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
January Sunday Worship
January 1: Begin Again • 10:00 a.m. only
Whether you make resolutions or not, New Year’s Day gives us a chance to look at how we are with one another and what we can do to live a more just and loving life. What are the gifts we can give to ourselves and each other this year? Hallman Ministerial Intern Jessica Clay and worship associate Nicole Lynskey will explore these topics as we begin 2017 together.
Offering recipient: Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery
January 8: Tolling of Bells
We begin each new year with a memorial service for those who have died in the previous year. Everyone will have an opportunity to acknowledge those they’ve loved and lost.
Offering recipient: Domestic Abuse Legal Advocacy Center
January 15: When Silence Is Betrayal
Martin Luther King, Jr., did not live and die so that we might admire and honor him. Instead he stands in the line of the Prophets who lived and died that we might live out their values in our lives. As a congregation we also stand in that line. And as a congregation we also take up the obligations prophetic imagination implies. Revs. Rob and Janne Eller-Isaacs will be joined by worship associate Avi Vishwanathan for a service on how Dr. King’s intersectional commitments undergird our choice to become a Sanctuary church.
Offering recipient: MAD DADS
January 22: The Only Dance There Is
Sometimes we resist by pushing away. Sometime we resist by gathering together in solidarity. All this pushing and pulling has a certain rhythm, a heartbeat that signals and measures a dance. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg will give us a glimpse into the world of contact improv as we embody what it might mean to move from conflict into creativity.
Offering recipient: River's Edge Academy
January 29: Resistance to God
We often think of resistance only in terms of resisting evil or corrupt forces. But in our spiritual life, we can find ourselves resisting connection to others and to that which is larger than all of us. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Rochelle Lockridge will explore this controversial topic for many religious liberals.
Offering recipient: TRUTH Academy
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.
Service & Learning
- Adult Learning & Spiritual Practice >
- Cairns Arts Journal
Children and Youth
- Community Outreach Ministry Social Justice >
- Library and Bookstall
- Literary Ministry >
- Music Ministry
- Parish Hall Artists
- Pastoral Care >
- Sources Supper
- UU Families Initiative
- Volunteer Corner >
- Wellspring Wednesday