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Listening as a Spiritual Practice.

  


Join us this Sunday as our own Ellen MacQueen guest speaks for us. She is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker who worked with people in many settings. She had a private counseling practice, was involved in services for children, hospitals, hospice, and was on a team of medical professionals delivering care in patients’ homes. She enjoys reading, time with family and friends, walking, yoga, and spending time in nature. Trips to the mountains feed her soul.

 


From Ellen:
I decided to speak about listening because it is a much underappreciated aspect of our daily interactions with others. I continue to learn the value of really listening to others, listening to my inner guidance, and listening to nature. Even though I can’t always achieve my desires around this, I understand that listening and speaking from our hearts is an amazing gift to ourselves and others.

What’s Your Personal Power Percentage?  

Twelve years ago, Amanda first walked through the doors at Unity and felt right at home. And this Sunday she is fulfilling a long-held dream of sharing a message with some of the same people that welcomed her that day. This talk is about a couple of words in Unity Principle #3, and how this concept has helped her in her new journey into motherhood. Hopefully it can help you too.


Amanda is a proud Fort Collins native, and was lucky to grow up splashing in the fountains of Old Town. She’s now beginning her own family here and is so thrilled to be introducing her daughter to Unity at such a young age. Amanda’s passions include art, spirituality, and community building. She has worked for the past 3 years as a public speaking coach, helping leaders spread their message powerfully.

Freedom-Encouraging Sayings of Myrtle and Charles Fillmore. 

Join us to listen to our own Julie Legg this Sunday. From Julie:

“Lately I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading by and about Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, the co-founders of the Unity School of Practical Christianity. There is much to digest, and I’ll be sharing some of what I’ve read and how it relates to my life and possibly to the lives of others.”

 

As an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister, Rev. Julieis available to serve your spiritual needs for weddings, funerals, baby & pet blessings, and spiritual counseling. She has been at Unity of Fort Collins for many years, is based in Windsor, CO, and is available to persons throughout Northern Colorado and the Denver area.

 

 

“Stop trying so hard to know that everything is as it should be. Just rest your mind and heart and emotions and body in God-Mind.”
~Myrtle Fillmore

A Course in Miracles and Unity  .

Join us this Sunday, June 30th, to hear long-time Unity members Kathe Molloy and John Magnie guest speak for us on the connection between Unity and A Course in Miracles.

They will also be providing the music for the service, so this Sunday will be quite a treat. Hope you can join us!

Kathe Molloy and John Magnie were married at Unity of New Orleans in 1977. John is a lifelong musician and songwriter. Kathe is a retired nurse. They have each been studying A Course in Miracles for several decades and have facilitated the Course groups here in Fort Collins for years.

The Peace of God is Our One Goal.

Join us to hear Anne & Robert Hudgens, who are long-time Unity members, share their favorite stories and lessons they have learned from the many teachers and experiences at Unity.

They met at Unity, had children that attended the Unity preschool and Sunday school, and are now empty-nesters who still love being a part of the Unity Community.

 

“The peace of God is everything I want.
Through peace of God is my one goal; the aim
Of all my living here, the end I seek,
My purpose and my function and my life,
While I abide where I am not at home.”

A Course in Miracles,
Lesson 205
Workbook,Page 380

Spiritual Insights from Family Life.

 

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.

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.

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.

“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.

  

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.