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Sunday Services

 

THIS SUNDAY’S SERVICE: 
Please j
oin our online service this Sunday, Sept. 27th! 
Special guest Rev. Charline Manuel of Maryland will lead a lesson about “Finding the Certainty in Uncertain Times,” and Kitty Donohoe will bless us with her wonderful musical offerings. 

To join, simply click on the video link on our Facebook page at anytime after 8:00 a.m. Sunday. 

Unity of Ann Arbor welcomes and embraces all people.  Please join us! 

NEXT SUNDAY:  
On Sun. 10/4, special guest Rev. Sandra Campbell, of Unity Temple on the Plaza in the Kansas City area, will lead the lesson and Gwen & Charles Scales will share their musical offerings.   

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS AT SUNDAY SERVICES:  
Sept. 27: Rev. Charline Manuel
Oct. 4:  Rev. Sandra Campbell
Oct. 11 – 25:  Rev. Patty Bittner 

 

 

 

 

OUR STATEMENT OF TRUTH:
There is only one Presence and one Power
in the universe and in my life —
God the Good, Omnipotence.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:  
To advance God’s love everywhere!

OUR VISION STATEMENT: 
To transform the world by honoring spirit within.

OUR CORE VALUES:

Service
Diversity
Spiritual Growth
Community
Welcoming
Consciousness

Activities and Events

 

Please join us at 8:00pm on Wed. 9/9 for another webinar at this Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R7pQvj8hTNKhfnyJpd53-g 

Up to 100 attendees will be able to ask questions or make comments in real time. Panel members will include Sgt. Eugene Rush, Dr. Ernest Retland, Deon Jackson, Jr., Mark Litt, and moderator Mike Ball.
You must register in advance to interact directly with the panel.
We will also live-stream the Webinar on the Unity of Ann Arbor Facebook page.
Co-sponsored with Lost Voices. 


PREVIOUS WEBINARS & RESOURCES:  On July 8 and July 29, we co-hosted with Lost Voices webinars on dismantling racism.  Panel members included Attorney Robyn McCoy, Rev. Patty Bittner, Rev. Ernestine Griffin, Rev. Lindsey Anderson, Lost Voices founder Mike Ball, and moderator will be Gwen Scales.  Zoom registrants were able to ask questions and make comments in real time.  The webinars were livestreamed and those videos may be viewed on our Facebook page (facebook.com/unityofa2).  Click this link for reference materials:   White Privilege Resource List from Webinar 07-08-2020

Topics include:
• Structural Racism • White Privilege • Emotional Detox
• What do we really mean by “Defund the Police?”

Continuing discussions about dismantling racism will take place on selected Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm via Zoom.  For Zoom access codes, please see this month’s newsletter posted on the Monthly Newsletters webpage, or contact us at UnityOfAnnArbor@gmail.com.  Thank you! 

PLEASE NOTE:  MOST CHURCH EVENTS ARE ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Please check our Facebook page for updates. 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Sunday morning services or events will not be held on site for the duration of the social distancing directive.  CLICK HERE to connect to video online 10:00 AM Sunday services through our Facebook page!

MORNING MEDITATION LIVESTREAM:  At 9:00am Monday – Friday, start your day off right with a brief meditation led by Rev. Patty.  Click on the link for each day on our Event Calendar.  (No Facebook account needed to access these video clips!)

TUESDAY FELLOWSHIP ON THE LAWN:  Tuesdays @ 11:00am on the lawn of the church, weather permitting.  Bring your own lawn chair and face mask.  Socialize while social-distancing!  Limited to 25 people at a time, per Washtenaw County Health Dept. regulation, until further notice.  

HAPPY HOUR WITH HORACE: Wednesdays @ 12:00pm via Zoom online meeting (codes listed in latest newsletter). Stop in and chat with like-minded folks!

SACRED CIRCLE & MEDITATION GROUP:  This group meets at 10:30am on Saturdays.  It is open to everyone who is interested in silence, healing, and guided meditation, serving to grow in consciousness and connecting with our Divine Source.  All skill levels are welcome.  Suggested love offering: $5/person.  Check for updates about online activities here.

PROSPERITY CIRCLE:  Sundays @ 11:00am via Zoom online meeting led by Sheila (for meeting codes, see latest newsletter).  Socialize, share stories of prosperity at work in our lives, and be glad together!

POTLUCK LUNCHEON: Second Sunday of the month, after the service. Meat is provided. Please bring your favorite dish to pass. Taking place virtually until further notice (codes listed in latest newsletter).

VIRTUAL REIKI SHARE:  Wednesdays @ 7:00pm via Zoom online meeting (codes listed in latest newsletter).  Led by Rev. Arletha Garcia-Guzman.  Love offerings accepted, with 10% tithed back to Unity of Ann Arbor. [On hiatus until further notice] 

BOOK STUDY:  Online class, 1:30-2:30 pm on Wednesdays, led by Rev. Patty, via Zoom online platform.  Based on 30 Days to Fearless Living, a booklet available for free from Unity.org, but not required.  (Zoom meeting codes are listed in latest newsletter.) [On hiatus until further notice]

PRAYER MINISTRY:  Tuesdays @ 12:00 noon, at the church. All are welcome! [on hiatus until further notice]

Unity of Ann Arbor welcomes and embraces people of all faiths and all lifestyles.  Please join us!

NOTICE: 
All requests to make announcements on Sunday MUST be submitted to the church office by the previous Monday.  Please email your request to: staff@unitya2.org by 12:00 noon of the previous Monday for approval.  In case of emergency, please call Rev. Patty at 804.822.2203. 

Additional Services

Our church provides a variety of special services available to both members and the broader community.
Here are some activities to consider:

  • Unity of Ann Arbor facilities are available to rent for your special occasions (piano recital, family reunion, etc.).  Ministers are available to officiate at weddings, memorial services, christenings, and so on.
  • Spiritual counseling is also available by appointment.  Please call the church office for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • 5-Minute Energy Tune-Up with Dr. Bob Tripodi, DC, ND. Learn to jump-start compromised energy in your body by optimizing its flow. Sessions are offered after Sunday Services. A love offering to the church is recommended. Meet Dr. Bob in the Sanctuary after the Sunday Service.
  • Tutoring for children/teens and adults with Barbara Danielsen of New Leaves Tutoring, in a variety of subjects and is available for ACT and GED tutoring in Northville or online. Please call Barbara at 248-318-8044.  She tithes 10% of these earnings to Unity of Ann Arbor.
  • Online Immersive Guided Meditation & Distant Reiki Experience: 
    Enjoy a customized personal guided meditation, specific to your chosen topic or concern, and distant Reiki session via Zoom with Rev. Arletha Garcia-Guzman.  To receive your Zoom link, book your customized experience at Reiki and More’s booking site.  Rev. Arletha tithes 10% from bookings made by Unity of Ann Arbor members.
  • Reiki Practitioners offer on-site Reiki therapy and guided meditation for general wellness, stress/anxiety reduction, pain management, and spiritual development/healing.  Contact the church office for details.
  • Church Yard SaleHeld annually, usually on a weekend in June.  All proceeds go to Unity of Ann Arbor.  Please contact us to donate items or to volunteer to help, as we release items that no longer serve us!
  • The “God Can” is available in the lobby, by the front entrance, for you to deposit your pocket change. This money goes to assist with our snow removal costs for the parking lot.  A little change makes for BIG change!

For more information please contact us at staff@unitya2.org or call the church at (734) 434-8545.