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“In the face of this gritty, mysterious, and ever-changing dynamic we call being alive, it’s nothing short of heroic that we are asked to choose life and living, again and again.” ~Mark Nepo

News and Events

Services are at 9am and 10:30am every Sunday. The first service at 9am tends to be a small group that is quiet and contemplative. The second service is at 10:30am and usually has more folks in attendance and is more boisterous.

 

One the 5th Sunday of any month, we combine the services and have one service at 10am.

 

Childcare is provided for all services. Join us!

 

Office (& Bookstore) hours/days:  Sunday—Thursday, 8:30am—11:30am

 

 

At a Glance


Ongoing thru Dec 17th ~
 Realities for Children holiday drop-off ~ lobby
Dec 13th  ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room 
Dec 16th ~ Tunitics practice ~ 10am
Dec 17th ~ Annual Craft & Bake Sale ~ Rumi Room

Dec 17th ~ Last day for Realities for Children holiday drop-off
Dec 17th ~ Leane reads “Hong Duc” during both services
Dec 24th ~ One MORNING service at 10am—with JoEllen’s holiday play, The Catalyst 
Dec 24th ~ Candle Light Christmas Eve services ~ 6 & 8pm
Dec 25th—Dec 29th ~ Unity office closed for the Christmas holiday
Dec 27th ~ Book Study Group meeting ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Dec 29th ~ Ping pong tourney ~ 6pm ~ Rumi Room 
Dec 31st ~ Hour for Peace ~ 4:45am—6:15am
Dec 31st ~ Guest speaker Franklin Taggart & One service for 5th Sunday ~ 10am
Jan 1st ~ Unity office closed for New Year’s Day Holiday 
Jan 3rd ~ Movie Night ~ Kedi ~ 7pm ~ family-friendly documentary
Jan 7th ~ Special music by Shawna Hodges
Jan 7th ~ Guest Speaker ~ Deb Brandon 
Jan 10th ~ Burning Bowl Ceremony ~ 7pm ~ sanctuary (instead of drumming)
Jan 24th ~ Book Study meeting ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Jan 28th ~ La Bendicion meeting ~ 12noon ~ Rumi Room
Feb 7th ~ Movie Night ~ Ground Hog Day ~ 7pm ~ rated PG

Feb 14th ~ Drumming Circle ~ Rumi Room ~ 6pm

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Year-end Matching Donations Fundraiser

As you reflect on the value of your spiritual and community experience at Unity, please consider contributing to the year-end “matching donation” program.

Several of our congregants have donated a total of $5000, which we hope to match – and surpass – with donations from all of us. If you’d like to participate in this program, please make your donation by December 31st and write “matching” on the memo line of your check.

So why are we making an effort to raise extra funds at the end of the year?

It is time to move beyond our “bare bones” budget of the past few years. We are ready to progress from a maintenance mode into flourishing! If we can start 2018 with an extra $20-$25,000, here are some of the things we’d like to do for our Unity:

  • ~Important facility changes like electrical updates, attic insulation, stage lighting improvements, and low-flow toilets to increase our energy efficiency
  • ~Provide our staff with better living wages
  • ~Offer more (and possibly free) spiritual development classes
  • ~Offer more children’s activities and programs
  • ~Improve the accessibility in our back yard

And remember, your donations to Unity are tax-deductible!

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the ways that you help create this beautiful Unity community!

Happy Holidays,
The Unity Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for the Holidays!

Our Unity Bookstore & Unity Logo Items 

Unity logo apparel & goods are for sale online and are shipped directly to you—tees, hoodies, water bottles, leggings, phone cases, bags, caps, etc. Our Unity gets a percentage of all sales and you get greater variety and design options. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have so many great items in the bookstore for sale – 2018 calendars, books, card decks, etc.!


Bookstore days/hours are Sunday – Thursday, 8:30am – 11:30am.

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Unity is a holiday drop-off site for Realities for Children again this year!

