"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.

“A Simple Reverent Prayer Circle”

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Each Sunday at 10:20 am, Beginning April 3
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

"This Simple, Reverent Prayer Circle will give participants an opportunity to spontaneously speak aloud our heartfelt prayers for other people in our lives.  By supporting each other in prayer, we will each experience the power of healing that Jesus claimed would happen when 'two or three are gathered'" said Greg Barrette. "This will be an easy, natural and unrehearsed gathering of healing hearts in prayer, and will be about fifteen minutes in duration."

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

“Your Heart Already Knows What is Needed”

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“Your life is not so much a matter of huge crossroads" said Greg Barrette.  "It is the small day to day decisions that make the difference. Your heart knows how to make these decisions."

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“World Day of Prayer Service”

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
7:00 pm

The 23rd Annual World Day of Prayer Service at Unity Northwest Church. “World Day of Prayer gives the northwest suburban community an opportunity to come together in celebration of our oneness with God, each other, and our world" said Senior Minister Gregory Barrette. "There will be music, dramatic presentation, comedy, and—of course--prayer. Through prayer we foster peace and wholeness in our community and in our individual lives. Everyone is welcome to attend.”

A prayer vigil will be held at the church in Des Plaines for twenty four hours, starting with the service. The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is “Discover the Power Within: Unleash Your Divine Potential.” This year’s affirmation is “As I discover the power within, I unleash my divine potential.”  

Unity invites people of all faiths to join in this sacred prayer activity. Names can be submitted for prayer online at
worlddayofprayer.org. Information is available in Spanish at diadeoracionmundial.org. Thousands of people will join Silent Unity—an international, transdenominational 24/7 prayer ministry—and Unity churches and centers around the world for the 23rd annual Unity World Day of Prayer.

A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, please call 847-297-0997 or visit Unity Northwest’s website at

“Spiritual Power Tools”

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Sunday, September 11 & 18, 2016
9:00 & 11:00 am Sunday Services

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“Spiritual Power Tools” will be the theme of a two-week Sunday service and Tuesday class led by Greg Barrette, Senior Minister This series will be based on the book “Spiritual Power Tools” by Jane Hart.

“Jane Hart tells us in her book that the spiritual path has been shrouded in mystery for thousands of years” said Rev. Barrette.  “Our two-week Sunday and Tuesday night series is intended to de-mystify and de-glamorize soul growth through a simple, step by step process that will unveil the hidden knowledge contained within your soul.  Everyone is welcome to join in.”

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997.

“Decluttering as a Happy Spiritual Practice Workshop”

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

This workshop will be based on the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  “When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too” says Author & Consultant Marie Kondo.
“If you’re like me, clutter sometimes feels like a vicious cycle which I try to “manage” but from which I never fully escape.  The Kon-Mari Method offers simple tools for discarding and staying tidy, once and for all.  The results are magical!  I’m now knee-deep in it, and the changes to my environment and my thinking are exciting.  Integrating some simple processes as part of my daily spiritual practices is easier than I thought – And you can do it, too.
While this workshop builds on classes offered earlier this year, we welcome new and returning students alike.  As author Marie Kondo states, ‘A dramatic reorganization of the home causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective.  It is life-transforming.’ This workshop is open to all and together, we’ll explore the underlying spiritual principles and foundational concepts of decluttering, along with basic ideas for getting started” states facilitator Rev. Mary Beth Speer.

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997.

“Documentary Film: The Tapping Solution”

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Celeste Magers

The documentary film: The Tapping Solution will be shown at Unity Northwest Church.

This film follows 10 people who spend four days working with EFT “tapping” practitioners to see if they can turn their lives around using tapping on physical and emotional issues, including fears, traumas, pain, phobias and more.
EFT “tapping” is a technique that switches the nervous system from “fight-flight-or-freeze” to “rest-and-digest,” allowing us to calmly find and release those hidden beliefs in our subconscious minds that are working against us. Then our affirmations can really work! The tapping practitioners in the movie explain much about how tapping works and answer many questions. The movie is 90 minutes long.

Celeste Magers will facilitate a discussion and answer questions afterwards.  Free will offering.

“Reincarnation, Soul Evolution & You, Parts 1 & 2”

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Mondays, September 12 & 26, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSE, LUT & Spiritual Counselor

"Reincarnation, Soul Evolution, and You, Parts 1 and 2" Classes

"Reincarnation, Soul Evolution, and You", a two-evening workshop, will be given by Lynn Barrette.

"This two part class will explore reincarnation as part of our awakening evolutionary process,” said Barrette, who has a private counseling practice in Mount Prospect. “We will be defining Soul Evolution, based on the teachings of Jane Elizabeth Hart, founder of Center for Enlightenment, and looking at what is involved in supporting the evolution of our souls. Bring your openness, curiosity and adventurous self!”
A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, please call 847-297-0997.

“New Member Class”

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

Come join Unity Northwest Church! This class features a fun, powerful small group process that is designed to bring us closer to our own spiritual
journey and to that of others in the group. All potential new members are
welcome to attend.

No offering will be taken.

“Transforming Pain Into Purpose”

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Uma Girish

"Understand your approach to pain by discovering your relationship to both pain and pleasure.  Gain some ideas on how you can transform the pain of your individual experience into purpose to bring more meaning and joy into your life." said Uma Girish.  "Transform your emotional pain into purpose because that is the true alchemy."

Uma Girish is a Grief Guide and Award-Winning Author. Her books include the transformational memoir "Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir about Love, Loss and Life’s Detours", published by Hay House.

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

"Monday Morning Metaphysics"

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10:30 am to Noon
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

Monday Morning Metaphysics, a casual, ongoing weekly New Thought class, is embarking on an exciting new book selection, THE UNIVERSE IS CALLING: Opening to the Divine through Prayer by Eric Butterworth. This New Thought classic delves into the very heart of our connection with the divine by boldly exploring the history, nature and function of effective prayer.  In everyday language, Dr. Butterworth also shares practical techniques for deepening our prayer experience at every level.

It will be preceded by a short (1-hour) meta-movie, "Special Delivery." Actor/writer Harry Hart-Browne wrote and acts in this amazing one-man play, wherein we meet 20 characters who show what it’s like to “remember our Spirit while doing the Earth gig.”  Here’s text from the promo:
“Harry’s excited!  He just got cast in a new play!  The director, however, is his Higher Self, and the play is this lifetime on Earth.  Will Harry get trapped in his role, or will he remember his Spirit?”
Special Delivery was recorded live.  Monday Morning Metaphysics is open to all;  come for the video and stay for our new book!  Love offering taken.
A Love offering is accepted at each class.  For more information please call 847-297-0997

“W.I.R.E. - Women in Recovery Excel”

7:00 pm

On Sundays, Unity Northwest Church will be hosting W.I.R.E. -Women In Recovery Excel at 7:00pm.  We will be reading from the book "A Women's Way Through The 12 Steps".  Stephanie Covington designed this book to "Help a woman find her own path". 
Instead of focusing on one specific addiction issue in this group, we will be focusing on how we struggle with powerlessness and finding the solution through the 12 Steps.  Our goal is to create a sacred space where women can continue to discover the divine within and walk their own unique journey beyond addiction.  Long term recovery brings multiple levels of healing including how we relate to ourselves, others, our sexuality, our purpose and how we relate to the world.    

Come join us if you are interested in growing your recovery to flourish in sobriety. A love offering will be accepted.