A Very Merry Christmas at UCR: Join Us for These Glorious Events This Season!
Rev. Ellen has just announced a wonderful lineup of holiday activities planned for December. Be sure to mark these events on your calendar so that we can all come together, celebrate, and make this holiday season a Christmas to remember!
Ann and Allen enjoy the 2022 Christmas Candlelight Service.
Sunday, December 3 - 1st Sunday in Advent: Hope
Guest Speaker Rev. Ana Quintana "Be The Light Now" message and workshop after the service.
Sunday, December 10 - 2nd Sunday in Advent: Faith
Super Sunday and Christmas Party after the service with a pot-luck lunch, Christmas decorating, and caroling around the piano with Greg and Susan
Sunday, December 17 - 3rd Sunday in Advent: Joy
Regular Sunday morning service and Christmas Candlelight Service from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 - 4th Sunday in Advent: Peace
Regular Sunday morning service
Sunday, December 31 - Special Sunday service: Body Prayer, using Neil Douglas-Klotz's empowering method of giving movement to the Aramaic Lord's Prayer.
Sunday, January 7 - Burning Bowl/White Stone Service
Holiday Super Sunday for UCR
10:30 a.m., December 10
Give to Our Special Offering!
Are you looking for a way to make a year-end gift to our church and support our mission and vision? Participate in not one but two offerings on our Holiday Super Sunday, December 10. The first special offering will be dedicated to rebuilding our reserves and supporting our evolving outreach/in-reach activities and beautiful church building. The second offering will be our regular one, to support our wonderful regular programs and ministry. Join us in this great opportunity to energize our funding and make a second gift that Sunday!
Can’t come to church on December 10? No problem! You can make your year-end gift to the Super Sunday Love Offering using the Donate button above or below through the end of December, or by sending a check designated Super Sunday to Unity Church of Raleigh, 5124 Departure Drive, Ste 108, Raleigh NC 27616.
Thank you for your love, time, talent, tithes, and love offerings throughout this transformational year. Most important of all, thank you for your vision of and for UCR!
12 Powers Christmas Candlelight Service
Sunday, December 17, 4:00 till 5:30 p.m.
At UCR and Livestreamed
Join us for this beautiful Unity tradition celebrating the Christmas season with candlelight and music. Using the 12 Spiritual Powers/Abilities present in each of us, represented by a specific color and disciple, this incredible candlelight service reminds us of our innate Divinity and the amazing gifts we bring to the world. The holy (and wholly beautiful!) service is a blend of music, readings and the candlelighting. The evening ends with more holiday music and festive fellowship around the hospitality table, laden with Christmas goodies! Don’t miss this transformative experience that prepares you for a spiritual and peaceful Christmas.
There is no childcare for this service, but we will have a children’s corner with coloring books for the little ones, attended by parents.
Burning Bowl/White Stone Service
Sunday Morning, January 7 at 10:30
At UCR and Livestreamed
The New Year in Unity signifies a letting go of old ideas and ways of doing things that no longer serve us, and a rebirth of a bright, new consciousness – the powerful Christ Consciousness that dwells in all of us and brings us our good. Bring your New Year’s Resolutions to glorious life and be ready to step out on our journey into 2024, ready and willing to embrace all the good that Spirit has to offer – prosperity, health, loving relationships, peace, and meaning. This sacred and moving service gives us a chance to release the old and begin anew, fresh in faith and hope and love.
On January 7, we write down and put to flame all those things we are letting go, and then, listing our hopes and dreams and goals, we usher in a meaningful and promising 2024. Don’t miss it!
Do you love nifty collectibles? Want to augment your china service? Have a devoted collector of action figures in your life? UCR's new Ebay store carries these very special items and more, including gorgeous pottery and name brand products. Check out our deals and bless the church with your purchasing power. SPECIAL: We provide free local deliveries at church on Sundays for congregants! Have some items you'd like to donate to our store? Contact the church office.
New Unity Holistic Wellness Center Treatment Room!
Want an experienced and compassionate professional by your side as you navigate your personal healing journey? The new UHWC Wellness Treatment Room is welcoming clients! We have four veteran, caring health practitioners who can support you on your path of healing, whatever is happening to you or through you.
Kelly Nembhard, Reiki Master Teacher and Angel Intuitive is a Reiki and energy healer. To book an appointment, reach out to Kelly at the unityholisticwellnesscenter.org or visit her website www.mywealthinhealth.com.
Sharri Gaines, Certified Integrative Reflexologist and Spiritual Mentor is certified in Integrative Reflexology, Usui Reiki and Reiki Tummo Energy Healing, and Hatha Yoga. To contact Sharri, email email@example.com.
Stacey Paige, Licensed Spiritual Practitioner and Yoga Teacher is a Licensed Yoga Instructor and a Licensed Spiritual Coach. To set up an appointment, visit her website: https://www.staceypaige.com.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Gardner, Reiki Master Teacher and Energy Healer Jackie is an intuitive empath who is committed to being a healer of the heart, body, mind, and soul. To reach Jackie, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Morning Guided Meditation
10:00 a.m. until 10:15, UCR Prayer Chapel
Craving the peace and refreshment of meditation? Join us on Sunday mornings before the service for a beautiful guided meditation in our Prayer Chapel. Then join the 10:30 church service with a renewed spirit and an open heart!
A big "Thank You!" to everyone who supported our first Fall-oween Chili Cook-off. We had a scary good time and raised $1,000 for the church.
Al shares his Affirmation Rock.
UCR rocks ... LITERALLY!
Our UCR congregation brought hands and feet to the Unity message of Peace, Love, and Joy by painting affirmation river rocks as part of our World Day of Prayer celebration. We enjoyed distributing them throughout the community in mid-September. Imagine all the people who found one of these rocks with the right and perfect message at the right and perfect time!
Dawg Days of Summer Fundraiser Raffle a Red-hot Success!
What's more fun than a water balloon fight on a hot summer's day? Winning $500 AND blessing the church with a successful fundraiser! We sold 136 tickets and raised $2720 for the church. Many thanks to the oh-so-cool raffle team: Alan and Anne Smith, Louise Smythe, and Melanie Raskin. Special thanks to the anonymous donor who contributed the prize money for this event.
Rev. Annie drew the winning tickets.
Our Hearts in Unity Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser, led by Betty Sari, was a huge success! We raised more than $2,100 for the church and a good time was had by all! Thanks to everyone who donated lasagnas, desserts, raffle prizes, and musical talent, and volunteered at the event.
Spring Yard Sale Blessed UCR!
It takes a lot of hands (and hearts!) to make a huge, indoor, three-day yard sale a success. And as usual, we did it! Many thanks to all our fantastic volunteers (guided by event leader Sharon Shehdan) over the week-long journey to pull off the sale, whose tireless energy led us to raise $3,142 for our church (and counting, as we are now selling bigger ticket items in other ways) AND to bless the wider community with wonderful bargains. See you next year!