I AM UNITY ON THE RIVER- 25th Anniversary Celebration and Events

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Sun. May 5th at 10am:
I Am Unity on The River-25th Anniversary Sunday Service
Sunday service with Unity World Headquarters CEO, Jim Blake, Founding Minister, Rev. Shipley Allinson and Senior Minister Rev. Ogun Holder.
Also in attendance will be a full house of music talent including:  Meg Rayne, Curtis Haynes, Lesley Smith , Irene Tomkinson, Cherri Gaudette, Brian Doser, Lisah Plumley, Paula Estey and the Unity Music Team and Choir.
Join us for a very special free-form Sunday service to celebrate Unity on the River's 25 years!!

Sunday, May 5 at 11:30am
Join us for a Potluck lunch after service.

Wed. May 8th at 7pm
I am Unity on the River -25th Anniversary Wednesday Night Service

Founding Minister Shipley Allinson will host a special Wed. night service.  Join us in love and music: Enjoy a musical line-up of some of Unity's greatest talent. 
Scheduled to appear are:
Meg Rayne, Curtis Haynes, Leslie Smith, Amadee Castenell,
Temple Thieves - Curtis Haynes, Paula Estey, Lisah Plumley; Ken Clark, Steve Chaggaris, Mike Gruen, Keith Bickford, John Hyde.

Friday, May 10 from  7 - 8:30 p.m.
Jana Stanfield: Live in Concert
Harmony, Hope and Humor

Unity by the River, 58 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 01913
$20 in advance, $30 at the door Purchase online here

If you enjoy good-natured laughter and an entertaining way of looking at life, bring family and friends to this combination of concert, comedy, and courage from the woman known as “The Queen of Heavy MEN-tal”, and best known for the song, “If I Were Brave.”  You’ve heard this world class musician’s compositions on Oprah, 20/20, and Entertainment Tonight. Come and find out for yourself why her music is referred to as, “Psychotherapy you can dance to.”

Saturday, May 11 from 10 - 12:00
Improve Through Improv With Jana Stanfield
Unity by the River, 58 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 01913
$25  Purchase online here

Don’t prepare, just show up for fun with beginner’s mind, and see what happens. One of the best ways to practice feeling stress-free, even in an ever changing environment (like the one we’ve been experiencing for the last couple of decades), Get yourself to this improv class if you’ve ever wished for greater confidence in these situations:
§  Speaking in front of a group
§  Speaking up in a meeting
§  Singing as part of a group
§  Singing for an audience
§  Speaking your mind

Saturday, May 11 from 12:30 – 2:00
Pub Theology Lunch with Jana Stanfield and Rev Ogun
Location: The Grog - 13 Middle St, Newburyport, MA 01950 [Participants responsible for purchasing their own meal]

People all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can talk about life, philosophy, faith, explore  deep questions of meaning, express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome, but needed. Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. Be ready to engage with people of varying religious traditions, philosophical perspectives and life experiences. 

Saturday, May 11 from 3 - 4:30
Play Guitar in 30 Minutes or Less: Real Songs, Real Chords, Real Easy, Real Fun
Unity by the River, 58 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 01913
$20.  Purchase Tickets here

No musical ability required. Bring your beginners mind, and if you have one, a tuned guitar. We’ll be sharing guitars, so please come even if you don’t have one. If you know someone who has a guitar and doesn’t play it, this is a great way to rekindle the interest by rekindling confidence. Great for ages 11 – 111.  Parents accompanying a youth can learn for free. Even if you’ve never tried before, you’ll be playing the 4 chords in 30 minutes, then it’s playtime. By the end of this playtime, you’ll be able to:

§  Play the 4 essential chords used by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes and Bruno Mars
§  Read guitar music so you can play anything you want
§  Find the chords, lyrics, and tutorials for any song you want to play


I Am Unity on the River!  Celebrate with us!