Spirit Groups

"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." – Mother Teresa
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Spirit Groups

Learn & Grow Together

A Spirit Groups introduction from Rev Jane Hiatt

Spirit Groups

Upcoming Spirit Groups

We start a new round of Spirit Groups each season. These spiritually focused discussion groups, normally based on video curriculum or books, have provided a rich source of connection and a sense of belonging to a vibrant, welcoming community for those who have participated.

Groups are limited in size to 4-8 people, so sign up as soon as you are ready to commit! Our goal is to have enough groups so that everyone can participate, but if the group you want to join is already full, let us know and we may start another group! We urge you to make time for this in your schedule. This is how we deliver our mission to embody love and awaken spiritual consciousness. It is so much more effective in a small group.

It’s easy to join a Spirit Group and anyone is welcome, you don’t need to be a Unity member!  You can join a group quickly through our Simple Church Group finder, if you are already a Unity member. Otherwise, just use the links below the group descriptions to register.

If you still need help, contact Kevin Kubota, our Spirit Group Leader, via email.  You can also talk to Kevin about hosting a Spirit Group!



Spirit Group Hosts Wanted!

Sign up now for the host training, it’s easy and fun! All Unity members are eligible to host and the only qualification is a desire to help people connect, and a 6-7 week commitment to hosting your group. Host at your home or at Unity. Sign up for the no-obligation training to find out more. The next trainings are on Sunday, September 12th, 5:30-7:00 pm, OR Wednesday, September 15th, 5:30-7:00 pm. Sign up here for training OR participation.

The “I” of the Storm (POSTPONED)

Group Host: Ali Davidson
Locaton: Zoom online meeting room
Starts: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Meeting Times: Every Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm for 7 weeks. Contact host for more information.
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: The “I” of the Storm, by Gary Simmons (view on Amazon)

With so many challenges facing so many these days, Gary Simmons book and program, The I of the Storm is very timely. It offers a transformational approach to working through conflict. This series provides opportunities for guided self-reflection and tools for shifting our paradigm around conflict. Sometimes the conflict is with external situations/people, sometimes it is within ourselves. Learning to navigate these challenging times and the conflicts that arise with them allows us to expand with greater ease and peace.

Ted Talks for the Soul (CLOSED)

Group Host: Clare Kubota
Locaton: Zoom online meeting room
Starts: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, 6-7:30 pm
Meeting Times: Every Wednesday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for 6 weeks. Contact host for more information.
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: Weekly Ted Talks online from the TED website

Ted talks are a goldmine of inspirational ideas and conversation starters. We’ll explore a new and inspiring spiritually related 20-minute TED talk each week and discuss its impact and meaning together, and find ways to make these groundbreaking ideas and interpretations part of our own daily lives.

The Wim Hof Method (CLOSED)

Group Host: Aaron Baumfaulk
Locaton: in person, location Bend westside
Starts: Tuesday March 9th, 6-8 PM
Meeting Times: 6:00 pm – 8:00pm every Tuesday for 7 weeks
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: Teh Wim Hof Method (view on Amazon)

The book explains the science-backed health benefits to the physiology when practicing the regular breathing technique and cold water therapy by using The Wim Hof Method.

Note that this meeting will be in-person at a home in Bend. Please make sure you are comfortable with small in-person gatherings.

Nourishing Wisdom (CLOSED)

Group Host:

Suzanne Lemagie


Locaton: via zoom
Starts: Tuesday March 30th, 10-11:30 AM
Meeting Times: 10:00 am – 11:30 am every Tuesday for 6 weeks
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: Nourishing Wisdom (view on Amazon)

The book explores the deep spiritual hunger in us all, emphasizing that there is no clear-cut dividing line between mind and body, feelings and food.  For many people, today food is a source of conflict and confusion rather than a source of nourishment.  The author offers practical ways for us to bypass our habits and free ourselves from such limiting ideas.  This is not another diet book but it will be the most important book you’ll ever read about food.

Navigating the Pandemic While Living Alone

Group Host:

Jenni Davis


Locaton: via zoom
Starts: Thursday March 25th, 5-6:30 pm
Meeting Times: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm every Thursday for 7 weeks
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: none
In this group we will get to know others and who are traversing this pandemic while living alone. We will share about our individual experiences during this time, discuss special challenges, share what kind of things have helped, and share some of our hobbies with each other. We will get to know each other, have fun, and also delve deep and talk about how this pandemic has helped us to grow spiritually. If you have a housemate, but feel alone, you are welcome to join us also! There is not a required book.

The Five Principles (CLOSED)

Group Host:

Rev. Jane Hiatt


Locaton: via zoom
Starts: Thursday, April 1st, 7-8:30 pm
Meeting Times: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm every Thursday for 7 weeks
Group Size: Maximum 7 people + host
Materials: The Five Principles book. View on Amazon

This guide to practical spirituality provides tools for daily living and suggests answers to the great questions of existence that humans have been asking since the dawn of conscious awareness. Based on the book by the same name by Rev. Ellen Debenport, this series poses questions such as: What is this greater Presence that we sense around us? Who and what are we? Why do things happen in our lives the way they do? How can we communicate with this Presence? and What are we here to do?


Most Spirit Groups are being held online via Zoom Meetings, exceptions are noted in the individual group descriptions. We follow health department guidelines for the safety of our community. Contact your group host for more information.