SUMMER WORSHIP IS AT 10:00 AM!
From May 29 through September 4 there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m. Lay-led worship services begin June 26.
Worship Services at Unity Church
During the church year (the Sunday after Labor Day through the third Sunday in May) worship services are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m., except where noted. 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
Summer worship begins May 29! From May 29 through September 4 there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m. Lay-led worship services begin June 26.
Each Sunday, through the work of the Generosity Ministry Team, seventy percent of the offering is placed in the hands of the chosen community non-profit recipient. The remaining thirty percent goes to support of the Community Outreach Ministry at Unity Church. Offering recipients for each Sunday are listed below the Sunday service description. If you would like to nominate a non-profit to receive the Sunday offering, please fill out the online nomination form.
July Sunday Worship • 10:00 a.m. service only
July 3: The Flitcraft Parable
In Dashiell Hammett's 1929 novel, The Maltese Falcon, there's a story-within-a-story called "The Flitcraft Parable" about a conventionally successful man in Tacoma, Washington, who made his own private declaration of independence. Rev. Rick Koyle and worship associate Angela Wilcox try to unravel the mystery. Offering recipient: Theresa Living Center
July 10: Saving Universalism
Over a century ago, Universalism was one of the fastest growing and most fervently protested religions in America. Even today, the controversy is not dead. It remains a radical statement of faith to say that all people are saved. Why does it still matter? What saving message might we still proclaim? Join Rev. Lisa Friedman and worship associate Jen Niemela in an exploration of Universalism.
Offering recipient: Every Body's In
July 17: Finding the Capacity to be Vulnerable
What does it mean to be vulnerable? What does it take to allow oneself to be vulnerable? Join worship leader Helen Pohlig and worship associate Terry Linksey as they explore the meaning of vulnerability and the role that faith and spiritual beliefs play in making room for vulnerability in one's life.
Offering recipient: Faith Builders Habitat for Humanity
July 24: Life Cycle
Birth and death are not opposites but are instead part of the natural cycle of life. And this is no more real to us than when we experience them in our lives. Worship leader Jen Niemela and worship associate Nicole Lynskey explore the lessons inherent in these most human moments in all of our lives.
Offering recipient: Obama Elementary School Sunshine Fund
July 31: The Familiar Unfamiliar
Join Rev. Danny Givens, Jr., and worship associate Rochelle Lockridge in exploring the narrative of social justice, intersectionality, and beloved community from an urban perspective.
Offering recipient: Theresa Living Center
Summer Pancake Brunch
July 17 and August 21
Following the 10:00 a.m. service!
We’ll have fresh pancakes after Sunday worship with made-from-scratch syrups and jams. Love to flip pancakes? Volunteers should contact Madeline Summers, Volunteer Coordinator, at
Outdoor Family Yoga
Second Sundays: July 10 and August 14
11:30 a.m. • Greenspace, weather permitting
Join us for a half-hour yoga class for people of all ages. Poses will be shown in standing and seated options. No previous yoga experience is necessary — just a desire to feel energized and enjoy the beautiful power of community. Yoga mats are optional. Led by Elen Bahr, who leads Wellspring Wednesday meditative movement classes.
Flowers for Summer Worship
If you would like to bring flowers from your garden for a summer service, please contact Martha Tilton at 651-228-1456 x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates (July 3-September 4) and details. Flowers should be arranged in a vase and placed in the Sanctuary by 9:30 a.m. on the Sunday for which you have volunteered.
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.