Sundays at Unity Church
Sunday worship at Unity Church is a cornerstone of our religious community. It is where we envision and create a new reality for a better world. It allows us to come together for community and deepen our individual spirit. It is about us coming together as a religious family. It is where we practice being our best selves. It is an encounter with mystery and awe to plumb our spiritual depths.
During the church year, worship services are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m., except where noted. From the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day, there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m.
The entrance to the Sanctuary is at 733 Portland Avenue and parking is available in the church's lot on the corner of Portland Avenue and St. Albans Street. Map and Directions
February Sunday Worship
February 5: Use Your Words
“There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground,” writes Rumi. He is pointing toward the many ways we humans pray. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Grant Wacker will begin our series on prayer by offering a service on the languages of prayer and the very real need to find words with which to speak to our deepest longings.
Offering recipient: Altrusa Foundation of St. Paul
February 12: Patient and Purposeful Love
Love stretches us in remarkable ways as we are called to keep finding new ways to open our hearts and lives to one another. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Heidi Huelster will wrestle with love's invitation to be present and open to its challenges.
Offering recipient: Scholars of Minnesota—COPE Project
February 19: When Words Fail Us
For years I struggled with the idea of prayer and how to find the proper words in my regular practice. Until the day that the words failed me, and I discovered that there are indeed many ways to pray. Rev. Lisa Friedman and worship associate Brian Newhouse will explore the sources — both ancient and new — of the many ways there are to pray.
Offering recipient: Balazs Scholar Program
February 26: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Asked by his disciples to teach them how to pray, Jesus answered with the Lord’s Prayer, now translated into countless languages and prayed by millions of Christians around the world and across wide-spanning differences in theology. Rev. Karen Hering and worship associate Terry Linskey will explore what this prayer can teach us today about how we might pray, especially in times of great change. The service will include the congregational blessing of the 2017 Thresholds group and others crossing thresholds.
Offering recipient: Avenues for Homeless Youth
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2016-17
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
Story Sundays 2016-17
Story Sundays happen frequently throughout the church year, with school-aged children (Workshop Rotation, Grades 1-6) beginning in worship with the congregation in the Sanctuary. After the opening hymn, prayers, and children’s message, the children proceed with their Journey Guides to their classrooms for religious education programming.
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