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 Parent Circles
Sunday, October 9, and Wednesday, October 12
Unitarian Universalist (UU) Parent Circles are drop-in, facilitated discussion groups on parenting topics related to values and spirituality. The topics are generated by the parents who come. Examples of past topics include: bullying, chores, kids’ activities, friends with different religious beliefs.
Facilitated by parents in the UU Families Initiative, which has two goals: to develop shared principles and common practices for raising our children religiously in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, and to develop a community of families raising our children religiously at Unity Church.
One group meets during the Coming of Age class on Sunday, October 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Robbins Parlor.
The other group meets during the Our Whole Lives class on Wednesday, October 12, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Room to be announced.
Parents without children in OWL or COA are also welcome.
Film Screening: Poverty, Inc.
Fighting Poverty is big business. But who profits the most?
Wednesday, November 2 • 7:10-9:00 p.m. • Unity Church
Does Western aid alleviate or exacerbate poverty? What is the effect of donated food and clothing on local economies? How does Mano a Mano's approach differ from that of organizations featured in the film? Join the Mano a Mano Community Outreach Ministry Team to watch and discuss this provocative, award-winning documentary.
Speak Peace in a World of Conflict
Unity Church is pleased to be sponsoring and hosting a one-and-a-half-day workshop called, "Speaking and Listening from the Heart: Words that Can Change Your World" based on the practice of Compassionate–Nonviolent Communication.
The event will be held on Friday evening, November 18, and all day Saturday, November 19. The leader is Jeff Brown, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, who has led trainings in 28 U.S. states and eight countries.
You will learn how to exchange information with others to prevent violence, increase civility, and discover strategies that contribute to lasting peace among individuals, organizations, and nations. To learn more, visit www.speakpeacetwincities.org or contact the local organizer, Dave Casey, 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.
First Thursday Tai Ji
The Tai Ji practice circle will again meet in the Foote Room on Thursday, September 1, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Practicing the Five-Element Form, the circle offers enhanced balance, flexibility and peace of mind and is open to those new to Tai Ji as well as experienced participants. People with limited mobility can enjoy the practice seated in a chair. Facilitator Lisa Schlingerman says, “the Five-Element form is a joyful dance connecting us to the natural world. We can celebrate the mystery and beauty of life and enjoy a healthy, active practice too.” To participate, RSVP to Karen Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress in comfortable clothes and bring your own beverage and/or treat for a break midway through the practice. Donations will be accepted for the facilitator.
Saturday Southern Style 5 Animal Kung Fu
Begins again October 1
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 email@example.com.
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