Worship Services at Unity Church
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 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.
February Sunday Worship Calendar
February 1: How Can We Meet in Heaven?
Rev. Lisa Friedman and Worship Associate Grant Wacker
Paradise is a complex topic for Unitarian Universalists. We have often focused on the ways we can build a paradise in this world, rather than on what happens to us when we die. What does paradise or heaven mean to us today? How do we engage in meaningful dialogue with others, whose vision of paradise, and what it means to earn it, is so very different from our own?
Offering recipient: Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition
STORY SUNDAY (see information at right)
February 8: A Time, A Place, and A Space
Pastor Danny Givens, Jr., and Worship Associate Jen Niemela
Paradise on earth has an immutable impact on our day to day lives as people of faith. We often find ourselves enveloped with the varying notions of how we experience paradise on earth. A time, a place, and a space all provide a container to ponder the varying notions of such experiences from both a shared and more intimate viewpoint.
Offering recipient: Bedlam Theatre
February 15: One World at a Time
Rev. Karen Hering and Worship Associate Drew Ross
Some describe paradise as being someplace else — whether left behind in the myths of our origins or awaiting us in stories of an afterlife. Karen and worship associate Drew Ross look for the glimpses of paradise found in the here and now, especially when we pause on the threshold of significant change in our personal lives and in the larger world.
Offering recipient: Civil Society
February 22: Imagining Paradise
Rev. Dr. Sándor Kovács and Worship Associate Zoe Leuthner
This morning, we will explore paradise — lost and found — with an uniquely Hungarian Unitarian approach. Unity Church welcomes Rev. Dr. Kovács to our pulpit. He is the Associate Professor of History at the Unitarian Seminary in Transylvania, and was one of the first Balázs Scholars to study in the U.S.
Offering recipient: Balazs Scholar Program
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