Sundays at Unity Church
Sunday worship at Unity Church is a cornerstone of our religious community. It is where we envision and create a new reality for a better world. It allows us to come together for community and deepen our individual spirit. It is about us coming together as a religious family. It is where we practice being our best selves. It is an encounter with mystery and awe to plumb our spiritual depths.
During the church year, worship services are held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m., except where noted. From the Sunday before Memorial Day through the Sunday before Labor Day, there is just one service each week at 10:00 a.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
October Sunday Worship
September 30: Barriers to Faith
What gets in our way when it comes to claiming a faithful life? Resistance to traditional or religious language? A deep and pervasive cynicism? Worship associate Susan Huehn and Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs will address the possible barriers that limit our faithful imaginations.
Musicians: Women's Ensemble (9:00/11:00), Unity Choir (4:30)
Offering recipient: Minneapolis University Rotary Club Foundation
October 7: Longing for Belonging
One of the most important and powerful longings of the human heart is for belonging. More important even than food or shelter, belonging can offer us a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection that can sustain us no matter what ups and downs life may throw our way. Join Rev. Jen Crow and worship associate Bryan Smith in an exploration of what it might mean to honor that human longing for belonging, for ourselves and each other. Musicians: Shahzore Shah, tenor soloist (all); Unity Choir (9:00/11:00); Unity Singers (4:30).
Offering recipient: Apparent Plan
Marathon Alert: The Twin Cities Marathon will wind its way along Summit Avenue the morning of Sunday, October 7. Many roads will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach Unity Church that morning.
October 14: Just Imagine Celebration Sunday
After a Day of Prophetic Imagination, during which we will enlist the arts in helping us give shape and voice to the church we dream about, we’ll gather to celebrate our community and bring our pledge commitments to the chancel. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Suzanne Quinn-McDonald will remind us of the joys and obligations that emerge out of our longing. Musicians: Dean Magraw, band; Kathy Kraulik, piano.
Offering recipient: COPAL
October 21: The Longing Heart
It is said that religion exists to make sense of human longing. It provides a means to live with that longing and responds to it with practices for channeling that longing. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Alex Askew will be addressing the purpose of longing and our spiritual lives. Musicians: Tony Hauser, guitar (all); Teresa Tierney, soprano soloist (all); Unity Choir (9:00/11:00).
Offering recipient: Microgrants
October 28: Standing in the River • Story Sunday
Our memories of the past create a mighty river of love, loss, and longing that refreshes our lives, but can also overflow its banks. Join Hallman Ministerial Intern Kathryn Jay and worship associate Lia Rivamonte as we explore our longing for those who came before us: the ancestors near and far who inspire and encourage us, the people and places we miss. Please bring pictures and other tokens of those you’ve loved and lost for the Dia de los Muertos altar. Musicians: Mark Dietrich, Native American flute (all); Women’s Ensemble and Unity Singers (9:00/11:00); “The Four” (4:30).
Offering recipient: SELF International
On Story Sundays children in grades 1-8 begin in worship in the Sanctuary. After the Story for All Ages, Workshop Rotation children (grades 1-5) proceed with their Journey Guides to their classrooms while junior high youth (grades 6-8) remain in the Sanctuary for the entire worship service.
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2018-19
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
Story Sundays 2018-19
Story Sundays happen frequently throughout the church year, with children in grades 1-8 beginning in worship with the congregation in the Sanctuary. After the opening hymn, prayers, and children’s message, Workshop Rotation children (grades 1-5) proceed with their Journey Guides to their classrooms for religious education programming while junior high youth (grades 6-8) remain in the sanctuary for the entire worship service.
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Everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for coffee and fellowship following the morning service. If you or a team you are working with would like to request a table in the Parish Hall as a way to share information with the congregation about a project, class, or other learning opportunity, please CLICK HERE. Parish Hall tables are reserved for programs and groups affiliated with Unity Church.
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