"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.

"Christmas In Your Heart: Candle Lighting Service"

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“Christmas Is in Your Heart” will be the theme of a candle lighting service that will be held at Unity Northwest Church. Many Christmas selections will be performed as part of the musical celebration in the service, with noted musical artists Megon McDonough, Andrew Carpenter and Tatiana Naumova.  A moving candlelight ceremony will be preceded by a brief talk given by Greg Barrette, minister of Unity Northwest Church. 

“The simple acts of lighting a candle and singing a song can be a powerful reminder of the inner light and music that unites all of humanity.” said Rev. Barrette.  “The magical music and light of Christmas all began with the miraculous angel choir that sang to the shepherds as they watched the light-filled stars above them."

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, please call 847-297-0997

"A Clean Slate: Burning Bowl Service"

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

A Clean Slate” will be the theme of a Burning Bowl service that will be held at Unity Northwest Church.  The Burning Bowl Ceremony will be held at the start of the service, followed by an opportunity to write a letter to God and a letter from God. 

“New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to let go of old, stuck concepts and energy and to consciously create what we want to see happen in 2015,” said minister Greg Barrette.  “During this service, we will burn our lists of what we don’t want to experience anymore.  Then, we will each write a letter to God, followed by a meditative experience that will lead to writing a letter from God!  This service features our Music Director, Megon McDonough, and accompanist Tatiana Naumova.” 

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this New Year’s Eve Service, please call 847-297-0997

"I Am Making a New Start - A White Stone Ceremony"

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Sunday, January 4, 2015
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LUT & Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“I Am Making a New Start” will be the theme of a White Stone Ceremony.  This service will be led by Lynn Barrette, Licensed Unity Teacher, and Greg Barrette, Senior Minister of Unity Northwest.
 
“The White Stone Ceremony is an ancient ritual of new beginnings,” said Greg Barrette.  “In Jesus’ day, when a person was released from prison, they were given a white stone to represent their new start. During the White Stone Ceremony, each of us will be given a white stone to signify our freedom.  We will then each experience a meditation that will lead us into receiving a word or phrase symbolizing a new start for our new year.  We are now free to take our next spiritual step!  In Revelations, John wrote 'To the one who overcomes, I will give spiritual food, and I will also provide a white stone, upon which a new name will be written, that no one knows except for the one who receives it.'”
 
A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this White Stone Ceremony, please call 847-297-0997.

"Create Your Life"

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

A workshop titled “Create Your Life” will be led by Greg Barrette.

“This will be an opportunity to create a practical vision for living the rest of your life," said Barrette.  "We will use journaling, visualization, meditation and discussion to create goals for every aspect of living.  We will spend 75% of our time doing written exercises to create the quality of life that we would like to see happen.”

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

"Prosperity For You"

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4 Sundays beginning, January 11, 2015
9 & 11 am
4 Tuesdays beginning, January 13, 2015
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

"Prosperity for You" will be the basis of a four-week Sunday and Tuesday series.  The four week Sunday service series will begin on January 11th at 9:00am and 11:00am.  A class series with small group discussion, designed to go deeper into the concepts, will be held for four Tuesdays, beginning January 13th at 7:00pm.

“Prosperity For You is a four week Sunday morning and Tuesday night series that will develop a prosperity consciousness in you” said Greg Barrette.  “Each week will have extensive homework with the opportunity for in-class participation on Tuesday nights.  Prosperity can become your way of thinking and living.”

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

"Meaningful Monday" (NEW GROUP)

Monday, January 5, 2015
6:00 pm
Facilitated by: Judy Catrambone

Come join our new group "Meaningful Monday" and bring a sack dinner with you. This is an informal group gathering to discuss your interpretation of Unity as taught by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.

Each month a new aspect will be introduced, followed by the group discussion. This group meeting is scheduled to meet for one hour, but could last longer if the topic of the month warrants.  Judy Catrambone facilitates.

January's topic is "What does practical Christianity mean to you?"
February's topic is "What is your interpretation of reincarnation?"
March's topic is "What does Divine Order mean to you?"
April's topic is "How does one 'Let Go and Let God'?"
May's topic is "In Unity we use prayer and meditation. How/where/when do you pray and/or meditate?"
June's topic is "What does 'ego versus spiritual' mean to you?"

A love offering will be collected at the end of the meeting.  For more information on this group, please call 847-297-0997