Women of Unity

The Women of Unity meet on the second Wednesday of the month in New-Rock Fellowship Hall. Each month we have fun doing an interesting activity led by one of our members. Some months feature a pot luck! Our theme is Faith, Fun, and Friendship.

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Come as early as 6:30pm to socialize. 6:30pm-7:00pm bring your own dinner. At 7:00pm our program starts. Each month we do something different!

All women are welcome; we hope you can join us!

For more information, contact Jodi Smith, 804-647-3830.

 


Wednesday, March 11, 7pm

The Women of Unity present: "Moth Night"

An evening of storytelling: “Our Diva-ine Nature”  (Divine Nature with a Diva twist)

We all have stories to share – fascinating stories, harrowing stories, inspiring stories. And, we all love listening to stories. Shared stories provide us with common experience, a tapestry composed of all the colorful threads of life’s rich depth and meaning.

“Moth Night” is a night of storytelling presented by the Women of Unity, modeled on the radio program of the same name. All women are welcome to attend. Those who wish to share are asked to prepare a 5-minute (no longer, please) true story from your own life, that is yours to share freely.

Participation is optional. Attentive and appreciative listeners are warmly welcome.

As always, feel free to bring your own dinner and arrive early, at 6:30pm, to enjoy some socializing before the evening’s program begins.

New-Rock Fellowship Hall/Facilitated by Jodi Smith


Wednesday, February 12th, 7pm

Women of Unity 2020 Visioning - with Marva Maynard & Christine Walters

Please join us on 2/12 for a WOU visioning session. We’re coming together to create a sacred space as a platform, from which we women in unity allow ourselves to go into flow the Divine Mind the field of all knowing, all good, all love.  This is the same powerful process we did when we Visioned for our beautiful new UBA church and awesome congregation! For us on this night we achieve this one goal - What is WOU in 2020? From harvesting of Divine Ideas we will create the basis of our Vision Statement for 2020! We’re calling you in sisters to come be a part of it!

Next we will have a great treat!  Feeling uplifted after the WOU Visioning session we will create personal Mind Maps for our own individual goal(s) in 2020! This exercise will be fun and colorful. Supplies will be provided. We’re shaking things up from the inside out. This is all about you shining bright in 2020!


Wednesday, January 8th, 7pm

Women of Unity – 2020 Planning Session & Pot Luck

All women are invited to gather together and plan activities for the Women of Unity for 2020. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm for activities and presentations for what will be an awesome year! Come as early as 6:30 pm to get set up, we’ll start eating by 7 and get planning soon after. All women of Unity are welcome, we hope you can join us!

 


Women of Unity, Wed 12/11/2019 6:30 pm

Annual Christmas Party/Gift Exchange/Potluck and Dance Party!

Please join us for our annual Christmas Party! Bring a dish to share, with set up beginning at 6:30, and we may eat a little before 7.  We’ll have a “white elephant” gift exchange starting around 7:15 so bring a wrapped gift ($10 limit) if you’d like to participate, but no obligation.  We’ll have a Dance Party immediately after, so put on your dancing shoes and send the names of your favorite artists and/or dance tunes to Debbie Stelmach (aka DJ DStel) at djstel@aol.com or call/text her at 804-272-8990.   We hope all the  Women of Unity can join us!


Women of Unity, Wednesday 11/13/2019 7:00 pm

Game Night – Come join your fellow Women of Unity for some fun and friendly competition. Feel free to bring your favorite game. Cider and goodies will be served, we hope you can join us!


Women of Unity - 10/9/19, 7:00 pm

Essential Oils on Pets with Carol Halbert

All around the internet, there are lots of myths about using essential oils on pets.  On Wed Oct 9, Carol Halbert will do a presentation at the Women of Unitiy meeting to address some of those myths.  Bring your questions about your fur babies.  Oils work wonderfully well on them.  There are a few safety concerns, but she will address the safe use of Essential Oils on Pets.  As always, come a little early if you want to bring your own dinner and/or socialize a little before the meeting. We hope you can join us!

 


Wednesday, September 11th, 7pm

Cooking with Aronda - "Welcoming Autumn with Vibrant Fall Colors"

Love cooking shows but really want to duplicate what you are seeing? Come join Aronda for a great evening of hands on cooking. She will supply everything, just bring yourself and a friend or two. Please RSVP by phone or text to Aronda Young /804-319-0670 so she knows how many to plan for, and can answer any questions. Feel free to come a little early, but no need to bring dinner! We hope you can join us!

 


August 14, 7:00pm

Guest Speaker & Program

Guest: Aimee Selleck from the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

Program: Assembling Literacy/Back to School Kits

We’re going to to hear all about the United Way while we work on assembling kits with school supplies and books to donate as kids head back to school.

