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

Sunday March 1st

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

– 10:30 a.m.  Service: “Spiritual Time Traveling, Part 1: When You’re an Eternal Soul in an Aging Body" will be the topic presented by Jon West and our wonderful Unity Music Team.

 – 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.

 – 1:00 p.m. – Unity Players Theater Group is holding auditions in the Sanctuary for three, one-act plays to be performed April 25 and 26. We have parts big and small for 10 women and 6 men of any age. Come have lunch and then try out. It will be a low-key, fun experience.

Sunday March 8th (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS)

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

– 10:30 a.m.  Service: “Spiritual Time Traveling, Part 2: Discovering that Elusive Place Between Yesterday and Tomorrow" will be the topic presented by Jon West. Pre-Service Meditation from 10:00-10:15 a.m.

 


STEPS TO A LONG AND WONDEROUS FLIGHT

A message from Jon West

When I was 15, we did a class exercise of creating a symbolic kite with four squares. In each square, we drew a picture representing our greatest hope, greatest fear, and so on. The one square I’ve thought about most often over the years–partly because it was an unexpected personal insight when I created it–was the square for my greatest fear.

My fear was represented by the image of an old man sitting on porch steps. My insight wasn’t that I was afraid of aging. It was of reaching a point where I had nothing more meaningful or important to do than to sit around on my porch watching the world pass me by.

At the time, I only had a vague inkling that my True Self was not just a physical body but was connected to a universal Spirit that could pour out ever-greater love, joy, wisdom, and creativity. I simply knew I wanted to have a powerful sense of purpose and fulfillment that would not be diminished by how old I happened to be. By age 15, I felt I had already seen ample evidence among my elderly relatives and neighbors that having such a purpose and fulfillment was rare.

Looking back, I realize I only saw the surface of what was happening in the hearts and minds of the elderly people I encountered. It’s certainly possible that some of them felt whole, happy, and connected with something greater than themselves. I truly hope they did. Because after all these years, I remain determined that if I’m ever just sitting on my porch steps, it’s not out of a sense of emptiness. It’s because I am resting in the rapturous wonder and beauty of all that life can be.

What does your kite of hopes and fears look like? And what universal principles of living will help your kite fly throughout your years on this earth? These are a few of the questions we’ll explore in spiritual community this Sunday.

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

 


Week of February 24th to February 29th

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TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) - The February 25 Behind the Lens Seminar film is The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen, 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.

SATURDAY (1:00-4:00 p.m.) – Advance Directives: Take the Leap, Get it Done! presented by Unity’s Elder Council in the Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to learn about and discuss your choices and then complete the Advance Directive forms. For more information, contact Bonnie Paquin at 541-345-8873.

Week of March 2nd to March 7th

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MONDAY

– 10:00-11:00 a.m. – Chair Yoga Series with Alexandra Levine in the Fillmore Wing (March 3-April 6). Come and learn to feel at home in your body in a gentle, supportive, and safe commUNITY! We address stress and tension in each part of the body while using the breath to create peace and harmony in the mind. Donation basis. For more information, contact Alexandra at alexandracanhelpyou@gmail.com.

– 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 March 3 Behind the Lens Seminar film is Laura, directed by Otto Preminger, 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.

– 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Therapeutic Touch in the Fillmore Wing. Donation basis. For more information, please contact Bev Forster at 541-520-9358.

FRIDAY (1:00-3:00 p.m.) – “The 5 Love Languages” class based on the book by Gary Chapman and offered by Kaiven Fenton in the Garden Room (March 6-April 10). Come and learn about and practice expressing genuine love to anyone in their own love language. Suggested donation: $5 per class. Sign up in the Fellowship Hall. For more information contact Kaiven at 541-654-2619.

SATURDAY - (6:00-9:00 p.m.) – Reiki Do Satori Open House. This monthly event is open to all who are interested in receiving a short, free Reiki session for relaxation and/or healing. Reiki practitioners who would like to be part of this event are also welcome. Donations accepted.

TUESDAY (7:00 p.m.) - The February 25 Behind the Lens Seminar film is The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen, 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.

SATURDAY (1:00-4:00 p.m.) – Advance Directives: Take the Leap, Get it Done! presented by Unity’s Elder Council in the Fellowship Hall. This is an opportunity to learn about and discuss your choices and then complete the Advance Directive forms. For more information, contact Bonnie Paquin at 541-345-8873. 

Upcoming

SATURDAY, MARCH 21 (10:30 a.m.-Noon) – Piece of the Puzzle, Part of the Whole 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.

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

10:00-11:30 a.m. – Yoga with Donna. A Hatha yoga class held upstairs in the Fillmore Wing (enter using the back ramp from parking lot. This class is gentle yet strengthening, energetic yet soul-quieting. First class Free to newcomers. Drop-in, sliding scale $10-13 per class. Bring a yoga mat if you have one (I can provide). Contact Donna at 541-632-0105 or yogawithdonna@gmail.com.

– 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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