Child care for Church Events
Unity Church offers childcare for all church-sponsored events. The child care is free of charge but reservations are required. Please fill out the online form to request childcare for a church-sponsored event.
UU History Book Club
Want to learn more about UU history? Curious about all those great authors quoted in Sunday sermons? Join the UU History Book Club. We'll meet once a month (January-May) on Wellspring Wednesdays. Our first meeting will be January 18, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. To get us started with some common context, our first book selection will be The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide which you can buy at Unity's Bookstall. We will choose the next months' books together at our first session.
Crossing and Blessing Our Threshold
Every year brings changes, but sometimes the changes are larger and more challenging than others. If you are crossing or have just crossed a significant threshold in your life — a change in relationship, work, home, roles, identity or abilities — consider participating in the Thresholds series being offered again in 2017. This year’s group will begin on January 7.
The four-part Threshold series invites you to explore a current personal threshold, chosen or unbidden — one you have just crossed, are in the process of crossing or are about to cross — together with others who are on their own thresholds. “The support of the participants was amazing,” said Jill van Kooljik, after participating in 2015. “I connected with many congregants and made new friends. Most of all, the workshop confirmed that we are not alone in our struggles.”
In a supportive small group facilitated by literary minister Karen Hering, we’ll each reflect on a threshold we’re currently crossing while accompanying others in crossing theirs. Using conversation, guided writing, and a variety of non-writing activities both playful and serious, we’ll consider the meaning, risks, and possibilities present on the cusp of change.
“The series helped me let go of fear and realize that moving forward meant leaving some things behind,” said Pam Sheen, who participated in 2015. “The group process is perfect for threshold crossing, a ‘safety net’ of like-spirited individuals.”
Participants are asked to commit to all four sessions. At the end of the series, the group will blessed by the congregation in worship, honoring the role of community in giving us all safe passage across the many thresholds of our lives.
The group will meet Saturday, January 7, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., and three additional Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m.–noon: January 21, February 11 and 25. The congregational blessing will occur on Sunday, February 26. The series is free to members; a fee of $100 will be charged nonmembers at the time of registration.
Group size is limited. Register early to reserve your place — e-mail Karen Hering (email@example.com) or put a note in her church mailbox with your name, phone and email or street address, and a sentence or two describing the threshold you have crossed or will be crossing soon.
SAVE THE DATE! Unity's Women’s Retreat
Save the date for Unity’s 9th annual Women’s Gathering on Saturday, January 28, 2017! If you are interested in helping with the gathering, please contact Rev. Lisa Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellspring Wednesday is a multi-generational opportunity to gather midweek at church for food, fellowship, and fun. All are welcome. This is a time to engage in religious community, a time to cultivate our values and beliefs. Click here for weekly programs details.
Embodied Spiritual Practice
Tuesday Meditation at Unity Church
A portion of the time in Unity Sangha’s Tuesday meditation meetings is devoted to teaching and discussion to deepen our understanding of the meditation path and its roots. In the first months of 2016, this exploration will be devoted to the core teaching of the Buddha commonly known as the “Four Noble Truths.” We will ask: How did this contemplative way arise as an antidote to the fear and anxiety we all know as an inescapable aspect of the human condition? Join us Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Ames Chapel. Meditation instruction is offered at 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Please notify Ken Ford at email@example.com if you plan to come for instruction.
Saturday Southern Style 5 Animal Kung Fu
This beautiful Chinese martial art emulates the moment and disposition of the Tiger, Snake, Crane, Dragon, and Leopard. Our focus will be on studying the introductory form of this style which incorporates elements from all five animals into an elaborate pattern of intricate movements. Do not expect lots of yelling, kicking any wood boards (ouch), or much of what you see in action movies. Instead, you can expect an excellent practice which builds strength, conditioning, and flexibility, which both calms and invigorates the spirit. This class meets on Saturday mornings, in the Body Room, from 10:00 a.m.–noon, and is for any level of experience ages 16–106. To participate, please contact Bryan Kujawski at 612-750-0221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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