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“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~Dalai Lama

News and Events

 

 

 

 

Childcare is provided for all services. Join us!

 

Office (& Bookstore) hours/days:  Monday—Thursday, 9am—12noon

 

ADA Access to our Building

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.

Let Grace, in the office, know if you need extra assistance

and/or info:  970-482-1620.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the at-a-glance calendar

Feb 24th ~ La Bendicion meeting ~ changed to March 2nd
Feb 26th ~ Book Study ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Feb 27th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6—8pm ~ sanctuary

Mar 2nd ~ La Bendicion meeting ~ 5:30pm ~ Whole Foods Market (dining area)
Mar 3rd ~ Prosperity Plus I class series begins ~ 6 – 8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 4th ~ Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6 – 7pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 5th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6—8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 6th ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ movie TBA (switching to 1st Fridays)
Mar 8th ~ Daylight Savings Time begins ~ spring forward one hour
Mar 8th ~ Book sale ~ Unity lobby ~ love offering
Mar 10th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6 – 8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 11th ~ Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6 – 7pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 11th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Mar 12th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6—8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 15th ~ Book sale ~ Unity lobby ~ love offering
Mar 17th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6 – 8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 18th ~ Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6 – 7pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 19th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6—8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 22nd ~ Book sale ~ Unity lobby ~ love offering
Mar 24th ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6 – 8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 25th ~ Heart-to-Heart Meditation Service ~ 6 – 7pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 26th ~ Unity Metaphysics class ~ 6—8pm ~ sanctuary
Mar 29th ~ Book sale ~ Unity lobby ~ love offering
Mar 31st ~ Prosperity Plus I class series ~ 6 – 8pm ~ sanctuary

 

 

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, March 1st coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metaphysics 1B, Session 3
Are there really two selves? You are you and you will always be you. But, you also a sum total of all your changing opinions about you. Jesus taught that we must “deny ourselves and follow…” Who is that self that Jesus asks us to deny? We will unravel all and all about the selves that we are in this interesting discussion on Thursday, Feb. 6th, at 6pm with Rev. Jim as facilitator.

 
Metaphysics 1B, Session 4
Unity views resurrection as an ongoing process. We also see salvation as a process, rather than a state of “having it made.”  Jesus saves is a correct statement, metaphysically explained, as is being “saved from hell.” Hell is a biblical symbol. We will discuss this concept and also show where the church invented hell as a place in order to threaten and control. Do you want to explore all this shades of this mythical place? 

 
Metaphysics 1B, Session 5
A key concept in Unity teachings are the denials and affirmations.  Thoughts are things; they occupy space in the mental field. A healthy state of mind is attained and continued when the thinker lets go of old thoughts and takes on the new. Finally, we will take a look at faith – the perceiving power of mind linked with a power to shape substance. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Book Study Group is Wednesday,

February 26th at 6:30—7:30pm

The Age of Miracles by Marianne Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prosperity Plus I Class Series

Tuesdays
March 3—May 12
6—8pm

Liz is bringing us a 10-week “Prosperity Plus I” class series that begins on March 3rd. 

Prosperity Plus l – A New Way of Living
 
Students are invited into an Experiment in a New Way of Living. This 10 week “experiment” will be the catalyst for greater self-awareness, deeper spiritual practice, more meaningful relationships, financial increase and stronger self-esteem. This program is steeped in the principles of tithing. A transformational class for all, and especially those who are beginning to learn the power of positive thinking in their life.

Course tuition is: $160 and includes materials
(18 class CDs plus workbook) 

Please note that class tuition includes you getting to have (and keep) 10 CDs covering all the material covered in the class—as well as a workbook.

Class agreement includes:
Tithing 10% money to our Unity during the 10-week course

Contact Liz for more info: lizspirit@unityfc.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart-to-Heart Meditation Services

Wednesday Evenings

Beginning March 4th and ongoing

6—7pm 

Ever feel like you could use a midweek pick-me-up time of rest, reflection, meditation, and spiritual connection?

We can help with that! 

Beginning Wednesday, March 4th, from 6:00—7:00pm, Liz and Davine are creating a weekly, mid-week spiritual tune-up in our new Heart-to-Heart Meditation service.

This service will include quiet reflection and meditation, as well as time for gratitude, sharing, and prayer.

Give yourself this gift. You’ll be glad you did!!

Join us from 6—7pm every Wednesday night. Everyone is welcome. 

If you need childcare this event, please be so kind as to contact Pam
(text please: 970-391-8374) at least 24 hours before to let her know, so that she can arrange it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Movie Night is Friday, March 6th, at 6:30pm

(they are switching to the first FRIDAY of each month)

Movie TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drumming Circle in the Rumi Room

Next meeting is Wednesday, March 11th, 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 StoryZime is March 18th, 7pm, in the

Rumi Room

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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