Fellowship groups provide many ways for people to come together to form a “community of communities” here at Unity Church. These small (and at times large!) groups provide a means to socialize, learn, and explore. For more conversation about getting connected at Unity Church, or for information on the process for starting a new fellowship group, contact Laura Park, Acting Director of Membership and Hospitality, at email@example.com. All of these groups have committed to meeting online while the building is closed. Please contact the person listed to get connected.
Afterthoughts seeks to expand and deepen the experience of the worship service through conversation that uses the Sunday sermon as the starting point. This group meets each Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. service. Questions? Contact Paul Gade at 651-253-1493.
An informal support group for caregivers. Meets on the third Thursday of the month. Contact: Karen Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and Youth
Connecting with Ourselves and Others: Relationships and Sexuality: Meets May 27 on the topic "Moving Past Us and Them." Register: http://bit.ly/ connectingselfandother. A monthly series offering a candid look at gender identity, sexuality and relationships. Contact Mike Huber, email@example.com
Mix with Six
Even in a pandemic, we still want opportunities to know one another better. This year, to give folks a chance to connect with more people, instead of Dine with Nine, we’re offering Mix with Six. We’ll give you conversation starters, ideas of things to do together from your singular rooms, and even, if you’re really brave, a few fun games to play. Questions? Contact Teresa Wernecke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-226-8953, or Laura Park at email@example.com or 651-228-1456 x110. Email works best for contact.
Evergreen Quilt Group
Evergreen Quilters is a group of members and friends of Unity Church who quilt or want to learn how to quilt, and who love to share their creativity and skills with each other and the wider community. All people of the church are welcome to join the group at any time. Evergreen Quilters meet on the second Tuesday of the month, at Unity Church, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.; and fourth Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., out of the building. Contact: Peggy Wright at 651-698-2760 Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please call Peggy Wright at 651-698-2760 to receive an invitation to the online meeting.
Families Living with Mental Health Challenges
A support group for families living with mental health challenges. Meets the first Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Contact: Karen Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the House of the Upright Ox for some online Kung Fu! This 60 minute practice strengthens the body, calms the mind, and lifts the spirit. Saturday morning, 9:30 a.m. We are a warm, welcoming, and supportive group. Please contact Unity Church member Barney Kujawski at email@example.com to get the Zoom link or ask questions.
Living With Grief Group
A group for people living with grief and loss. Meets on the third Tuesday of the month. Contact: Karen Hering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Breakfast Group
All men are invited to meet monthly on the first Saturday for breakfast in the Parish Hall from 8:30-10:00 a.m. In July the group will meet the on July 10, rather than July 3. If you have questions or would like to help prepare breakfast, please contact Tom Zell at email@example.com or 541-870-4275.
Men's Coffee Group
This group meets every other Wednesday, June 16 and 27, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. for light conversation. The group is currently meeting in person outside of the church, usually at Bread and Chocolate. Contact Tom Zell, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the location and time of their next meeting.
Men's Conversation Group
The Men's Conversation Group meets June 14 and 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., to discuss a wide range of topics; to offer support for each other with emotional, spiritual, family, and other issues; and to develop a deeper connection with one another. Everyone identifying as male is welcome. Questions? Contact Terry McDanel at email@example.com.
Men’s Retirement Group
Monday, June 7 and 21, 1:00-3:00 p.m., and informally for coffee on Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Contact Tom Zell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-870-4275 with questions or to receive an invitation to the online meeting.
Unity Choir, Unity Singers, Women's Ensemble, and Thresholds Choir are all meeting and singing virtually. Contact Ahmed Anzaldúa, email@example.com, for meeting dates and times.
A New Look at the Bible
This Bible study group uses group and personal exercises creatively to demonstrate that the Bible speaks to religious liberals. Different versions of a biblical text are read and compared; both positive and negative responses are encouraged. Anything goes in this class, where the Bible is not an irrefutable document, but a rich, sometimes puzzling, sometimes transforming resource for understanding and coping with life. A New Look at the Bible meets on the second Thursday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. Contact: Paul Gade at 651-253-1493.
Recovery from White Conditioning
Recovery from White Conditioning uses a 12-step model to help white people dismantle racism, as it lives in us and around us. As Ta-Nehisi Coates says about racism, "It's as if I had a problem with alcohol...That's a different conversation in that I have to confess... that there's something in me... that I will always have to cope with that... that I will always have to deal with that. The honesty that takes is profound." The group meets each Wednesday, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for white people to support and challenge each other as we strive to decenter whiteness in a multicultural society. Come any time, as you are. Contact Dayna Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single Parenthood Support Group
Join us in a new single parents group to build community together. Wednesdays, June 9 and 23, at 7:00 p.m. Email email@example.com to get connected.
Textile Arts Group
All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Join them in art and conversation on Wednesdays, June 9 9and 23, from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Bring your knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidery, needlepoint, and cross stitch for an evening of fellowship and service. Questions or wanting to participate virtually? Contact Johanna Stammeier-Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Jack Hawthorne at email@example.com.
All are welcome — even if you haven’t read the book!
July 13: Kindred by Octavia Butler (led by Dave Kaminski) (fiction)
August 10: The Time is Now by Joan Chittister (led by Jo Lucas) (nonfiction)
September 14: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (led by Joan Maclin) (fiction)
Join other Unity Gardeners and sign on for a few hours of weeding/watering during the summer. No experience necessary! Meeting in person at social distance and with masks required.
Women in Retirement, The Choice Years
This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. All retired women are welcome. Contact Laura Park at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Group (ages 18-25)
We are a fun, reflective group of people working to build multi-faith and multi-cultural community. We come together to ask the questions that are consuming us, to practice sharing what is sacred, and to try to live consequential lives as we navigate the complexity of being an adult. All are welcome. To be added to the Young Adults email list, please email email@example.com.
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