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Listen for guides, but use their wisdom as you would a lamp to read your own heart. If someone dissuades you from your heart, they are not a guide. ~Nepo

News and Events

Update as of September 18, 2020:

In-person Outdoor Activities at Unity

Hope this finds you and yours well and happy and doing okay within the covid-19 uncertainty. We want to give you an update about what we have going on here at Unity. 

We are doing our best to follow state, county, and city ordinances as they come out in an effort to keep everyone healthy and happy. 

Keeping the ordinances in mind, we are just now beginning a multi-phased “reentry” plan for doing stuff in small groups in person here at Unity.You choose a table: You and your family group will be ASSIGNED a table to gather and socialize at.
Bring your own beverages and food.
There is a restroom available.
Bring your own games to play in the grassy areas: bocci ball, corn hole, etc.
Only one family with small children will be invited so children may play on the swings and in the fort at each of the three gatherings.
There are umbrellas at each table, so if it is hot or sprinkles we should be fine.
We have 2 tables of 6 people, 3 tables of 4 people, 2 tables of 3 people and 2 tables of 1- 2 people.

Further updates are forthcoming

In order to participate, you will need to adhere to these guidelines:

-all participants must sign a release/waiver form
-outdoors only – no building use 
-10 or fewer folks (which means “registration” ahead of time)
-keeping at least 6 feet apart at all times
-access to one bathroom in the building and no one is allowed to be in other parts of the building during your event. See attached photo. That is the only door that should be open during events and use limited to that one, closest bathroom in that hallway.
-follow mask restrictions while in your group – and especially when entering the building
-no use of Unity’s furniture (including outdoor furniture), dishes, silverware, etc. 
-if food and drink is involved, everyone must bring their own food and drink and not share it

We will be doing extra cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, door knobs, faucets in the available bathroom, etc. 

As we move through our phased plan, which is not fully defined at this point due to the uncertain nature of the pandemic, and begin to open up to more groups and, at some point, even get back into the building – for ALL groups and activities – we will keep you informed.  

Thank you for your patience and stay well!

 

 

the at-a-glance calendar

This Sunday ~ September 27 ~ Sunday Service with Special Guest Singer/Songwriter, Amy Steinberg! ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
September 27 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
September 29 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
September 30 ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 1 ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Sunday, October 4 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 4 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
October 6 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
October 7 ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 8 ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Sunday, October 11 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 11 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
October 11 ~ Council Meeting ~ 12 noon ~ via Zoom
October 13 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
October 14 ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 15 ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Sunday, October 18 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 18 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
October 20 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
October 21 ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 22 ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Sunday, October 25 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 25 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
October 27 ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
October 28 ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
October 29 ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am

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.

 


Unity Council

To everyone seeking a master’s degree with an emphasis in spiritual growth, leadership and team building.

Imagine earning this degree experientially, over the course of several years, all the while building a community and helping others.

Such deep and rich learning and growth is just part of what you get from serving on this Council.

Being guided to serve as part of your spiritual journey and desire to “give back;” this journey includes taking responsibility for the mission of the ministry and being accountable to your colleagues on the Council and the congregation.

Council Members appointed to the Unity of Fort Collins Council are sincere and continuing students of Unity; familiar, or striving to be familiar, with its teachings and endeavoring to live in accord with the Unity 5 Principles. Council Members hold the welfare of the ministry as a priority and possess demonstrated leadership capabilities, ability, time, and prayerful commitment to fulfill their duties and responsibilities. Council Members are committed to practicing prosperity principles, supporting UFC through regular financial giving, and supporting such spiritual practices within the Council role.

The Nominating Team Ministry of Unity of Fort Collins (UFC) invites UFC members to express their interests in serving as a UFC Trustee. The Nominating Ministry is seeking members with a passion for our community, who are committed truth students, work collaboratively in groups, thoughtful in considering issues, and willing and able to commit the time for meetings, planning sessions, and special events.

For an application and more information on the qualifications, roles, and responsibilities of the Council at Unity of Fort Collins, please contact our Unity office, office@unityfc.org.

