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News and Events

Update as of July 23, 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.

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 ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Sunday, August 9 ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
Sunday, August 9 ~ Council Meeting ~ 12 noon ~ Open to all via Zoom
August 11th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
August 11th ~ Visioning Circle ~ 6 pm ~ via Zoom
August 12th ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
August 13th ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
August 16th ~ Sunday Service with Guest Speaker, Franklin Taggart ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Sunday, August 16 ~ Franklin’s Appreciation Farewell ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
August 18th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
August 18th ~ Visioning Circle ~ 6 pm ~ via Zoom
August 19th ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
August 20th ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Saturday, August 22 ~ Council/Board Informational Overview
~ 11 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom
Sunday, August 23rd ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Sunday, August 23rd ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom
August 25th ~ Heart Talk online ~ 10 am
August 25th ~ Visioning Circle ~ 6 pm ~ via Zoom
August 26th ~ Wednesday Meditation Service ~ 6 pm ~ live streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
August 27th ~ Online Book Study Thursdays ~ 10 am
Sunday, August 30th ~ Sunday Service ~ 10 am ~ remote streaming on our Facebook page ~ to make donations go to our Links page
Sunday, August 30th ~ Community Connection ~ 11 am ~ via Zoom

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.

 


 

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:  https://www.alonetogether.com

 


 

Franklin’s Appreciation Farewell

Mark your calendars!! Sunday, August 16, 11:00 am

 

 

Please come and help us celebrate and acknowledge Franklin for all his years of service to us here at Unity of Ft Collins.

We will be using the weekly Community Zoom meeting Aug. 16, 2020 at 11:00 am to show and express our collective appreciation to Franklin for all he has done and will continue to do for us even though he won’t physically be with us for awhile.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/817872201?pwd=S3FBTElTODBYWG5CbWcweEFsUEtWZz09

Meeting ID: 817 872 201
Password: 674774

Dear Unity Folks,

Our beloved Franklin is leaving and we would like to give him a monetary gift to express our deep gratitude for all the love, music, leadership, wisdom, and fun that he has blessed us with over the years.

If you would like to contribute, please mail a check to the unity office, or drop it by the office between 9:00 and 11:30 Monday through Thursday.

Please make check out to Unity and be sure to write Franklin – Gift , on the check.

The contributions will be collected for the next 2 weeks, then we will combine and write one check to Franklin from unity and give to him with a card signed ,
“With deep love and appreciation from the Unity Community”

All contributions will be anonymous.

If you know of any Unity folks who may want to contribute feel free to forward this email to them.

All amounts are welcome, it is the love that counts.

Any questions, please call
Claire Marshel
970 231 6194

 


 

 

Do You Believe in Miracles

Dear Beloved One,

Do you know anyone who has experienced a miracle in their lives? Have you ever experienced a miracle in your own life? What actually defines what a miracle is or what it is not? Do you have to believe in miracles in order to experience them?

Jesus was known to perform many miracles in his lifetime and he also stated that “whoever believes in me (as I believe) will also do the works I do; and greater works than these.” Do you believe we can do the types of miracles that Jesus did and greater?
These are a few of the questions we’ll be exploring this Sunday; plus the question: “Are there any ways in which we can increase the amount of miracles we experience in our lives?”

Come join us on this “Miracle Sunday” to enjoy Divine inspiration, music, and love. Until then, remember that you are loved wherever you are, just as you are!

Have a wonderfully blessed day in every way!!

With great gratitude and love always,
Liz

 

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.


 

We are inviting you to join our regular monthly council meeting (via Zoom)

We want to remind everyone that anyone is welcome to join Council meetings and that you have just as much of a voice as Council members. The more people who participate in decision-making—and who are willing to help do the work along the way—the more Unity we will have!

If you are planning to attend the meeting this Sunday, please have a look at our agenda, staff reports, and any other info at this link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iiNo3gHW-r1hnCBRkHm-kDO6ugZigsowP-R_mfWHpPI/edit?usp=drive_web

Council Meeting Agenda ~ August 09, 12:00 p.m

Zoom Video Conference Call

Call to Order, review of Mission/Vision consensus etc., centering prayer

Role Call

Consent Agenda

Last meeting minutes [Kelly]

This Agenda [Kelly]

Reports: Spiritual Leader, Financial, Children’s Program, Office Volunteers, Music Program, Music Leader Search Committee

Tithe – Proposed: Cultural Enrichment Center (Kelly)

Unfinished Business

Council members

[Gerald] Code of Ethics from all council members

[Liz] Tithe to South Central Unity Region

[ ]Steps for refilling Interim council positions by October 15; full-term filled in February per bylaws?

Create and call for members to committees

Membership

Call ~400 member list w/ script of what it means to be a member and confirm known members

Redefining membership at UnityFC

Financial

Establish budget

Children’s Program

Vision and search for Children’s Program Leader

Bylaws

Review, update bylaws

Create job posting for Administrative Assistant position

[Anne] Healing Ceremony for Liz, Davine & Council

[ ] King Soopers account switch

Additional Mediation?

