"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.

“Fully Human, Fully Divine”

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Tuesdays, March 7, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“How can you balance your personal human needs with your desire to lead a spiritual life?" said Barrette. "Don't wait for some far-off moment to become spiritual. Right now, exactly as you are, and as human as you are, is the time to embrace your inner divinity,”

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

“March Into Forgiveness”

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Wednesdays, March 8 & 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, Spiritual Counselor and LCSW clinical therapist

“Forgiveness is often misunderstood,” said Barrette, who runs a private therapy practice in Mount Prospect. “This class will constructively and practically offer new understandings about what forgiveness is, what it is not, and how to embrace it? We’ll be using a variety of techniques to loosen the grip of resentment and emotional pain, and help you open to the healing power of this important work."  

A free will offering will be taken, and no pre-registration is necessary.  For more information please call 847-297-0997. To contact Lynn Barrette directly, call 224-828-9877 or email

“The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Faith”

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

“Faith is seeing what hasn't shown up yet," said Barrette. "How can you stand your ground in faith? There are some practical steps that you can take to move those mountains in your life.”

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 will soon embark on a new book entitled Sacred Thinking – Awakening to Your Inner Power by Dr. Jim Lockard.  This book explores questions such as: What is the meaning of life, of the universe, of God?  How do you, as am awakening human being, find your way as the creator of your life?  How do you find happiness and spiritual fulfillment?  Written in easy-to-understand language, Sacred Thinking is a practical guide to personal transformation.  Author Jim Lockard is an ordained Religious Science minister and New Thought leader, and is considered to be one of the foremost teachers of spirituality and consciousness today.  Books are available in class or on line.
Monday Morning Metaphysics is a casual drop-in book study group, meeting Monday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00 noon.   There’s no “homework” or outside preparatory reading required, and is open to anyone.  A love-offering is accepted at each class. Rev. Mary Beth Speer facilitates.

For more information on this class, 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.