Featured Events

Christmas Services

CHRISTMAS EVE
10:00 a.m. Service
7:00 p.m. Service
 
Our service on Christmas Eve morning at 10:00 will explore, through word and song, the spiritual significance of many of the symbols associated with Christmas. The Christmas tree is more than just a decoration. The exchange of presents represents something more than just getting more stuff. Bells toll the message deeper than announcing the arrival of Santa. And, speaking of Santa, he brings us more than toys. He is a messenger of deep spiritual truth. No, we won't forget about Jesus. We will celebrate the birth of our master teacher, elder brother and way shower. Our Christmas Children's Choir will share a special song to honor him. Join us and explore what these symbols, as well as others, can mean for us. This service is for adults and children of all ages.
 
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
- Isaiah 60:1
 
Our Christmas Eve Candle Lighting service at 7:00 will celebrate the Twelve Powers of humankind as twelve living lights - always expressing, always unfolding - within us, as us. Unity minister, Rev. Kelly Isola, has created a Christmas service incorporating the Twelve Powers as discerned and delineated by Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore. Each of the powers is a light that represents an aspect of the Christmas story, as well as an aspect of each of us.
 
Lauren Shealy will be here to bless us with her shining spirit and beautiful voice. Musical inspiration will also be provided by special guest violinist, David Waldman, as well as Martha Yordy, the Unity Choir and our own Rev. David Howard.
 
Come share Christmas with your spiritual family as we sing and celebrate the light within us all.
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IGNITING THE FIRE OF THE HEART (AGAIN):
An Evening of Participatory Devotional Chanting
From Around the World 

Friday, December 29th
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Join Gayan, Marcy, and Ken for an evening of musical ecstasy. 
They will be joined by Kath Robinson, David Howard
and other friends in guiding this experience.
 
Songs inspired by the wisdom and depth of mystical lineages will be woven into an evening of ecstatic participatory chanting.
 
Entering into the silence that underlies all, we will open to the rhythm and breath of the infinite heart that pulses within all creation, within and among us, and bring it radiantly alive through songs of call and response between lover and beloved.
 
Singing and rejoicing in connection with the beloved community cultivates the atmosphere in which our inherent, unbroken wholeness gives rise to the joyous divinizing heart-fire: burning away obstacles and galvanizing our capacity for creating sacred change in the world.
 
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Monthly Contemplative Service 
with Children's Yoga & Music Program 

Wednesday, January 3rd, 7:00 pm
Join us for a time of reflection, meditation and music. 
 
Please join us for this special service of quiet, inner reflection and relaxation. 
Led by Rev. David Howard with special music by J Johnson.
 
PARENTS!
While you enjoy a mid-week respite from the busyness of life and rest in the energy of peace and love in the sanctuary, your kids can learn yoga and enjoy expressing through music!
Heidi & Christie will offer an evening of playful yoga and world music. Time will be spent exploring breath, meditation and yoga asana through singing and dancing and story-telling.
We will also explore cultures from around the world through   listening, dancing and making music together.
 
This class is suitable for children, age 4 and older and is built  upon decades of experience in education, music and yoga.
Presented on a love-offering basis.
 
Registration is greatly appreciated to help prepare for the session.  REGISTER YOUR CHILD  HERE

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Monthly Healing Circle aka Exuberant Life

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:00 p.m.

 
Healthy longevity is a goal for many these days. As our life spans lengthen and our knowledge grows around the concept of health promotion and illness prevention, we've come to an exquisite place where we explore and embrace many kinds of healing modalities.
 
Join us as we explore Higher Level Wellness
techniques designed to bring harmony and health to the Mind, Body, and Spirit. 
 
This series is a co-creation by participants.  This month, Glenn Baird opens with thoughts of planting seeds of Exuberant Life in the Divine.  
 
Then bring a floor mat or a cushion, along with your wisdom and good intentions.  As a group, we’ll focus on bringing our collective consciousness of Abundant, Exuberant Life into focus for each of us individually.  
 
Confirm with Jan Reynolds at gdfrst@Q.com
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Hatha Yoga with Amie Belanger

2018 Sessions TBA
 
Amie Belanger has been teaching yoga for 8 years. She is 300 hr Hatha Yoga Certified, 200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified and has her Yin Yoga certification through Marla Erickson of Ottawa.
Amie’s approach to yoga is always from the beginner mindset ~Each day is a new day, beginning in the now!
 
Cost: (suggested donation) $15 Drop In
Or 5 Tuesday evenings for $50
Cash only
 
Please bring your own mat and throw size blanket
For more information, contact Amie