Learn how using native plants in landscaping can create habitat for wildlife through this documentary featuring renowned entomologist Dr. Doug Tallamy. Popcorn will be served and discussion will follow the film.
Racial Justice Movie Night: Almanya
Friday, June 7 • 7:00-9:30 p.m. • Robbins Parlor
The German film Almanya is loosely based on the migration story of the family of its director, Yasemin Samdereli, who was born in Dortmund, Germany; her parents were immigrants from Turkey. Samdereli studied film in Munich and has become a successful film and television director in Germany. The film will be introduced by Professor Rick McCormick (University of Minnesota), who will offer an overview of migration to Germany since 1945 and of how migration has been depicted in German cinema in order to provide context for this popular, heart-warming comedy. The film is in German and Turkish with English subtitles and lasts 97 minutes. After the film, Rick will lead a discussion about the film, guided by your questions.
This film showing and lecture are part of the “Deutschlandjahr USA” (Year of German-American Friendship, or #WunderbarTogether). In connection with the Deutschlandjahr, the German Studies Association (GSA) has received funding from the Goethe Institute to set up a public lecture series, encouraging scholars in German studies in the U.S. to give public lectures on topics related to their research.
Wellspring: A Year of Spiritual Deepening
Do you yearn for deeper connection to your faith and to the people here? Do you wish you had a better grasp of our traditions, history and theology? Do you dream of a day when you have the time to create a daily spiritual practice? Then you might want to know more about Wellspring, a year-long curriculum designed with spiritual deepening as the goal.
Created by the Rev. Jen Crow, a former Hallman Ministerial Intern, Wellspring responds to the need for spiritual grounding in our own tradition and offers a five-spoke model of spiritual deepening. The five spokes are: daily spiritual practice, regular meetings of the Wellspring group, engagement with Unitarian Universalist history and theology, meeting monthly with a one-on-one spiritual director, and discerning our unique call in life.
Jen writes, “Engaged together, these five spokes create a powerful synergy that has fostered significant transformation in the lives of many of the participants. Most experience a deeper understanding and connection with Unitarian Universalism and their own spiritual lives.”
Unity's Wellspring group will be led this year by Janne Eller-Isaacs and Laura Park. The group will begin with a day-long retreat on Saturday, August 17, and will meet regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through May 2020. Each session will have reading assignments that support the exploration and engagement of the topics and themes. Class enrollment is limited to 18. If you are interested in this offering, please contact Martha Tilton by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 651-228-1456 x105.
Child care for Church Events
Unity Church offers childcare for all church-sponsored events. The child care is free of charge but reservations are required. Please fill out the online form to request childcare for a church-sponsored event.
Wellspring Wednesday is a multi-generational opportunity to gather midweek at church for food, fellowship, and fun. All are welcome. This is a time to engage in religious community, a time to cultivate our values and beliefs. Click here for weekly programs details.
Wellspring Wednesday Yoga Classes with Ellen Bahr.
Embodied Spiritual Practice
Tuesday Meditation at Unity Church
A portion of the time in Unity Sangha’s Tuesday meditation meetings is devoted to teaching and discussion to deepen our understanding of the meditation path and its roots. Join us Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m., in Ames Chapel. Meditation instruction is offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Please notify KP Hong at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come for instruction.
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