Chat & Chew: Every 1st Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Sol Y Luna in Laurel Park. Share a meal and socialize with others from Unity of The Blue Ridge!

Habitat for Unity: Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month!  All variety of fix it projects.  No experience necessary.  Coffee, donuts and duct tape provided!

Friendship Potluck: Our Monthly Potlucks are taking a hiatus for the summer!  No potlucks July through September. During this time we will make some improvements in the kitchen and form a volunteer kitchen team.



A Course of Love with Rev. Cat Oaks - Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Rev. Cat Oaks as she facilitates an ongoing group of A Course of Love.

A Course of Love is a practical yet profound continuation of A Course In Miracles.  The main difference is where ACIM is more focused on changing the mind about the mind, ACOL is about allowing the shift from mind to heart center. A merging of mind and heart to wholeness of our True Selves.

Given on a Love Offering basis.

A Course of Love is a living course that empowers us to recognize, through our felt experience of it, the truth of who we are as human and divine beings—a truth much more magnificent than we could previously imagine. ACOL —


  • Reveals a way of direct knowing of truth. It takes us beyond learning as Jesus nurtures our inner unity by inviting “wholeheartedness,” the union of mind and heart.
  • Brings to light the essential oneness of all, experienced through holy relationship with everything.
  • Fosters radical forgiveness, and goes beyond forgiveness to radical acceptance.
  • Readies us to be “the second coming of Christ” and to create “a new world.”
  • Was received by Mari Perron over three years (1998-2001) in the same manner as A Course in Miracles was received. 
  • Renews the revelation begun in A Course in Miracles. The relationship between the two courses is described this way: “A Course in Miracles attempted to dislodge the ego-mind that has provided you with an identity that you but think you are. A Course of Love then followed in order to reveal to you who you truly are.” (T2:4.3)
  • Stands on its own without need for readers to be familiar with A Course in Miracles.
  • Gently guides the reader from the experience of separation to the experience of union, which is also to experience the power of God and the force of love.


For more information, please contact Cat at:

Qigong for Health and Heart with Laura Nelson- Tuesdays, 10 - 11:15 a.m. beginning September 5th

Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) is a series of slow, meditative movements to promote optimum health, relieve stress, balance your emotions and connect you to your heart energy.  Practicing the movements with others and sharing energy, amplifies the healing process and clears the energy in the building too! The exercises can be done by anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.  Each session will focus on balancing a specific bodily organ and emotion and includes a meditation.  If you are a highly sensitive person or very emphatic, Qigong can assist you in relieving the feelings of being overwhelmed and anxious. It is best to commit to attending a series of classes but you can also  drop in anytime.

The instructor is Laura M. Nelson who has been a Qigong Practitioner for over 15 years.  She has been certified through Spring Forest Qigong and the Chinese Health Qigong Association.  Contact Laura at 201-452-8244, or

Sacred Insights Message Circle with Sandra Sullivan, Every 1st Wednesday of the Month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Sandra Sullivan for an evening of insight and wisdom!

Sandra works with the Counsel of Ancients and the Counsel of Ages.  They deliver a group message as well is personal messages for individuals in the group time permitting.

Each message has information for each person. Time permitting there is a question and answer opportunity. You can ask Global or personal questions.

Fee: $15.00 per person 

About Sandra: Sandra is a gifted and talented Spiritual Intuitive and Tarot Reader. She has been assisting others with her gifts of insight since the 1980’s. The Hansen-Roberts Tarot is the deck she uses to guide her readings along. Sandra is a Reiki Master/ Teacher and gifted healer as well. She walks the Red Path and frequently holds teaching circles in her home. In addition, Sandra does coaching, training and empowerment seminars locally and on a national level. “Helping others find their spiritual self and personal empowerment is my Soul/Life’s work.” Sandra’s work is direct, no-nonsense, honest and from the heart.

Sandra has been assisting others with her insight and spiritual counseling for nearly 30 years. She possesses extraordinary listening skills and innately knows the precise question to ask … at the right time. These skills are magnified with clarity. The information delivered is a reverent sharing, conducted in a sensitive manner, dedicated to your upliftment, and heightened awareness of your personal spiritual journey.

Sandra uses many tools for your enlightening experience. As a Reiki Master/Teacher, Tarot Instructor, Gifted Intuitive and a Channel for the Highest Good for All Concerned, she offers a grand opportunity for enlightenment and spiritual growth. The information she receives provides personal insight and practical application in your moment to moment awareness and activities.

