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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
~Maya Angelou

News and Events

Out of a deep feeling of love for all of you and a commitment to promote the health and well-being of our Unity of Fort Collins community and the greater community, we have decided to suspend all in-person meetings beginning Sunday, March 15th.
Services will be live-streamed on our Facebook page at the regular service time of 10am mountain time. You can watch the services/videos AFTERWARDS on our Facebook page or on our Sunday Podcasts page
Also, to keep us up and running without an interruption in bill payments and pay roll, please consider giving your usual Sunday donation via our “Donate” button on our website
We do this not out of fear of a virus, but out of a sense of doing the right thing for all.
We ask that all leaders/facilitators of any and all groups meeting at our Unity move to using an online format and presence (such as Zoom) to continue connecting with others.
Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this new and temporary policy.
Thank you!
Liz Luoma
Spiritual Leader

 

 

 

 

ADA Information

We have three different ADA (handicap) parking spots:  2 up front and one on the west end of the building. We also have 3 ramps:  one on each end of the building, and one at the front door. We keep a wheelchair in the lobby for those that need it, and will soon be offering hearing assist devices. Let Grace, in the office, know if you need extra assistance and/or info:  970-482-1620.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the at-a-glance calendar

Apr 2nd ~ Online Space Cruiser Thursdays ~ 10am ~ Facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458
Apr 2nd ~ Online Zoom Community Connection Meeting ~ 5pm ~ see details below to attend remotely
Apr 3rd ~ Movie Night ~ in-person meetings canceled ~ contact Lil for more info:  970-690-6355
Apr 5th ~ Sunday Service ~ 10am ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 5th ~ 11am ~ Sunday Online Community Connection meeting ~ see details below to connect
Apr 7th ~ Online Zoom Community Connection Meeting ~ 12noon ~ see details below to attend remotely
Apr 7th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10am ~ facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/305230832
Apr 7th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6pm ~  in-person group canceled ~ contact Liz for Zoom link:  714-478-9561
Apr 8th ~ Wednesday Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6pm ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 8th ~ Drumming Circle ~ in-person group canceled ~ Contact Tim Peak for more info: 970-229-0765
Apr 9th ~ Online Space Cruiser Thursdays ~ 10am ~ Facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458
Apr 9th ~ Online Zoom Community Connection Meeting ~ 5pm ~ see details below to attend remotely
Apr 12th ~ Sunday Service ~ 10am ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
April 12th ~ 11am ~ Sunday Online Community Connection meeting ~ see details below to connect
Apr 14th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10am ~ facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/305230832
Apr 14th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6pm~  in-person group canceled ~ contact Liz for Zoom link:  714-478-9561
Apr 15th ~ Wednesday Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6pm ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 16th ~ Online Space Cruiser Thursdays ~ 10am ~ Facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458
Apr 18th ~ Outdoor Spring Clean-up Day ~ TENTATIVE (more info as we get closer to the date) ~ 8am—2pm
Apr 19th ~ Sunday Service ~ 10am ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 19th ~ 11am ~ Sunday Online Community Connection meeting ~ see details below to connect
Apr 21st ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10am ~ facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/305230832
Apr 21st ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6pm~  in-person group canceled ~ contact Liz for Zoom link:  714-478-9561
Apr 22nd ~Wednesday Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6pm ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 23rd ~ Online Space Cruiser Thursdays ~ 10am ~ Facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458
Apr 26th ~ Sunday Service ~ 10am ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 26th ~ 11am ~ Sunday Online Community Connection meeting ~ see details below to connect
Apr 28th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10am ~ facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/305230832
Apr 28th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6pm~  in-person group canceled ~ contact Liz for Zoom link:  714-478-9561
Apr 29th ~ Wednesday Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6pm ~ our in-person service is canceled ~ streaming live on our Facebook page instead ~ to make donations, go to our Links page
Apr 30th ~ Online Space Cruiser Thursdays ~ 10am ~ Facilitated by Rick: rick_48@msn.com ~ Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458

 

 

 

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, April 5th coming soon…

In-person services are canceled until further notice ~ catch us live on our Facebook page at 10am Mountain time on Sunday mornings. You can watch the services/videos AFTERWARDS on our Facebook page or on our Sunday Podcasts page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Sunday School Lesson

Let’s spread the love in our neighborhoods!

Cut hearts out of paper and write loving messages on them. Then put them on your front windows and/or door
for the neighbors to see as they walk by.

