An Evening with Delia Chariker on Friday, Nov 17th at 7 pm

at Holy Family Episcopal Church  

419 Turnpike Road

Mills River, NC  28759

Delia Chariker has performed for 45 years on guitar, Native American flute, and vocals. Working with veterans as a therapist for the past several years, Delia founded the Charleston area performing group Veterans for Harmony, and has coordinated and Instructed in the nationally recognized Guitar4Vets program.

In 2005 she released Animas on CD, a collection of vocal chants and native flute performances. Delia is now the Music Director of Unity Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is also on the South Carolina Artist Roster, and received a grant for encouraging arts in the community through the Circular Church.

The Standing on the Side of Love Coffee House is an initiative for peace making through the arts: not only great music and great musicians, but great musicians with an uplifting socially conscious message. 

Tickets are $10 at the door, or available in advance from Holy Family – 828-891-9375 or

January 2018 Work-trip to Nicaragua - Center for Development in Central America

January 2018 Work-trip to Nicaragua

Unity of the Blue Ridge has a long relationship with Jubilee House Community (, a nonprofit working on Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Economic Development, Health Care and Education among the poorest people in Nicaragua. A work-trip is now being organized for January 20-28, 2018, with people from four churches in the Greenville, Asheville and Hendersonville area going to Cuidad Sandino.

The deadline to sign up is October 22, 2017. If you would like more information, please look for the information sheets on the counter outside our Unity Connections Bookstore or contact Rev. Laura, who will be going on the trip.

For more information, please contact Rev. Laura at:


2018 Parliment of World Religions - Toronto Canada - Early Bird Ends 9-30-17

2018 Parliment of World Religions - Toronto Canada

Parliament of World's Religions 2018 in Toronto

Unity of the Blue Ridge would like to have a group attend the November 2018 gathering in Toronto of the Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. Since the historic 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions, modern Parliaments have attracted participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations to its international gatherings. More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions. If we get a group of 5 or 10 people, we can get a discounted rate per person.  If interested, please contact Rev. Laura Collins at: 

More info at:

Knitting/Crocheting Hats & More for Area Agency

Unity of The Blue Ridge launches a new Community-Service Outreach program.  Unity is partnering with “Caring for Children” and is furnishing winter knitted hats, for babies, toddlers, teens and young adults.  Baby blankets and scarves for all ages are also being supplied.  

Caring for Children has served WNC for over 40 years.  Caring seeks to nurture hope and create a safe environment for children and families in crises by providing high quality care, shelter, education and emotional and medical treatment.

Unity knits winter hats for:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • Teens
  • Young adults
  • Baby blankets + scarfs for all ages provided

Help Unity be a meaningful partner and join our efforts.  No regular meetings are planned.

See Ruth Franz, Cosette Goeble, or Alan Burgess for additional information or call 828-505-0161.