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
December Sunday Worship
December 4: Love Begins With Listening
There is a particular way to wait that leads through solitude and silence to a larger love. It begins with listening. It wakes us up. It needs our full attention. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Angela Wilcox offer an opportunity for us to hone our waiting skills.
Offering recipient: Restorative Justice Community Action
December 11: The Bark Heals the Scar
Every living tree tells a story of its life. From its fibrous wood and bark we learn of storms, droughts, lightning strikes, and animal nests. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Kevin Ward will explore the lessons to be found in the natural world about healing and repair.
Offering recipient: Avenues for Homeless Youth
December 18: Las Posadas Family Sunday
This year, in addition to the carol sing at 9:00 and 4:30 and the carol SHOUT at 11:00, we will enter into the Las Posadas tradition. Las Posadas (the Inns) tells the story of Mary and Joseph as they search for a place for their baby to be born. Might our church be a place of special welcome in the dark mid-winter days?
Offering recipient: Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
On Family Sundays, children experience the entire worship together with their families in the Sanctuary. A children’s message and activity books related to the stories and sermon help children to engage in the experience of worship. Regular religious education programming does not take place on Family Sundays; however, the nursery is open for children under three years of age.
December 25: My Lord, What a Morning!
10:00 a.m. only
Christmas Day has come again and we are greeted with another chance to be together in community. Ministerial Intern Nic Cable will lead us in a service of gratitude and contemplation for what we will do with this precious gift that comes with the new dawn.
Offering recipient: Ministers' Discretionary Fund
January 1: Hallman Ministerial Intern Jessica Clay
10:00 a.m. only
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.
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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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