News and Events
We are now posting our Sunday Services on YouTube under Unity of Fort Collins!
Check it out!
Preview for Sunday
“Grow Where You Are Planted!”
This Sunday we are continuing our study of the power of “Will.” I’ll be looking at the differences between Willfulness in contrast to Willingness and the difference it makes in which you are using in your daily life.
In contemplating the statement, “Grow where you’re planted,” are you willing to ask yourself, especially during this pandemic, what and how am I willing to grow during challenging times. It’s easy to put down roots when we know what to expect and where we’re headed; but what about the times when we are facing so many more uncertainties.
Do we tend to get dug in and be willful like a child that doesn’t get their way? Or … do we trust in the Divine wisdom inherent within and cooperate with that Wisdom by being in the flow of what wants to be planted, to grow and to flourish?
Come join us and our guest musician, Colleen Akiko, in our deeper exploration of Will and how we can use it in ways that create greater harmony, peace, and joy in our lives. I look forward to sharing with you some of my discoveries along the way. Until then, have a great week.
Centered in Love
Inspired by Spirit
We Awaken, Connect, and Thrive
Unity of Fort Collins Vision Statement
This week’s singer/songwriter
Born of a violinist father and pianist mother, Akiko took to the piano while growing up on the periphery of her parents’ living room rehearsals and auditorium encores. Her adolescent rebellion included rocking out on the guitar with her talented older brother. At 13 she started penning her own songs while practicing for classical music performances. Eventually she expanded her smorgasbord of musical experiences by performing with a variety of bands, duos and ensembles.
She’s currently working on recording projects that explore vibrational healing through responsive singing, sacred vowels and sound medicine. She has been helping others connect with their perfect inner completeness since 2012 as a Reiki Master, Transformational Coach and Workshop Leader. The pandemic season has nudged her towards moving through false beliefs and resistance around technology and diving into home recording projects.
Colleen continues to write songs from her home in the high desert mountains near Wellington, Nevada, where she lives with her husband, Chris and their newly adopted companion, Lilah.
You can learn more about Colleen from her website at EssentialWellBeing.me
You can watch the services/videos AFTERWARDS on our Facebook page or on our Sunday Podcasts page.
Unity Outdoor Clean-up Day
Sat. April 24
9 am – 2 pm
Enjoy a safe, socially-distanced event to connect within our Unity community and care for our grounds. Please come for as long as you are able to – even an hour or two helps and is greatly appreciated!
Due to COVID, we are asking you to bring your own gloves, gardening tools (mark with your name), snacks and lunch. Unity does have some tools such as rakes.
We’ll work in small socially distanced teams to clean up flower beds and around the grounds.
We can’t pass a sign-up sheet 🙂 so please call or text Leane at 970-412-9359 if you plan to participate.
Thanking you all in advance. Have an amazing and blessed day!!
Unity Music Leader
Unity of Fort Collins seeks a part-time Music Leader to provide engaging, heart-centered music for and with our spiritual community.
For more information on the position and application details, please see http://www.unityfc.org/music-leader/
Unity Youth & Family Ministry Director
Unity of Fort Collins is seeking a creative, energetic, heart-centered team player to be our new Youth & Family Ministry Director.
For more information on the position and application details, please see: http://www.unityfc.org/youth-and-family-ministry-director/
~ We are grateful to Leane Gabel and Gerald Gates for assessing the damage left by the March snowstorm, and for organizing the plowing of the parking lot and the clean up of the broken trees.
~ We are grateful to Scott Thieman for trimming broken tree branches, and for cutting and piling the branches.
~ We are grateful for all the ways our new Administrative Assistant, Julie Schoenbaurer, continually steps up to assist with so many of our Unity’s logistics and daily functioning.
~ We are grateful to Rev. Davine for coordinating and doing so much prep work for the painting of our sanctuary and foyer.
Message from our Unity Tech Assistant
Greetings Unity Family! Hope you all are well and enjoying the prime stages of Spring. I know that it has certainly breathed new life into me. Thank you all again for having me on the journey with you; I am looking forward to seeing Unity of Fort Collins grow. I am honored to get the church up to date with technology to create professional and intimate productions of the services, which are aimed to maintain and expand an online presence.
The experience thus far in my first month and a half or so editing the zoom sessions together have been stellar. I feel that since I have arrived, we have been able to maintain the experience that those who tune in online have come to love and expect. We’ve improved the finer details of what makes a stellar production; such as adjusting the video in various ways as to create a more pleasing image and using various audio effects to negate the prominent echo created by the Rumi room.
It has been a blessing to implement these functions to compliment what we have been able to accomplish, and while things may not be ideal, they rarely are, so we give thanks for what we have and make the most of it! Overall, I believe Rev. Liz & Davine are pleased with the result so far, and I am always open to suggestions by the Unity body and anyone else who thinks they may have an idea on how I can improve the experience.
Exciting things are in the works to bring a more complete production to Unity. While certain items are still being finalized, and the final details are not yet set in stone, we have a vision of production with a high-quality camera to add to the services that we have yet to employ. For me, the big idea is to create content which can be distributed online, but that also captures the familial feeling of being at the service in person. I believe wholeheartedly in promoting a sense intimacy and humanity in any of my productions I work on, but I find that especially paramount in our context, and in the goal of uniting the world under the banner of Love.
I am so pleased with the result thus far, and ecstatic to be a part of this special group. If you all are ever curious about any aspect of what I do for Unity, or you would like to chat some good films, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, I would love to hear from you and I am looking forward to when I can see you all in person at Unity!
Yard Sale Fundraiser
Tentatively scheduled for Sat. June 12th
Free up some space in your home, garage and closet by donating stuff – and help raise some funds for our Unity. (We will not begin taking donations until a week prior to the sale.) More details will follow as we get closer.
the at-a-glance calendar
This Sunday, April 18 ~ Easter Sunday Service with Guest Singer/Songwriter, Colleen Akiko ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
April 18 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
April 20~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
April 20 ~ “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” ~ 6 – 8 pm ~ via Zoom
April 21 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Saturday, April 24 ~ Outdoor Clean-up Day ~ 9 am – 2 pm
Sunday, April 25 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
April 25 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
April 27~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
April 27 ~ “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” ~ 6 – 8 pm ~ via Zoom
April 28 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Sunday, May 2 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
May 2 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
May 4~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
May 5 ~ Wednesday Night Meditation ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
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:
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
Meeting ID: 817 872 201
(middle & high schoolers)
The Uniteens will meet every Sunday via Zoom with sponsor, Stacey Thompson, at 9:30am. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3210230211 to join the online meeting. Contact Stacey for more info at Staceythompson702@gmail.com
Join Dennis and this self-led online group every Tuesday at 10am. For more information, contact Dennis Gibson at 970.800.1488.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 846 4092 3430
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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/
Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!
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 “Platinum” status.
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.
- 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.
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.
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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. 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
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
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