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There is a calmness at the center of us, a very deep well of happiness that cannot be exhausted, but it will never be experienced while our perceptions are twisted by doubt and fear. ~Hugh Prather

News and Events

Update as of November 27, 2020:

 

 


 

Unity of Fort Collins Membership

I hope we’ve been able to contact you for our Membership questionnaire. We have had 5 folks from Unity calling and emailing everyone we could think of (over 400 individuals). Maybe we even contacted you and you didn’t get a chance to fill it out.

If you haven’t fill out the Membership Questionnaire here’s another opportunity to let us know, How you’re doing? How we can keep in touch? and What your status is at Unity? Please click the link below to fill out the questionnaire.

Thanks!

Lil McBrien chair membership committee
Questions call Unity at 970-482-1620

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDX_pITXvfqmGyCjjlU5uq4miiE0WsMSkDBdRuBJJda1ZwBQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7757

 


 

 

Preview for Sunday —
“Are You Ready”

Dear Beloved Ones,

Something’s coming! Can you feel it? Can you see it? As we move into this holiday season with less and less daylight, we need to remember that the light will reverse Itself at the Winter Solstice. Until this time, we are being called to prepare ourselves inwardly for the greater Light that is coming both from within and without.

Our theme for December is “Bringing in the Light,” and we will be looking at a few different religious celebrations which occur during this time. We begin this Sunday with a greater exploration of the season of Advent and what this can mean for us individually. Know that “Something is coming” and it’s now time to get ready. Come join me and our super off-the-charts amazing singer/songwriter, Amy Bishop from Calgary, Canada, for a powerful morning full of love, inspiration, and You!!

We hope to also see you at our Thanksgiving Zoom events tonight and this Friday!! Until then, stay safe and know you are loved beyond measure as the Divine treasure you truly are! Blessed be.

Happy Thanksgiving to us all!!

With the greatest love ever today & always,
Rev. Liz

“Centered in Love, Inspired by Spirit,
We Awaken, Connect, and Thrive!”

 

This week’s singer/songwriter

Robin Hackett

Amy Bishop’s voice is an awesome combination of smooth pavement and a gravel road, with the ability to charm listeners with her sweet tones; yet stun audiences with the ability to hit any high note! Amy has always had a great passion for music leading her to collaborations with Moby and opening for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, and Chris Cummings.

Most recently you may have seen her as a finalist on CTV’s “The Launch” where she wowed the panel and won over the hearts of Canadians across the nation. Amy has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with sincerity and passion, all qualities that make her an undeniable Canadian talent.

 

You can watch the services/videos AFTERWARDS on our Facebook page or on our Sunday Podcasts page.

 


Holiday Happiness

Spiritual Support Playshop

via Zoom

Tuesday — December 8

6 – 7 pm

Stressing or Blessing? The holidays are often times that lend us to stress and this year we have the additional challenge of the pandemic. How can we possibly create and have holidays that are joyful and blessed verses sad and depressed?

Join Rev. Liz in this special workshop designed to assist you in creating a holiday season full of peace, gratitude, joy, and love. You may attend either playshop or both. Love donations accepted. Please note on your donation,
“Holiday playshop.” Thank you.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Holiday Happiness Playshop
Time: Dec. 8th, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81695274513

Meeting ID: 816 9527 4513
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Unity Year-End
Matching Funds Program

Like many organizations, Unity Church of Fort Collins has experienced an unprecedented year, with challenges from within and without. We are so grateful for our community members who’ve stayed connected, volunteered, and supported us with their donations. We are stable, and looking to grow into the new year.

As in past years, we have a group of donors who have anchored a Matching Donation Program for 2020, up to $13,000. You can contribute by simply writing “Matching” on the memo line of your check. If you donate via PayPal, please send an email to the office ( office@unityfc.org) to let us know if your donation is for the Matching program.

Please consider what Unity means to you or has meant to you. Our church has been in Fort Collins for over 40 years, and we’d like it to continue to provide a sacred space where we can practice Our Core Values:

Inclusion – We welcome every person as naturally good and inherently valuable no matter where they are in their spiritual journey.

Compassion – We open our hearts to each other and to the world in our human experience.

