Groups:


Maker Meet-Up

Will resume on the 2nd Saturday of the month in February 2024! Stay tuned!!!

Research has shown making things improves mental agility, improves both gross and fine motor movements, and decreases cognitive decline. Making can be practiced by anyone for the purpose of self-expression, growth, and discovery. Creativity is our birthright and a faculty we can practice and cultivate together!

This is a creating community activity.

Spirit Groups

Small Groups that work with a book, chosen by Rev Lisa, that we study as a Community, and then in small groups during the week, in person or on zoom. A great way to connect with others. Spirit Groups convene twice a year, in the Spring and Fall.

  • Spirit Groups inspire infinite possibilities for connection and help us move into mission and relationship-centered ministry and practice.
  • Members of a Spirit Group form deep and lasting friendships. They become Spiritual Family and support each other through good and difficult times. They learn together and teach each other.
  • Spirit Groups provide structure and accountability for creating deep, lasting personal transformation.

Men’s Group

Third Saturday of each month: 9:00—11:30 am

“At some point in time, a man needs to embark on a risky journey. It’s a necessary adventure that takes him into uncertainty, and almost always involves some form of difficulty or failure. On this journey, the man
learns to trust God more than he trusts a sense of right and wrong or his own sense of self-worth.

… Often we mistake the roles we play for authentic living. But eventually, a man begins to sense that something is missing. He may experience this call to awareness as a beckoning whisper, a powerful dream, or a sudden stark life change — but no matter how it shows up, it needs to be heeded.”


(From “On the Threshold of Transformation, Daily Meditations for Men, by R. Rohr, Day 1

LGBTQ+

Join the LGBTQ community at Unity Spiritual Center of Portland.

Meets the 4th Sunday of each month following the Service.

We enjoy a positive supportive environment so we can focus on reaching our full potential and creating a way of life that leads to health, prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind. Unity does not seek to isolate or segregate but does want to provide support for those in our community who have not felt appreciated or welcomed at other congregations! All are welcome! for more info contact Lisa Barrett Kelly 

WORTHY: Stories of Overcoming Rejection and Religion to Find Truth

With raw, powerful stories from the LGBTQAI community—including Unity ministers and others who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning—Worthy is a booklet offering spiritual support from LGBTQAI writers who overcame years of rejection to see themselves as dynamic expressions of God.

The booklet explores journeys of addiction and recovery, marriage, parenthood, abuse, and coming out, with topics including: 

  • Coming to Terms
  • Healing from Religion
  • Creating Families
  • Transforming Gender
  • Knowing My Worth

These stories of healing—of never giving up the search for spiritual understanding and of self-acceptance—have endings that are not simply happy but full of gratitude and love.

The title for this LGBTQAI inspirational booklet comes from Rev. Mark Anthony Lord, who said, after his own painful journey:

“I am so flippin’ worthy it’s ridiculous!”

Request Your Copy

ONGOERS

4th Friday of every month at 11:30am

The Ongoers are a community of seniors & retired adults, who through unity beliefs and practices support, nurture and enjoy each other, often sharing a meal.  Meetings are held on the 4th Friday each month at a local restaurant. Topics for the meetings range from what is going on at Unity of Portland, to checking in on the church outreach programs; of particular interest is supporting the  Community Transitional School for homeless children.  This is a great place to meet people who come to Unity of Portland and find out about their rich lives and their love for Unity. 

WOMEN’S GROUP

The Women’s Group meets on the 4th Sunday of every month following the service. The goal of this group is connection and exploration of new ideas.

20 and 30 Somethings

Meets on the 3rd Sundays, following the Celebration Service, downstairs at Coffee and Connection

      SUPPORT GROUPS THAT MEET AT UNITY

Tuesday

Keep it Simple – Al-Anon            7:00-8:30 pm
Thursday
ACA LGBTQ+ 6:30-8:00 pm

Saturday

OA                                            7:30- 8:30 am

NA                                            11:30 am – 1 pm

Helping Parents Heal                3rd Saturday of the month 10:30am – Noon

For parents, grandparents, and siblings to assist in

the healing of losing a child. 

         COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT MEET AT UNITY

Tuesday

Course in Miracles 10 a.m. – 12 noon

A Course in Miracles teaches that everyone is wholly lovable and wholly loving, and shows how to find this true Self in ourselves and in others through the process of forgiveness. It consists of a Text, Workbook (daily practice lessons), and a Manual for Teachers. Allen Watson, our Licensed Unity Teacher,  has studied and taught the Course since 1985. The Portland study group, begun by Allen in 1999, meets 10to noon every Tuesday via Zoom or in person in the Unity Chapel. Suggested donation: $10. (See our bookstore if you need to purchase a copy. We use the Complete and Annotated Edition published by The Circle of Atonement.) For more info email watson.allen@gmail.com.Use the words “Portland ACIM info” in your subject.

Wednesday

Toastmasters                                      7 am – 8 am

Tabor Toastmasters, a local club of Toastmasters International 

Would you like to spend an hour a week with a group of interesting, articulate, and tolerant Portlanders? It’s easy!  Visit our Tabor Toastmasters Club, which meets from 7-8am every Wednesday in the chapel at Unity. You’ll meet a restaurant owner, a psychotherapist, an energy healer, a housecleaner, a retired teacher, PCC instructors, a computer programmer, accountants, and more. The speaker of the day will educate and entertain us, and as a guest, you will have the option to speak for about one minute on the Table Topic of the day, always a fun and informative part of the meeting. Our meeting is hybrid so you can join us via Zoom if that works better for you than in person. Either way, we would love to see you.

For more information contact one of the officers below.

Nina Rohrs, Vice President ofMembership nrohrs2000@icloud.com or 

Brenda Bartell, Vice President of mentorship bk.bartell@yahoo.com

Satori Men’s Chorus                            7 pm – 9 pm

Satori Men’sChorus focuses on promoting peace in ourselves, our communities, in the country and throughout the world. In fact, Satori was declared by the Mayor of the City of Portland as Portland’s Ambassador of Peace in 2019. We are not affiliated with any political or religious organization. Satori Men’s Chorus holds at least three concerts each season. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, at Unity of Portland. You don’t have to audition, but if you know what part you sing (first tenor, second tenor, baritone, or bass) you are welcome to attend and join a rehearsal in preparation for the next concert.  For further information, please visit our website, www.satorichorus.org

Girl Scouts 2nd and 4th Wednesdays       4 pm – 6 pm

Mt Tabor Girl Scouts of all ages

Saturday

Portland IANDS

2nd Saturday of the month                    2 pm – 4 pm

Near Death Experience Group