Pre- Application Process:

  1. Watch or have attended the UFC Council/Council Overview (via Zoom – recorded) — https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xvoHL43uVfMSb74zNyScXGkKj2rRsab3/view?usp=drive_web
  2. Review Unity of Fort Collins Bylaws
  3. Review Ethics Document and be prepared to sign if you become a Council member

Your statement of interest and qualification must be received by email to office@unityfc.org no later than Wednesday, October 7.

Thank you for your interest in serving Unity of Fort Collins. This application is your first step in the election process.

Our current 90-day Unity Interim Council members are:
John Hanson (president), Kurt Johnson (vice president), Leane Gabel (treasurer), Kelly Maffei (secretary), and Anne Hudgens (member at large). These very love-centered, dedicated members are to be in service as
our Interim Council until October 15.

 

 


 

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:

https://www.alonetogether.com

 


Rev. Liz is in the Building
and she would love to see you!!

You can stop by anytime to say hi and visit with her on Tuesdays between 11 am – 1 pm, wearing your mask and keeping the required 6 feet social distancing. Please call the office prior to stopping by, so we can gauge the number of people who would be stopping by and at what time you’ll be there.

970.482.1620

Thanks!!

 


 

 

Preview for Sunday — Don’t Make…

Dear Beloved Ones,

We are deep in the midst of our studying the Toltec Wisdom of don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements and this week our focus is on Agreement #3 : “Don’t make…”

Did you fill in the word here? If you did, that’s “interesting” and if you didn’t fill in the word because you don’t know what it is; then regardless of if you did or didn’t you will want to join us for this Sunday’s Celebration service!

Some of the questions we cover this Sunday include:
~ All the sadness and drama you’ve encountered in your life are rooted in what 2 things?
~ What specifically can we do to relieve ourselves of this suffering?
~ What is “real love?”
~ What do we need courage in doing so we can live the third agreement?
~ What can we do today to create happier, more harmonious relationships?

If you’re interested in learning what the answers are, come join us this Sunday. PLUS you’ll have the great joyful experience of having our most amazing guest singer/songwriter, Amy Steinberg joining us for uplifting, heart-centered music and song!! YES!!

Until then, may you continue to know and experience deep peace, great love, and the blessings that each day brings! And so It is.

“Centered in Love, Inspired by Spirit,
We Awaken, Connect, and Thrive!”

And so We Do!!
Have a most amazing rest of your week!!

 

With great love and gratitude always,
Liz

 

This Sunday ~ September 27

Special Guest Singer/Songwriter
Amy Steinberg

Hello, I’m Amy!

I’ve been ministering and teaching with my music and words since about 1992 when I began writing music. When I am singing and giving spiritual lessons, I have one main goal: to make you feel good. I believe it is my job as an artist and teacher to lift you up and help you to see the Creative Genius that you are. I believe that God is Good, and the journey is a twisty turny, sometimes bumpy one, but always a marvelous ride. House of Love & Light is a place where I express my divinity and invite you to find and express yours.

Uplifting, enlightening and hilarious with a voice that can burn the house down, Amy Steinberg is singer, songwriter and storyteller like none other.

She plays the piano and guitar with her own swingy rhythmic bounce, injecting shades of jazz, rock, hip hop, and poetry, all with a theatrical flair. Deeply soulful, with her bombastic belt and she sings of self-love, open-mindedness, and the holiness of everything.

Amy has been Music Director at the Boca Center for Spiritual Living, the Spiritual Living Center of Charlotte, and the Universal Spirit Center in San Diego.

Deeply involved with the New Thought and Positive Music world, she plays at conferences, churches, venues and festivals all over the country. Amy’s song “Burning into the High” won the Personal Transformation category of the 2016 Posi Awards.

In-person services are suspended until further notice — catch our remote service on our Facebook page at 10am Mountain time on Sunday mornings.

HOW TO WATCH: Go to our Facebook page, look on the left hand side of that page for “Videos.” If the service has started, you will see LIVE next to it. Click on “Videos,” wait for the video page to load, scroll down and look for the video that is playing, and click on it. Again, it will have LIVE in the upper left corner of that video, so you know which one to click on.

If you go to our Facebook page and look on the left-hand side and you do not see LIVE anywhere, that means the service has not started yet. If you do not see LIVE, please be patient.

