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“I became tired of twoness and ate at the table of Oneness.” ~Yunus Emre (Turkish Sufi)

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


Oct 18th ~ Unity Coffee House ~ 7pm
Oct 19th—Oct 25th ~ Peggy out of office
Oct 22nd ~ Guest speaker Lynn Kendall
Oct 25th ~ Book Study group begins ~ Discover the Power within You, by Eric Butterworth ~ 7pm ~ Myrtle Room 
Oct 28th ~ Tunitics practice ~ 10am
Oct 29th ~ One service for 5th Sunday at 10am and Unity Orientation afterwards
Nov 1st ~ Movie Night ~ 7pm ~ Being in Heaven ~ not rated
Nov 5th ~ Guest speaker Julie Legg
Nov 5th ~ Annual Holiday Food Drive Begins ~ for Larimer County Food Bank
Nov 8th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi room
Nov 12th ~ Realities for Children holiday drop-off begins
Nov 12th ~ Giving Tree begins
Nov 19th ~ Special Music by John Smith

Nov 23rd ~ Unity office closed for Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24th ~ After Thanksgiving Potluck and Variety Show
Nov 27th ~ Unity’s Giving Twice shopping at Ten Thousand Villages ~ 3—7pm
Dec 3rd ~ Game Night ~ 6:30—8:30pm ~ Rumi Room 
Dec 6th ~ Movie Night ~ Kedi ~ not-rated, family-friendly documentary
Dec 10th ~ Last day for Realities for Children holiday drop-off
Dec 13th  ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room 
Dec 17th ~ Annual Craft & Bake Sale ~ Rumi Room
Dec 24th ~ One service at 10am—JoEllen’s play will be presented
Dec 24th ~ Christmas Eve services ~ 6 & 8pm
Dec 25th ~ Unity office closed for Christmas Day
Dec 29th ~ Possible ping pong tourney ~ time TBA
Dec 31st ~ Hour for Peace ~ 4:45am—6:15am
Dec 31st ~ Guest speaker Franklin Taggart & One service for 5th Sunday ~ 10am
Jan 10th ~ Burning Bowl Ceremony ~ 7pm
Feb 7th ~ Movie Night ~ Ground Hog Day ~ 7pm ~ rated PG

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 Coffee House

Wednesday, Oct 18th at 7pm

Franklin and JoEllen are hosting a Coffee House event at Unity.

Bring your poetry, prose, songs, etc. as the rest of us sit back, drink coffee and tea, and enjoy your creativity.

Contact Franklin if you would like to present your material and/or help with this event.

He is text-able at 970-685-2741.

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Speaker Lynn Kendall

 

Sunday, October 22nd, both Services

 

Lynn Kendall, former Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins, will be guest speaking at both services on Oct. 22nd. First service starts at 9am, second at 10:30am. Childcare provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Study Group

7—8pm, October 25th and then the the 4th Wednesday night of each month through March 28, 2018 (skipping November)—Myrtle Room at Unity

 

Join us to read and discuss Eric Butterworth’s book, Discover the Power within You. We will meet once a month, skipping the November meeting due to Thanksgiving. We will meet at Unity in the Myrtle Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Service & Unity Orientation

Sunday, Oct 29th, 10am

October 29th is the 5th Sunday in that month, so as usual, we will combine the services for one service at 10am, so that 1st service folks and 2nd service folks can get reacquainted. 🙂

And we will follow the service with a Unity Orientation. This is where you can go from one “station” to the next, around and inside Unity to talk to the Unity staff, Unity council members, and Uni-team leaders to find out more about Unity.

That way you can know what we are all about, as well as find opportunities to get involved if that is your desire.

At the different “stations,” you’ll get to talk to Franklin, Pam, Peggy, Grace, as well as council members, to find out what they do and how Unity operates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Night

Wednesday, November 1st, Sanctuary, 7pm

(every 1st Wednesday night of the month)

Snacks provided

 

A journey of revelation and awakening that reveals the truth about our search for meaning, freedom and personal happiness. Are you ready to be transformed forever?

