Unity of The Blue Ridge in Partnership with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity - Next scheduled workdays - Friday, June 29th and 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). 


Healing the Heart of Democracy Discussion Group (Two Options)

Healing the Heart of Democracy Discussion Group (Two Options)

Thursdays, May 17 & 31, June 14 & 28, 6:30 - 8:00 PM with Rev. Jane Nelson

Saturdays, May 12 & 26, June 9 & 23, 2:00 - 3:30 PM with Rev. DeBorah Ogiste

To be held at Unity of The Blue Ridge

2041 Old Fanning Bridge Rd. 

Mills River, NC 28759

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


2018 Parliment of World Religions - Toronto Canada - Group Registration Ends 2-18-18

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. More info at:  https://parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018

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.

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary

NC's 1st Conservation Burial Ground

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is committed to perpetual conservation of the environment as each burial becomes part of the living landscape. 

Carolina Memorial Sanctuary appreciates the support of Unity of The Blue Ridge, and wants to make sure that those who are interested in a spot at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, take advantage of the special Unity discount before it expires. Contact Us soon to schedule a tour or to pick your spots. 

Save 5% until March 1st

Save 3% from March 2nd – June 1st

Discount ends June 2nd

To learn more, please visit: https://carolinamemorialsanctuary.org/