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    November 2022 Newsletter



NEWS FROM THE REGION

From the Regional Board

Your NW Regional Board had our first in-person retreat since the pandemic! We were so happy to see each other in person. We spent two days focusing on strategies for our region and laughing. A lot. We were hosted by Unity in Lynwood who went out of their way to accommodate us. Rev. Dr. Richard Held even prepared the most delicious meal for us on Friday night. And everyone who needed a homestay was accommodated by the most gracious hosts--even to the point of chauffeuring us around if we needed that! We were truly blown away by the way they catered to us. Three of us also got to visit Seattle Unity's beautiful new facility. Rev. Karen Lindvig and Rev. Diane Robertson hung out on a Sunday afternoon to show us around. It is really a WOW. We encourage you to visit them and see for yourselves!

As for accomplishments, we wrangled a newly articulated "why" for our regional board: We collaborate with and support our regional ministries and leaders in our shared spiritual awakening.

We also discerned some particular focus areas that we'll be rolling out to you in the coming months.

Our tithe for this month goes to Unity of South Sound in Tacoma, celebrating them for hiring a new minister: Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks.

For the Holidays

You've probably already noticed that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday. If you have, maybe you're wondering how to support your community without having to meet on Sunday. Or maybe you're planning to all show up in your pajamas! But if you'd like an alternative, you could revisit the beautiful music that was created by some of our Northwest Unity musicians for the first Christmas of the pandemic.

Here is the link if you would like to use the music again for an alternative Christmas offering.  

https://www.beccapalm.com/unity-nw-holiday-videos. We hope you'll also consider putting something in our regional stocking as a thank-you! (And a big thank you to Becca Palm who was the musical director for this project and reminded us that the songs were still available!)


CURRENT & UPCOMING CLASSES/EVENTS 

“A Year to Live” Book Study Group

The 4th Tuesday of the month through Dec. 2022 on Zoom

7:00-8:30pm PDT

Facilitated by Rev. Sherry Schultz


Timber Hawkeye Talk & Book Discussion

November 27th, 11:30am - 1:00pm PST

Online & In-Person at UCCO

Self-Awareness SEE Class

Wednesdays in November, 2:00-5:00 PST

Online & In-Person (Orlando, FL only)

With Pamela GutierrezUnity Ministerial Intern from Eugene, OR


Advent Meditation With Bob Kennedy

Wednesdays November 30 to December 21

8 pm to 9 pm ET/ 4 pm to 5 pm AK

SEE Week!

January 9 - 13 

  • 9:00-11:00a | Overview of Hebrew Scriptures, with Rev. Jane Hiatt
  • 11:30a-1:30p | Discover Your Purpose, with Rev. Susan Gumm
  • 2:30-4:30p | Bible Interpretations-Hebrew Scriptures, with Rev. James Tierney
  • 5:00-7:00p | I of the Storm, with Rev. Rachel Simpson

UNITEENS

Uniteens: the 6th through 8th graders in your community

Please stay tuned for a report of the 2022 Fall Unitreat. The theme is S.T.E.P. U.P. = Spiritual Transformation Everywhere Prest, Understanding your Power.

Rain or shine or snow we will share meditation, prayer, candles, campfire, and the low Ropes Course all to touch our inner Spiritual selves and know our strengths through this.


Please share our opening prayer by James Boughton

This is It

And I am it

And You are It

And so is That

And He is It

And She isIt

And it is It

And That is That.

O It is This

And It is Thus

And It is Them

And It is Us

And It is Now

And here It is

And Here We are

So This is It

Please see the online forms for more information and to register.


YOUTH OF UNITY

Youth of Unity Retreat

October 21-23 Youth of Unity (YOU) members from around the Northwest Region gathered outside of Seattle for their annual fall Retreat. The theme for the event was "I Align" and they explored the powers of Will, Order, and Zeal. 30 people from 8 northwest ministries co-created an event filled with love, joy, connection, and transformation. YOUers facilitated great workshops on the powers, which were enhanced through small group activities. The spring YOU Rally will be April 21-23, 2023 in Randle, WA. Thank you for your constant support of our youth and their unfoldment! 

In Love and Gratitude,

Nick Muncie-Jarvis, NW Youth of Unity Consultant

Youth Team Conference

Save the date!

The Youth Team Conference will be in-person at Camp Huston January 27-29, 2023! Please come to Gold Bar to immerse yourself in a loving, supportive community, imagine and manifest a bright and vibrant future, and connect with others that are passionate about youth ministry.

To attend, participants must have a recent negative COVID test.

Registration information coming soon.

RESOURCES

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