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.
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Sunday, December 21
The Empty Present, Family Sunday • 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m.
As Christmas Day approaches the whole church family will gather to sing (SHOUT at 11:00 a.m.) carols, prepare ourselves to greet the child, and remember some of the nicest gifts we have ever received.
Winter Solstice Celebration • 7:00 p.m. • Parish Hall
Come join us for a contemplative, family-friendly, Celtic-inspired ritual to mark the turning of the year as the darkness gives way to the growing light. This participatory ritual will include chanting, meditation, candle-lighting, singing, and cauldron jumping. Kids—bring animal masks and hand percussion (rattles, shakers, bells)! If you would like to participate as a ritual leader or if you have questions, please contact Lindasusan Ulrich at email@example.com or 651-228-1456.
Find A Stillness • 10:00 a.m.: In the full rush of Christmas Eve morning we will gather in the quiet of Ames Chapel. The service will include an invitation to join in communion.
Christmas Pageant • 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.: Rob and Janne Eller-Isaacs narrate the story of the nativity as Unity Church’s children and youth act out the story in the sanctuary. Families with children age three and under are encouraged to attend the 4:00 p.m. service.
Christmas by Candlelight: Family Lessons and Carols • 7:00 p.m. : This service is for the entire family and is a collaboration between Above Every Name Ministries, Morning Star Baptist Church, and Unity Church.
Christmas by Candlelight: Lessons and Carols • 10:00 p.m.: Join worship leaders K.P. Hong, and Janne and Rob Eller-Isaacs as we retell the Christmas story and celebrate the promise of peace within.
Depression in your family?
Do you live with a young person who lives with depression? Do you sometimes feel like you are the only one who does? If you are interested in gathering with other Unity Church parents who also struggle with youth and young adults with depression, please plan to attend a gathering on Saturday, January 3, from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Resources and strategies will be shared and lunch will be provided. Please contact Janne Eller-Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Crossing and Blessing Our Thresholds
Are you crossing a threshold in your life-a change in relationship, work, home, roles, identity or abilities? This series of four sessions invites you to explore a threshold in your own life. In a supportive small group facilitated by literary minister Karen Hering, we’ll use conversation, guided writing, and a variety of non-writing activities both playful and serious, as we consider the meaning, risks and possibilities present on our thresholds.
Participants are asked to commit to all four sessions. At the end of the series, the group will blessed by the congregation during worship. The group will meet Saturday mornings at Unity Church, 9:00 a.m.-noon: January 24, February 14 and 28 and March 14. The series is free to members; a fee of $50.00 will be charged nonmembers at the time of registration. Group size will be limited. Register by email to email@example.com with your name, phone, and email address, and a sentence or two describing the threshold you have crossed or will be crossing soon.
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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.
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This Week at Unity: December 14, 2014
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Click the arrow below to listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 14: Turn to Wonder -- Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs. View the podcast archive.
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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