We need the following supplies: wireless wide-ruled notebooks, blunt-nose scissors, glue sticks, tubs of Play-Doh, pencils, manual pencil sharpeners, books for new readers such as “Kindergarten, Here I Come” or others about school. There are a lot of sales on at the moment, so pick up some supplies and join us!

This program is open to anyone at Unity of Bon Air, not just the Women of Unity. The more, the better! If you are not able to attend, but want to contribute, please bring supplies to donate to Unity of Bon Air on Sunday, August 11th.

Please contact Karen Crowe at 650-814-7816 or karencrowe@hotmail.com  to let her know if you are bringing supplies.


Women of Unity – Wed 6/12, 7pm

Social Painting Night with Mo Regulinski

We had such a great time last year, we had to do it again!  Mo will be sharing her vision and talent to help us each create our own masterpieces based on the picture shown. All materials are provided, so there will be a $35 fee, that WOU can help with if necessary. Participants will be limited to 16, so you will need to register in advance by contacting Karen Crowe by phone, text or email at 650-814-7816 or karencrowe@hotmail.com.  Come dressed to paint.  We hope you can join us!


Wednesday, May 8th, 7pm

Come Join the Be Love Tribe!  with Yemaja Jubillee

Yemaja is working on a couple of book projects and looking for participants.  Come hear about her work, learn about the Dance of the SSS Girls, laugh, move and be inspired.  Then decide if you would like to participate. We’re hoping for a good turnout of women from different backgrounds, so feel free to bring friends.  It promises to be a really cool evening.

As usual come as early as 6:30 if you want to bring your own dinner and/or socialize. The meeting will start at 7:00.  We hope you can join us!

 


Wednesday, April 10th, 6:45pm

Learn about Vaccines with Tuyen Nguyen and  Potluck!

Tuyen is in medical research and will talk about the history, road to approval and development of vaccines.  We’re also having our quarterly potluck, so please bring a dish to share and your appetite. We’ll start setting up at 6:30, eat at 6:45, and to start the program at 7:00. It promises to be an interesting, informational and delicious evening, we hope you can join us!

 

 


Wednesday, March 13th, 7pm

Reverend Laura on Lent

Please join us as Rev. Laura shares about Lent:  it's pagan roots; Christian practices; and transformation into universal spirituality through the teachings and practices of Unity.  Through an empowering and fun time together, we will learn how to experience this special season as an opportunity to bring harmony and peace to our lives and world. 

As usual feel free to bring your own dinner and come as early as 6:30 to eat and/or socialize, we’ll get started at 7:00.  All women welcome, we hope you can join us!


Women of Unity – Wed, Feb 13th, 7pm

Tea and Tales” with Master of Ceremonies Carol Halbert

This month we are doing our own “Moth Night” inspired by NPR.  Our theme is “Connections” and anyone who want to participate should bring a story to tell that is 7-8 minutes long.  Come to be a storyteller or audience member. Tea and cookies will be provided. As always, come as early as 6:30 if you want to bring your own dinner or socialize before hand. The stories will start at 7:00.  We hope you can join us!

 

 


Wednesday, January 9th, 7pm

WOMEN OF UNITY – 2019 Planning and Potluck

Please join us as we plan a great 2019!  We will also have a Soup and Salad potluck, but feel free whatever you are inspired to.  Bring your ideas for what you would like to see the WOU do this coming year, and if you can’t make it on 1/9 feel free to email Karen at karencrowe@hotmail.com.  Come as early as 6:30, we’ll eat at 7:00.  All women of unity are invited!


Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm

Women of Unity - CHRISTMAS PARTY POTLUCK!

You are cordially invited to bring a dish to share and a gift ($10 or less) for the gift exchange. We’ll be setting up at 6:30 and plan to eat at 7pm. 

Next month we will be planning 2019 so email Karen at karencrowe@hotmail.com with any ideas.  Hope you can join us!

 


Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 pm

GAME NIGHT!

Bring your favorite game, or just come to play. We will have cider and snacks and discuss the WOU Kids Pajama and Book Drive taking place in November.  As always, you can come as early as 6:30, the meeting will start at 7:00.  We hope to you can join us!

 


Wednesday, October 10th, 7pm, New-Rock Fellowship Hall

An Evening of Pampering, Learning & Fun

with Aronda Young

Aronda plans a great evening with facials and helpful tips on keeping your skin hydrated in the winter months and information on beneficial foods and drinks to keep your immune system healthy and strong through the winter.

As always, feel free to come as early as 6:30 if you wan to bring your own dinner and socialize before the program starts at 7:00.  All women are welcome, we hope you can join us!

 


Women of Unity - Wed, 8/8/2018, 7pm - New Rock Hall

Weigh Less, Live More

Join our own Marie Giammarco for a discussion and tips on how to safely drop pounds and feel satisfied.  We will look at the potential causes of weight gain and some of the emotional factors involved.  As always, feel free to come as early as 6:30 if you want to bring your dinner and socialize a bit before the meeting. All are welcome, we hope you can join us!

