"Weekly Silent Meditation Service"

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Ongoing - Tuesdays, 6:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

"Spending forty-five minutes in meditation can make a powerful impact on your well-being and quality of life, says Greg Barrette. "There is no single better tool for spiritual growth and personal well-being than meditation. Being supported by a group makes meditation much easier. Numerous studies by research labs at major universities have confirmed the effectiveness of meditation to heal and reduce stress. We have witnessed healing of mind, body and circumstances that can be attributed to this group practice.”  

A free-will offering will be taken. For more information on this Silent Meditation Service, please call 847-297-0997.

"Sermon on the Mount"

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5 Week Series
Sundays, Beginning Sept 7, 2014
9:00 & 11:00 am Sunday Services

Tuesdays, Beginning Sept 9, 2014
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“What did Jesus really teach?  Emmet Fox's answer was that the essence of his teachings was spirituality stripped of all dogma and a practical approach for the development of the soul” said Greg Barrette.  “The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous based their Big book in part on this classic of spiritual literature.  They wrote their Big Book while studying,
The Sermon on the Mount, by Emmet Fox.  

Each Sunday for five weeks, we will explore this best selling book of practical spirituality, followed by a five week Tuesday night discussion-based class series, using directed study questions, meditations and lessons designed to move you into a new relationship with the practical, positive teachings of Jesus.

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this
church-wide experience, please call 847-297-0997.

"Take 5 to Thrive - 5 Steps to a Happier Life"

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Wednesdays, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

Join Rev. Mary Beth Speer on all Wednesdays in October (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th) for this five week class, using as text,
The Five Principles, by Ellen Debenport.  

Unity’s 5 core principles reflect universal laws of life that apply to everyone, all the time, and show up in every major religion.  As author Ellen Debenport suggests, “work with these principles, test them, apply them to your life, then watch what happens.”  This is a class for spiritual seekers and skeptics alike!
 
Wed, Oct 1 - Who’s It All About, Alfie?
Presenting Step 1 – GOD IS
Wed, Oct 8 - I am THAT, I Am
Presenting Step 2 – I Am
Wed, Oct 15- From Stinkin’ Thinkin’ to Creative Thought!
Presenting Step 3 – I Think
Wed, Oct 22 – Excuse Me While I Call God
Presenting Step 4 – I Pray (will also use Dr. Tom Costa’s book by same name)
Wed, Oct 29 - If It’s Not Fun, I’m Not Interested!
Presenting Step 5 – I Live (will incorporate importance of Play)

A love offering will be accepted each week.  For more information, please call 847-297-0997.

"Fall Clean Up"

Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00 am to Noon

Is Saturday, 
October 11th from 8:00 am to noon, and all are invited!  More fun than you can shake a rake at!  We’ll be moving patio furniture, raking, weeding, cleaning, and taking care of some small projects inside our church home.  Stay for as long as you want!

"Circulation Day"

Friday, October 3, 2014 - DROP OFF
1:00 to 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - CIRCULATION DAY
8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Unity Northwest Church is holding their "Circulation Day" which is a kind of Yard Sale without any money involved. It will be held in the church front yard on Saturday, October 4th from 8:00am to 1:00pm. "We invite everyone in the Northwest Suburbs to simply bring their unwanted items to the church on Friday, October 3rd from 1:00pm to 7:00pm, and then come back the next day to take what they need from what has been left by others," said Greg Barrette, Senior Minister of Unity Northwest Church. 

"A woman who had never seen our church before, came to our 2012 Circulation Day after waking up that morning and praying for the needs of her children, one of whom had a terminal illness whose medical bills had wiped them out" said Barrette.  "She could see no way to meet their family's needs, such as the two bicycles her children required."

"When she drove down Central Road, she saw the sign saying “Free Garage Sale,” pulled in and found the exact items she was praying for, including a microwave, a vacuum, and one bicycle.  But she needed two.  A volunteer from our church remembered an unused one in her garage, and drove home to get it."

"Circulation Day demonstrates that there is always enough to go around, if we simply distribute it right.  Just bring what you don't need and take what you do. It's free of charge.  Over the past thirty-five years, Circulation Day has been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people. It is a lot of fun and teaches us that there truly can be enough if we just circulate it!" 

For more information, please call 847-297-0997

"Parenting the Love & Logic Way"

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Mondays, October 6 - November 11, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT

Beginning Monday, October 6th through November 11th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Lynn Barrette, will be facilitating “Parenting the Love and Logic Way."

Pre-registration is required by calling Lynn Barrette at 224-828-9877 or at www.dynamiccounseling.info. Parent Handbooks are $10 each, plus a free-will offering will be received at each class.
 
“’Parenting the Love and Logic Way’ is a straightforward parenting class designed by the Love and Logic Institute to give parents, grandparents, and caregivers practical skills that can be used right away,” said Barrette, who has a private counseling practice in Mt. Prospect. “You will learn how to avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments, stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things, set enforceable limits, avoid enabling and begin empowering kids, raise kids who are family members rather than dictators, and more! The class is enjoyable, and the support is worth every minute! Put the fun back into your parenting!”
 
For more information on this class, call Lynn Barrette, LCSW, at 224-828-9877, or visit
http://www.dynamiccounseling.info.

"Keys to the Kingdom"

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Tuesdays, October 14 - November 25, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

This advanced seven week course in building a new consciousness and acceptance of abundance begins on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm and is facilitated by Greg. You will profoundly alter your experience of life’s abundance and awareness of your own highest potential. 

Keys to the Kingdom will help you identify and change any limited beliefs you have about abundance, happiness and success. This is not a course about simply getting more money or material things; it is actually a guide to developing a higher level of spiritual awareness.

Learn Unity's prosperity principles and challenge yourself. One of those principles is tithing (giving 1/10th of all you receive to where you are spiritually nourished.) Tithing is required to participate. In order to give yourself permission to test it out, we will return all that you tithed during these weeks if you are not satisfied. Tithing does work and that's our guarantee!!
      
Required: Keys to the Kingdom CD Album and text (available for purchase in class) $50

"Healing With Divine Guidance"

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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Bobbi Williams

Bobbi Williams facilitates this class on Thursday, October 30th at 7:00pm. “Prayer is a simple act yet powerful enough to transcend time and space” says Bobbie Williams. “You have within you at every moment a spark of divine connection. In this class we will explore the healing power of Fredrick Bailes, the affirmations and denials of Catherine Ponder and angelic communication as described by Doreen Virtue. You will be presented with ways to create your own unique divine communication and to discern divine guidance.” 

Bobbi Williams has certification in spiritual counseling from the American Institute of Health Care Professionals. Bobbi also has certification in Soul Coaching and Past Life Regression from Denise Linn international speaker writer and Cherokee shaman.

A love offering will be collected. For more information, please call 847-297-0997.