Classes | Events | Workshops

 
Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World
 
with Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett   
 
Sunday, September 23rd at 11:00 a.m. 
   
The 1990's Christian Evangelical imperative was "WWJD"? What would Jesus do? Following Jesus is a monumental assignment. Being the Light of the world? Preposterous. Mission Impossible. Or is it? Join us Sunday as our special guest speaker Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett de-mystifies Jesus' great declaration, "You are the light of the world", by revealing the power behind many facets of the light, our spiritual abilities. Audaciously, Rev. Linda will show us how it is possible for everyone to do what Jesus did.  
 
Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
 
Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm
 
Divine Embodiment Workshop
 
 
All the Power you could ever need lies within you. Become the embodiment of your Divine Identity!
 
Based on Rev. Linda's book, Divine Audacity, this workshop will help you learn powerful physical, mental and spiritual activations for your amazing spiritual capacities. Join us as we learn how to activate the Twelve Powers within and connect with our deep and long-standing desires.
 
Suggested Love Offering:  $25.00 per person
 
Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett is a respected Unity minister and spiritual teacher.  Her first book, How to Pray Without Talking to God, won the 2011 Best Spiritual Author competition and her second book, Divine Audacity: Dare to be the Light of the World, promotes humanity's innate capacities to respond to life's circumstances with spiritual maturity.
Rev. Linda served as senior minister at Unity of San Antonio for 14 years before becoming Vice President of Unity Prayer and Practice Division, which includes Silent Unity, Unity's 24/7 worldwide prayer ministry.  You can learn more at her website.
 
Special Musical Guests this Sunday  
 
Aaron English & Elizabeth Hareza
 
September 23rd at 11:00 a.m.
 
English & Hareza are an international touring duo comprised of talented independent singer-songwriters Aaron English and Elizabeth Hareza. Their music is described as "world soul" with guitar, piano, percussion and acrobatic harmonies. The intention of their music is to bring people together and they sing in English and other languages.
 
 
Wednesday Night Alive
 
with Rev. Sydney Lehman Steen
   
"Mom, Are We There Yet?" 
 
You've prayed and prayed. You've worked on your stuff. You've let go of your baggage (well, most of it), you've even burnt incense and chanted "om" a lot. So what's taking so long? Why isn't the healing or the job or your 'whatever' here yet? Maybe there's another way. Join us on Wednesday evening as Rev. Sydney will talk about praying more effectively and building spiritual muscle in order to be and live as an open and willing channel for greater joy and happiness. 
 
Pet Blessing 2018
 
THIS SATURDAY!
September 22nd
11:00 a.m. in the beautiful Unity Garden
 
Come to the garden and bring your furred and feathered friends as all creatures great and small, present and past, will be honored, loved and blessed by our Prayer Chaplain team.
 
Please leash, kennel or otherwise restrain your beloved critters if you choose to bring them in "fur-son".
 
Pictures, images and mementos may also be brought to be placed upon our altar of love and remembrance.
 
THIS SATURDAY! 
Community Outreach Team 
Pet Supply Drive  
for Oregon Humane Society

In partnership with the Annual Pet Blessing, the Community Outreach Team is accepting donations of the following to benefit the Oregon Humane Society:
 
~  Dog Toys
~  Leashes
~  Dog and Cat Food
~  Dog and Cat Treats
 
Financial donations are also welcome! 
 
Drop off your donations to Unity of Portland on Saturday, September 22nd at the Annual Pet Blessing and the Outreach Team will deliver them to our friends at the Oregon Humane Society.
 
Please join us in creating a more Humane Society!

FINAL WEEK TO JOIN!
 
Meditation for Awakening
Learning the Language of Soul Speak
 
September 20th - October 25th
Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
facilitated by Rev. Diane Borcyckowski
 
This experiental course presents instruction in beginning meditation practices. The class will offer:
   ~ A "sampler platter" of styles and types of meditation from many spiritual traditions
   ~ An understanding of the values and benefits of meditation
   ~ A deepening of consciousness and spiritual growth 
 
 "The Quieter You Become, the More You Can Hear"  ~ Ram Dass 
   
Fee:  $120.00 - $20.00 per class or $100.00 if paid in full at first class
Manual:  $5.00  
Class Book:  Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass 
                           (available in the Unity Bookstore) 
 
Rev. Diane Borcyckowski is an ordained minister of 33 years with the Centers for Spiritual Living.
On-Goers Luncheon 
 
Friday, September 28th 
 
11:30 a.m.
 
Old Spaghetti Factory  
 
If you would like to carpool as a rider or driver, call Don Davis (503) 255-3741
 
The Unity Thrifty
 
A modern FUNdraiser
 
September 28th  ~  29th  ~  30th
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  ~  East Parking Lot 
 
Is it time to do some Fall cleaning and pre-holiday sorting?  
The Unity Thrifty team is gratefully accepting donations of "gently used" clothing, household goods, sports equipment, art and more for this Unity fundraiser at the POD stationed in the East Parking Lot. Someone will be available on Sundays and Mondays to accept your donations through Thursday September 27th. 
 
Our intention and mission for this sale are to provide items for sale to those in need looking for items for their families and a fun experience for those who enjoy vintage, estate sales, yard sales and bargain hunting.
 