Integrity – We live the Truth we know.

Openness – We are willing to expand our understanding of dynamic and evolving spiritual truth.

Community – Together we create a multifaceted celebration of joy, gratitude, laughter, reflection, and service.

With Thankful Heart to You All!!

Centered in love,
Leane Gabel
Unity of Fort Collins Interim Council Treasure

 


 

Thanksgiving Eve. Service

Wednesday, November 25
6:30 pm via Zoom

You are invited to join our Unity Family for an evening service full of gratitude, music, inspiration, and a whole lot of love!! Spend an hour connecting with your Unity Family.

Everyone will have an opportunity to share what you are most grateful for, knowing that gratitude is a most uplifting expression of love!

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thanksgiving Eve Service
Time: Nov 25, 2020 06:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86045267963

Meeting ID: 860 4526 7963
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Unity’s Annual

AFTER THANKSGIVING
POTLUCK & TALENT SHOW!!!

NOVEMBER 27TH 6-8 PM

WITH TIME TO INTERACT WITH YOUR UNITY COMMUNITY BEFORE/AFTER THE TALENT SHOW.

1. Modern Market Eatery ~ 3260 S. College Ave., Fort Collin has approved our request to have a Take-Out Fundraising meal (we will receive 30%) through Groupraise for Friday, November 27, 2020 from 11am – 9 pm. THIS WOULD BE OUR POTLUCK!!!!

When we get 20 folks signed up for this meal we will receive a promotional code which you will need to use when ordering on line. You will need to order online and you could eat your meal anytime you want on the 27th, and we can all share our experience. Call Lil for questions 970-690-6355

What we need you to do is click the link below and sign in on COMMIT to EAT:
https://www.groupraise.com/events/169205

2. We’re planning a ZOOM TALENT SHOW. We need your talent!! We need musicians, singers, dancers, spoken word artists, comedians, show and tellers, almost anything goes as long as it’s appropriate for all ages.. ALL AGES ARE WANTED. FROM 2-5 MIN APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF ACT

3. CONTACT LIL OR GERALD 970-690-6355 or 970-690-3005 or EMAIL geraldlgates@gmail.com to reserve your spot on the Zoom Stage.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Unity’s Annual Talent Show
Time: Nov 27, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83799195904

Meeting ID: 837 9919 5904
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It’s Time for us to Re-Connect!

Have Lots of Fun!!

Enjoy our Unity Family once again!!! 🙂

 


 

the at-a-glance calendar

November 27 ~ Annual Unity Talent Show ~ 6 pm ~ via Zoom
This Sunday, November 29 ~ Sunday Service with Guest Singer/Songwriter, Amy Bishop ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
November 29 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 1 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
December 2 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 3 ~ Book Study online ~ 10 am
Sunday, December 6 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 6 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 7 ~ Unity Special Membership Meeting ~ 6 pm ~ via Zoom
December 8 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
December 8 ~ Holiday Happiness Playshop ~ 6-7 pm via Zoom
December 9 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 10 ~ Book Study online ~ 10 am
Sunday, December 13 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 13 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 13 ~ Council Meeting ~ 12 noon ~ via Zoom
December 15 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
December 16 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 17 ~ Book Study online ~ 10 am
Sunday, December 20 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
December 20 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar. Also check out the Unity “Get Involved” page to see all of our events throughout the year.

 

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendar. Also check out the Unity “Get Involved” page to see all of our events throughout the year.

 


How Are You?

Would you like a phone call?

 

Would you like someone at Unity to call you—either once or on an on-going basis—to see how you are doing during
these weird times?

Do you need some help at your house?

Do you need groceries or medications delivered to you?

We can help with that!

Call Davine Young at 408-250-0430. She heads up our Unity Compassionate Care team. The members of this team are reaching out to our Unity folks – to talk, to help, to listen.

We would love to support you in whatever way we can!

For more info on how to take care of yourself and the ones you love during this time:

https://www.alonetogether.com

 


 

T.E.A.M. logo

T.E.A.M.

We have formed TEAMs (Together Everybody Achieves More) at Unity and we want to invite YOU to join us. We are especially in need of members and a chair for both the Admin Assistant Search and Music Leader Search TEAMs.
Please reference the list below for an idea of what our current TEAMs are about.