November 12th—Dec 17th

 

Please drop off NEW toys, books, food/clothing gift cards, and new/gently used warm winter gear.

 

 

“Realities For Children’s Santa’s Workshop is a grass roots effort that has grown into a county-wide toy and winter gear distribution. This event began as an unsolicited movement by local businesses, schools, neighborhoods, churches and other groups who set out to collect and deliver new toys for the children we serve over the holidays. This movement has grown every year—as the giving spirit spreads and people reach out to their social circles—and continues to provide more and more for these children in need. It is now the single largest distribution of toys to children who have been abused or neglected in Larimer County…annually raising donations valued at over $30,000.”

 

Place your items in the Big Red Bins in the Unity lobby. On a magical Friday in December every year, these items are distributed through Realities For Children Charities to all 31 of our Youth Affiliate Agencies in Larimer County. From there, these shoppers play Santa to the children and families they serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Bake & Craft Sale at Unity

Sunday, December 17th, after both services

Join us Sunday morning after both services for the annual bake & craft sale. There will be yummy baked goods & handmade arts and crafts for sale. This is a good place to get those last-minute stocking-suffers and baked goods for your holiday parties.

 

We would love to have your donations of handmade crafts, arts, and baked goodies for the sale.

 

We would love to have volunteers to help set up, man the tables during the sale, and then help with cleaning up and tearing down afterwards.

 

To help out and/or donate items, contact Leane at 970-412-9359.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Candle Light Services

6pm & 8pm, December 24th

 

 

Join us for one of our annual traditions:  Candle Light Christmas Eve services. We offer a 6pm service with childcare and a visit from Santa.

The 8pm service does not have childcare—and Santa, being so busy on this night, will have already made his exit to get to work.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Study Group

7—8pm, the 4th Wednesday night of each month through March 28, 2018 (skipping November)

Myrtle Room at Unity

Meetings on: 

Oct 25th
Dec 27th
Jan 24th
Feb 28th
Mar 28th

Join us to read and discuss Eric Butterworth’s book, Discover the Power within You. We will meet once a month, skipping the November meeting due to Thanksgiving. We will meet at Unity in the Myrtle Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night

January 3rd, 7pm

Snacks provided

Free—Love Offering Appreciated

This is a do-over, as this movie wouldn’t play last month. So we are going to try it again.

 

Join Lil and Gerald in the sanctuary for movie night every first Wednesday night of the month. January’s movie is Kedi (a do-over from December), a family-friendly documentary about seven street cats in Istanbul that are known by name.

It stars Sari, the hustler; Bengu, the lover; Psikopat, the psycho; Deniz, the social butterfly; Aslan Parcasi, the hunter; Duman, the gentleman;
and Gamsiz, the player.

“While dogs think humans are God, cats don’t. They know better.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Speaker Deb Brandon 

Sunday, January 7th

Join us at both services for special guest speaker Deborah Brandon, PhD, who has been a professor in the Mathematical Sciences Department at Carnegie Mellon University since 1991. She is a mother, a writer, and a respected textile artist, as well as a brain injury survivor. She has recently published a book, But My Brain Had Other Ideas: A Memoir of Recovery from Brain Injury. Brandon writes a blog where she often discusses brain injury and its impact.

When Deb Brandon discovered that cavernous angiomas―tangles of malformed blood vessels in her brain―were behind the terrifying symptoms she’d been experiencing, she underwent one brain surgery. And then another. And then another.

And that was just the beginning.

Her book includes an introduction by Connie Lee, founder and president of the Angioma Alliance.

Unlike other memoirs that focus on injury crisis and acute recovery, But My Brain Had Other Ideas follows Brandon’s story all the way through to long term recovery, revealing, without sugarcoating or sentimentality, Brandon’s struggles―and ultimate triumph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burning Bowl Ceremony

Wednesday, January 10th, 7pm 

Join us for our annual Burning Bowl Ceremony.

This ceremony has the potential to shape your whole year.