 

November’ s movie is Being In Heaven, directed and written by Michael Domeyko Rowland.  Sit in on a brilliant dinner conversation with Michael Domeyko Rowland, Australia’s most successful self-development author, and Jason Masterman (Daniel Whyte), a man hungry for change.  Watch Rowland guide Jason through practical, powerful steps to access his innate talents and abilities.  Jason discovers how to free himself from the web of his past and find the path to an extraordinary future. This movie is from the Spiritual Circle Cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Holiday Food Drive for Larimer County Food Bank

 

October 22nd—November 12th

GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY DONATING HEALTHY FOOD

We will be gathering food (and cash donations) for
the Food Bank for Larimer County again this year.

You can bring in your donations beginning November 5th and place them in the donation barrels in the Unity lobby.

Did you know that for every $1 donated, the Food Bank
can provide $5 worth of food?

Please Donate Nutritious, Non-Perishable Foods like these:

Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruits
Seasonal foods like canned cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, etc.
Beans & Lentils
Canned Soup (Low Sodium)
Canned Fruits (In Juice)
Whole Grain Oats & Cereal (Low Sugar)
Canned Tuna & Chicken in Water
Brown Rice
Whole Grain Pasta
Peanut Butter (non-hydrogenated oil)

* No glass containers please. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity will be a holiday drop-off site for Realities for Children again this year!

November 12th—Dec 10th

 

 

“Realities For Children’s Santa’s Workshop is a grass roots effort that has grown into a county-wide toy and winter gear distribution. This event began as an unsolicited movement by local businesses, schools, neighborhoods, churches and other groups who set out to collect and deliver new toys for the children we serve over the holidays. This movement has grown every year—as the giving spirit spreads and people reach out to their social circles—and continues to provide more and more for these children in need. It is now the single largest distribution of toys to children who have been abused or neglected in Larimer County…annually raising donations valued at over $30,000.”

 

Toy collection begins November 12th this year. We will once again place their Big Red Bins in the Unity lobby. On a magical Friday in December every year, these items are distributed through Realities For Children Charities to all 31 of our Youth Affiliate Agencies in Larimer County. From there, these shoppers play Santa to the children and families they serve.

 

Please drop off NEW toys, books, food/clothing gift cards and new/gently used warm winter gear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving Tree

November 12th—December 10th

Giving to senior citizens and rescue animals during the holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Music by Johnsmith

Sunday, November 19th, both services

 

Join us for this annual favorite special music event. John Smith will be with us again to do the music on Sunday, Nov. 19th at both services.

You really don’t want to miss this!

Hear his music here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Thanksgiving Potluck and Variety Show

Friday, November 24th at 5pm

Join us and bring your Thanksgiving leftovers!

This is our annual event of getting together the Friday evening after Thanksgiving to eat together and have fun and be thankful for each other

(and to make room in the fridge!).

Dinner begins at 5pm, to be followed by the show—put on by Unity members.

This year, instead of a concert that night, Franklin and JoEllen are putting a variety show together – and they welcome your input, talents, and ideas for skits, performances, etc.

Think:  Hee Haw, The Carol Burnett Show, Laugh-in, etc.

Franklin will pass a sign-up sheet some time in October for as many
10-minute acts/skits as we can get into the program.

Love offering appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity’s Giving Twice Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages 

 

Monday, Nov. 27th, 3 – 7 pm
Ten Thousand Villages, 113 Linden St. in Fort Collins, CO
Shop for fairly traded items created by artisans in developing countries. 
Ten Thousand Villages will donate 10% of the sales made during this day and time (3pm- 7pm) back to Unity. A minimum of $300 in sales must be met to get our 10% back, so go by and help us out. You’ll be helping the Planet out too. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Night!

