Welcome to Unity of Ft. Collins

At a Glance

Jun 17th ~ No Prayer Shawl group (we’ll resume in the fall)
Jun 19th ~ StoryZime ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Jun 23rd ~ Guest speakers Robert and Anne Hudgens
Jun 26th ~ Book Study ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room ~ More Together than Alone, by Mark Nepo (this book is available in the Unity bookstore)
Jun 30th ~ Guest speaking & special music by Kathe Molloy and John Magnie

Jul 3rd ~ Movie Night ~ 6:30pm ~ Christopher Robin ~ Rated PG
Jul 4th ~ Unity office closed in observance of Independence Day 
Jul 7th ~ Guest speaker Julie Legg & special music by the Unitics
Jul 10th ~ Drumming Circle ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room
Jul 14th ~ Guest speaker Amanda Fewell
Jul 14th ~ Special music by Brian David Collins
Jul 17th ~ StoryZime ~ 6:30pm ~ Rumi Room
Jul 24th ~ Book Study ~ 7pm ~ Rumi Room 

Aug 25th ~ Annual picnic in the backyard

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

Preview for Sunday

This Sunday’s talk will be given by several of our Unity members on the topic of "Spiritual Insights from Family Life.” We'll be sharing lessons learned as parents, as children, and as extended family. 
Some spiritual traditions believe that our families are made up of souls who have made agreements together to help each other evolve through their experience on Earth. Some teach that family bonds extend beyond birth and death.

Family inspired spiritual insights are probably more common than any other kind. No matter how they function, our family experiences shape our early understanding of life and the world. They ultimately inform us of the kinds of people we want to become, or the kinds of people we wish to avoid becoming.
Every family is as unique as a fingerprint, so there are many ways to learn from each other. This collaborative talk is an opportunity to hear a variety of stories from our own people about wisdom gained, lessons learned, and silver linings found in our families.

Important Announcements
Transition Update ~ June 13, 2019

It is time to create our Spiritual Leader Search Team

Call for Volunteers for the Search Team:  
The deadline for getting your name on the volunteer list for consideration is Sunday, June 23, 2019. Please contact Grace, in the office, to get your name on the list. 

We are calling for 4 volunteers to be on our Spiritual Leader Search Team.
Each volunteer is asked to agree to an individual, thoughtful process with the Unity council to choose, out of all the volunteers (if we have more than 4), the 4 that will be on this team.
After the 4 volunteers are determined, one council member – Corina – will complete this team. This team will be involved at a very exacting level in helping select candidates to recommend to the council for further consideration.
We will provide search team training for the entire team. After which, as a member of this team, you will be available for frequent Search Team meetings; read candidate resumes; schedule and conduct candidate interviews via phone, video conference, and/or in person; report to the council and the congregation; meet with the council regularly; stay in “prayerful discernment about each candidate…that doesn’t preclude strong discussion, advocating or argument. But at some point, call a halt, take a breath, be willing to surrender your stake or agree to disagree and make room for Spirit.”
Continuity in this team is important, so please understand that this is at least a 3-month commitment, with many meetings, once we start accepting resumes – and it could go longer. You will be on this team until we hire our next Spiritual Leader.
Needed for this team:
-Good communication skills and willingness & ability to talk in front of our Unity congregation
-Consistency – follow a consistent process and ask consistent questions of all applicants
-Sense of fairness, tolerance, open-mindedness, and justice – there is no room for prejudges of any kind
-Record-keeping - keep accurate records of all interviews and the team process
-Confidentiality with lack of politics, campaigning, and agendas
-Reporting - deliver regular, short (one-minute) reports to the congregation every two weeks, conduct longer (30-minute) monthly gatherings about your process and progress with the congregation, as well as report to the council
-Integrity and lack of conflicts of interest - e.g.: if you know a candidate, you must recuse yourself. You also shouldn’t have communication with any applicant outside of the agreed upon process by the team
-Willingness to diligently check references, make phone calls, write emails, ask difficult questions, and possibly have uncomfortable conversations kindly.
-Scheduling and planning - make arrangements for housing/hotel and transportation, tours of Ft. Collins, etc. for in-person interviews
The next StoryZime meeting is Wednesday, June 19th
The next book study group is Wednesday, June 26th, and they begin a new book: 
More Together than Alone, by Mark Nepo. 
You are Invited!

to Unity Council Meetings 

Council meetings are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 11:30am.

They are open to everyone and everyone has a voice, so feel free to join us.

Next regular council meeting is July 14th, 11:30am in the Rumi Room 
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Unity of Fort Collins
1401 West Vine Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

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September 1st:  One service at 10am. 
Childcare provided.

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