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!
A 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 (January 12) at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Paul Gade at 651-771-7528 for meeting locations during summer construction.
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 (January 19) 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 10) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and fourth Saturday of the month (instead they will meet January 21 due to women's retreat) from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 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
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 (January 17) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Contact: Janne Eller-Isaacs at email@example.com.
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.
Thursday, January 12 • 5:00-6:30 p.m. • DeCramer Room.
Join us for a monthly gathering of sharing poetry, readings, and our own stories. This group is for anyone who self identifies as being in recovery. If you feel you qualify, then you do and are welcome. This is a supportive group within this church community to meet people where they are and build connections. If you have questions or to request child care, please contact Jessica Clay, Hallman Ministerial Intern, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-228-1456 x 109.
Textile Arts Group
This group meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings (January 4 and 18). All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Bring your knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, and cross stitch for an evening of fellowship and service. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Mandeville (email@example.com) or Rev. Lisa Friedman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A drop-in group for families (parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles) with kids through preschool age. Meets every Monday, from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Nursery. Contact: Michelle Hill at email@example.com
Unity Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jack Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome — even if you haven’t read the book!
January 10: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
February 14: Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis
March 14: Just Mercy -- A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Unity Bridge Club
First Friday of the month (January 6) at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Priscilla Swartz at 651-454-3209. The Bridge Club will not meet in July.
Join other Unity Gardeners and sign on for a few hours of weeding/watering during the summer. No experience necessary! Contact Ethel Griggs at email@example.com.
Women in Retirement, The Choice Years
This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month (January 12 and 26) 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 28, 2017! 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.
Young Adult Potluck
Tuesday, January 24 • 6:30 p.m. • Center Room
The Young Adult group (ages 18-35) is growing! We will have a ritual to honor the New Year and brainstorm some of the activities we’d like to see in 2017. All are welcome!
Find renewal and grounding in the practice of Zen meditation. Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Ames Chapel. Instruction is offered on the first Tuesday (January 3) beginning at 5:00 p.m. Contact Ken Ford at email@example.com if you plan on attending instruction.
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