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Upcoming Services and Special Events!

Sunday January 26th

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

10:30 a.m. Service – “The Power of Expecting Your Highest Good” will be Jon West’s focus with performances by our Unity choir under the direction of Mo Robeson.

Sunday Februry 2nd

— Before and after the service – Sign-ups for HOSTS for the Circle Suppers being held in March and April are happening in the foyer on Sundays, February 2 and 9.  We need about 8 to 10 hosts! Sign-ups for GUESTS will take place on Sundays, February 9, 16, and 23. If you are unable to sign up on Sundays or need more information, contact Doriandra Smith at crowscloth@gmail.com  or 626-627-2505.

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

– 10:30 a.m. – Under the title “The Practical Medicine of a Spiritual Community," Jon West will explore what we can realistically do to support those around us facing medical and other physical challenges.

- After the service – First-Sunday Potluck at Unity. Bring a main dish or salad, and invite your friends and family! Unity will provide coffee, tea, and dessert.



WHAT DO YOU VALUE?

A Message from Reverend Sherry Lady

Monday, January 20th we, as a nation, will celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. – our radical human rights revolutionary, our American Gandhi, who had a dream and shared it with not only “us,” but the world as a whole through his words and deeds. Until he was violently removed from our presence, he never wavered from his goal of challenging the values being expressed in our country during those years of the late 1960’s. So much has been written about him and his quest for change in our understanding and expression of human rights, not just for what has been referred to as “his people,” but for all people everywhere. These statements from one of his speeches caught my interest:

“If we are going to get on the right side of the world…we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society…There is nothing to prevent us from reordering our priorities so that the pursuit of peace will take precedence over the pursuit of war.” – MLK, NYC, 1967. He then shared what he values: Equality, Faith, Nonviolence, Education, Love, Leadership, and Selflessness.

I have recently been involved in conversations with friends about what we have come to value over the years of our lives. We agreed that though our basic values have not changed, many very meaningful ones have been added as we have journeyed through Earth School. One set of values expressed by a good friend, who is also one of our congregants, was especially meaningful because of the inclusion of so many expansive things. With his permission, I share these with you. No doubt you will have some of your own, as well.

Alan Reeder Values:
· Love, Love, Love and Respect
· Integrity and Honoring the Truth
· Beauty and Uniqueness
· Inclusion and Honoring Differences
· Community and Belonging
· Humor, Playfulness and Friendliness
· Peace – “Peace is My Middle Name”
· Worship and Contemplation
· Learning, Imagination and Creativity
· Spiritual Exploration
· Prayer and Meditation
· Companionship, Commitment and Being Sentimental
· Family and Friends
· Being Productive and Wise
· Healing and Forgiveness
· Letting Go
· Patience and Hope
· Gratitude and Positive Thinking
· Service, Support, Helping and Sharing
· Joy and Happiness
And - Valuing the Sacredness of all Life.

What we Think, Feel, Believe and Want determines much of what we experience.” – A.R. 1/20

The act of writing down the things I value – including everything on Alan’s list, which will no doubt continue to expand – has made me also aware of many other little things in each and every day that may not be “list-worthy” but have become shining valued moments in my thoughts.

For example: I value the mind that created drive-up mail box drops so I don’t have to get out of the car in the rain; the person who pumps my gas and always smiles; my traveling teddy bear because he is such a good non-judgmental listener; I also have come to value what may seem like silly things perhaps – toothpaste in a tube because I grew up having to use baking soda and salt and did not like it; fish oil in capsules so I don’t have to take cod-liver oil by spoon; my neighbor’s cat because it stops by to check on me almost every day. I have said to these things out loud (but softly): “Toothpaste tube, by golly I value you… Mailbox, I appreciate your position in life, etc. I have become a constant user of the word “value” and it has been such fun, especially when I remember to tell other people how much they are valued.

The list made by our mutual congregant-friend includes things of Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit, all of which, when acknowledged, and held with Love and Respect, can make such a difference in our lives and the lives of others. When we live from these values, then who we are, what we do and how we respond can bring about the peaceful revolution so longed for by us all. What would you add to the list? What do you value deep in your heart?

I value you – more than you may know. Thank you for being here, with me, at this time in my life and in our spiritual community.

Sherry


Week of January 20th to January 25th

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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. If you would like to speak at the meeting, please contact Serenee Smith at 928-533-1646.

– 7:00 p.m. - The January 21 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Double Indemnity, directed by Billy Wilder, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank. Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time. Pick up a registration form 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.

FRIDAY – (7:00 p.m.) – January Movie Night at Unity. We will be showing the movie I Am, directed by Tom Shadyac, in the sanctuary followed by a circle discussion with Ann. Free – donations accepted.

Week of January 27th to February 1st

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TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) - The January 28 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Ministry of Fear, directed by Fritz Lang, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank. Cost is $30 for series or $5 per time. Pick up a registration form in the Fellowship Hall.

Opportunities to Serve

BOARD TRUSTEES NEEDED – The Unity Board Nominating Committee is seeking potential candidates for our Board of Trustees. We need to fill three 3-year positions. If you are interested in filling one of these important and fulfilling volunteer positions, please contact Jon West at jwest97405@gmail.com .

Ongoing Weekly Events

SUNDAYS

– Healing Prayer Circle Offered – Based on Lynne McTaggart’s book, The Power of Eight, we have started a Healing Prayer Circle as part of the Prayer Ministry. We meet weekly to offer hands-on healing prayer to individuals who request it. These individuals can meet in person with the prayer team right after church on Sundays. If you cannot be there in person, we offer distant healing. Please provide a photo for distant healing, along with a brief description of the situation and an affirmation of your request. For information and to make an appointment, contact Rev. Inge Tarantola at 541-968-5540.

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.

– 7:00-8:30 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.

– 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. – Meditation & Double-Gong Relaxation with Sunny & Vicky. This class is calming, heart-opening, refreshing, inclusive, gentle, and safe. 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

 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Winter Qigong: Inward Journey. Join Jasmine Grace for this ancient holistic practice with easy to follow, fluid movements. $8-$10 suggested donation per class. (no one turned away) For more information, contact Jasmine at 541-944-6418.

– 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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