3912  Dillard Rd  
39th & Hilyard  
Eugene OR  97405 
(541) 345-9913 
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Upcoming Services and Special Events!

Sunday May 26th

Pre-Service Meditation from 10:00-10:15 a.m.  

10:30 a.m. Service: “Our Meandering Motions Toward Meaningful Living.”  Jon West will share how solutions to finding deep meaning and purpose in life’s day-to-day actions are closer at hand than we may believe. Our Unity Choir will perform under the direction of Mo Robeson.

Sunday June 2nd

Pre-Service Meditation from 10:00-10:15 a.m.  

10:30 a.m. Service: Rev. Inge Tarantola will share how our choices can alter our ever-unfolding pathway in this gift of life. 


NOTE:  In May or June (we don’t have an exact date yet) our parking lot will be repaved. This will most likely be a 4-day job during the week. 


 

MEANDERING TOWARD MEANINGFUL LIVING

A Message from Rev. Sherry Lady

The other day as I was verbally exploring what I might do next in my life, a good and very wise friend said to me: “Remember, life is a process, not an outcome.” Somehow, I had thought I needed to be more specific in response to questions from friends and family members about my thoughts and plans for the future.  

I understand their interest and concern as some of them may be involved in caring for me as I move into the next decade of my life, and they would like some idea about the potential impact on their lives as well as mine.

Yet to me, this is focusing on outcome while I am still “in process” – perhaps naively so, but that is how I am and how I think. It is like wondering if and when you will feel completely “grown up” while being full of doubts as to whether it will ever happen.  It helps to realize “grown up” is best related to physicality rather than to human nature. 

Perhaps we place too much emphasis on final outcomes like “growing up.” Consider that Jesus said “bring the little children to me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” What better illustration of “process” than children? Children are the outcome of love manifest, innately endowed with incredible capacities of transformation, showing much delight in exploration along the way. Taking the hand of a child can draw you right into the happiness of participating in “process.”

As people in process, we engage in the timeless quest for deep meaning and purpose that, while indefinable in the absolute sense, certainly keeps us busy and interested along the way. Sometimes we try too hard attempting to narrowly define the meaning of life in words. Silly us. Meaningful living can happen at any age and therefore is not an outcome. It is, instead, a very entertaining, challenging, and quizzical process that takes us through all kinds of actions, attractions, and distractions that can in a flash carry us from the heights of egotism down to the deepest rung of humility—especially when faced with all the choices available to us as we meander along life’s path.

My wise and good friend also reminded me of this: “There is one thing that can be more difficult than no choice, and that is too many choices.” So why, I queried, does life keep offering us so many choices that are confusing and difficult. My friend answered, “It’s inherent in the saying, Sherry—the opposite is NO choice. Is that what you would want?” Of course not. Especially since I’m not always that good at being obedient. Desirous of doing things with love, respect, and caring, yes, but not always with “obedience.” Thank goodness for Unity’s spiritual teachings which point to how we can “hook-up” with a powerful Divine Spirit that will walk with us through our choices and on to the realization that meaningful living is naturally present in our everyday world when we open to it and allow it to manifest.

I am grateful for the meanderings, the choices, the pitfalls and the successes, the teachings and the learnings, the ups and the downs, but most of all for the dear and lovingly supportive friends that surround me every day. Without them, life would have no substantial meaning.

See you Sunday when we will venture ever further along the path of finding true purpose and meaning.

My heart to yours.
Sherry


Week of May 20th to May 25th

(Scroll down for Ongoing Weekly Events)

MONDAY (7:00-9:00 p.m.) – Unity Open Men’s Circle meets in the Fillmore Wing. This group is open to all men within our church community and our larger Eugene community. For more information, contact Raymond Albano at 541-285-3943 / ralban0@icloud.com or Jim Drews at 541-726-8510.

TUESDAY

(6:30 p.m.) - Board Meeting in the Garden Room. All are welcome to attend.

 (7:00 p.m.) – The May 21 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Random Harvest directed by Mervin LeRoy, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank. Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time.

Week of May 27th to June 1st

TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) – The May 28 Behind the Lens Seminar film is I Married a Witch directed by Rene Clair, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank. Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time.

Ongoing Weekly Events

MONDAYS

– 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Meditation Circle in the Fillmore Wing. All meditation approaches and drop ins are welcome. For more information, contact Laurie Cracraft at 541-345-7563.

– 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Choir Practice in the Sanctuary.  For more information on sharing your voice with the choir, contact Mo Robeson at 541-520-8489.

TUESDAYS

– 10:15-11:45 a.m. - Tuesday Spiritual Discussion Group in the Harmony Room. This group reads together and discusses books chosen unanimously. The emphasis of the group is on discussion. For more information, contact Judy Richardson at 541-484-1958.

– 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Vitality Yoga Series! To find out if space is available, contact Donna O'Neil at yogawithdonna@gmail.com  or call or text (541) 632-0105. 

– 7:00 p.m. –Behind the Lens Seminar film series with Tom Blank. See listing at top under This Week.

WEDNESDAYS

– 10:15-11:45 a.m. – Mellow Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, & Gong Relaxation. Perfect for beginners and people who don't think they can do yoga. Drop-ins welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or blanket. $5 per class, 100% to Unity. For info, message or text Sunny Hills anytime at 808-359-4926.

– 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Noon Prayer & Meditation in the Peace Chapel with Linda Flock. Everyone is welcome!

THURSDAYS

– 1:00-2:30 p.m. The Elder Council meets in the Garden Room. If you are 60 or older and have an interest, please join us. For more information, contact Bonnie Paquin at 541-345-8873

– 5:30-6:45 p.m.  - Passage Meditation as taught by Eknath Easwaran. For more information, contact Laurie Cracraft at 541-345-7563.

FRIDAYS 

 10:00 a.m.-Noon - A Course In Miracles (Fillmore Wing).  For more information, contact Janet and Dennis Chandler at 541-485-5235 or email at janetkoppchandler@gmail.com.

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