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True gratitude…is recognizing that love rather than apprehension holds lasting value, and that there is no end to the embrace of love.
Because love does exist, you and I can be free. ~Hugh Prather

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Spiritual Insights from Family Life.

June 13, 2019

 

This Sunday’s talk will be given by several of our Unity members on the topic of “Spiritual Insights from Family Life.” We’ll be sharing lessons learned as parents, as children, and as extended family.

 

Some spiritual traditions believe that our families are made up of souls who have made agreements with together to help each other evolve through their experience on Earth. Some teach that family bonds extend beyond birth and death.

 

Family inspired spiritual insights are probably more common than any other kind. No matter how they function, our family experiences shape our early understanding of life and the world. They ultimately inform us of the kinds of people we want to become, or the kinds of people we wish to avoid becoming.

 

Every family is as unique as a fingerprint, so there are many ways to learn from each other. This collaborative talk is an opportunity to hear a variety of stories from our own people about wisdom gained, lessons learned, and silver linings found in our families.

Your Path to Unity.

May 30, 2019

Each of us has been on our own journey that has made a stop here at Unity of Fort Collins. For some of us it’s been a long stop, while for others it’s been brief.

These journeys of ours are a rich part of the tapestry of our community.

On Sunday we’ll have an opportunity to share our paths to Unity with each other to see where we’ve all come from to get here.

The large collection of lessons and experiences we all have had is one of our greatest resources. Let’s celebrate it!

Play in Unity’s Sandbox.

May 23, 2019

Have you played in a sandbox lately? Do you remember what that was like?

Stop by Unity on Sunday and hear from Mike and a few Unity members (Will, Claire, JoEllen, & Jordan) as they describe their personal experiences at Unity using the sandbox—and play—as their metaphor.

You won’t find a more supportive and caring community to help you experiment with different expressions of your divinity.

 

Mike Hawes and his wife Kimber have been part of Unity of Fort Collins for over 20 years. They have thrived at Unity and consider many members at Unity to be some of their closest friends. They take part in many Unity activities and are very active in the community. Their two sons, Ian and Sean, were raised with the Unity principles and are benefiting from that experience as they explore their own lives.

Vision, Mission, Core Values.

May 16, 2019

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”            ~Alvin Toffler

 

A couple of months ago we had the opportunity to gather for a Vision, Mission and Core Values workshop to begin a conversation about the values that attract and identify us, the vision that energizes us, and the mission that guides us.

 

Clarifying vision, mission, and core values helps an organization in several ways: shaping intentions, guiding decisions, aligning goals, and informing our actions – just to name a few.

 

Following that workshop, another group of people participated through feedback forms that were handed out at Sunday services. Altogether over 75 people have participated. Steve asked a group of people to take the work from the workshop and the information from the feedback forms and work to articulate vision and mission statements and define no more than five core values.

 

This group is comprised of Corina Hartzog, Tom Van Dyne, Claire Marshel, Robert Hudgens, and Franklin Taggart. Leane Gabel also contributed by compiling the information from feedback forms.

 

This Sunday the group will be presenting the latest drafts of vision, mission, and core values. They will also talk about the process they used to consider all the input and how they constructed the statements from the various sources.

 

We are excited to share this information with you!

Mothering in Community.

May 9, 2019

  

Join us as our own Kirsten Bolton speaks this Sunday about mothering in community.

What does mothering look like in our society today? What are the demands on mothers, and the support systems which help mothers thrive?

How can we collaborate in commUnity to fill the gaps that relate to motherhood? Together we will consider these questions and discover answers from our own inner wisdom.

 

Kirsten comes from a long line of mothers, and is honored to carry on the tradition with her own child. Through teaching, songwriting and parenting she reflects on the deeper meaning in life. She is grateful to be held in love and light by the Unity family.