nanticoke tribal member. Street-Stewart is a former St. Paul School Board member and has worked for years on issues of racial equity.
Jim Bear Jacobs: Parish associate at Church of All Nations and a Mohican Nation member. Jacobs is the Visionary Founder of Healing Minnesota Stories, a group working to create healing between Native and non-Native peoples.
Howard Vogel: Professor emeritus at Hamline Law School who has written on the legal implications of the
Doctrine of Discovery on Minnesota treaties. Vogel also holds an M.A. from United Theological Seminary.
Group Spiritual Direction
Join Spiritual Director Sarah Cledwyn, MA, for Journey Conversations, a time of contemplative listening and sharing in a small group setting. Groups will meet on the first and third Mondays of the month October through December. The day group will meet from 10:00 a.m.–noon and another group will meet in the evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $180 for the series of six sessions ($30 per session) with a sliding fee available. Free childcare is available at church if you request it a week in advance. This year we will be referring to the book Conversation, The Sacred Art by Diane Millis which is available to peruse or purchase at the Unity Bookstall and Library. Register online. If you have questions or want more information, feel free to contact Sarah at 651-699-9948 or email@example.com.
Travel to Bolivia
Are you interested in urban agriculture and developing countries? Do you like strange beauty, warm weather, and friendly people? Consider a trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia, this winter! Unity’s Mano a Mano Community Outreach Ministry Team will again co-sponsor a trip focused on sustainable agriculture and climate change, from March 14-22, 2015. There will be information sessions about the trip after the two morning services, in the DeCramer Room, on Sunday, October 12. For more information contact Patricia at 651-757-5970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Worship Services
Sunday worship services and religious education programs for children and youth are held each week at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m.
To read about the worship services or to find out the weekly offering recipient, please visit our Sunday Worship page.
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Wellspring Wednesday is a weekly night at church that includes dinner, worship, and plenty of programming for people of all ages.
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Pastoral Concerns and Joys
If you have a joy or sorrow, life-cycle event or concern you would like to share with the Pastoral Care Team and congregation, please fill out this online form or email email@example.com and a team member will contact you.
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