News and Events
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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
Nov 13th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Nov 13th ~ Book Study Group ~ 7pm ~ Myrtle Room (INSTEAD OF THE 27th—and final book study for 2019)
Nov 14th ~ Honoring Peggy Ceremony ~ 6:30pm ~ sanctuary
Nov 17th ~ Realities for Children Toy Drive begins
Nov 17th ~ Giving Tree begins
Nov 17th ~ Guest speakers Dale & Marti Leidheiser ~ 10am
Nov 20th ~ No StoryZime this month
Nov 20th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6pm
Nov 24th ~ Guest speaker Franklin Taggart ~ 10am
Nov 24th ~ Special Music by Johnsmith ~ 10am
Nov 25th ~ Giving Twice Night at Ten Thousand Villages ~ 3 – 7pm
Nov 28th ~ Office closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Nov 29th ~ After Thanksgiving Potluck & Variety Show ~ 5pm
Dec 4th ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ movie TBA
Dec 8th ~ Regular monthly council meeting ~ 11:30am ~ Rumi Room
Dec 11th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Rooom
Dec 15th ~ Leane reads Hong Duc
Dec 15th ~ Last day for Realities for Children Toy Drive
Dec 15th ~ Last day to bring your gifts for the Giving Tree
Dec 15th ~ Guatemala Team fundraiser movie night ~ 7pm ~ Avogadro’s Number
Dec 18th ~ StoryZime ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Dec 22nd ~ Annual Bake & Craft Sale ~ 11am (after the one service) ~ Rumi Room
Dec 24th ~ Christmas Eve service ~ 6:30pm (one service this year) ~ childcare available
Dec 25th ~ Office closed for Christmas holiday
Dec 25th ~ No Book Study group
Prospective Unity Council Members:
The information below is to help you determine if you are a match for helping our community in this capacity.
Our Unity needs people on the Council who have:
~ability to work in the spirit of cooperation to make us the best Unity possible
~good interpersonal and communication skills
~skill to access spirit to aid in ‘business’ matters for our Unity family and spiritual home
~willingness to know when to speak up and when to be quiet during meetings
~dedication to learn about and demonstrate the consensus process
~commitment to spend the time and energy necessary when our Unity encounters an opportunity for growth
~ability to share and convert ‘real’ world personal experiences into practical expressions of the spiritual process that can be used to solve and meet issues that arise
~skill to support and empower others but not enable negative behavior
~practical experience in living the Five Unity Principles (walking the talk)
~excellent listening skills
~capacity to represent the Unity community
~working knowledge of our bylaws
~ability and willingness to read and respond to email messages within a day or two
~ability to take minutes of meetings, transcribe/type them into a Word document, copy and paste reports into that document, and then email the minutes to the rest of the council & staff
Currently our Council meets the second Sunday of each month with staff (office manager, music director, spiritual leader, and youth education director) and occasionally meets with contract labor workers (cleaning and maintenance). This meeting begins at 11:30am and usually takes from 1.5 – 2.5 hours. The amount of time for Council work could be anywhere from two to fifteen hours per month, depending on what we have going on at the time.
Preview for Sunday, November 17th
Healing with Music and Color
Join us Sunday as our own Dale and Marti Leidheiser guest speak for us about healing with music and color.
Everything in the universe responds to music and color, as they are forms of energy. Every human being, including each atom and cell, reacts to sound notes and color vibration.
By recognizing the frequencies and qualities that music and color emulate, we can determine what it is we are needing and wanting for healing, establish a greater spiritual awareness, and connect to the divine within.
Your participation in the process of finding our next Spiritual Leader is very important!
Please make sure you fill out an evaluation sheet on each of our three candidates, as well as our ranking sheet. You can get copies of those in the Unity office. And you can listen to their talks on our Sunday Podcasts page.
The deadline for turning in ALL evaluation sheets is Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Unity Sunday School Lessons
We have groups for kids 3, 4, & 5 years old, kids 6, 7, 8, & 9 years old, and Uniteens. We teach the children’s version of the Unity Principles.
Basic Unity Principles:
~God is good and active in everything, everywhere.
~I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.
~I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
~Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
~I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!
Unity Principles for children:
~My “Still, Small Voice” inside me is good and always with me. It tells me to use my manners and be polite and kind. It tells me how I am feeling and reassures me.
~I am good and all others are too. I love me and other people love me for who I am.
~I create my life by making choices. I make choices and decisions that are good for me.
~I connect to my “Still, Small Voice” to help me. I listen. I breathe. I have quiet time.
~I do my best. I try hard. I take risks. I try new things.
Transition Update ~ November 11, 2019
Find more info about each candidate and listen to their Sunday talks on our Candidate Info Page.
On Sunday, November 10th, we handed out a final candidate ranking form for everyone to fill out. Please note that the deadline for turning in ALL forms is Sunday, November 17th.
To clarify, we had three (3) candidates, with Nat and Suzanne having applied as a couple (making it a total of four persons).
The other two candidates brought their spouses with them to introduce them to us and to Fort Collins, but their spouses are NOT candidates also.
Candidates were scheduled as follows:
~ Liz Luoma gave a workshop on October 19th and spoke on Sunday morning, October 20th, followed by a meet-and-greet after the service in the Rumi Room.
~ Michael Brooks gave a workshop on October 26th and spoke on Sunday morning, October 27th, which was followed by a meet-and-great after the service in the Rumi Room.
~ Nat & Suzanne Carter gave a workshop on November 2nd and spoke on Sunday morning, November 3rd, followed by Soup for the Soul as their meet-and-greet time.
Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room
Next meeting is Wednesday, November 13th, 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 Book Study meeting is Wednesday, November 13th (instead of November 27th) at 7pm in the Myrtle Room
November 13th will be the last book study meeting for 2019 and the book More Together than Alone. In 2020, we will start with a new book.
You are invited to Unity’s annual
Giving Twice Shopping Night
Ten Thousand Villages
Monday November 25th
3pm to 7pm
113 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, CO 80524
When you shop at Ten Thousand Villages that day and between those times, they will donate 10% of their gross sales to Unity. They are a nonprofit, fair-trade, and volunteer-run retail store in Old Town Fort Collins.
This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful, fairly-traded, and handcrafted products from developing countries to help
globally and locally.
“Fair trade” is defined as putting the small scale artists and producers first. We guarantee a fair wage to local farmers, artisans, and craftspeople as well as contributing to their community through established local programs to aid education and job creation.
The next Movie Night is Wednesday, December 4th, at 6:30pm
Join the Guatemala Team at Avo’s on December 15th for fund-raiser movies for their La Bendicion projects in Guatemala.
Next StoryZime is December 18th, 6:30pm, in the 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
Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!
Call for Fiber Art for the Rumi Room
Wall quilt by Art Quilts by Sharon 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 “Platinum” 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 10 years.
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! 🙂
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 ~ 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.
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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. 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
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.
Monday Night Dream Class
Mondays – 6:30-8pm
The Myrtle Room
Facilitator: Stirling Kyd 970 640-1828
The Man Kind Project
Every other Monday – 7-9pm
The Big Room
Facilitators: Bruce email@example.com
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