Membership – reach out to community to confirm membership; begin to discuss and redefine path to membership and definition of “member” at UnityFC
Financial – learn the ins and outs of our current policies and procedures; establish a budget
Youth Program – *create a community driven vision for our program; complete a search for a new Youth Program Leader; make hiring recommendations to council
Bylaws – Review and make recommendations for bylaw updates to be approved at a membership meeting
Admin Assistant Search – *IN NEED OF CHAIR* complete search and make hiring recommendations to council
Music Leader Search – *IN DESIRE OF NEW CHAIR* create a community driven vision for our music program; complete a search for a new Music Leader; make hiring recommendations to council
If you are interested in joining any of these TEAMs, please call or email the office (office@unityfc.org). We look forward to collaborating with you!

 


 

Join us after the remote service on Sunday mornings to visit, stay in touch, and connect.

 

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: UFC Sunday Online Community Connection

Sunday’s at 11am Mountain Time

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/817872201?pwd=S3FBTElTODBYWG5CbWcweEFsUEtWZz09

Meeting ID: 817 872 201
Password: 674774

 


 

Unity of Fort Collins Community

Yard Sale and Fundraiser

November 7 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come one, come all! This is an event you don’t want to miss. We are letting go of those items that are ready to find other homes in our area. For a Love Offering, you can have one or more of many items including: children’s books, toys, art supplies, office supplies, decorations, games, etc. This is your one opportunity to take what you can lovingly use and speaks to you.

100% of funds raised will go directly to Unity of Fort Collins
general fund. Any items that are left will be immediately
donated to various local non-profits.

The event will be held outdoors (weather permitting) at:

Unity of Fort Collins
1401 West Vine Drive, Fort Collins

All attendees are to follow State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines including wearing masks, social-distancing of 6 feet
and limited touching of objects.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY IS NOT FEELING WELL OR IF ANYONE HAS RECENTLY BEEN EXPOSED TO ANYONE CONFIRMED TO HAVE COVID-19.

If you have any questions, contact Denise Johnson at 970-214-3097.

 


 

Youth 

Uniteens
(middle & high schoolers)

The Uniteens will meet every Sunday via Zoom with sponsor, Stacey Thompson, at 11:00am. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3210230211 to join the online meeting. Contact Stacey for more info at Staceythompson702@gmail.com

 


 

Join Rick online every Tuesday at 10am Mountain Time:

https://zoom.us/j/282544458?pwd=bmFuZGxqWm8ya3NQMUl4TWFUV1RYQT09

Password: 093517

 


 

 

In-person Wednesday services have been suspended until further notice.

Services will be live-streamed on Facebook every Wednesday at 6pm, Mountain Time.

Here’s how to join us:  Go to our Facebook Video page at 6pm, and click on the video that says, LIVE. If you do not see LIVE, please be patient; that means the video has not started yet.

Please consider giving your usual weekly donation amount online.
This is our links page with a “Donate” button:  http://www.unityfc.org/links/

 


 

The Unfolding Now

The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment—if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas presents a marvelously effective practice for developing the transformative quality of presence. Through a particular method of self-observation and contemplative exploration that he calls inquiry, we learn to live in the relaxed condition of simply “being ourselves,” without interference from feelings of inadequacy, drivenness toward goals, struggling to figure things out, and rejecting experiences we don’t want. Almaas explores the many obstacles that keep us from being present—including defensiveness, ignorance, desire, aggression, and self-hatred—and shows us how to welcome with curiosity and compassion whatever we are experiencing.

 

Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458?pwd=bmFuZGxqWm8ya3NQMUl4TWFUV1RYQT09

Password: 093517

 


Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!

 

 


 

Unity is proud to partner with ClimateWise!

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What is ClimateWise, you ask?

ClimateWise” is a free voluntary business program that encourages the adoption of strategies proven to use energy, water, and land more efficiently, while generating less waste, lower operating costs and reducing greenhouse gases.”

 

Unity has achieved “Platinum” status.

 


Ride Your Bike to Church!

 

bikerack in front

Got a problem? Biking can fix that!

We hope you are getting out on your bike—to come to church, to recreate, etc.—because it is perfect bike-riding weather!

