Fellowship groups provide many ways for people to come together to form a “community of communities” here at Unity Church. These small (and at times large!) groups provide a means to socialize, learn, and explore.
Involvement nurtures community. We are always searching for ways to bring people together in ways that feel right to each individual. If you do not see a way that feels right for you, talk to Lisa Friedman by phone at 651-228-1456 x107 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and create something new!
Afterthoughts seeks to expand and deepen the experience of the worship service through conversation that uses the Sunday sermon as the starting point. This group meets each Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. service. Contact: Paul Gade at 651-771-7528 for more information.
An informal support group for caregivers. The Caregivers group meets on the third Thursday (December 21) of the month from noon–2:00 p.m. Contact: Janne Eller-Isaacs at email@example.com
Children and Youth
Dine with Nine
Are you interested in getting to know more people at Unity Church? Do you enjoy great food and lively conversation? Would you like to help extend the hospitality of our community to both new and long term members alike? Then we invite you to sign up for Dine with Nine. Small groups of Unity Church members and friends will gather in each other's homes once a month for food and fellowship. If you are interested in signing up fill out our online form or email Teresa Wernecke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact information and let us know if you would like to sign up for a family or adult only group and whether you have particular location or transportation needs.
The Elders Circle is a group of church elders (self-identified!) who convene monthly (except during May, June, July and August) for worship, fellowship, and fun! Refreshments are served.
Evergreen Quilt Group
Evergreen Quilters is a group of twenty-five members and friends of Unity Church–Unitarian who quilt or want to learn how to quilt, and who love to share their creativity and skills with each other and the wider community. All people of the church are welcome to join the group at any time. Evergreen Quilters meet on the second Tuesday of the month (January 9) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and fourth Saturday of the month (January 20) from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. No meetings in December. Contact: Peggy Wright at 651-698-2760 to find out where meetings locations during construction.
Unity’s UU Kung Fu practice group, The House of the Upright Ox, approaches martial arts as spiritual practice focused on resolving conflict on multiple levels. Hung Gar Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art which emulates the moment and disposition of the Tiger, Snake, Crane, Dragon, and Leopard. Practice is led by Unity Church member Bryan Kujawski who has been practicing and teaching martial arts for many years. This free 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. You can simply show up! Questions? Contact Bryan at email@example.com.
LGBTQ+ Community and Support Group
A place for you to come and be in community with other LGBTQ people, wherever you are in your journey. This is an intergenerational place for good times and difficult times, all ages and all identities welcome; including but not limited to transgender, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, bisexual, lesbian, gay, and queer people. First Sunday of the month (December 3) from 12:30-2:00 p.m. and the third Sunday of the month (December 17) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All are welcome! Contact Jamie Bosc at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out summer meeting dates.
Living With Grief Group
A group for people living with grief and loss. The Living with Grief Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month (December 19) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Contact: Janne Eller-Isaacs at email@example.com.
Save the Date: February 17, 2018
Are you interested in developing deeper connections with other men at Unity Church? Did you attend last year's Men's Retreat and would like to go again? Did you hear about last year's retreat and wish you had gone? Well, here is your opportunity! On February 17, 2018, there will be an all-day Men's Retreat held at Unity Church. The theme of this retreat is "Building Heart Connections." This retreat is open to all who identify as male. If you have any questions about this, please contact Arif Mamdani (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Harper (email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
Mother/Daughter Book Club
Download the Starter Kit and start your own mother/daughter book club today! This kit is for girls in 4th and 5th grades.
New Look at the Bible
This Bible study group uses group and personal exercises creatively to demonstrate that the Bible speaks to religious liberals. Different versions of a biblical text are read and compared; both positive and negative responses are encouraged. Anything goes in this class, where the Bible is not an irrefutable document, but a rich, sometimes puzzling, sometimes transforming resource for understanding and coping with life. A New Look at the Bible meets on the second Thursday of the month (December 14) at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Paul Gade at 651-771-7528
Textile Arts Group
All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Unity's Textile Arts Group will be meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (December 7 and 21). Bring your knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, needlepoint, and cross stitch for an evening of fellowship and service. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Mandeville at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jack Hawthorne at email@example.com.
All are welcome — even if you haven’t read the book!
December 12: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
January 9: The Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Join other Unity Gardeners and sign on for a few hours of weeding/watering during the summer. No experience necessary! Contact Ethel Griggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UU History Book Club
Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. This group is not meeting in December but is reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Contact: Krista Hanson at email@example.com.
Women in Retirement, The Choice Years
This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month (December 14 and 28) from 1:00–3:00 p.m., in the Center Room at Unity Church. All are welcome. Contact Rev. Lisa Friedman at 651-228-1456 x107 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Unity’s 9th annual Women’s Gathering on Saturday, January 27, 2018! If you are interested in helping with the gathering, please contact Rev. Lisa Friedman at email@example.com.
Young Adult Group
Unity’s young adult group seeks to build community and make connections between people ages 18-35 in our congregation. If you have questions, or wish to be added to the email list, please contact Rev. Lisa Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find renewal and grounding in the practice of Zen meditation. Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Ames Chapel. This group will not meet on December 26 and there will be no instruction offered December 5.Contact Ken Ford at email@example.com if you plan on attending instruction.
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