In addition to all the great bargains, there will be live music, baked goods, refreshments and activities for the children.
 
As we look forward to this fun and innovative event, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist with sorting, pricing items, and during the sales days. Simple, fun and joyful purpose in action for the benefit of Unity of Portland and our community! 
 
All proceeds from the Unity Thrifty Rummage Sale will go to support Unity of Portland ongoing service programs and outreach programs for our neighborhood and community.
Tax deductible receipts are available on request for donated items.  
 
Additional Information and Volunteer sign up available at the
Unity Thrifty table in the entryway.
Voter Registration Deadline
 
Final day to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 General Election is October 16th.
 
There will be a Voter Registration table in the Unity of Portland bookstore on Sundays, September 23rd and September 30th.
 
Please stop by to register, check your registration, change your name, address, party affiliation and/or pick up some voter registration applications for friends and family.
 
Remember ~ Your Vote is Your Voice 
Karen Drucker
 
One Heart at a Time
 
Women's Mini Retreat at Unity of Portland
 
Friday, October 5th  ~  7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 6th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This mini retreat is for you if you want to:
   ~ Be uplifted by music that inspires and heals
   ~ Become clear on the next step for your life
   ~ Learn tools for practicing radical self-care
   ~ Be seen and heard in a safe and loving space
   ~ Participate in an autumn ritual to let go, surrender and forgive
   ~ Sing, laugh, make new friends and return home with a faith lift
 
 
Registration includes:
2-day transformational retreat, lunch on Saturday, time for yourself and to share heart connections with others.
 
Early bird Registration:   $135.00
 
At the Door:   $155.00


"We Can Change the World One Heart At A Time"
 
 
Karen Drucker's message is all about healing and love - whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are inspiring and heart opening. 
She is a keynote speaker, women's retreat facilitator and entertainer. Karen has recorded 20 CD's of her inspirational music and is the author of "Let Go of the Shore".  Karen uses her music to open hearts and make a difference in people's lives and in the world.
 
Karen Drucker
  in Concert
at Unity of Portland

Sunday, October 7th at 1:00pm
"We Can Change the World One Heart At at Time"  
~ Karen Drucker
 
Suggested Love Offering:  $25.00 per person

Uniteen Fundraiser
 
Chinook Books Available
 
September 9th - October 28th  
$25.00 each  
 
Purchase a Chinook Book and get great savings at your favorite small, local, sustainable businesses, and help support our Uniteens.
 
Chinook Books contain coupons for wellness, dining, entertainment, groceries, travel and more.  Pick up one for yourself, and they make great holiday gifts too!  
 
Books available through October 28th at Uniteen table in the entryway.
 
All proceeds from the sale of Chinook Books go to support Uniteen camps & activities.
 
Interested in... Learning More About Unity?
 
Membership at Unity of Portland?

Coming in October, we are offering our 2-part Unity Way of Life class for anyone who is interested in membership at Unity of Portland, or would just like to learn more about Unity in general. In order to become a member at Unity of Portland, one class is required and the Unity Way of Life class will fulfill that requirement. Membership application forms are available in your bulletins on Sundays and on the table in the front entryway.
 
Sunday, October 14th    Unity Way of Life - Part 1    1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21st    Unity Way of Life - Part 2     1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 28th    New Member Orientation     1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th   New Member Spiritual Baptism   11:00 a.m.
 
 
Unity of Portland  
Full-Time Office Administrator Position  
Currently Available
 
We are deeply grateful to Anjali Frazer who has blessed us all this summer as our Office Administrator, working in collaboration with support personnel and office angels. Anjali has come to realize that even with office assistance the position requires more than a part-time commitment. So, with other exciting avenues and possibilities opening up for her, she has chosen to resign as Office Administrator and focus her support for Unity of Portland in other ways. We are very thankful for her many gifts and know that she is greatly blessed on this adventure we call life!
 
Please review the job description, reflect on whether it is calling you, and if you believe you might be blessed by this full time administrative opportunity.
 
Computer and Administrative Experience Required.
 
If you are interested and have the required experience, or know of someone who does, please send resumes to: administrator@unityofportland.org
 
We are holding the space for the right and perfect person for this office position.
 
 
Calling All Artists for the Unity of Portland
 
Arts & Crafts Fair!
 
Saturday, November 17th  ~  9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November18th  ~  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get out your knitting needles, paint brushes, your most creative self and create some holiday gifts, decorations and culinary delights!
 
We will showcase the many talents of our Unity community by offering handmade artworks and crafts for sale.  This will give our friends and families a fun opportunity to shop for unique handcrafted gifts and treats! 
  • Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot
  • A one time charge of $30.00 applies for each space
  • Sign up sheet available on the table in the entryway
  • Please contact Amy Driscoll or Charlotte Dixon for more information
WOULD YOU LIKE A SUPER EASY
WAY TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT 
UNITY OF PORTLAND?

You can help every time you shop on Amazon and in Kroger stores (Fred Meyer & QFC).  
You can shop at Amazon Smile and choose Unity Church of Portland as your organization or log in to your Kroger Rewards card and choose Unity Church of Portland (organization #XK764) as your Community Rewards charitable organization
Thank You Very Much for your support of this community!