Need to know the best route to take to Unity? Check out the Fort Collins bike map.

Need more Fort Collins area bike info? Check out the city biking page.

Want to get the Fort Collins biking newsletter? Go here to sign up.

We have covered bike parking in front of the building.

Why should you ride your bike to church?
Because riding your bike will change your life for the better!
Not convinced? Here’s the science:

 


The Uni-Teams

 

A few years ago, when we had the forums and asked folks what they wanted to see at Unity, you asked for more personal interaction. You asked to get involved. So the Uni-Teams were born. At that time, the teams were formed according to the interests folks spoke of.

Since that time, some of the teams have thrived, some have lost energy. So at your request, we have reorganized them. Have a look at what’s available and let us know if you’d like to participate in one (or more!).

Don’t see a team for a subject/area that you’re passionate about? No worries.
Pitch your team idea to us. You can even be the chairperson.

Here is a list of the current teams and their description:

 

OutReach Team 

  • Provide service to help support under-served individuals and communities external to our Unity—in our neighborhood, town, state, country and world, enabling them to become more self-sufficient and prosperous.

 

Hospitality Team 

  • Focusing on raising community awareness of our wonderful Unity facility, and hosting additional appropriate events in our Unity home. We have several existing Unity hosts currently trained in sound system setup.

 

Facilities Team

Care of our Unity home

  • Includes building maintenance and improvements
  • Grounds upkeep and landscaping, ice mitigation, sprinkler system etc.

 

Community Life Team

  • Nurturing and caring for our Unity community in the form of movie nights, book study, education, classes, etc. “In-house” events for our Unity members to encourage bonding, engagement, education and spiritual growth.
 

 

Unity Weekly Newsletter

Want to sign up for our weekly digital Newsletter and receive updates, news and love right in your email inbox? Great! Go here to get signed up.

 


 

Prayer Requests

prayerrequestsSilent Unity
1-800-NOW PRAY (669-7729)

In need of a friendly voice and an affirmative prayer for yourself or someone else?

Silent Unity is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, even-on-holidays, all-faith, free support service provided by Unity Village, at Unity Headquarters, in Missouri. You simply call the number and you are greeted with a lovely recorded voice for a (very!) brief hold, then a live person comes on the line and talks to you and tells you that they are privileged to pray with you today, and asks how they may join you in prayer.

All requests are kept confidential.

After your prayer, he/she will ask if you would like to receive a support letter.

Then they take your prayer request and write it on a piece of paper and take that paper to their Chapel, where in 30-minute shifts, someone stays in prayer 24/7.

Your request is held there in their Chapel for 30 days, being prayed over constantly.

Myrtle Fillmore started Silent Unity as a prayer group. People started writing in and requesting prayers, and they would pray on those issues and answer the letters. When the amount of letters arriving became overwhelming, they had a phone line put in to handle more volume. This was in the early 1900’s. It has been a free, supportive service ever since.

You can call their number (1-800-669-7729) and talk to someone, email them, or you can even download an app for you mobile device.

You can also submit a written prayer request at our Unity. The Prayer Box is prayerboxlocated in the entry. Just write your request on a piece of paper and put it in the (locked) box. All notes are kept confidential unless otherwise requested. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 970-482-1620 or contact via this website.

 


 

Weekly Ongoing Unity Programs

 

Tuesdays, 10am—11:45am
Heart Talks

 


 

Groups that Meet at Unity

These groups are outside of Unity’s purview, so please contact the individual facilitators to verify times/dates/possible cancellations and for more detailed info.

 

A Course in Miracles
Wednesdays – 10am
The Myrtle Room
Facilitators: John & Kathe 970. 218. 3608

 

Geezer Yoga
Wednesdays – 11:45am
The Big Room
Facilitator: Mary Lucas 970. 381. 7682

 

The Way of Mastery
Thursdays – 10am
The Myrtle Room
Facilitator: Grace Burdette 970-776-6891

 

Dances of Universal Peace, Chant Group, and
Women’s Spirituality & Everyday Life Group
Various times and dates – contact Sara for more info
The Rumi Room
Facilitator: Saraswati Rain 970. 337. 5275