Worship Services at Unity Church
Our building is currently closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Multigenerational Sunday services are being live-streamed from the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. Please join us. Services are being recorded and may be viewed at your convenience following the live stream. CLICK HERE for past services.
After the service, whether this is your first time with us or you've been here all your life, you’re invited to participate in a virtual Zoom coffee hour, where we share a bit of our lives with each other and get to know one another more deeply. Stay for a few minutes or stay up to 45 minutes to connect in smaller break-out rooms. Unity Church staff and volunteers lead the sessions, and will suggest questions both light-hearted and deep for discussion. To participate in the Zoom coffee hour, please refer to the link in our weekly Sunday service email. If you do not currently receive our weekly Sunday service emails, please CLICK HERE to be added to the list.
If you would like to participate in Finding Yourself at Unity, a weekly way for newcomers to connect and learn about Unity Church and Unitarian Universalism, please CLICK HERE for details.
Summer in the Garden welcomes children and families into the church garden for our summer religious education program. Typically for children ages 4-12, the garden program offers virtual and actual opportunities to work and care for our garden from seed to harvest. CLICK HERE to step into the garden. For further information, please contact Anna Newton at email@example.com or Michelle Mecey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. CLICK HERE to make a donation. If you would like to nominate a non-profit to receive the Sunday offering, please fill out the online nomination form.
August Sunday Worship
Live Stream August 2: Journey Guides
In this service, worship leader Brian Newhouse and worship associate Rebecca Flood explore sources for moving “out of the muck.” As individuals, as a community, as a nation, there is no shortage of muck available at this moment. Still, can you name yours and what you yearn for now? What grounds and inspires you to imagine your first step, and the next?
Offering recipient: Minnesota COPE Program
Live Stream August 9: Passing Over and Coming Back
The essential spiritual journey of our time may be one of passing over from one culture to another, from one way of life to another, of entering into the experience of others by sympathetic understanding and coming back to see ourselves anew (John Dunne). Such journeys risk exposure to disorientation, disassembling, and mystery. But like windows that also mirror our face, we may glimpse our truer lives in the play of reflections. Worship leader: Rev. KP Hong.
Offering recipient: The Circle of Peace Movement
Live Stream August 16: The Journey of Accountability
As we work and yearn to make the beloved community real in our lives, we must take a journey toward accountability. To whom and to what values are we responsible, and how does that journey unfold in different stages of our lives? Join Angela Wilcox and her children, Lucy and Nelson Moroukian, as they map a journey of accountability.
Offering recipient: Exodus Lending
Live Stream August 23: Journey as Healing
Healing describes a journey from a place of diminished health to a place of greater wellness. But that journey isn’t necessarily a straight path, nor is it a path to a specific place other than “not where I was before.” Worship leader Lia Rivamonte and worship associate Bob Peskin explore the often wandering, confusing, and uncertain journey of healing, through stories, poetry, and music.
Offering recipient: Obama School
Live Stream August 30: Where to? What next?
Carl Sandburg ends his epic poem “The People, Yes” with these words: Time is a great teacher. Who can live without hope? In the darkness with a great bundle of grief the people march. In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people march: Where to? What next? Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and Laura Park, Acting Director of Membership and Hospitality, will ponder Sandberg’s questions in light of the life of the Church.
Offering recipient: Anti-Racism Study Dialogue Circles
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2020-21: TBD
Family Sundays take place five times each church year. 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 three years of age.
Story Sundays 2020-21: TBD
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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