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 April/May Worship
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
May 7: Arthur Foote Music Sunday
Unity's annual music Sunday features special guest, Dale Warland, along with Unity Choir, Unity Singers, Women's Ensemble, and Children's Choir.
Offering recipient: Arthur Foote Music Sunday
May 14: I Was All Hers
Theologian Matthew Fox wrote a book entitled, Original Blessing, flipping the notion of original sin on its head. Essentially the book makes a case for unconditional love. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Rene Meyer-Grimberg will bring us a service for Mother’s Day.
Offering recipient: Minnesota Prison Doula Project
May 21: Flower Communion Family Sunday
Join the whole church family and bring a flower to place on the Flower Communion arch as we celebrate the resilience and diversity of the Beloved Community. This uniquely Unitarian Universialist ritual recalls the life and ministry of Norbert Čapek who defied the Nazis and died a martyr at Dachau. The 9:00 and 4:30 services will include a ceremony of dedication for older children. Please contact Michelle Hill at email@example.com if your would like your child to participate.
Offering recipient: Hallman Ministerial Intern Fund
On Family Sundays, children experience the entire worship 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.
May 28: On Bended Knee
One service only at 10:00 a.m.
Sometimes the most courageous gesture is an apology. The three thousand veterans who traveled to Standing Rock to bear witness and provide support did so out of a profound sense of duty. This Memorial Day, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Terry Linskey will help us to honor those who serve, and the many forms courage can take.
Offering recipient: Veterans for Peace Minnesota
Coming of Age 2017
The entire congregation is warmly invited to witness the Coming of Age of this year’s ninth grade class on Saturday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary.
Come and listen in amazement as our young people share their personal credos, bravely laying out the beliefs of their hearts and minds for all to hear.
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2016-17
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
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.
From May 28 through September 3 there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.m. Lay-led worship services begin June 25. Summer Sundays in the Garden (a program for children and youth held during worship) also begins on May 28.
Flowers for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates (June 18-September 3) and details.
Summer is a great time to share your musical gifts with Unity Church members and friends. If you are interested in participating as a musician during a summer service, contact Kathleen Bartholomay at email@example.com or 651-343-4764.
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