Practicing Unity’s fourth principle on affirmative prayer, we think about what we want to release and get rid of in ourselves and our lives. We write them down and feed them to the fire. Then we light a candle and say a prayer to bring in that which we do want.

This is a lovely ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!

Call 1-866-628-CARS (1-866-628-2277) or Donate Online!

 

 

Old car with Mechanical Problems? Low Trade-in offer? Gas Guzzler? Instead of selling, trading, or storing your vehicle, you can make a donation and receive a tax deduction!

 

 

*The safe and free way to support us—and get a big tax benefit.

*Any vehicle, anywhere, free and easy, and a big help to our Unity.

* Just CLICK here or call 1-866-628-2277.

A great way to support Unity!

 

 

 

Donating is easy. Just complete the online form, or call 1-866-628-2277 to complete your donation. They make all the arrangements for you. If you need more information, check out the most frequently asked questions.

  • *They accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, campers, and more!
  • *Free Pickup. They will come to your house or office at no cost to you.
  • *Get an Income Tax deduction. They provide the donation documentation that you need for your records.
  • *For more info, visit our donation page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Including Our Children in our Services

 

We invite you to bring the children and arrive a few minutes early for the 10:30 (second) service

We are finding more ways to include our children in our services. At the 10:30 service, we will begin with our Unity opening and a children-oriented song. Then we will have “Time with our Children,” where the kids will sit on the floor up front, while we all listen to a story together (Miss Pam has the most amazing collection!) or participate in a spiritual lesson. After that, the children will be invited to go to Sunday School, while the adults continue the service. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Wednesday Night Events ~ 7pm

 

Every 1st Wednesday of the Month:  Movie Night (check the calendar for movie)
Every 2nd Wednesday:  Drumming Circle

Do you have an idea for a Unity group meeting/gathering for the 3rd and/or 4th Wednesday? Pitch us your idea! We’d love to fill these monthly, 7pm time slots. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Fiber Art for the Rumi Room

Quilt by Maryte Collard on Etsy.

We need fiber artwork of all sizes for the walls of the Rumi Room. It is very echo-y in there and fabric on the walls would help out with that.

The artwork will be rotated monthly if we have enough folks interested. You are welcome to put a price tag on your item if you are willing to sell it. The art work can be made by you, someone you know, or just really lovely to look at. 

Even small fiber art pieces may be submitted for approval.

Fiber arts only.  NO paintings, artwork framed in glass, “fibers” that are not “soft,” stretched canvas, or photographs please.

Rules:

  • All pieces must be submitted via digital photograph(s) with dimensions, and approved by committee before anything is hung. Do not bring anything to Unity until approved, please.
  • All hanging methods must only use small nails or push pins and must be approved also, prior to hanging. We do not want large holes and molly bolts, etc. in the Rumi Room walls.
  • You are responsible for making your artwork hang-able and for hanging and taking down your work. We have ladders and stepstools.
  • All art will hang for one month unless there are no others in line, and then the art will hang for as long as both Unity and you are in agreement that it should remain hanging.
  • All art may be tagged and sold by the artist – with the money going to the artist or to Unity. If the art sells, then at the end of the month, it may be taken by the new owner.
  • After approval, all artwork must be installed and then taken down during regular Unity office hours:  Sun – Thurs, 830am – 1130am.
  • Submit digital photos (include dimensions / size) to Grace in the office:  office@unityfc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 “Gold” status – woot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ride Your Bike to Church!

 

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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 now have covered bike parking in the front of the building (that’s the lovely and graceful Stella parked there).

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:

Top 40 Reasons Why You Should Ride A Bike
(And Change Your Life)

Want more info on how to get started riding your bike more?
Read this and/or talk to Grace in the office; she’s been riding her bike as her main form of transportation for over 5 years now.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tunitics group!

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Contact Peggy to join the Unity choir. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need childcare at a Unity evening or

weekend event?

 

No worries.


