Merry Christmas!

At a Glance
Dec 23rd ~ Unitics Band plays for 9 and 10:30am services
Dec 24th ~
Dec 24th – 27th ~ Unity office closed for the holiday
Dec 26th ~ No Book Study Group for December
Dec 30th ~ One service for 5th Sunday ~ 10am ~ Guest Speaker Franklin Taggart
Dec 31st ~ Hour for Peace ~ 5am

Jan 1st ~ Unity office closed for New Year’s Day holiday
Jan 2nd ~ Movie Night ~ movie TBA
Jan 6th ~ Guest Speaker Denise Fedelleck
Jan 6th ~ Unity monthly council meeting ~ 12noon ~ Myrtle Room
Jan 8th ~ Weekly Heart Talks ~ 10am
Jan 9th ~ Annual Burning Bowl Ceremony (instead of Drumming Circle) ~ 7pm
Jan 10th ~ Healing our Gender Wounds ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Jan 12th ~ Weekly Heart Talks ~ 10am
Jan 16th ~ StoryZime ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Jan 20th ~ ABC's for Empowering Kids workshop ~ 12noon - 2pm
Jan 21st ~ Prayer/Comfort Shawl Group ~ 7pm ~ Myrtle Room
Jan 22nd ~ Weekly Heart Talks ~ 10am
Jan 23rd ~ Book Study Group ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room ~ book TBA

Feb 3rd ~ Unity monthly council meeting ~ 12noon ~ Myrtle Room
Feb 10th ~ Unity Annual Meeting ~ right after 2nd service
Feb TBA ~ Guest Speaker Tim Wade

For more information about upcoming events, see our calendarAlso check out the Unity “Get Involved” page to see all of our events throughout the year.

Preview for Sunday
In Today's News: Infinite Joy to You and to All!

JOY is the topic for Sunday.  ‘Tis the season for “tidings of great joy!” There are so many lovely verses that speak of this, that proclaim it with whole and emphatic trust. The Hope and Peace and Love which we have explored the past 3 weeks lead us unswervingly into Joy.
Charles Fillmore said that joy is the happiness of God, expressed through humankind. And the Psalms speak of ALL creatures, all creation, expressing God’s joy.
What is this joy that all sacred traditions proclaim? 
A friend told me recently about a conversation on “what brings you joy.” As we talked about it, we began to realize that the things being described sounded more like, “What brings you pleasure?”
Once again I was reminded that Joy is a deep state that emanates from inside of us. It is part of our being. I love the song from the Sound of Music about “My Favorite Things.” It’s a great celebration of things – like kittens and mittens and such – that make the singer feel happy. 
Happy as those are, however, they do not define the Joy about which the spiritual traditions speak. As Desmond Tutu says in The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and the Archbishop:

“Joy is much bigger than happiness. While happiness is often seen as being dependent on external circumstances, joy is not.”
I hope you can join us Sunday for our Advent celebration of Joy, which will include special music by our wonderful Unitics band.
In Joy,
I invite you to say this affirmation continuously, letting its meaning radiate into your entire being:
I am God’s joy!

Ready for the New Year?

You can virtually join the Unity Worldwide Ministries' Burning Bowl Ceremony. 

"At year’s end, the burning bowl ceremony is a powerful ritual—a symbolic release—to let go of anything that no longer serves you.

"It is the opportunity to release old wounds, negative or unhealthy thought patterns, unfulfilled expectations, mistakes, or situations that may be holding you back from living your best life."

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1401 West Vine Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Services at 9am and 10:30am every Sunday.
In months with five Sundays, we have one service on that 5th Sunday at 10am,
combining the services. Childcare provided.

Office and Bookstore Hours
Sunday thru Thursday
8:30 am - 11:30 am

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