New Business

Someone to run MailChimp (tech leader?)

[Leane] Council meetings: schedule, process, agendas etc

Publish Interim Council Measurements of Success?

Comments, Announcements, and Other Business

[Liz] Council Overview with Rev. Toni Boehm, our UWM South Central Region Representative: August 22 11-12:30 via Zoom

Welcome new Tech Leader

New website platform (future business)

Wrap Up (next meeting, assignments…)

Adjournment

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Council Meeting for All
Time: Aug 9, 2020 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82985089336

Meeting ID: 829 8508 9336
One tap mobile
+16699006833,,82985089336# US (San Jose)
+12532158782,,82985089336# US (Tacoma)

 


 

Tuesday Evenings at 6:00 pm via Zoom

Come join Liz and your UFC Community for collective visioning as we catch Spirit’s Vision of what is ready to be the greatest expression of ministry and community EVER!

We will focus each Tuesday on a different area of UFC, including Overall Community, our Music & Creative Arts Ministry, Youth Church, Sunday Services, Community Outreach, Compassionate Care, Classes and Workshops, Leadership, Finances, Administration, Our Building and Grounds, Special Projects & Programs, and more.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: UFC Visioning
Time: Aug 11, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue, until Aug 25, 2020, 3 occurrence(s)
Aug 11, 2020 06:00 PM
Aug 18, 2020 06:00 PM
Aug 25, 2020 06:00 PM

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZMpdeihrDsrG9NpGM79-5nJhFkCuktbdyna/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGvqjkrE9aVsRiARpwEBojod_PzpmJcjfpzjDjIVHkeNw3cPsRJEad0BNrU

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 2192 0117
Passcode: 666893
One tap mobile
+12532158782,,87421920117#,,,,,,0#,,666893# US (Tacoma)
+13462487799,,87421920117#,,,,,,0#,,666893# US (Houston)

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Heart-Listening Circles via Zoom

Sunday, Aug 2 at 6:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 5 at 6:00 PM

In loving service to our Unity of Fort Collins Community, Liz is hosting four evenings as Heart-Listening Sessions for the primary purpose of giving everyone the opportunity to share in a safe space the following:

1. What has occurred for you?
2. How have you been affected?
3. What do you need for healing?

Safe sharing guidelines will be provided and honored. We believe it is extremely important for the healing of our community for everyone to be given a safe space to be heard, honored, and respected. Once we’ve moved through this phase, we will then begin doing weekly visioning for our beloved Unity. You are welcome to join us for as many of these sessions as you like and we look forward to hearing everyone who would like to share. Thank you.

Liz Luoma is inviting you to
scheduled Zoom meetings.

Topic: Heart-Listening Circles
Time: Jul 26, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time
Aug 2, 2020 06:00 PM
Aug 5, 2020 06:00 PM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
Weekly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZAkfu-hpj8sGdxqIMLaRq1yiV9tqpWY0NnJ/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGspzIsE9yRthqPRpwIHYr4M_PxiCldjadFjTbILyFhc1LvP9QbJqNvJ-GA

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84996984638?pwd=aEpzVXpkeWhac01pb0tJMGk5Z3hBUT09

Meeting ID: 849 9698 4638
Passcode: 321173
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,84996984638#,,,,,,0#,,321173# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,84996984638#,,,,,,0#,,321173# US (San Jose)

 


 

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

 


 

Council Informational Overview

Everyone is invited to join this very informative Council/Board Overview on Saturday, August 22 from 11 -12:30 pm. A zoom link and more information will be coming in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars today so you too can be more informed in understanding the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of the Unity Church Council/Board.

Questions to be addressed include:

1. Are you ready for a sense of clarity regarding the roles and responsibilities of board members/council members?
2. Does wording make a difference you? Board/Council?
3. What makes the board’s role ~ different the ministry?
4. Why is the minister on the board?
5. What role does membership have in the board/council process?
6. In other words ~ why are you important to the process?

If these questions interest you ~ please join us and add your presence and consciousness in discovering the “answers” to these questions and more! This overview will be facilitated by Toni G. Boehm, M.S.N., Ph.D., P.C.C.
Experience:
National Coordinator Ministry Skills Consultant Team & Transition Ministry Team (UWM)
Unity South Central Region Ministry Consultant
Leadership Coach to Research Medical Hospital Executive Nursing Staff
Academy of Coaching Excellence Licensed Seminar Leader
Credentialing Team Member (UWM)
U.W.M. Ethics Team Council of Chairs Member
Adjunct Faculty Unity
Certified Organizational and Personal Life Coach

 


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)

 


 

Drumming Circle Outside at Unity

Limit 10 in-person / must pre-register / bring your own chair  

Contact Tim to register and for more info: 970-222-5951

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

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.

 


 

In-person StoryZime has been suspended.

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

 


Donate Your Vehicle to Support Unity!

 

 


 

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.

 


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.

 


 

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 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