Dear friends,

What a unique and powerful time to be alive! It is a time of great change and radical transformation. I am feeling things shift in my own life, and in the life of our community. For me, this is a time of assessment, a time of growth, and a time when pursing the most primary forms of sweetness is crucial to my well-being. Soaking in the sunshine. Laughter with friends. Uninterrupted discourse with my children and grandchildren. Future-casting with my beloved husband. The past three months have brought many things to the surface.

As we enter the fourth month out of our building, I want to reiterate my concern for your health and safety. I have seen many announcements from other churches and spiritual communities in our area that intend to open in the next few weeks. That can make us feel pressured to do the same.

Currently, headlines in our country reflect growing concern about a resurgence of the virus that closed us in the first place. While Colorado's Covid numbers are lower than other states, we are far from being out of the proverbial woods. We must move very cautiously and make wise choices.

What I am trying to say is this: Please be patient. We are not letting the actions of others determine our decisions. You are too precious for us to risk your safety. We are taking every precaution, as we have all along, because we care — about our community, our staff, and our volunteers. We are blessed to be able to gather online and plan to continue doing so, at least until August. At that time, our board will once again evaluate our next steps.

This pandemic will end. Not today. Not tomorrow. But it will end. When it does, we want to have every member of our community join us in celebrating our return. Until we know we are all safe to do that — let us be strong, and patient, and allow faith to guide us. Thank you for your continued support and participation online.

OUTCOME OF OUR SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
A special meeting of membership was held on Wednesday, June 24th. After a preceding town hall meeting for discussion and a full hour of follow-up presentation and discussion, the membership in attendance voted unanimously to sell the Fillmore Center. Rest assured that we remain deeply committed to our children's program. We will keep you informed about the next steps as they develop. For now, please hold in mind that the exact right buyer is already on the way to us.
THIS SUNDAY we'll wrap up our June study series, Connected by Heart . What have we learned, how connected do we feel to each other and the world? How do we continue to deepen our connections during this time of physical separation? Join us this Sunday for a meaningful capstone conversation. We will open the meeting at 9:30, our affirmation circlet meditation will begin at 9:40, and our service will begin at 10am.

I look forward to sharing this sacred time with you!

Blessed be,
Rev. Ahriana
ZOOM in Sunday!
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
AS WE OPEN OUR HEARTS TO EACH OTHER
FROM THE COMFORT OF OUR HOMES

9:30am — the Zoom Room Opens
9:40am — Affirmation Circlet Meditation
10am – Service Begins

The zoom link for Sunday is:  

If asked for a password use Fillmore20

Zoom now has us entering through a waiting room. Once you are in it, you have to wait for one of us to manually click you in. This takes a little time and this is why we are opening the room at 9:30 to give you a chance to make sure you gain entry in advance. When you enter, please make sure your mic and camera turned off.
If you have any trouble,
call the office at 719-471-4556 or email unity@unityrockies.org for assistance

If you are unable to attend on Zoom, we will record the service and
post the link later in the day on our Facebook page and on our website: www.unityrockies.org
Connect during the week...
Comfort Circles:
If prompted for a password, use: Fillmore20


Comfort Circle with Julie –
Tuesdays at Noon

Comfort Circle with Ahriana –
Wednesday evenings at 6pm

If you need one-on-one counseling (via phone or ZOOM)
Spread the word!

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK: If you are not connected to Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies on Facebook, now is a great time to "Like" our page! Rev. Ahriana and our staff have been posting videos and updates so that we can stay connected and share great information! @UnityRockies and, be sure to share an invitation to our Facebook page with your friends!

SHARE THE RECORDING: Another way to spread the word is to share our Sunday Service recording link with friends, (or guide them to our website). A link to the recording of our Sunday Service is posted on our FB page and on and "weekly lessons" on our website.

HOW ABOUT A REVIEW? The more "likes", comments, thumbs up, reviews we get, the more exposure we get. If you love Unity and what we are up to, please leave a review on our Facebook page !

Westside Cares Donations Needed

Thanks so much for all of the donations that have come in!

June is one of the 4 months that Unity supports the Westside Food Pantry, let us continue our amazing support of this program.
When making a food drop off, please don't go inside the pantry. Stay with your car and volunteers will unload for you. Let the volunteer know that you are from Unity as food pantry workers fill out paperwork.

Most Needed Items Include:  
Food: bottled water, progresso/non-condensed soup, tomato soup, ensure/boost, canned chicken, boxed cereal, fresh fruit/vegetables
Non Food: Clorox disinfecting wipes,deodorant, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, face masks

Drop Off: 
Mondays 9am-11:00 am, Westside Community Center Food Pantry (1628 W. Bijou Street. Thursdays 9am-noon, Westside Cares (2808 West Colorado Avenue)
 
Need help with a drop off: Call Unity (471-4556) for help from the Care Team
Electronic:  Westsidecares.org     Hit donate now
If you are interested in helping others doing things such as picking up groceries, medicine, babysitting, etc. for those that can't go out or need a hand. We are trying to expand out Care Team! And if you are in need, please reach out to us! Email: Unity@unityrockies.org or call: 719-471-4556.
Upcoming Online Classes...

Reminder that the Men's Group still meets (via Zoom) on the Second & Fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:30am. The next meeting will happen Saturday, June 27th . If you'd like to join in but need more information, please call the office or email: unity@unityrockies.org.
Ways you can donate...
Donation Options

To "pitch in" during this challenging time, click the "Donate Now" button here, or go to our " donate page " on our website for other options.

PayPal : Use the email Unity@UnityRockies.org, and make sure you select "sending to a friend" to avoid any fees.

Text to Give information:
Text the amount you would like to give to 719-888-3423, you will be prompted to enter your payment information the first time. Through this you do have the ability to set up reoccurring payments by adding the word weekly, bimonthly, or monthly after the amount if you so choose to do so.

Donate through our website

Mail a check: Unity, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Call Crys in the office at 719-471-4556 to donate over the phone
or if you have any questions about any of the above options.
Your donations are appreciated more than ever!
Raise Funds for Unity 
at no cost to you!
Kroger is changing some procedures with the community rewards program (SCRIP), but in the long run will make it easier for you to participate in the program! The new program will be attached to your existing King Soopers Loyalty Rewards Card and 5% of every purchase will be donated back to our community!

If you need more info please click on: SCRIP
Please note: We unfortunately do not have any Natural Grocers or Safeway cards currently available.

Thanks, The Unity SCRIP Team