Just contact Pam at least 24 hours ahead of the event and Unity will pay for childcare for that event. Please note that Unity can provide childcare for evening and weekend events only, as it is almost impossible to find anyone to help during weekdays. 

 

 

The Council & staff recognize the need for childcare at Unity events. And Unity is happy to pay someone in order to give you more opportunities to join in.

If you need childcare at a Unity event, please be so kind as to contact Pam
(text please: 970-391-8374) at least 24 hours before an event to let her know, so that she can arrange it.

And then if you “order” childcare and your plans change, please be so kind as to let her know, so she can plan accordingly.

Join the Childcare List

If you would like to be on a list to provide childcare and be paid for your time, please contact Pam to let her know. She is accepting adult as well as teenage candidates for this list.

Thank you! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Support

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~ Peggy keeps open-door, drop-in office hours to serve your spiritual needs during the week, check our online Events Calendar for her available days/times.

 

~ Spiritual counseling can be arranged by appointment ~ contact Peggy at 970. 980. 0656.

 

~ The Prayer Request box is located in the lobby. Feel free to fill out the form and put it into the (locked) prayer box. All requests are kept confidential by Peggy.

 

~ Silent Unity is a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, even-on-holidays, all-faith, free support service provided by Unity Village, 1-800-Now Pray (669-7729)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity has a Facebook page! For interactive info on events, happenings, news, etc., LIKE us on Facebook!

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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 ~ JoEllen Fulton

  • 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 ~ Leane Gabel

Care of our Unity home

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

 

 

Community Life Team ~ Lil McBrien

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t move the Unity piano!

 

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Our grand piano is named “Joy” and sits up on the stage in just the correct and appropriate spot. Why is that her specific spot and why can’t she be moved—not even by professional piano movers?

 

Because the stage used to be smaller. And when we got Joy, the stage was extended out and that new part was built to withstand her (considerable) weight. The old part of the stage is not built to withstand her weight and moving her to that part of the stage could result in Joy crashing right through the stage, damaging the stage and possibly herself.

 

So PLEASE! Do not move her – not even a little bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer Requests

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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. Peggy checks the box on Mondays and your information is kept confidential by her. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 970-482-1620 or contact via this website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geezer Yoga 

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Mary offers a “geezer” yoga class at Unity. The class is on Wednesdays at 11:45am – 12:45pm in the Big Room.

Drop-in cost is $5 per person.

Contact Mary for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Talks


Join Peggy and the group for meaningful, heart-to-heart
sharing, caring, listening, and support.  
Tuesdays (ongoing) at 10 – 11:30am in the Myrtle Room.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flavor of Unity COOKBOOK

We want your Recipes!

cookbookMain Dish, Salads, Sides, Appetizers, Beverages, Soups, Desserts

And if you like…
Words of Wisdom (WoW)
Your favorite WoW quotes, sayings, etc. We’ll sprinkle these throughout the cookbook. To Submit your Recipes & Words of Wisdom:

Send your Word Documents (preferred) by email to Pam at pktiam@comcast.net

Name of Recipe & Your Name
Recipe Category (see above) AND you can add vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic, etc.

Optional: Short History/Story about your recipe
Words of Wisdom please include the source of quote.
We will be collecting recipes ongoing through the winter—until we have at least 100 recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Ongoing Unity Programs

 

Tuesdays—10am
Heart Talk in the Myrtle Room.
Facilitator:  Peggy  970. 980. 0656

 

 

 

Groups that Meet at Unity

Please contact the facilitators to verify times and for more detailed info.

Wednesdays—10am
A Course in Miracles
The Myrtle Room

Facilitators:  John & Kathe 970. 490. 1673

Wednesdays—11:45am
Geezer Yoga
The Big Room (off the kitchen)

Facilitator:  Mary Lucas   970. 381. 7682

Thursdays—10:00am
The Way of Mastery
The Myrtle Room

Facilitator:  Grace Burdette  970. 568. 1184