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Eugene OR  97405 
(541) 345-9913 
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Upcoming Services and Special Events!

Sunday, February 17th

Before and after the service – Signups for Circle Suppers being held in March and April are happening in the foyer. These intimate, in-home potluck dinners for 4-8 people are a great way to experience great food and Unity fellowship outside of Sunday services. They are held in the spring and fall. Sign up in the foyer Sunday or contact Alix Morris at 858-208-8482 or ahimsatoo@gmail.com.

 10:00-10:15 a.m. – Pre-Service Meditation in the Sanctuary.

 10:30 a.m. – Join Rev. Sherry Lady in exploring how to find balance and peace within the challenges of relationships in What is this Thing Called Love.

Sunday, February 24th

Before and after the service – Signups for Circle Suppers being held in March and April are happening in the foyer. These intimate, in-home potluck dinners for 4-8 people are a great way to experience great food and Unity fellowship outside of Sunday services. They are held in the spring and fall. Sign up in the foyer Sunday or contact Alix Morris at 858-208-8482 or ahimsatoo@gmail.com.

10:00-10:15 a.m. – Pre-Service Meditation in the Sanctuary.

10:30 a.m. Service - – Join Rev. Sherry Lady in exploring how to find balance and peace within the challenges of relationships in What is this Thing Called Love.


This Is Us

A message from Rev. Sherry Lady

An article in the Oprah magazine about the importance of families caught my eye and heart this week – the week we celebrate the presence of love in our world. The title of the article is “This Is Us” and the descriptive words that followed warmed my mind and body with the realization of their importance. For example: If you want to be as happy as the folks on these pages, we’d encourage you to see it [family] for what it can be: a marvelous, occasionally messy collection of partners, parents, exes, siblings, babies and best friends – all bonded by that most power glue – love.”

The reading of this article was preceded by a related experience last Friday evening. I had been invited to share in a meal with a special person, the uncle and friend of a talented young man who was vacationing in his uncle’s winter retreat area. The two of them had so much to share, including fond remembrances of their family history, which goes back several generations in their collective memories. What they described directly reflected the “partners, parents, exes, siblings, babies and best friends” expressed in the Oprah article – as do all of our families when we take the time to contemplate our personal histories.

Being present for their discussion – which included so much warmth, humor, acceptance and love – brought home to me, once again, this fact: The first place we learn what love is all about is within our families. We learn to receive love and, if conditions exist that nurture that experience, we grow in that love and eventually share it in our own way with those who come into our lives. If love is repressed due to unfortunate incidents or attitudes, it doesn’t go away. It hides out in the human heart until something or someone comes along to bring it forth again. I hope and pray that that happens more often than not and I am sad when it doesn’t happen.

I heartily celebrate when we nurture love in our families in such a way that whatever happens within them, we can find solutions that will allow us to put ourselves back together again stronger than before, and continue to hold forth the family constellations, whatever their design may be, as the very ground upon which love is born, shared and allowed to reshape us, our families, and our worlds.

During this week of love, let us remember that, though we may try to define or categorize the supposedly many kinds of love, there is really only one kind of love. That love was put in our hearts by a Divine Source, who knew we would need that compassionate energy to make it through this journey called life. May you, and all of us, remember to keep love alive – in our families, in our friendships, in our partnerships, and in our hearts. There is enough love to go around. What we often do is forget to tell each other of the love we have for them, be they a family member, a sibling, a partner or a good friend. We all need to hear the words, “I love you,” as often as possible, for whatever reason it was given. I have a friend that likes to capitalize the word Love, even in the middle of a sentences, when it is being deeply felt because it shows the feeling was genuine, not lightly tossed about casually. I like that. I’ve begun to adopt the practice.

During my talk this coming Sunday, I will expand a bit further on the subject when I ask the question, “What IS This Thing Called Love?” I don’t have all the answers, but I do know the feeling.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. I do, without condition, send my Love to you.

