We behold the Light in you
Welcome to Unity of Greater Portland! We would love to have you come and celebrate a deeper walk in God with us. We are a loving community that celebrates together our love of God, of each other, and all of life. Many who have come here for the first time commonly express, with a sense of awe and gratitude, “I feel like I’ve come home.”
You may know about Unity from the Daily Word, our daily devotional that brings comfort and insight to millions of people around the world, or from Silent Unity, our worldwide prayer ministry.
Unity is a non-denominational Christ-based community and, as its name implies, welcomes and cherishes all people. Our greeting to each other is “Namaste,” meaning “I behold the Light in You.”
NEW 8 a.m. Early Bird Service: A 40-minute contemplative service with lesson/talk (no Children’s Church or coffee hour)
10 a.m. Service: Regular service with same lesson/talk with lunch following service (Children’s Church during service)
Events Canceled This Week Due to Winter Storm Warning
Tuesday, January 17
Unity Men’s Spiritual Progress Group
Women Empowering Women
Wednesday, January 18
Upcoming Sundays & More
Unity of Greater Portland provides many opportunities to connect with friendly people, explore new ideas, celebrate, and grow spiritually. Please check our Calendar for complete information about all the ways we can bless you!
Grief Recovery: Finding Peace in the Process
Mondays, January 16-February 20 (6-week class), 6-8 p.m.
Facilitator: Rev. Amy Cousins
The definition of GRIEF is “the confusing and conflicting emotions that are a normal response to loss and change.” Grief is the least discussed subject in our society, and yet we all experience loss. Death or divorce, loss of or change in relationships, job changes, health challenges, financial situations, loss of pets, moving, or one of a myriad of other life experiences can leave us confused and sad, with broken hearts. We are not taught how to fully process our emotions, how to come to a place of emotional peace. Through the Grief Recovery Method, we learn concrete tools that help us to move beyond the pain, isolation, the “emotional roller coaster” that we can become stuck in. Learn more
Season for Nonviolence 2017
Unity of Greater Portland has scheduled a series of special events, including films, classes and workshops, in observance of the 2017 Season for Nonviolence. Activities begin on January 11. See the complete schedule.
Jesus is the embodiment of radical love. His life and teachings reveal a way of living that manifests a universal compassion and a commitment to nonviolence. Through meditation, reflection, and discussions, the class will discover how we, as individuals and as a community, are called to embody that radical love. As a response to the social darkness of a violent culture, we will explore what it would mean to embrace the way of Christian nonviolence.
Readings: We will use John Dear Walking the Way to assist our meditation on the life of Jesus, along with his book The Nonviolent Life, to foster our understanding of nonviolence toward oneself, in our interpersonal relationships, and as a movement for social change.
Film: The Twelve Powers
Sunday, January 22, noon
We are happy to announce the screening of a new feature documentary called The Twelve Powers. The film, based on Charles Fillmore’s classic book, is the first in a series of three documentaries entitled A Sound Called Unity, all of which are based on the primary teachings of the Unity spiritual movement founded by Fillmore and his wife Myrtle in 1889. Watch the trailer and learn more
Friday, January 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sacred song and gong meditation with Todd Glacy. Join us in co-creating an evening of intentional community as we take time to honor and empower inner and outer peace through contemplative song, sound and silence.
Say Something: Compassionate Activism in Troubling Times
Sunday, January 29
10 a.m. Service with Guest Speaker Betsy Sweet
noon-2 p.m. Workshop with Betsy Sweet
Do Something: Taking action in our every day lives – An Action Planning workshop for compassionate activists. Following the talk in the morning, we will spend time together to further explore what our role is and can be as compassionate activists as we experience the intensification of bullying. What can we do on a daily basis? Are there actions we can create and take collectively to provide support to those who are on the receiving end of bullying? Learn more
Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m.
Come, break bread with us as we share together the beautiful food our Earth provides for us. Eating vegan is one of the most powerful ways we have to put our principles of peace, compassion, and nonviolence into the practice of our daily lives. Bring a dish to try or an old favorite, as long as it contains no eggs, dairy, or meat.
If the local status is categorized as “winter storm watch,” a decision will be made by 9 p.m. the night before any scheduled activities by the Board President and Minister. As soon as the local status becomes “winter storm warning,” Unity of Greater Portland automatically closes. This cancellation applies to all activities at the ministry – Sunday and weekday events.
Definitions: A storm watch means that the weather has the chance of turning into a storm. A storm warning means that the weather has become potentially dangerous and is headed our way.
Our policy is caution; we always want you to be safe in your travels. If you have questions about if a class or service will be held due to weather conditions, you may call 207-893-1233 and press #4 for storm cancellation information. Of course, even if a class or service is being held, the weather may be different in your location. Please use your own best judgment – safety first!