"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.

"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.

"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

"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.

"The Grateful Heart: Thanksgiving Eve Candle Lighting"

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

A candlelight ceremony of thanksgiving will be led by Greg Barrette, minister of Unity Northwest Church.  Those who attend will have an opportunity to share their gratitude with the congregation as they light a candle.
“Even in times of difficulty, we can join together for support and comfort,” said Barrette.  “The simple act of lighting a candle can be a powerful reminder that an attitude of continual thanksgiving can move mountains of old energy and can free us from problems and ailments that may be keeping us stuck in our everyday lives.”
For more information on this Thanksgiving Eve Candle Lighting Service, please call 847-297-0997.