 

You can watch the services/videos AFTERWARDS on our Facebook page or on our Sunday Podcasts page.

 


 

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T.E.A.M.

We have formed TEAMs (Together Everybody Achieves More) at Unity and we want to invite YOU to join us. We are especially in need of members and a chair for both the Admin Assistant Search and Music Leader Search TEAMs.
Please reference the list below for an idea of what our current TEAMs are about.

Membership – reach out to community to confirm membership; begin to discuss and redefine path to membership and definition of “member” at UnityFC
Financial – learn the ins and outs of our current policies and procedures; establish a budget
Youth Program – *create a community driven vision for our program; complete a search for a new Youth Program Leader; make hiring recommendations to council
Bylaws – Review and make recommendations for bylaw updates to be approved at a membership meeting
Admin Assistant Search – *IN NEED OF CHAIR* complete search and make hiring recommendations to council
Music Leader Search – *IN DESIRE OF NEW CHAIR* create a community driven vision for our music program; complete a search for a new Music Leader; make hiring recommendations to council
If you are interested in joining any of these TEAMs, please call or email the office (office@unityfc.org). We look forward to collaborating with you!

 


 

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Visions of Unity of Fort Collins

What would you Love to see at and as our Unity?

We invite you and everyone to send us your visions of what you would most like to feel, see, have, and experience as our Unity Community? What would you love as our Music Ministry, Family and Youth Ministry, Services on Sunday and other days of the week? What do these look like, feel like, and sound like? What classes would you most enjoy taking and what subjects are you most interested in?

Please send your visions either by snail mail or email to office@unityfc.org. We will print and collect our visions which will be placed on a gratitude altar in our Unity sanctuary, knowing these and even greater are being brought forth in love as love, as Great Spirit makes it so!! And so it is!! 🙂


 

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

Meeting ID: 817 872 201
Password: 674774

 


 

Youth 

Uniteens
(middle & high schoolers)

The Uniteens will meet every Sunday via Zoom with sponsor, Stacey Thompson, at 11:00am. Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3210230211 to join the online meeting. Contact Stacey for more info at Staceythompson702@gmail.com

 


 

Unity Youth Church and Property Updates

Claire Marshel and Kelly Maffei began cleaning and organizing the pre-school room this week. They completely emptied, cleaned, and started putting a fresh coat of white paint on the front section of the storage closet.

As they remove things from the Pre-K room and storage areas, they are sorting and organizing it all in the Big Room. Their plan is to sort and organize everything, clean the room and storage areas, work with the Youth Program TEAM to create a vision for decor, and decide what materials will be kept.

After sorting what can be released from Unity, the community will be invited in during office hours to see what’s there and rehome any of it (with a Love Offering if you feel called). After the community has had a chance to adopt any of the materials leaving Unity, the rest will be neatly packaged and donated.

 


 

Join Rick online every Tuesday at 10am Mountain Time:

https://zoom.us/j/282544458?pwd=bmFuZGxqWm8ya3NQMUl4TWFUV1RYQT09

Password: 093517

 


 

 

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/

 


 

The Unfolding Now

The keys to self-knowledge and deep contentment are right here before us in this very moment—if we can simply learn to live with open awareness. In The Unfolding Now, A. H. Almaas presents a marvelously effective practice for developing the transformative quality of presence. Through a particular method of self-observation and contemplative exploration that he calls inquiry, we learn to live in the relaxed condition of simply “being ourselves,” without interference from feelings of inadequacy, drivenness toward goals, struggling to figure things out, and rejecting experiences we don’t want. Almaas explores the many obstacles that keep us from being present—including defensiveness, ignorance, desire, aggression, and self-hatred—and shows us how to welcome with curiosity and compassion whatever we are experiencing.

 

Zoom link:  https://zoom.us/j/282544458?pwd=bmFuZGxqWm8ya3NQMUl4TWFUV1RYQT09

Password: 093517

 


In-person Movie Nights have been suspended. Contact Lil at 970-690-6355 for more info.

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

 


Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!

 

 


 

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.

 


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 have covered bike parking in front of the building.

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:

 


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.

 


 

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 Talks

 


 

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

 

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