"Weekly Silent Meditation Service"

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A Silent Meditation Service is held by Unity Northwest, 259 East Central Road, Des Plaines, at 6:00pm every Tuesday.  It is led by Gregory Barrette, minister of Unity Northwest..

“Spending forty five minutes in meditation can make a powerful impact on your well-being and quality of life,” said 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 healings 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 847-297-099

“A Simple Reverent Prayer Circle”

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Each Sunday at 10:20 am
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

“Keys to the Kingdom”

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Tuesdays, January 17 through February 26, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

Join Greg Barrette for The Keys to the Kingdom, an advanced seven-week course in building a new consciousness—and acceptance of true
abundance.  This course offers:

  1. A new vision of your highest potential and a greater sense of power
  2. A new understanding of spiritual law and your partnership with Spirit
  3. A greater appreciation for the goodness of life and freedom from the past
  4. Anew way of living that will keep you in the flow of true abundance.

This extraordinary journey of spiritual growth requires your powerful inner commitment to these principles.  If you are willing to make this commitment, you will profoundly alter your experience of life’s abundance and awareness of your highest potential.  And if you do not have this experience, your tithe will be returned to you at the conclusion of this course—without question.

Required course materials--CD and workbook--are $55 and can be purchased on Sundays in the bookstore, or by cash or check the night of the class.

“Finding Spiritual Solutions for Everyday Problems”

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW
 
"Every day holds opportunities to practice our spiritual wisdom,” said Barrette. “This workshop will explore what tools to have on hand for those daily run-ins with life’s ups and downs.”
  
Unity Northwest is a center for spiritual growth, offering spiritual education classes, services and resources to the community.

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

“Grace Appears in Times of Chaos”

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Bobbi Williams, Spiritual Counselor
 
Are you troubled by the world around you? Do you struggle with being aware and staying optimistic?

A spiritual journey invites us to become more sensitive. Spiritual seekers open up to see, sense, and feel the connectedness of all things. When the world seems to turn upside down, and uncertainty and fear appear all around us-we struggle even harder to feel safe. Grace appears as we surrender to the quiet of our Soul. Grace is not something we receive upon request, we receive it upon repose. Grace is given gently in Perfect time. In this class, we will learn to see our worries, fears and struggles as the necessary chaos for growth and the perfect stage for the gift of Grace. We will learn to live powerfully and purposefully in the center of chaos.

Bobbi Williams is a Spiritual Counselor certified by the American Institute of Healthcare Professionals, a longtime member of Unity, and founder of Home for the Soul.  Please join us. A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997.

“Connecting With Your Angels”

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Sunday, February 5, 2017
1:00 pm
Facilitated by: Dr. Rose Grace
 
Angels are messengers from God and are in our lives every day.  Sometimes they manifest as people we meet, sometimes we just feel their presence or hear their message, and sometimes we miss the help they are trying to bring us.  Angels and other spiritual beings are the always present messengers from God sent to help us in various ways.  They also have their own tasks to accomplish, activities to perform, and goals to strive for as they minister to humans.  

Dr. Rose Grace will discuss various ways Angels get our attention, present ways of meeting them and partnering with them. She will explain how we are supported, educated and protected by them.  Please come and join us for this exciting, heartwarming teaching and learn about these spiritual beings that God sends to guide and aid us.  

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

“Enneagram & Spiritual Growth”

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Jim Ware, CFA and Founder of FCG

“In the first class, we introduced participants to the Enneagram personality tool and helped them understand their own type” states Ware.

 “Please join us for the second class, in which we'll briefly review the tool (for newcomers) and then go deeper into its value on the spiritual journey. Materials provided will be a brochure, explaining the Enneagram and a one-page reference guide.” 

“Really enjoyed this class. The material is very interesting, and the class participation was fun.” Reverend Mary Beth Speers
 
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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Mondays
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”

Sundays
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.