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“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in the garage makes you a car.” ~Billy Sunday

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

 
Apr 19th ~ 6-week Intro to Matthew classs begins
11am morning session ~ Rumi Room
5:30pm evening session ~ Big Room
Apr 19th ~ 4-week Deeper Listening class begins ~ 7pm ~ Big Room
Apr 21st ~ Inside Cleanup Day ~ 8am-2pm
Apr 22nd ~ Guest speaker Randy Meyer ~ Earth Day
Apr 25th ~ Book Study group ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Apr 29th ~ Uni-Team Day ~ One service at 10am
May 2nd ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ Jumanji (2017) ~ PG-13
May 6th ~ Book Sale in the Unity lobby
May 6th ~ Guest Speaker Mike Hawes
May 6th ~ 4th Unity Principle discussion ~ 12pm ~ Myrtle Room
May 9th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
May 13th ~ Book Sale in the Unity lobby
May 19th ~ Outside Cleanup Day ~ 8am-2pm
May 23rd ~ Book Study group ~ 7ppm ~ Rumi Room
Jun 16th ~ Unity Annual Yard Sale
Sep 14th – 16th ~ Almost Annual Buckhorn Camp Retreat
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peggy’s Preview for Sunday, April 22nd

Listen to Your Mother!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  SPECIAL INVITATION!!

 

You are invited to bring a tangible symbol/object that honors Earth/Spirit this Sunday. 

 

Please bring a not-too-big object that can be placed on a table or windowsill in our Unity space—something you feel represents your spiritual connection, your gratitude, your energy. We will place these items around the sanctuary in a little ceremony during the service.

 

You are invited to leave your item here as a way of blessing our Unity. In doing this we can each acknowledge our part and be even more intentional in the space we co-create together here. 

 

As you decide whether and what you might like to share, consider the following quotes by Shaun McNiff in his book, Earth Angels.

“Objects convey energy, spiritual forces, and medicine to viewers who are able to open themselves to the life conveyed. The world is full of potential remedies if we can learn to access their resources…”

“The earth angel is a contemplation of the pure presence of a thing, its distinct and nontransferable qualities, its unique nature, what Buddhism calls its suchness, or the phenomenologists call its essential being — the different states of fullness I feel when entering a flower shop, bookstore, or service station…”  

 

We have a wonderful service planned for this Earth Day Sunday and hope you can join us!

 

In gratitude,

Peggy

 

 

Randy Meyer is our guest speaker on Sunday.  His talk is titled, “Listen to Your Mother!” and it is about how we allow the many distractions in our modern life to disconnect us from Mother Earth and the natural world. As a result of that disconnection, we have really abused our Mother. One of Randy’s questions is, “What if we consciously spent some of our time in silence, connecting and listening for what Mother Earth has to say?”

The service will include our special blessing ceremony, drumming, and special music by Terry Meyer, Kirsten Bolton, and the Unitics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion of the Unity Principles

 
February 4th ~ 1st Principle
March 4th ~ 2nd Principle
April 15th ~ 3rd Principle
May 6th ~ 4th Principle
 
—Facilitated by Peggy
—Once a month
—Sundays at 12pm (after 2nd service)
—Drop-ins welcome on any date, and you do not have to attend all of them.
—Not required but a helpful resource:  The Five Principles by Ellen Devenport. We have this book in the Unity bookstore for purchase ($13.90), as well as in the Unity library.
—Free and Love offering appreciated

Contact Peggy for more info peggy@unityfc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deeper Listening, Deeper Connection Class Series


Join Peggy in a 4-week class to advance your listening skills and create more connection with yourself and others.

Thursdays at 7—8pm in the Big Room at Unity.

Begins April 19th and goes through May 10th.

Free—love offering appreciated. No drop-ins, please, as the material is progressive and builds on itself.

No books/materials needed for this class.

Contact Peggy for more info:  970-980-0656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Matthew Class Series

Peggy is offering a 6-week class series on the Biblical book of Matthew. No class materials required. No drop-ins please, as the material builds on itself. Free—love offering appreciated.

You can choose to attend a morning or an evening class. Both classes begin April 19th and go through May 24th

Thursdays, 11am – 12noon in the Rumi Room

Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm in the Big Room

Contact Peggy for more info:  970-980-0656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Annual Inside Cleanup Day

 

Saturday, April 21 at 8am—2pm
 
 
Join the gang to clean the entire inside of our Unity home. Leane heads up this annual event again this year. Contact her for more info, to signup to help, or to help coordinate: 970-412-9359.
 

 

Signup to help out or just show up the day-of. Stay the whole time or come for as long as you like.

 

 

We will provide the cleaning supplies and a pizza lunch. If you need childcare for the event, please let Leane know, so we can arrange that ahead of time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Study Group

7—8pm, the 4th Wednesday night of each month 

Myrtle Room at Unity 

Meetings on: 
Apr 25th
May 23rd

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night

Wednesday, May 2nd

6:30pm

Snacks provided

Jumanji (2017) ~ Rated PG-13

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

 

From Commonsense Media:  “Parents need to know that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a new take on 1995’s Jumanji. This time, instead of entering a board game, the players enter a video game. The popular stars, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin HartJack Black, and Karen Gillan, are likely to appeal to audiences of all ages. Expect some swearing (mostly “s–t” and “ass”), as well as action violence—the main characters each die multiple times within the game (but they’re regenerated quickly)—and a couple of jump scares. Characters kiss and flirt awkwardly, and there are several references to dating, experience, and the humor of having a penis (one of the female teens is in a male avatar for most of the movie). There are also references to how girls/women can “distract men” with their attention and body, which doesn’t send a great message to girls. That said, The Rock’s character’s body is also objectified. Still, there are positive themes here related to teamwork, empathy, selflessness, and communication, making this an easy pick for families who enjoy action adventures—especially if they saw the original movie or read the Chris Van Allsburg book on which both films are based.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Talks

Join Peggy for meaningful, heart-to-heart
sharing, caring, deep listening, and support.  
Tuesdays (ongoing) at 10 – 11:30am in the Myrtle Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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 would help 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.

Rules:

  • 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 “Gold” 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 7 years now.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tunitics group!

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Contact Peggy to join the Unity choir. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Support

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~ 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!

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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 ~ 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geezer Yoga 

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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

 

Tuesdays—10am
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.

Wednesdays—10am
A Course in Miracles
The Myrtle Room

Facilitators:  John & Kathe 970. 490. 1673

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

Facilitator:  Mary Lucas   970. 381. 7682

Thursdays—10:00am
The Way of Mastery
The Myrtle Room

Facilitator:  Grace Burdette  970. 568. 1184