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
Jun 26th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Jun 27th ~ Book Study group ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Jul 3rd ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Jul 4th ~ Office closed in obserance of Independence Day
Jul 6th ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ Dean Spanley ~ Rated PG
Jul 10th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Jul 17th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Jul 22nd ~ Guest speaker Julie Legg
Jul 24th ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Jul 29th ~ One service at 10am for fifth Sunday with guest leaders, Jan & JD
Jul 31st ~ Heart Talk ~ 10am ~ Myrtle Room
Aug 26th ~ Unity annual picnic and one service at 10am
Sep 3rd ~ Office closed in observance of Labor Day
Sep 14th – 16th ~ Almost Annual Buckhorn Camp Retreat
Sep 22nd & 23rd ~ Swami Beyondananda comes to Unity ~ Wake Up Laughing Weekend ~ Get your tickets early – limited seating!
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
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.
Friday, July 6th
My Talks with Dean Spanley (2008)
Please note that July’s movie has been moved to Friday, July 6th, in order not to conflict with the July 4th holiday on Wednesday.
Popcorn/snacks provided and/or you can bring a snack to share.
Love offering appreciated.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
Multiple Oscar nominee Peter O’Toole adds yet another offbeat role to his long resume with the mystical comedy-drama Dean Spanley. Adapted from Lord Dunsany’s popular novella My Talks with Dean Spanley and helmed by Toa Fraser, the film stars O’Toole as Horatio Fisk, an irascible, cantankerous septuagenarian living out his final days at the turn of the 20th Century.
Despite his distant and slightly strained relationship with his son Henslowe (Jeremy Northam), Horatio willfully joins the young man on regular outings; the tedium and monotony of these routines eventually grow so overwhelming, however, that the two decide to attend a lecture on the Transmigration of Souls by a visiting Hindu Swami.
At the meeting, their paths intersect with the eccentric Dean Spanley (Sam Neill), and a friendship blossoms between Spanley and Henslowe. When Spanley joins Henslowe for a private dinner, and accepts his invitation to sample a rare Hungarian wine known as the Imperial Tokay, Spanley instinctively brings forth reminiscences of a prior life lived out as a canine—and his recollections hold a rather bizarre connection to Horatio’s familial past. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room
Wednesday, July 11th 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.”
One Service at 10am and Jan & JD
Sunday, July 29th, 10am
Join us for one service at 10am for the 5th Sunday of the month.
Jan Garrett and JD Martin will be doing the service and music for us this Sunday too.
Unity Annual Picnic in the Backyard
Sunday, August 26th ~ One service at 10am ~ Picnic follows
Join us for our annual potluck picnic in the backyard. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the date.
Unity Almost Annual Buckhorn Retreat
Mark your calendar for the Unity Retreat in September!
Will Moore is once again organizing our most excellent retreat at the Buckhorn Summer Camp and Retreat Center.
The retreat will start Friday afternoon, Sep 14th and go through
Sunday at noon, Sep 16th.
The Unity retreat is unique in its design in that you get to decide exactly what you want to do – and not do. There are no mandatory exercises or events. All are welcome, and all are welcome to participate at whatever level is comfortable.
There will be classes and events presented by Unity folks who sign up to conduct those events/classes, and then you are free to choose which events and classes you would like to attend. You are also free to attend none of the events. Attend for just a day, or the whole time, or whatever works for you.
More specifc info on accommodations and meals upcoming. Meanwhile, check out the facility at Buckhorn. It is beautiful and there are plenty of activities, even if you choose not to partake in Unity classes/events.
Buckhorn Camp is a 320 acre facility owned and operated by the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. Nestled in a deep grassy meadow surrounded by pine forests, Buckhorn Camp is located in the foothills, northwest of Fort Collins. At an altitude of 7800 feet you can view the 12,000 foot snow-capped peaks of the Mummy Range to the west and look below on the silver lakes and green plains to the east.
From the Buckhorn website
“Most of our groups choose between our Elkhorn Lodge and our duplex cabins. Elkhorn Lodge has 4 dorm style rooms each sleeping 14 in bunk beds. Our Duplex cabins sleep 6 to a side in bunk beds. Each side has a bathroom with shower.
“We aim to please! We love to cook a range of age appropriate savory meals. With advanced notice, we’re also more than happy to accommodate special diets and requests.”
WAKE UP LAUGHING
Serious Laughter for Serious Times
Cosmic Comic Swami Beyondananda brings his Evolutionary
Up-Wising to Unity of Fort Collins as a comedy show, the Sunday morning talk, and a work/play shop on Sunday.
Who Is the Swami?
He’s the Only “Guru” to Channel Both Bullwinkle and Elvis!
As anyone who follows the news can attest, we are living in serious times. The antidote? Serious laughter. Take it from the Swami himself: “The best way to overcome gravity is with levity.”Swami Beyondananda brings his laugh-filled cosmic comedy to show to Unity on Saturday evening, Sept. 22, 2018, as part of his
Wake Up Laughing tour.Swami appears on Saturday night, Sept. 22, 2018, at Unity of Fort Collins. The show begins at 7pm. The Saturday evening show consists of two sets, and the second set is Swami taking questions from the audience.He will be guest-speaking – as Steve – the next morning at Unity, providing our usual Sunday morning talk and also teaching a play/work shop the afternoon of Sept. 23rd here at Unity with his wife, Trudy.Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for Saturday night.The cost of the playshop is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.We are offering a special package price for attending both events (Saturday night comedy and Sunday afternoon playshop) of $40.
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.
Call for Fiber Art for the Rumi Room
Quilt by Maryte Collard 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 facilitators to verify times 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
The Way of Mastery
The Myrtle Room
Facilitator: Grace Burdette 970. 568. 1184