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.
August Sunday Worship • 10:00 a.m. service only
August 7: It's All Real Life
No matter your embrace or avoidance of technology, it is an intertwined attribute of modern life. Worship leader Terri Burnor and worship associate Angela Wilcox explore the tension between the natural and digital worlds and how we can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in both.
August 7: Faith Builders Habitat for Humanity
August 14: Where Are You From?
This question has a different meaning for many people. To some it speaks to geography, culture, lineage, or even privilege. Join worship leader Avi Viswanathan and worship associate Heidi Huelster as they explore the depth of this question and its many meanings.
August 14: Sierra Leone Foundation for a New Democracy (SLFND)
August 21: What Saves Your Life?
In times of upheaval and distress often a moment of grace or peace will enter in unexpectedly like a gift from beyond. With so much feeling out of kilter in our world, Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Kevin Ward will look to these moments that help us through the hard times.
Join us for a pancake brunch on August 21 following the service! We’ll have pancakes with made-from-scratch syrups and jams. Love to flip pancakes? Volunteers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 21: MORE
August 28: Mosaic Makers
On the final weekend in August we will welcome teams from a dozen Unitarian Universalist congregations committed to becoming multi-cultural communities. The Sunday service will reflect our shared experiences and our aspirations for becoming more fully informed by the richly diverse communities in which we live and breathe and have our being.
August 28: Sierra Leone Foundation for a New Democracy (SLFND)
September 4: Mr. Phil and the Folly of Naïve Cynicism
The killing of Philando Castile, the beloved “Mr. Phil” who fed the children at J.J. Hill Montessori School, traumatized our community beyond compare. It created the deepest despair and cynicism, but also a soaring resolve and renewed commitment for racial equity and more immediate action. In these dark days that try our souls, we must consider the timeless spiritual wisdom about despair being a "sin." Moreover, cynicism and ennui is both symptomatic of white privilege and foolishly oblivious to the larger factual context around the arc of history. Dane Smith, worship leader; Rochelle Lockridge, worship associate.
September 4: St. Paul Central High School Foundation Philando Castile Scholarship Fund
Summer Pancake Brunch
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
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 email@example.com 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.