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.
Meditation: The Generosity of Mindful Presence
A Workshop on Meditation and Mindfulness at Unity Church-Unitarian
Saturday, November 22 • 9:00 a.m.-Noon • Ames Chapel
Sponsored by the Unity Church-Unitarian Sangha and presenter Ken Ford
We have one time to be awake to what this life offers. We have one place to offer the generosity of an open and welcoming response to what arises on our way. The time is each precious moment and the place is wherever we are. Meditation is a path by which we can learn to turn from our tendency to rehash past moments and worry about what the moments ahead will bring, to a clear presence with what is immediately before us.
This workshop will provide basic training in silent meditation, exploration of the place of meditation as an anchor for our spiritual life, and consideration of the practical possibilities for meditation in our daily lives.
A $20 donation is suggested. Please register by email to Rev. Lisa Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact Ken Ford with any questions at 612-701-0841 or email@example.com.
The Unity Church Sangha meets Tuesdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in the Ames Chapel for meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition.
Black Friday at Unity Church
Feeding the Spirit on the Feast Day of Consumption
The Promise of Shared Renewal
Friday, November 28 • 10:00 a.m. • Sanctuary
Guest speaker: Leslie Pitt Schneider • Musical guest: Light of the Moon
Marketers call the Friday after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because it is often the day that retailers first “go into the black” for the year as holiday shopping gets under way.
Unity Church’s seventh annual “Black Friday at Church” celebration offers you an opportunity to launch the holiday season with spiritual renewal, fellowship, and good cheer, an alternative to the habitual consumerism on display in the broader culture.
Join fellow Unity Church members, families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues on the Friday morning after Thanksgiving Day for a joyous, intergenerational worship service. Activities for children and families, as well as child care, will be provided.
This year we welcome guest speaker Leslie Pitt Schneider. Leslie has lived with limb loss since the age of six when she was involved in a traumatic accident which resulted in the amputation of her left leg, above the knee. Challenged, tempered, and inspired by her own limb loss, she has nurtured her focus on healthcare accessibility and become a passionate advocate for people living with limb loss, with a particular interest in helping women and girls retain a positive self image despite their limb differences. Leslie is the Manager for Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Otto Bock Healthcare and works within the General Counsel’s office, as well as providing lobbying support at both the Federal and State levels. Her community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Amputee Coalition, Wiggle Your Toes, ACES for Students, the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board, and the Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Advisory Board.
Musical guest, Light of the Moon, performs a wide variety of songs and dance music rooted in the old time string band tradition, as well as dipping into the musical melting pot of traditional music from the American South to serve up blues, gospel, and bluegrass.
If you would like to join other Unity Church members for Thanksgiving, either as a guest or a host, please come to the sign-up table in the Parish Hall after services on November 9 and 16, or contact Anna Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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