Upcoming Services and Special Events!
Sunday, March 26th
9:30 and 11:15 a.m. – Join Jon West and musician Elizabeth Cable as we experience “The Greatest Commandment: Concentrating Heart and Mind on the Infinite." We will also welcome new members into our church at the 11:15 a.m. service.
- 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Reading Group meets in the upstairs Fillmore Wing. They are studying the book, Callings, by Gregg Levoy. Everyone welcome.
- 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. – Meditative Time in the sanctuary.
Sunday, April 2nd
9:30 and 11:15 a.m. – Sharing the Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Life. Rev. Inge Tarantola and Jon West share that as we develop our capacity to continually see the divine art of life, we begin to open the doors of heaven.
- After the 11:15 a.m. Service – First-Sunday Potluck at Unity. Join us after the service for our monthly congregational potluck. Bring your favorite potluck food, and invite your friends and family. Unity will provide coffee, tea, and cookies. We’ll also have cake to celebrate all the April birthdays!
The Secret of Taking a Mini-Vacation
After nearly 6 months, Donna and I finally were finally getting out of town for a vacation…even if it was only for one day and night. As we ascended the first hill overlooking the ocean, we oohed and aahed at the sight: sunlight sparkling on a deep blue expanse of water under a nearly cloudless sky. I could feel the vision moving like an electrical charge from my eyes to my brain to my consciousness to my heart and then throughout my body.
It’s a wonderful thing how a simple sight of natural beauty can uplift us at every level. But as Unity students, we have the opportunity to access something no less wonderful: the power to give ourselves an uplifting mini-vacation anytime, anywhere!
It starts with grasping (or at least being open to) the universal teaching that we are more than what we typically think and feel in mind and body—we are pure rays of Spirit, innately endowed with absolute happiness and fulfillment. From there, it’s not too much of a stretch to begin testing proven techniques of elevating our awareness and tapping the infinite life force within us.
Here are three simple ways to quickly experience the renewal and refreshment of getting away on a vacation:
Sometimes, our habitual thoughts and feelings make it difficult even to try simple exercises like the ones above. Having a daily practice of devotional prayer and meditation has been taught through the ages as the master key to “burning out” restrictive mental patterns so that we can access our spiritual capacities and awaken to God Consciousness.
This Sunday, we will explore how this truth is revealed in what Jesus called “the Greatest Commandment.” Yes, it’s a gift to get away for even a short trip to the coast. But to be able to connect with the ocean of Spirit within us whenever we want—that, dear friends, is paradise!
In loving oneness,
This Week, March 20th to March 25th
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 /email@example.com or Jim Drews at 541-726-8510.
TUESDAY (6:30 p.m.) - Board Meeting in the Garden Room. All are welcome to attend.
WEDNESDAY (5:45-6:45 p.m.) – Meditation for Higher Awareness. Join Jon West for a 6-week series to learn practical keys to meditation, tap into your inner potential, break through old patterns of resistance, and so much more. Cost: Donation basis. (March 22-April 26) 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.
Next Week, March 27th to March 31st
WEDNESDAY (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 complete and continuous love of the Divine.