"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.

"It's Your Awakening - Write On!"

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Monday, August 18, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT, Spiritual Counselor

“Writing is a tool that is always on hand!” commented Barrette, whose private counseling practice is in Mt Prospect. “Whether you prefer using a phone app, keyboard, or good old fashioned pen and paper, writing down your insights each day is guaranteed to help you assimilate new understandings, support the changes you want to make, and help you remove blocks to reaching your goals. This class will help you establish a simple, manageable writing routine that will expedite your self awareness! The first ten people to show up for class will receive a free spiral notebook to initiate your writing practice!”
 
No preregistration is necessary, and a free-will offering will be received during class.
For more information on this class or other events at Unity Northwest, please call the church office at 847-297-0997.

"Explorer's Odyssey"

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

EXPLORER'S ODYSSEY, a workshop
based on the book,
Explorer's Odyssey: Up a Spiritual Creek Without a Paddle, by Dr. Mary Allen, will be taught by Greg Barrette.

“This class will focus on practical tools for clearing away false beliefs and accessing universal wisdom" said Greg Barrette.  "The renowned California psychiatrist Dr. Mary Allen was one of the pioneers of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and was my mentor for many years before her passing in the 1990's. Mary taught a seamless system of understanding God and self, awakening intuition and forgiving past hurts. She was a true pioneer of the human potential movement. It was at a workshop of hers that the American Association of Past Life Therapists was founded back in the 1970's."

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, 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.

"World Day of Prayer"

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Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014
7:00 pm

The Prayer Team of Unity Northwest Church has created and will host a special Prayer service on Wednesday evening, September 10th at 7:00pm, after which our 24-hour prayer vigil will continue until 7:00pm Thursday.  We invite everyone to join us as we unite with others from across the globe to pray for each other, the world, and ourselves.  
 
On Thursday, September 11th, thousands of people will once again join with other Unity Churches and Prayer Groups in a sacred partnership of prayer – the 21st annual Unity World Day of Prayer.  The purpose of this interfaith event, open to people around the world, is to unite as many as possible in prayer for one another and for peace, and to raise the spiritual consciousness of human kind by radiating God’s love to all.  Unity believes prayer is a powerful way to achieve healing, harmony, and understanding among the people of the world.
 
This year’s theme is “We Are the Light of the World – Let Your Light Shine.”   Unity founders Myrtle and Charles Fillmore devoted their lives to teaching others how to live spiritually focused lives and to enrich one’s health and well-being.  Through a shared prayer consciousness, we can also make a positive difference in our community and foster healing and wholeness in the world.
 
Please join Silent Unity – an international, trans-denominational 24/7 prayer ministry – and spiritual communities worldwide in this 21st annual World Day of Prayer as we come together to celebrate our oneness in Spirit and with each other and our world.  Anyone in need of prayer support may also call 800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729).  This service is free.  

For more information or to reach the telephone Prayer Line at Unity Northwest, please call the church office at 847-297-0997.  Prayer requests will be forwarded to the Prayer Team for support and prayer.

"Seven Steps for Life Healing"

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Monday, Sept 15, 2014
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT, Spiritual Counselor

“In this seminar, we will uncover the benefits of working with ‘Seven Steps for Moving through Difficulties’, a healing process created by spiritual teacher, Jane Elizabeth Hart, Founder of Center for Enlightenment,” said Barrette, who has a private counseling practice in Mount Prospect.

“We will walk through the Seven Steps and why it is an important tool to work with on a regular basis. You will be able to use this process for any difficulty that arises, and move through it from the highest and best within you. I utilize this process in my counseling practice, as well as in my own life. It is a process that has stood the test of time. I will share some experiences with you, and give you an opportunity to work with the steps in class.”
No pre-registration is necessary. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information on this or other classes at Unity Northwest, please call 847-297-0997.