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
Oct 20th ~ Tunitics practice ~ 9:30am
Oct 21st ~ Undie Sunday!
Oct 23rd ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Oct 24th ~ Book Study Group ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Oct 28th ~ Soup for the Soul ~ 11:45am
Oct 28th – Nov 18th ~ Annual Food Drive (benefiting Larimer Food Bank)
Oct 30th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Nov 6th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am —11:45am ~ Myrtle Room
Nov 7th ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ The Mystic Masseur ~ Rated PG
Nov 11th ~ Guest Speaker Lynn Kendall
Nov 11th ~ Special music by Cary Morin
Nov 13th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10—11:45am ~ Myrtle Room
Nov 14th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Nov 19th ~ Prayer/Comfort Shawl Group
Nov 20th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10—11:45am ~ Myrtle Room
Nov 21st ~ StoryZime ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Nov 22nd ~ Unity office closed for Thanksgiving
Nov 23rd ~ After Thanksgiving Leftover Potluck and Variety Show ~ 5pm
Nov 25th—Dec 16th ~ Giving Tree ~ Unity front lobby
Nov 26th ~ Annual Giving Twice Night at Ten Thousand Villages ~ 3—7pm
Nov 27th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am—11:45am ~ Myrtle Room
Nov 28th ~ Book Study Group ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Dec 16th ~ Annual Bake & Craft Sale ~ Rumi Room ~ After both services
Dec 24th ~ Christmas Eve Services ~ 6pm and 7:30pm
Dec 24th – 27th ~ Unity office closed for the holiday
Dec 30th ~ One service for 5th Sunday ~ 10am
Jan 1st ~ Unity office closed for New Year’s Day holiday
Jan 9th ~ Annual Burning Bowl Ceremony ~ 7pm
Preview for Sunday, October 21st
I’ve been thinking a lot about the subject of jumping to conclusions.
It’s amazing to me how often people do that. OK, I admit it: it’s really amazing to me how much I do that! So, as usual, when I have something on my mind, it leads to a talk.
In Brené Brown’s book, Rising Strong, she talks about the work of Robert Burton, a neurologist who explains why we jump to conclusions and why it can be so hard to stop. According to him, our brains reward us with dopamine whenever we recognize and complete patterns, whenever we fill in the gaps and reach an understanding about something.
The problem is we don’t have to be right to get this dopamine hit; we just need to think we’re right.
Wow! That was an epiphany for me. I have certainly experienced the sense of satisfaction that comes with “figuring it out,” the smugness of reaching a conclusion and being able to “enlighten” someone else. I didn’t know that there was also a physiological process that happens in that situation. So all I have to do is THINK I’m right, and I get a hit of dopamine! No wonder so many of us think that being right leads to being happy.
Come explore this idea with us on Sunday. And in the meantime see if you can notice when you jump to conclusions. Then stop yourself and open your mind to the idea that your conclusion might not be accurate. Ask some questions. Explore other possible conclusions. Remind yourself of the Universe present in each moment.
Approach each moment with a beginner’s mind and a lover’s heart.
October 14th and 21st
*Donate to help Unity create Feminine Hygiene Kits that get distributed all over the planet
Let’s fill the bin in the Unity lobby!
What we Need
Girl’s size 10, 12, 14 and Women’s size 5 and 6. Cotton and cotton blends. No nylon (they cause chaffing). No thongs, no boy shorts. No faces, animals, cartoon characters, words, or camouflage fabrics. Bright colors please – no white undies if possible (we can dye white undies if you can’t avoid getting some in a package).
- Wash cloths
Light-weight, thin wash cloths only. Bright colors are best. No white cloths. No thick cloths. (Find these in the kitchen and/or utility sections of stores. They are sold as “cleaning cloths.”)
- Bar soap
Hotel size only
For more info: Nancy Peltola (email@example.com)
*For Check Donations, write checks to Days for Girls International and put Fort Collins Team in the memo, so the money comes back directly to our Unity Days for Girls team.
Join Peggy for meaningful, heart-to-heart
sharing, caring, deep listening, and support.
Tuesdays (ongoing) at 10 – 11:30am in the Myrtle Room.
Book Study Group
7—8pm, the 4th Wednesday night of each month
Myrtle Room at Unity
Next Meeting on:
Join us to read and discuss Eric Butterworth’s book, Discover the Power within You. We will meet at Unity in the Myrtle Room.
What a good time of year to discover, explore, share, and learn more about the Christ within. We’ll all learn together. For more info, contact Lil and Gerald at 970-690-6355.
Soup for the Soul
after the second service
Join us for homemade soups (comfort food – yay!) on Sunday, October 28th, after the second service.
Love offering suggested and proceeds will be split between the Y.O.U. group and the Unity general fund.
If you would like to sign up to bring a soup, crackers, and/or bread, contact Pam at 970-391-8374.
Annual Holiday Food Drive to Benefit the Larimer County Food Bank
October 28th thru November 18th
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING
We will be gathering food (and cash donations) for the Food Bank for Larimer County again this year.
You can bring in your donations beginning October 28th and place them in the donation boxes in the Unity lobby.
Did you know that for every $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide $5 worth of food?
- Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruits
- Seasonal foods like canned cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, etc.