Unity Men's Group - Every 2nd Monday - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Men, you are invited to join in a monthly circle, where eachget-togetherwillinclude a presented topic and heartfelt discussion.  Meet new friends, deepen bonds and connect  in a space of honor and love.


Women's Group - Coffee, Fun, Connection & More! - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. - Noon


A time for socializing & fun,  connecting, sharing informative and inspiring activities, adventures and more!

2nd Wednesday of each month - 10 a.m. - Noon, at Unity of the Blue Ridge


Please come and invite your friends! 

We are in the process of forming special interest groups and we want your input!  If you can, please bring a little something yummy to share,we will provide the coffee and tea!

We look forward to seeing you!!

Nancy VanAken  (828) 595-9582

AnneSeigworth  (828) 513-1498


Healing Oasis - Every 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

New Schedule!  2nd Wednesday of each Month, 6:30 8:30 p.m.

“Healing is a gift to be used wisely and lovingly for the highest good of All”

Energy Workers, Facilitators and Practitioners will be offering various healing modalities such as Reiki; Chakra Balancing; Tuning Fork/ Toning, Soul Collage, Readers of Tarot/Divination, Healing Prayer Warriors, Health Intuitive, etc.  This team will freely share their gifts of healing work to this community and the surrounding counties once a month.  FREE!

For more information: email Linda Jones at 

Bear Tracks Flute Circle - 7 - 9 p.m. (Meets 2nd Friday of each month)

The Bear Tracks Flute Circle, facilitated by Rick McDaniel will meet on the 2nd Friday of each Month at Unity of The Blue Ridge. 

The group is open to all with an interest in music, whether as a player or listener. The emphasis is on flutes, but other instruments are welcome, to play with flutes, or to make music individually. 

The Native American flute is the primary emphasis, but we welcome all flute forms, to include silver flute and world flutes. Other instruments which can jam with players, assuming we get some flute players that are not entirely beginners, would be drums, dulcimers, and guitar.

For more information about the Circle, please contact Rick at:

To join the online forum, visit:

The membership is free, but members have to create a password, and log in, with a request to join. Once on the group, members get automatic notices of meetings, and other information, and there is a discussion forum to ask questions and get answers, and other help, on flute, music, and native related topics. 


Women's Peer Support Group - Evening - 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


Julie Considine facilitates a monthly Women's Support Group every 4th Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., beginning July 26th.

Today most women can expect to live longer, healthier and active lives. However, along with new opportunities, modern life has created new challenges for women of all ages.

Older and younger women now find themselves juggling multiple rules and transitions.  Many must learn to adjust to physical changes, loss of loved ones and new living arrangements. Some women struggle with serious health conditions that limit their mobility. Others must abandon work or social activities to care for aging parents or an ailing spouse. We are always experiencing change!

Julie Considine has sponsored and facilitated women’s support groups for the past 35 years.

One of her primary goals for this group is to have FUN, PLAY, RELAX and support other women as we solve common problems, share our joys and sorrows, access new resources, develop new coping skills to manage changes and losses and feel more in control of our lives.

Julie has been a mental health therapist specializing in women’s issues, addiction, family and couples issues for over 35 years and is well known for her lectures on communication, grief/loss, addiction, and teaching the necessary skills to develop close, interpersonal relationships. 

Peer Support is an essential part of staying healthy emotionally, physically and psychologically.

 By finding and joining a support group that meets your needs, you can expand your circle of support and have a safe place where you can talk with others about your HOPES, your DREAMS, your TRIALS—essentially ALL of your life.

Julie stresses that one thing has always been constant in all of her support groups— a strong commitment to friendship and mutual, respectful support. The group weathered the storms of change and loss and strengthened its commitment to each other as a result.

The friendships we have formed over the years have provided an on-going circle of support that continues to be there whenever it is needed: the illness of an adult child, a parent’s dying, a career change, the death of a spouse, divorce, family discord, hurt feelings; when living seems like a journey that is too difficult to maneuver.

Together, we celebrate the joys of life – new marriages and the marriages of our children, new grandchildren, our own achievements and those of the people we love, the beauty of the natural world, and the richness of our everyday experiences!

We would love to have you join us as we start this new rich journey!

For more information, please contact Julie at:

Cost $20 - however no one turned away!

Women’s Peer Support Group

Facilitated by Julie O’Connell Considine


More Ongoing Events held at Unity of The Blue Ridge!

Ongoing A.A. Group - Wednesdays and Fridays - 10-11 a.m. - at Unity of The Blue Ridge

​Ongoing Al-Anon Meeting - Wednesdays - 1-2 p.m. - at Unity of The Blue Ridge