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
From the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m.
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.
Sunday March Worship
March 26: The Larger Hope
“In order for a law to work,” writes Zen beat poet Gary Snyder, "it must have a hook into the human psyche — and the most effective way to achieve this is to make people doubt their natural worth and instincts, especially sexual. To make ‘human nature’ suspect is also to make nature — the wilderness — the adversary. Hence the ecological crisis of today.” The Universalist strand of our tradition affirms the universal salvation of all souls. We let go of the threat of sin and damnation centuries ago. Worship associate Angela Wilcox and Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs will help us understand what that radical love might mean for us today. Musicians: Women’s Ensemble (9:00/11:00); Unity Choir (4:30).
Offering recipient: Minnesota Prison Writing Project
March 26: Beloved Communion • 1:00 p.m.
Progressive interpretations of the act of Communion invites us to share in an experience where we can recognize our shared humanity and our interdependence. Above Every Name Ministries warmly welcomes members and friends of Unity Church for an inclusive Communion during their weekly service.
Sunday April Worship
April 2: Whose Are We?
Having wrestled with the concept of sin, we turn our attention to what redeems us. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Rochelle Lockridge will explore the spiritual lessons of interdependence and the process of redemption.
Offering recipient: AGAPE High School
April 9: Till Sleeping Nations Woke
In the Hebrew Scriptures, God seems to love the cities best. Whether shown by Jonah’s mission to the Ninevites or the ways in which Jesus turns toward Jerusalem, it’s clear that God loves the diverse peoples and creative potential of the city. As we enter into what Christians call the Passion Week, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Grant Wacker hope to shed some light on the redemptive power of these places where we gather in great numbers.
Offering recipient: Microgrants
April 16: Practice Resurrection: Peter’s Denials
Easter Family Sunday: Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. only
At the Last Supper, Jesus predicts that before the cock crows Peter will deny knowing him three times. It comes to pass. Shamed and devastated, Peter somehow finds his way back to life and service. He is redeemed. How do we rise up from despair? How do we find our call to ministry after we’ve been captured by remorse? The whole church family will gather for a joyful Easter celebration as together we find that the stone’s been rolled away and the tomb is empty. There will be no 4:30 service on Easter Sunday.
Offering recipient: ISAIAH
On Family Sundays, children experience the entire worship service 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 five years of age.
April 23: Wake Now My Senses
Earth Day is an opportunity to be mindful and caring of this planet. Join Hallman Ministerial Intern Jessica Clay and worship associate Nicole Lynskey as they explore theological perspectives in caring for the earth and our responsibility towards the redemption and repair of it.
Offering recipient: In A New Light
April 30: Coming of Age Sunday
Coming of Age Sunday celebrates the signature year-long journey of our 9th grade youth, transitioning from the inherited faith of childhood to the adult journey of faith, and marked by youth sharing their statement of faith or Credo. COA youth, mentors, and families will be present at the 9:00 a.m. service, while all services will include a collage of voices, with religious education staff and ministers leading in joyful celebration.
Offering recipient: Mano a Mano International Partners
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