Sunday night, December 3rd, 6:30—8:30pm

Join Lil and Gerald in the Rumi Room for game night! Games, ping pong, etc.

Bring a snack to share.

Family/kid-friendly.

 

 

 

 

December Movie Night

Wednesday night, December 6th, 7pm

Join us every first Wednesday night of the month at 7pm at Unity of Fort Collins, in the sanctuary, for a movie.

Popcorn provided.

Love offering appreciate.

December movie:  Kedi – a sweet documentary about the stray cats in Istanbul. Staring 7 specific stray cats known by name. Not rated. Kid/family-friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Bake & Craft Sale at Unity

Sunday, December 17th, after both services

Join us Sunday morning after both services for the annual bake & craft sale. There will be yummy baked goods & handmade arts and crafts for sale. This is a good place to get those last-minute stocking-suffers and baked goods for your holiday parties.

 

We would love to have your donations of handmade crafts, arts, and baked goodies for the sale.

 

We would love to have volunteers to help set up, man the tables during the sale, and then help with cleaning up and tearing down afterwards.

 

To help out and/or donate items, contact Leane at 970-412-9359.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Candle Light Services

6pm & 8pm, December 24th

 

 

Join us for one of our annual traditions:  Candle Light Christmas Eve services. We offer a 6pm service with childcare and a visit from Santa.

The 8pm service does not have childcare—and Santa, being so busy on this night, will have already made his exit to get to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Wednesday Night Events ~ 7pm

 

Every 1st Wednesday of the Month:  Movie Night (check the calendar for movie)
Every 2nd Wednesday:  Drumming Circle

Do you have an idea for a Unity group meeting/gathering for the 3rd and/or 4th Wednesday? Pitch us your idea! We’d love to fill these monthly, 7pm time slots. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 5 years now.

 

 

 

 

 

The Tunitics group is back!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Three Principles Discussion Group

Facilitated by Franklin Taggart

1st and 3rd Mondays
7 – 8:30pm
Myrtle Room
Love Offering 

 Franklin first spoke about a man named Sydney Banks and The Three Principles in 2015 and again in August 2016. In the early 1970s Banks had a spontaneous realization about the nature of thought that transformed his life. As his understanding evolved, he began speaking about the relationship between mind, consciousness and thought, which eventually became known as The Three Principles. As he shared his understanding with people, they began to experience life-changing insights of their own. Many people have experienced deep transformation related to this understanding.

The group will be sharing books, audio recordings and video presentations to focus the discussions. In recent years authors Michael Neill, Jamie Smart, Dr. Jack Pransky and others have written about The Three Principles and their impact in several contexts. These include personal development, psychology, prevention, business, spirituality and more.

No prior knowledge of the material is necessary. Contact Franklin if you have questions, or for reading and viewing recommendations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart Talks


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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flavor of Unity COOKBOOK

We want your Recipes!

cookbookMain Dish, Salads, Sides, Appetizers, Beverages, Soups, Desserts

And if you like…
Words of Wisdom (WoW)
Your favorite WoW quotes, sayings, etc. We’ll sprinkle these throughout the cookbook. To Submit your Recipes & Words of Wisdom:

Send your Word Documents (preferred) by email to Pam at pktiam@comcast.net

Name of Recipe & Your Name
Recipe Category (see above) AND you can add vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic, etc.

Optional: Short History/Story about your recipe
Words of Wisdom please include the source of quote.
We will be collecting recipes ongoing through the winter—until we have at least 100 recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Ongoing Unity Programs

 

Tuesdays—10am
Heart Talks 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unity Logo Apparel

Unity logo apparel is for sale in the bookstore—Tees and 2015-11-19 18.58.04Hoodies. We have a variety of colors and sizes in stock now. Proceeds benefit our general fund.

 

 

 

 

 

We have so many great items in the bookstore for sale!
Bookstore days/hours are M – Th, 8:30am – 11:30am and Sunday 9am – 12noon.

 

Wonderful books

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