"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.

“A Simple Reverent Prayer Circle”

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Each Sunday at 10:20 am, Beginning April 3
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

“Managing Successful Change”

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Tuesday, July 19
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister
 
“What should you do when you expectations of life have not been met?" asked Greg Barrette.  "When you let go into the space of possibility, any and all good things can happen. I will show you how to make change work for you."

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is
required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Decluttering as a Happy Spiritual Practice”

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

This workshop is based on the book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  “When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too” says Author & Consultant Marie Kondo.
 
“If you’re like me, clutter sometimes feels like a vicious cycle which I try to “manage” but from which I never fully escape.  The Kon-Mari Method offers simple tools for discarding and staying tidy, once and for all.  The results are magical!  I’m now knee-deep in it, and the changes to my environment and my thinking are exciting.  Integrating some simple processes as part of my daily spiritual practices is easier than I thought – And you can do it, too.
 
While this workshop builds on classes offered earlier this year, we welcome new and returning students alike.  As author Marie Kondo states, ‘A dramatic reorganization of the home causes correspondingly dramatic changes in lifestyle and perspective.  It is life-transforming.’ This workshop is open to all and together, we’ll explore the underlying spiritual principles and foundational concepts of decluttering, along with basic ideas for getting started” states facilitator Rev. Mary Beth Speer.

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Burnout Begone!”

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“Change is not possible without accepting yourself exactly as you are" said Greg Barrette. "Unconditional self-acceptance is necessary if you want your life to move ahead."

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Releasing Old Beliefs Through EFT ‘Tapping’”

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Celeste Magers

Have you ever had your desires not manifest, no matter how much affirming you did? Sure, we all have. Hidden subconscious beliefs, usually installed when we were young, can block us from manifesting our highest good. How do we find these beliefs and release them so that they no longer block us?  

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) “tapping” is a technique that calms the brain and nervous system, allowing us to relax and reduce the fear that is keeping us from finding those beliefs, releasing them, and allowing the beliefs that we prefer, to work.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the technique nicknamed “tapping,” and practice on hidden beliefs about finances, health, and relationships. After this workshop, participants will be able to use this self-help technique to find other limiting beliefs on their own.

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Stepping Into Prayer Power”

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Monday, August 15, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

Revs. Mary Beth and Michael Speer will team up to present the five steps of affirmative prayer known as Spiritual Mind Treatment.  Treatment is one of several spiritual “power tools” offered at Unity Northwest which anyone can learn and immediately use.  Participants will be treating before the night is through! 

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Annual Church Picnic”

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Noon

Unity Northwest Church is holding their annual Church Picnic on Sunday, August 21, immediately following the second service.

We'll have games and other activities for the kids.

Bring a side dish to pass —salads, desserts, bread or chips

See Tracy Wooldridge or call the office to volunteer for cooking, setup
or cleanup

Join us for the fun! 

For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Your Heart Already Knows What is Needed”

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“Your life is not so much a matter of huge crossroads" said Greg Barrette.  "It is the small day to day decisions that make the difference. Your heart knows how to make these decisions."

A free-will offering will be taken and no pre-registration is required. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

"Monday Morning Metaphysics"

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Mondays Starting June 6
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.