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News and Events

Scroll down to check on any service time changes from the norm:

 

Our Summer Service Hours run through September 1st:  One Service at 10am

 

Childcare is provided for all services. Join us!

 

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

 

 

 

 

the at-a-glance calendar

Jul 16th thru Aug 4th ~ Realities for Children back-to-school drive

Jul 24th ~ Book Study ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Jul 28th ~ Guest speaker William Pilch ~ 10am

Aug 3rd ~ Backyard spruce-up day ~ 8am—2pm
Aug 4th ~ Guest speaker Stephen Henke ~ 10am
Aug 4th ~ Last Sunday to donate to the back-to-school drive
Aug 7th ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ movie TBA
Aug 10th ~ Backyard spruce-up day ~ 8am—2pm
Aug 11th ~ Guest speaker Lynn Kendall ~ 10am
Aug 14th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Aug 18th ~ Guest speaker Grace Cooley ~ 10am
Aug 21st ~ StoryZime ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Aug 25th ~ Guest speaker Jeannie Zandi ~ 10am
Aug 25th ~ Annual picnic in the backyard ~ 11:15am
Aug 28th ~ Book Study ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preview for Sunday, July 28th

A Call From Heaven   

Join us this Sunday as our own creative and insightful William Pilch guest speaks for us. He has a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts in Education, a Psychology degree, and six other certifications and licenses. He is committed to his own personal and spiritual growth and strives to do that with compassionate, happiness, joy, and intelligence. 

He is currently an Uber and Lyft driver and puts on retreats and workshops for 12-step programs at his own Ranch and other resorts.

From William: 
How do I know what God’s will is for me? How do I discern if it is actually God’s will or mine? What am I being called to be or do or make? How confident am I that it is God speaking to me – or is it my ego? Is it okay to ask for a sign from God?

I will be addressing these questions this Sunday and what I do to discern whether it’s God calling or me running the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Update ~ July 16, 2019

The Search Team (ST) received professional search team training through Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) on Monday, July 8th.

Leane, JoEllen, and Pam continue to work on filling out UWM’s packet of information they need to receive before they can send us candidates. The Packet team used their survey results (the pink sheets) to answer questions for UWM’s packet. As soon as they get that packet filled out and sent to UWM, UWM will be able to send us candidates’ resumes.

The council decided that we will post our job opening ad (when it is ready) with UWM, on our own website, as well as on the Independent Alliance of Ministers in Unity’s website. Interested candidates will have four weeks, after we post at all three places, to get their resumes to us.

Someone on the ST will report to the congregation every Sunday, letting everyone know where we are in the search process.

As always, you are welcome to have a look at our Transition Timeline for more info about what we’ve accomplished so far.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Book Study meeting is Wednesday, July 24th at 7pm in the Rumi Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Movie Night is Wednesday, August 7th

at 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room

Next meeting is Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next StoryZime is August 21st, 6:30pm, in the Rumi Room

Facilitated by Leslie Townsend: 
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 storyzime@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Fiber Art for the Rumi Room

 

Wall quilt by Art Quilts by Sharon 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 helps 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.

Specifications:

  • 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 “Platinum” 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 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 ~ Barb Wade

  • 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

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 Talk in the Myrtle Room.

 

 

 

 

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.

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

Facilitator:  Mary Lucas   970. 381. 7682

Wednesdays—10am
A Course in Miracles
The Myrtle Room

Facilitators:  John & Kathe 970. 218. 3608

(Some) Wednesdays—6pm-8pm
Fort Collins Argentine Tango Practica
The Big Room (off the kitchen)
Facilitator:  Kevin Kim   970. 310. 7111

Thursdays—10am
The Way of Mastery
The Myrtle Room

Facilitator:  Grace Burdette   970. 776. 6891