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June Outreach - Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

During the month of June, the public is invited to take compassionate action and fulfill Brother Wolf’s Pet’s Wish List. Unity of The Blue Ridge encourages people to drop off donations such as pet food, leashes, toys, cleaning supplies and more! The highest donation need is currently kitten food, both wet and dry.

Items collected during the month-long June drive will all be donated to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville to help feed and care for their 500+ orphaned animals. For some, this is simply a matter of donating new toy or can of pet food. Every little bit helps!

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, is a grass roots organization that operates a public adoption center, making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in our No-Kill mission. Other donation needs include: Dry food, canned food, and treat donations for all our dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, and other small animals! We will take recently-opened, fresh bags of food, as well as prescription food. Dog leashes, toys, crates, washable beds and towels, blankets and sheets. Cat litter, scratchers, catnip, toys and carriers.

For a complete list of needs, visit: https://www.bwar.org/donate/wishlist/

Healing the Heart of Democracy Discussion Group (Two Options)

Healing the Heart of Democracy Discussion Group (Two Options)

Thursdays, June 14 & 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Rev. Jane Nelson

Saturdays, June 9 & 23, 2:00 - 3:30 PM with Rev. DeBorah Ogiste

This is a discussion group based on the book“Healing the Heart of Democracy. The outcome of this group is to find ways to bridge our differences so that we can move forward to build a nation that is worthy of our children and their children’s children. To begin building a nation that nurtures its people. A nation that is truly invested in instilling Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Books are available in our Unity Connections Bookstore.

For more information about the author Parker J. Palmer go to website http://www.couragerenewal.org/resources/books/#hhd

Take a look at this YouTube Video of Parker J. Palmer in conversation with Bell Hooks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klrhqs35W9w

For more information, please contact:

Rev. Jane Nelson: revjanenelson0906@gmail.com

Rev. DeBorah Ogiste: DeBorah@peacefulmiracles.com

 

Meditation for the Love of It - facilitated by Gayle Ray - Every 2nd Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:30 PM & Every 2nd Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Join Gayle Ray as she offers “Meditation for the Love of It” twice a month.   This is the title of a book by Sally Kempton that will be used as a guide.  We’ll discuss ideas from the book and do guided meditations.

Every 2nd Tuesday evening and every 2nd Wednesday afternoon! 

We will explore different ways of going within and connecting with the Divine Self and living from that place of connection and awareness.  Also we will explore the loving devotional heart and the objective Knower – Awareness – and fusing these two aspects of the Self together.   

This class is for beginners and seasoned meditators.  We will cover posture, mantra, breath, grounding, quick centering techniques, and do a number of guided meditations that lead us further into a state of oneness with the Beloved.

These monthly events are given on a love offering basis and all are welcome. 

For more information, please contact Gayle Ray at: gayleray@bellsouth.net

Summer Solstice Interfaith Celebration - June 21, 7 pm

Drawing on Unity principles, Hindu devotional practices, pagan understandings of the Wheel of the Year, and prayers from the Abrahamic traditions with leaders from the Creation Care Alliance, this is an evening intended to activate our hope for the Earth and her peoples. Contact Rev. Laura for more information: UnityRevLaura@gmail.com

Unity of The Blue Ridge work-day with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity! Friday, June 29th & Saturday, July 21st

Unity of The Blue Ridge work-day with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity!

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity that involves working with a team of Unity members, being active, learning new skills and requires NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE?  There is space for up to 10 volunteers to help build affordable housing in Arden. Asheville Area Habitat builds simple, affordable, energy-efficient 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses that are sold to low-income buyers who repay an interest-free 30-year mortgage (serviced by Habitat).

Habitat families and local volunteers work side-by-side with experienced construction supervisors and there are different types of jobs to match volunteer skill-levels (or lack thereof!).

The Friday, June 29th work-day begins with registration at 8:15 and concludes at 3:30 p.m. The Saturday, July 21st work day begins at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m.  Sign-ups and details will be available at church or contact Dick Allen for more information (safetymandick@gmail.com). 

 

Leaning Into Life - Sundays, July 8 and July 22, 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Leaning Into Life - a 2-part confidential facilitated conversation around living with depression or other mental health challenges. Facilitators are Rev. Laura and Betty Aubut, RN. Both women have extensive training and professional experience dealing with struggling with mental health issues, as well as personal experience. This is a chance for individuals or their family members to address these concerns in a context of compassion, affirmative prayer and Unity principles. Contact Rev. Laura for more information: UnityRevLaura@gmail.com

Feed the Kids - Friday, July 20th

Unity of The Blue Ridge serves in turn with other organizations in support of Feed the Kids Coalition in Henderson County. Volunteers help prepare the food here at Unity of The Blue Ridge, then the food is transferred to the Boys & Girls Club in Hendersonville, where approximately 300 children are served! 

If you would like to volunteer in any area, please contact Geri Conley at: geri5@att.net

 

Future Dates for Feed the Kids:

 

July 20th

September 7th

October 19th 

November 30th