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.”
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)
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!
Eat, Play, Love
Friday, May 18, 6 p.m.
A night of food, entertainment and fun! Featuring the FLUKES ukulele group (above). Delicious hors d’oeuvres. Live and silent auction. Tickets only $10 (children under 14 free). Fundraiser to benefit our Children’s Education Program and ongoing Spiritual Enrichment and Education. Contact us for tickets.
Tuesdays, May 15-June 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon
A class based on The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey.
This is a 6-week course on nurturing your creative side by overcoming ingrained fears and practicing creativity and self-love daily. Julia Cameron, author, created this program after teaching herself how to maintain the creativity required for her career as a writer without relying on mood swings and alcohol to get her there.
This is not a book to read. It is a book to do and it promises major life changes.
Discussion will be led by Rev. Pat. Offered on a love offering basis. Book available in Unity Book and Gift Store.
Tuesdays starting May 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Zumba classes are fun, upbeat and a great workout to boot! No experience necessary! Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesomeness each time you leave class. We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Learn more
Men’s Spiritual Progress & Support Group Resumes
Tuesday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Monthly on the third Tuesday. Facilitated by Jack Cole and Michael Wozich, the group offers a safe, supportive space – open to all men.
Saturday, May 19, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
This is an opportunity to enter into silence, meditate in our beautiful gardens and open yourself to the Divine Presence. In this supportive atmosphere you will be able to put aside the preoccupations of daily living and listen to the inner movement of Spirit. During the day you will be alone to engage in whatever form of meditation suits you. There will also be a couple of periods in which you will have the opportunity to sit in silence with others. Learn more
Peace Literacy: Skills & Leadership Summer Workshop
Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10 at St. Joseph’s College
Presented by Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A graduate of West Point and a veteran of the war in Iraq, he created the idea of Peace Literacy after his time in the military. He develops the idea further in his seven-book series The Road to Peace, where he writes about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human.
This week-long workshop is offered by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Unity of Greater Portland. Learn more and reserve your place now.
Unity of Greater Portland is hosting Dancing Jaguar Inspirations’ Spirit Camps for all ages in 2018.
Visit Dancing Jaquar’s website for information about camps for adults.
A Course in Miracles
Sundays, noon-12:45 p.m.
This discussion group is facilitated by Matt Purinton and explores A Course in Miracles chapter by chapter, each week focusing on key ideas of each chapter. Additionally, participants consider teachings from the book Unity and A Course in Miracles by William Heller and Paul Hasselbeck.
Winter Storm Policy
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!