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

Sunday, June 24th, 10:30 am:  – An Open Spiritual Q & A” led by Jon West with input from the Ministerial Team.  For this open-hearted sharing, please come prepared with any sincere question you have about applying spiritual principles to relationships or any other area of life.

Sunday, July 1st, 10:30 amOur theme for July is Just for the Fun of It! When new opportunities arise, we don’t have to be held back by fear, self-doubt, or dependence on others’ approval. Jon West will help us kick off July with Free to Be Me Sunday. Just for the fun of it, wear an outfit that reflects a job or recreational activity you love doing!


 

A PRAYER FOR FATHER’S DAY

Our Father who art in the kitchen, on the playground, in the nursery, on the job.

Hallowed be thy name.  Be it Bill, John, David or Ibrahim, Pierre, Vladimir, Toshi, Hans or Alani – or any other name heard round the globe.

Thy Kingdom is come, thy will is being done - Through the standing tall, and stooping low to tie a shoelace, through the extended hand, smiling eyes, and shoulder to cry on. Through income earned, and grass well mowed – and hammer and nail, and stitches sewed with unsteady hand on the ear torn off on a teddy bear’s head. Through the gentle carrying to bed a sleeping child whose pillow waits his/her head, through time spent listening as the beloved teen unleashes, in fear and frustration, how the world and life, in general, is too much to bear. Thy will is done.  

On earth as decreed in heaven – through the father who raises his children while all the angels sing the praise of one so brave as to take it on in one very short time span of life. One who partners with a mother in the doing, or does it alone.

Father, you give us each our daily bread – the bread of your love, your caring, your strength, your nurturing; even when we see confusion or uncertainty on your face, we know it is because you are figuring out how to make the loaf of your willingness sustain us when we need the nourishment of your wisdom so we may grow into the person you would have us be.

Father, forgive us when we become demanding and rebel at the need to be contained and turned in our thinking to right purpose. Through you we learn how to forgive others by the example of your forgiving heart, the drying of our tears, and the turning of spilled milk into laughter while sharing in the clean-up.

We walk daily in temptation as we assert our independence.  You show us how to not stay in temptation, but instead to move on.  By your example we learn to turn the rough and tough challenges into opportunities and thus are delivered from humiliation.  In this you teach us to believe in ourselves, which is one of the greatest gifts of all.

Yours is the kingdom but you let it be ours as well.  You have the power, but you infuse it in us and with your strength set our foot along life’s path so we may see the glory and beauty of the life before us.

Forever and ever, we are in your debt, though you will not take anything in return.  For this we honor you, we give you the glory and prepare to care for you when the time comes that we can be by your side walking with you in the late years of your incredible life. 

Our father, thou are the art of heaven. No matter who you are, no matter what you have done or left undone, no matter how long you are with us – or not with us.  It is you who, with our mother, brought us into this world and gave us life so that we may have it eternally ongoing when we continue our unfoldment as spiritual beings.

Our father – who art in each room of the house of our growing up and at each corner of the twists and turns that come on our life path, we feel the sacredness of your connection with us.  Even if we never saw your face, or watched it disappear from our view and never understood why – whoever you are, you are our father. In reverence we speak your name.

In gratitude.
Sherry  

 


SPECIAL NOTE: Our Board and Ministerial Team have discussed updating the Mission Statement to better reflect our current community. We'd love to hear from you! Please take our one-question survey to vote or write in your suggestions at this link: Unity of the Valley Mission Statement Survey

June 18th to June 23rd


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 Ann Woeste at 541-344-4087.

 7:00 p.m. – The June 19th Behind the Lens Seminar movie is Wuthering Heights directed by William Wyler, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  If you have not already paid for the series, the cost is $5.

THURSDAY

 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Summer Solstice Celebration. The Elder Council is hosting a special Summer Solstice Celebration for the Women of Unity. We will gather in circle outside in the garden at Inge’s, so dress accordingly. Please bring a folding (camp) chair for our garden meditation experience and finger food if you would like. Our theme is "Listen for the Wisdom" as we honor those who are no longer with us.

 (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.

June 25th to June 30th


TUESDAY
 – 7:00 p.m. – The June 26 Behind the Lens Seminar movie is Ninotehka directed by Ernst Lubitsch, followed by a Q&A session with Tom Blank.  If you have not already paid for the series, the cost is $5.

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.

- (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.

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.

Upcoming in July

TUESDAY, JULY 3, (7:00 p.m.) – Silent Movie Night with Live Music. Join us for this exciting event where we will be showing the movie The General, with Buster Keaton playing Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). This screening will feature live music during the movie by Paul Biondi on sax and flute and guest Justin Schepige on bass. Suggested donation $5-$10.

SUNDAY, JULY 8 (3:00-3:45 p.m.) – Healing Circle based on A Course in Miracles led by Dennis and Janet Chandler in the upstairs Fillmore Wing. This circle is dedicated to acquiring healing practices and demonstrations.

SUMMER SESSION OF BEHIND THE LENS SEMINAR – COMEDY WITHOUT JOKES signups are happening now. The session runs Tuesdays, July 10-September 25. The cost is $30. Pick up a list of films and a registration form in the Fellowship Hall today.

Service Opportunities

SUMMER VOLUNTEERS AND OUR YOUTH! The Youth & Family Ministry is looking for helpful and creative volunteers who can help out this summer while our regular curriculum teachers take a break.  If you are a sidewalk chalk artist, know how to play Red Rover, or enjoy chasing bubbles and visiting fun Eugene locations on field trips, here’s a wonderful service opportunity. For more information, contact our YFM Coordinator, Christina Scott at 541-222-9971 or at unityyfmeugene@gmail.com 

SUMMER SALADS in July and August. Instead of soup on Sundays in July and August, we will have summer salads.  We are looking for 3 people to bring a BIG salad each week in July and August (except for the 1st Sunday of the month which is Potluck Sunday).  Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall to bring your favorite salad.

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