- Beans & Lentils
- Canned Soup (Low Sodium)
- Canned Fruits (In Juice)
- Whole Grain Oats & Cereal (Low Sugar)
- Canned Tuna & Chicken in Water
- Brown Rice
- Whole Grain Pasta
- Peanut Butter (non-hydrogenated oil)
Every 1st Wednesday of the month
The Mystic Masseur ~ Rated PG (for mild language)
November 7th at 6:30pm
Popcorn provided and/or bring a snack to share
Guest Speaker Lynn Kendall
Sunday, November 11th for both services
Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room
Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm
Join Tim Peak and the group in the Rumi Room for an evening of percussion. Bring your drum(s), your rattle, your voice. We also have a few extra instruments for your use if you don’t have one. All skill levels (or lack there of) are welcome! Read what this article has to say about the benefits of drumming circles:
“Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
“Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.”
Comfort Shawl Group
Join us the third Monday of each month in the Myrtle room for our Prayer Shawl Group Meeting. We meditate and create.
Our next meeting is November 19th at 7pm
Shawls can be made out of yarn, quilted, fabric, fleece. No crocheting skills needed, because I can teach you how to crochet. Knitters are welcome too, but I’m not very experienced with knitting, just FYI.
This project is to create tangible objects (comfort shawls) with mindfulness. The idea is to use the physical act of creating as a mindful practice, and combine that with the intention of creating an object for someone in need—a compassionate practice.
Each session will begin with a centering meditation, and a blessing for the recipient of the shawl—who is unknown—that way each shawl is infused with good juju and positive energy.
We could decide together where we’d like to send the shawls when we’re done with them. Do we want to offer them to hospice, shelters, hospitals, etc.? Do we want to keep a few here at Unity for Unity folks in need? All of these things could be decided as we learn to crochet and sit and make them. The Prayer Shawl website has patterns and good info.
Contact Grace if you are interested in participating in some way (cash/check donations accepted also for the purchase of yarn and other supplies): firstname.lastname@example.org
We could add crocheting hats for local oncology clinics, and blankets for Project Linus, knitted knockers (special knitted/crocheted breast prosthesis), etc., as well. It’s up to you.
For now, we will supply our own yarn and tools. Outside project funding could be explored later. I can bring extra yarn I have while it lasts (my preferred resource for yarn is thrift stores, just FYI).
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Next meeting is Wednesday, November 21st, 7pm, Rumi Room
Leslie Townsend loves and values the ancient art of storytelling, as well as the healing power of mutual sharing. Growing up in an Irish family in Montana, stories and humor were loved and cherished. Leslie has a BA in Cultural Anthropology, a Master’s in Social Work, and is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker assisting people as they journey through life transitions. She has lived in Larimer County since 1985. For more info call/text Leslie at 970-227-6909 or email her at email@example.com.
After Thanksgiving Leftover Potluck and Variety Show
November 23rd (day after Thanksgiving) ~ 5pm
Join us for our annual event to empty your post-Thanksgiving fridge! Bring your leftovers and join us for great food and great fun.
We will have our variety show after the meal. Think Hee-Haw, Laugh-In, etc.
To sign up to present a song or skit, contact Franklin: 970-685-2741. To help set up and clean up, contact Barb Wade: 970-214-2470.
Unity’s Annual Holiday Giving Tree
November 25th thru December 16th
Take a tag off the tree in the Unity lobby and bring back a gift. To help out or get more info, contact Sue Taylor at 970-482-8284.
Annual Giving Twice Night at
Ten Thousand Villages in Fort Collins
Monday, November 26th, 3—7pm
Ten Thousand Villages is a Fair trade, non-profit network of retail stores. They sell distinctive, handmade gifts and home decor created by artisans in developing countries. They are one of the world’s oldest and largest Fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 70 years cultivating long term trading relationships in which artisans receive a fair price for their work.
When you purchase your items on this night and during these times, Unity gets a percentage back from them afterwards.
So you give twice—once to fair-trade artisans, and then also to Unity!
Annual Bake & Craft Sale
Sunday, December 16th
After each service ~ in the Rumi Room
Join us for our annual craft and bake sale fund raiser at Unity.
Proceeds benefit our Unity.
Get your baked goods and stocking stuffers here!
To sign up to help out or to bring baked goods or craft items, contact Leane at 970-412-9359.
~ Christmas Eve Services ~
6pm and 7:30pm
Monday evening, December 24th
Come celebrate the season with us at Unity. We offer two services for your convenience. Childcare provided for the first, 6pm service only.
One service for 5th Sunday
Sunday, December 30th
Join us for one service at 10am instead of our usual two services.
We do this every 5th Sunday of any month.
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.
Call for Fiber Art for the Rumi Room
Wall quilt by Sally Manke on Etsy.
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unity is proud to partner with ClimateWise!
“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!
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:
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 7 years now.
The Tunitics group!
Contact Peggy to join the Unity choir.
Need childcare at a Unity evening or
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! 🙂
~ 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!
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.
- 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.
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Don’t move the Unity piano!
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.
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 also submit a written prayer request at our Unity. The Prayer Box is located 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.
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.
Weekly Ongoing Unity Programs
Heart Talk in the Myrtle Room.
Facilitator: Peggy 970. 980. 0656
Groups that Meet at Unity
Please contact the individual facilitators to verify times/dates/possible cancellations and for more detailed info.
A Course in Miracles
The Myrtle Room
Facilitators: John & Kathe 970. 490. 1673
The Big Room (off the kitchen)
Facilitator: Mary Lucas 970. 381. 7682
Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of each month)—6pm
Fort Collins Argentine Tango Practica
The Big Room (off the kitchen)
Facilitator: Kevin Kim 970-310-7111
The Way of Mastery
The Myrtle Room
Facilitator: Grace Burdette 970. 568. 1184