Love you all,
Ms. Pam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us after the live stream 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
Time: Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until Apr 26, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
Mar 29, 2020 11:00 AM
Apr 5, 2020 11:00 AM
Apr 12, 2020 11:00 AM
Apr 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Apr 26, 2020 11:00 AM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/tZUqf-6qrDsrV48dvV1yWCh2PNPNQvcxlQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGpqTMtGNaVsV3tZ7cvW9r8bN_ykEca8qdLqk78NANbMDPYBsxzJLFnHOmB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/817872201?pwd=S3FBTElTODBYWG5CbWcweEFsUEtWZz09

Meeting ID: 817 872 201
Password: 674774

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Meeting ID: 817 872 201
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abBrcgR0BJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Rick online every Tuesday at 10am Mountain Time:  https://zoom.us/j/305230832

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you missing connecting with our Unity community/family?

Well, never fear, technology is here, and we can still connect and interact with one another via our devices!

Tuesdays at 12noon!

It’s actually a pretty easy process. You just click on the link in the invitation below, and you will be connected. If a prompt comes up saying to launch Zoom, click on that, and you should be in.

We look forward to seeing you and speaking with you. If you have any questions, you may contact Liz at 714-478-9561.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Tuesday UFC Care Connection
Time: Mar 31, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
and
Apr 7, 2020 12:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/uZAvde-vrj4jD5T89mgExFxuuekHF1FICQ/ics?icsToken=98tyKu2srDksHdSQuVztc7AtE8H7bPG1iFUbnvsEkRjAGwZLdxbzPcpkY5RWM-mB

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/442267059?pwd=NE4wdTNHSDkzbXFBYWh4NE1SSlB3UT09

Meeting ID: 442 267 059
Password: 894344

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The in-person group is canceled.
Contact Liz for the Zoom (remote, online) link:  lizspirit@unityfc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person services have been canceled until further notice.

Services will be live-streamed on our Facebook page at the regular Wednesday service time of 6pm mountain time.

We do this not out of fear of a virus, but out of a sense of doing the right thing for all.

Also, to keep us up and running without an interruption in bill payments and pay roll, please consider giving your usual Sunday donation via our “Donate” button on our website.

Thank you for your understanding and adherence to this new, and temporary, policy.

Thank you!
Liz Luoma
Spiritual Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Rick every Thursday morning at 10am Mountain Time for Space Cruiser Thursdays, where the group will discuss A. H. Almaas’ Spacecruiser Inquiry book. In this new work, Almaas uses the metaphor of a “spacecruiser” to describe a method of exploring the immediacy of personal experience—a way of investigating our moment-by-moment feelings, thoughts, reactions, and behaviors through a process of open-ended questioning. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/282544458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you missing connecting with our Unity community/family?

Well, never fear, technology is here, and we can still connect and interact with one another via our devices!

Thursdays at 5pm Mountain Time!

It’s actually a pretty easy process. You just click on the link in the invitation below, and you will be connected. If a prompt comes up saying to launch Zoom, click on that, and you should be in.

We look forward to seeing you and speaking with you. If you have any questions, you may contact Liz at 714-478-9561.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Thursday UFC Care Connection
Time: Apr 2, 2020 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
and
Apr 9, 2020 05:00 PM
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://zoom.us/meeting/vp0qdeuhpj0vaVz1keBBT7LHVAC1GcqRmg/ics?icsToken=98tyKuqhqTkoE9yTtV_HArctE5nlbvGxlHB4sPJWmT3HN3d_SjXXFbNlMaNNHd-B

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/397229865?pwd=ZnZlMUxZMFZVYnBJK2E3QTl6RjVCQT09

Meeting ID: 397 229 865
Password: 012591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Movie Night for Friday, April 3rd at 6:30pm, has been canceled. Contact Lil

at 970-690-6355 for more info.

(they have switched to the first FRIDAY of each month)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room

Next meeting should be on Wednesday, April 8th, at 7pm, but is canceled to keep everyone healthy.

Contact Tim for more info: 970-229-0765

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next StoryZime on April 15th, 7pm, in the

Rumi Room has been canceled.

Contact Leslie for more info (below).

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Book Study Group on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm, has been canceled. Contact Lil for more info (below)

The Age of Miracles by Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE – more info as we get closer to this date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

ClimateWiseLogo

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!

 

bikerack in front

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 

  • 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

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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

joythe 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

The Man Kind Project
Every other Monday – 7-9pm
The Big Room
Facilitators: Bruce newrulesbtb@gmail.com

 

A Course in Miracles
Wednesdays – 10am
The Myrtle Room
Facilitators: John & Kathe 970. 218. 3608

 

Geezer Yoga
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