Worship Services at Unity Church
From May 24 through September 6 there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m. Lay-led worship services begin June 28. Summer Sundays in the garden (a program for children held during worship) begins on May 24.
During the church year (the Sunday after Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day) worship services are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.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
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 recip ients 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 is at 10:00 a.m.
July 5: If Only We Were Free — Danny Givens
Life has presented many of us with opportunities to invite, receive, and embody freedom within a world of infinite restraints and possibilities. Join Rev. Danny Givens and worship associate Helen Pohlig in daring to be free enough to explore the facets of such restraints and possibilities during this thought provoking message. Musician: Joseph Caswell, piano
Offering recipient: Cycles for Change
July 12: To Be Awake — Terri Burnor
The Buddha was asked, "Are you a god?" and other such questions since he was recognized as an extraordinary being. "No," the Buddha replied to each. "I am awake." Join Terri Burnor and worship associate Jen Welsh as they explore how awakening is to learn the art of living.
Offering recipient: Chalice Camp
July 19: The Habit of Keeping Faith — Sherry Essen
Flannery O’Connor once said, “It is much harder to believe than not to believe.” What does it mean to "keep the faith?"And what does this require of us… attitudinally, physically, and emotionally? Inspired by a recent near miss event, Sherry Essen will talk of how confronting the very thing she feared most led to a deepened commitment to simple ways of being that are fostering faith and freedom in her life. Sherry will be joined by worship associate Nicole Lynskey. Musician: Brian Henke, guitar. A pancake brunch in the Parish Hall will follow this service -- all are welcome!
Offering recipient: Pillsbury United Communities Fully Cycle
July 26: Born-Again Universalism: An Altar Call for Love — Ashley Horan
The language, emotion and theology of Pentecostalism tends to be well outside of our often-intellectual Unitarian Universalist comfort zone. But our Pentecostal siblings and friends have much to teach us about the transformational capacity of the Spirit and the power of Testimony.
Offering recipient: St. Paul Almanac
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
Merging of Waters (September)
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.
Story Sundays for the 2014-15 church year include:
Service & Learning
- Adult Learning & Spiritual Practice >
- Cairns Arts Journal
Children and Youth
- Community Outreach Ministry Social Justice >
- Dine with Nine
- Library and Bookstall
- Literary Ministry >
- Music Ministry
- Parish Hall Artists
- Pastoral Care >
- Sources Supper
- UU Families Initiative
- Volunteer Corner
- Wellspring Wednesday