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
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.
January Sunday Worship
January 5: Tolling of Bells
We begin each new year with a memorial service for those who have died in the previous year. Everyone will have an opportunity to acknowledge those they’ve loved and lost.
Offering recipient: Como Park/Falcon Heights Living at Home Block Nurse Program
January 12: Welcome It All
Special Meeting of the Congregation • 12:30 p.m.
There is a richness in times of change. Memories are stirred. Doors that appeared to be shut tight loosen on their hinges. Joy peeks in as we see that some things did go as we had hoped. Join Rev. Jen Crow and worship associate Rebecca Flood for a Sunday where we will look together at the riches that come with change and consider how we might welcome it all.
Offering recipient: I AM Resources
Rev. Jen Crow will preach at Sunday services and also lead a special meeting of the congregation at 12:30 p.m., to help build our understanding of how the search for Unity's next called minister(s) will be conducted.
Rev. Jen Crow serves as Co-Senior Minister of The First Universalist Church of Minneapolis and as a Transitions Coach for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is an author, a large church consultant, and founder of Wellspring: a Unitarian Universalist program of spiritual deepening. Jen was the first Hallman ministerial intern at Unity Church in 2002, and she brings her love for the church into her work as a Transitions Coach and Consultant during this time of ministerial change.
January 19: Breakthrough
On April 3, 1968, the night before the day he was shot down, Dr. King preached a sermon called “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” That night he made it plain to the sanitation workers who were on strike that it was not his Movement; it belonged to them. It was a breakthrough, a sea change that would only be confirmed by his death the next day. Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Bailey Webster will echo King’s farewell as a reminder and a charge.
Offering recipient: Planting People, Growing Justice Initiative
January 26: Beauty and Brokenness
In our perfection driven culture, it can be difficult to remember to notice the beauty that is often present in the brokenness. Rev. Janne Eller-Isaacs and worship associate Lia Rivamonte will lift up the importance of reclaiming the beauty that resides within each of us and in the larger world in all of its complex brokenness.
Offering recipient: Days for Girls
Family and Story Sundays
Family Sundays 2019-20
Family Sundays take place five times each church year:
Story Sundays 2019-20
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.
Service & Learning
- Adult Learning & Spiritual Practice >
- Cairns Arts Journal
Children and Youth
- Community Outreach Ministry Social Justice >
- Library and Bookstall
- Literary Ministry
- Music Ministry
- Parish Hall Artists >
- Pastoral Care >
- Volunteer Corner
- Wellspring Wednesday
- Young UU Families