Spiritual Social Action
The Unity Center in West Linn, Oregon, has from its beginning held a vision of contributing to a consciousness of world healing – one life at a time. Our intention is to be a blessing to our community. From our center’s inception in 1990, individual members have initiated and led our congregation in the implementation of divinely-inspired ideas and programs that would make a difference in people’s lives.
Food From the Heart
One of our first and consistently most popular programs has been that of serving homemade meals to over 100 homeless men at a local shelter. For over 17 years, on the third Friday of every month, we have offered a dinner fit for honored guests. From a pre-planned menu posted in our fellowship area (including recipes), community members sign up throughout the month to make or bring a designated item and/or to be servers. Click here to get involved!
25-cent toys for Girls and Boys
This event is held prior to Christmas. Gifts are purchased and donated by the congregation and sold to parents in needy families for 25 cents each so they can say they bought gifts. for their children. After the “purchase,” gifts are wrapped for the parents.
This event is held once a year in the fall. In essence, it is a big garage sale where everything is FREE. It is a one-day event, usually a Saturday for about 5 hours.
It is open to the public with items that can be donated by UNITY Center attendees or anyone in the community. If an item (piece of furniture) is too large to bring to the Center, a picture of it can be posted.
Volunteers are needed for set up, assisting our customers and for clean up.
West Linn Food Pantry
We have made a commitment to donate personal and household items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, and laundry and dishwashing soaps to the West Linn Food Pantry. Donations of these and similar items are accepted on an ongoing basis at our Center and are picked up monthly by Food Pantry staff.
This event was organized by our Earth Care Team to educate ourselves and our local community about available resources that make sustainability easier for our homes and families. The day-long event featured a product exhibit area, tips and information from local eco-friendly businesses and organizations, and tours of our center’s professionally engineered rain garden.