Sherry


 

THIS WEEK – February 11th to February 16th

MONDAY

– 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Interfaith Prayer Service at 1166 Oak Street in Eugene. A special occasion of different faith communities joining in the spirit of harmony and universal love. Prelude at 6:45 p.m. Free childcare offered.

 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Easter Choir Rehearsal. Come and sing in our Easter Choir. Rehearsals are on Mondays and on Saturday, April 20 (10:00 a.m.-Noon) with an Easter performance on April 21. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall or contact Mo Robeson at 541-520-8489.

TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) – The February 12 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Meet John Doe directed by Frank Capra, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time.

WEDNESDAY

– 10:30-11:45 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. Join Linda Flock in the Peace Chapel for a beautiful experience of opening your heart to feel the love of the Divine.

THURSDAY

 12:00-1:00 p.m. – Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering in the Fellowship Hall. Come and knit or crochet a prayer shawl that will bless people who are going through a difficult time. No experience necessary!

 7:00-8:30 p.m. – Alchemical Crystal Singing Bowls, Toning, and Guided Meditation/Activation with Nancy Hopps. Join Nancy for a powerfully joyful, deeply renewing experience during for the 17th annual world sound healing day. Cost $20 donation at the door (no one turned away). 

FRIDAY (7:00 p.m.) – Friday Spiritual Cinema: Parables & Epiphanies, a series of films curated by Tom Blank. The February screening is Sansho the Bailiff, directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. A Q & A session with Tom will follow. Donation basis. 

NEXT WEEK – February 11th to February 16th

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 (7:00 p.m.) – The February 19 Behind the Lens Seminar film is The Lady Eve directed by Preston Sturges, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  If you have not paid for the series, it is $5 per time.

WEDNESDAY

– 10:30-11:45 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. Join Linda Flock in the Peace Chapel for a beautiful experience of opening your heart to feel the love of the Divine.

– 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Unity Foundations with Jon West. In this 4-week series we will explore Unity’s basic principles at a deeper level. Attendees can choose to form an ongoing spiritual support circle afterwards. Donation basis. (February 20-March 13) Sign up in the Fellowship Hall.

THURSDAY (11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) – Joy of Watercolor. The emphasis of this class is on joy. Come and explore painting with watercolor in an encouraging and fun atmosphere. All skill levels welcome. For more information, contact Ellen Ticknor at 541-344-1490.

UPCOMING

SATURDAYS, MARCH 2-APRIL 27 - A Course in Miracles Foundations Class with Janet & Dennis Chandler. This 8-week class will provide a foundation for understanding and applying this immensely powerful path to spiritual awakening. Cost: $80 which includes all study materials/handouts. Pre-registration required. Signup in the Fellowship Hall or contact: Janet and Dennis Chandler at janetkoppchandler@gmail.com  or 541 485-5235.  

SUNDAY, MARCH 3 (12:30 p.m.) – The Coming Alive Theater Group presents the Ordnary Home Companion Radio Show. There will be songs and skits and general mayhem as the residents of Ordnary join together with the Great Green Oregon Hoppy Toad to save the world (or at least part of it). Donation basis.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 (10:30 a.m.-noon) - Treasures of Unity Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. Your Shared Leadership Team would like to honor you and express our appreciation for your gifts of time, talent, generosity, love, and service to this community. Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall and join us for this event!

FEBRUARY COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Collecting Kitchen & Utility Items: We are working with the Church of the Resurrection to provide Home Starter Kits to families who are moving into permanent housing. These families have been homeless for some time, and often do not have the basic items to set up a new home. In February we will be collecting donations of new or lightly used kitchen and utility items:  Dinner plates, frying pans, paring knives, Soup/cereal bowls, Saucepans, Mugs, Cooking spoons, Kitchen towels, Potholders, Cloth grocery bags, Drinking glasses, Pancake turners, Knives, forks, spoons, Vegetable peelers, Laundry detergent, Dish detergent, Laundry basket, Scrubber sponges, Paper towels, and Aluminum foil. A container will be in the foyer for these donations. For more information, contact Grace Low at 281-507-2707.

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