 


Wednesday, June 13, 7:00pm

Painting Masters - Van Gogh, with Mo Regulinski

Learn new painting styles while having fun with friends

Mo Regulinski, local artist and VMFA instructor guides you to create a reproduction Masterpiece.

Workshop includes:

Your reproduction of a Masterpiece on canvas to take home

Workshop easels, paintbrushes, palettes, and paint provided

Two hours of expert step-by-step instruction to create a Masterpiece reproduction

Freedom to bring your own style to the canvas

Fun, friends, and concierge cleanup service!

All yours for $45 $30 because you are friends and family! Space is limited to 15, so please contact Karen Crowe at karencrowe@hotmail.com or 650-814-7816 if you plan to attend.  Women of Unity will cover the costs if needed.

 

 


Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00pm

All-Natural Cleaning Solutions with Carol Halbert

Learn how to make cleaning products that reduce the toxic load on you, your family & pets.  Everyone will go home with a cleaning kit they put together.  Cost is $10 to cover supplies, but WOU is happy to cover if needed.  Come as early as 6:30 if you want to bring your dinner and socialize.  Program will start at 7:00 pm.  All women welcome, we hope you can join us!


Wednesday, April 11th, 7pm

Soul Painting with Amy Campbell

 

Honor and connect with your Divine Self without judgement or expectation in a supportive and encouraging space. Celebrate your uniqueness! Unleash your creativity!  No prior knowledge of Art is needed – we are all born creative beings!  You will get a canvas 8 by 10 the supplies are provided. Wear painting clothes!

CLICK HERE to view the complete event flyer.

PLEASE NOTE - this event will not take place at Unity of Bon Air.  The location will be:

Sage Connections LLC, 1519 Huguenot Rd, Suite 100, Midlothian VA 23113, 804-536-7612. 

Space is limited so please contact Karen Crowe - 650-814-7816 or karencrowe@hotmail.com if you plan to attend. 

Cost is $25, but the WOU will cover or supplement costs for participants. 

Come as early as 6:30 if you want to bring your dinner and socialize, program will start at 7pm - come dressed to paint. 

See flyer for more details!

 

 


Wednesday, March 14, 7:00pm

 

Wednesday, January 10th. 7:00pm

Book Discussion - A Woman's Worth by Marianne Williamson

Please join us for a book discussion as a follow up to Marianne Williamson's visit to Richmond on January 6th.  As always, come as early as 6:30pm with your dinner.  All women are welcome!

 

Wednesday, December 13th, 7:00pm

Potluck and White Elephant Gift Swap

Please join us for our annual Christmas party and bring a dish to share and wrapped gift for the gift exchange (whatever you'd like to share, funny, fun or useful).  We'll also be doing planning for 2018 so please bring ideas of programming you'd like to see or contact Karen Crowe (karencrowe@hotmail.com) with any ideas/suggestions.  Come as early as 6:30pm for set up, we'll eat around 7:00pm, and party and plan after.  All are welcome!


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 7:00pm

FUN & TEAMBUILDING with JODI & CHRISTINE

Jodi Lemaks and Christine Walters will lead us in a fun evening of connecting and getting to know each other a little better. As always, feel free to come as early as 6:30pm if you want to bring your own dinner and socialize before the meeting starts at 7.  All are welcome, we hope you can join us!

 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:00pm

Essential Oils of the Bible with Carol Halbert

Carol with share with us her expertise and experience with the wonderful gifts of essential oils.  As always feel free to come as early as 6:30 pm with your dinner to eat and connect before the meeting.  All are welcome, please join us!


Women of Unity - Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30pm

Pot Luck and Clothing Swap

Bring a dish to share and items you want to release, and browse for something you might like to take home.  Pot luck will start at 6:30pm with the swap immediately after.

 

The September 13th WOU meeting has been cancelled so that we may participate in the World Day of Prayer Service that evening.  Please contact Cheryl Fare if you would like to help with the service. There will be a planning meeting for all who are interested on Friday, August 11th, at 7:00pm.

 


Women of Unity - Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 7:00pm, New Rock Hall

 

Healthy Relationships: What do they look like? with Debbie Stelmach

 

Debbie will also touch briefly on relationship abuse and helping someone to create an escape plan.

 

 


Women of Unity Schedule for the remainder of 2017

 

7/12 - Healthy Relationships with Debbie Stelmach

 

7/21-24  -  WOU Weekend at Smith Mountain Lake - contact Mary Curley

 

8/9 - Summer Pot Luck and Clothing Swap

 

9/13 - Cancelled due to Opening Ceremonies for the World Day of Prayer

 

10/11 - Essential Oils with Carol Halbert

 

11/8 - Comedy with Christine & Jodi

 

12/13 - White Elephant Swap & Potluck