Summer Sunday worship services are held at 10:00 a.m., from May 27 through September 2.
Worship Services at Unity Church
From the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m.
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
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.
August Sunday Worship
August 5: Soul Sanity: Spirituality and Mental Illness
Many members of our congregation either suffer themselves or care deeply for others who suffer from mental illness. To maximize quality of life, mental illness needs to be addressed in physical, cognitive, and spiritual means. Unfortunately, the spiritual aspects of healing are often either confusing or neglected altogether. As a covenental faith, how do we best come together to create a spiritually healing and supportive environment? How do we create a space to openly talk about how mental illness touches our lives, and how our chosen faith can help to fill the holes it creates in our souls?
Worship leaders: Bryan Smith and Suzanne Quinn-McDonald
Musician: Priscilla Morton, piano
Offering recipient: Habitat for Humanity
August 12: We Are All Makers
Janet Houck, Ellen Wold, Linda Schaeffer, and Lisa Burke came together after attending an "Artist's Way" workshop at The Gathering, Unity's annual women's retreat, three years ago. Since then they have been meeting twice a month to travel through books about living creatively, to share ideas, lament frustrations, and celebrate progress and life, as they make and enjoy art. The group will offer a service exploring how we are all creatives, makers who can delight our inner children, silence our critics, and find G.O.D. — Good Orderly Direction. Good things happen when we are open to inspiration and allow the universe to nudge us forward!
Musician: Ron Parker, guitar and vocals
Offering recipient: PuTaw Memorial Junior College
August 19: Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
Spiritual practice can manifest itself in many different ways both across cultures and within communities. This service will explore how spirituality can help to maintain a balanced perspective on the goings on of our everyday lives, as well as how spirituality can be an instrument of connection between people of different faiths and cultures.
Worship leaders: Nelson Moroukian and Angela Wilcox
Musician: Dawn Baker, piano
Offering recipient: Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop
Pancake brunch after the service!
August 26: Called to Beloved Community
Special Pulpit Guest: Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalists are being called in this moment to live more powerfully and boldly into a vision of Beloved Community. What does this look like and how do we answer “Yes” to this calling in our lives and in our congregations?
Musicians: Ava Fischer-Ross, guitar; Joshua Taylor, piano
September 2: Defeating and Loving Our Enemies
On one hand, our faith embraces stout-hearted efforts like the Poor People’s Campaign, which is all about overcoming, fighting, and defeating the people and processes that give us of racism, sexism, economic injustice, war, and environmental devastation. On the other, every human is our blood kin and those are real people and neighbors who are wrong about these things, or who fail to see the obvious effects of their beliefs and actions. That pesky and divine imperative to love your enemies presents another delicious paradox that we must contemplate and work toward resolving.
Worship leaders: Dane Smith and Maima Fant
Musician: Dan Schwartz, guitar and vocals
Offering recipient: CLF Prison Ministry
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2018-19
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
Story Sundays 2018-19
Story Sundays happen frequently throughout the church year, with children in grades 1-8 beginning in worship with the congregation in the Sanctuary. After the opening hymn, prayers, and children’s message, Workshop Rotation children (grades 1-5) proceed with their Journey Guides to their classrooms for religious education programming while junior high youth (grades 6-8) remain in the sanctuary for the entire worship service.