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Events

The I of the Storm
Post-Service Discussions:  Sundays, January 5, 12, and 19 at Noon  Facilitated by Revs. Kurt Condra and Christina Garza - FREE
Deeper Study and Practice:  Online Classes, Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7 - 9 pm via Zoom - $20/class or $75/series
Join us as we start creating peace in our relationships and our world by reading and discussing Dr. Gary Simmons' seminal work about what happens when we embrace conflict.  Click Storm to register for the online class, that can also be taken for SEE credit.
 
Walk for Warmth - UNS Team
Monday, January 20, 11:30 am - Sponsored by Interfaith Action of Evanston
Let's make sure everyone has a warm place to sleep this winter.  Click Warm to register as a walker, then get sponsors to donate funds in support of your 2-mile walk along the route of the six faith communities that host IAE's winter shelter.
 
Minecraft Team Build and Play
Monday, January 20, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Facilitated by PowerUp Tech Academy    Fee: $25
Kids ages 7-12 are invited to practice their creativity, communication, and teamwork skills.  Working in teams, students will designed and build a Minecraft structure based on the day's theme -- it's always a surprise!  Our instructor from PowerUp Tech Academy will help students with new Minecraft skills, creative ideas, and group dynamics.  A great day-off-school activity!  Click Minecraft to register. 
 
Chinese New Year Lunch Fundraiser
Sunday, January 26, 12:30 pm - China Town Restaurant, 6121 W. Dempster, Morton Grove   Fee: $50
Celebrate the Chinese New Year as we honor the sacred bonds of diversity that us across nations.  Susanne Lam, working with the highly-rated staff at one of the area's finest Chinese restaurants, has chosen a multi-course feast for us to ring in the Year of the Rat.  This is an excellent opportunity to introduce friends and neighbors to our Unity family while supporting our Center's prosperity! Click Chinese Feast to register. 
 
Workshop - Divine Union: The Dance of the Inner Masculine and Feminine
Sunday, February 2, 12 - 2 pm       Facilitator:  Ann Baker            Fee: $20
Sun and Moon.  Yin and Yang.  Doing and Being.  The imbalance of life's polarities can manifest in relationship issues, physical and mental/emotional symptoms and unfulfilled potential -- and we're experiencing these on a global scale.  UNS congregant and Mind, Body, Spirit Practitioner, Ann Baker, guides us in this interactive workshop about recognizing our energies and bringing them into balance.  Click Divine Union Sunday to register.  
Also offered on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm.  Click Divine Union Tuesday to register.
 
UNS Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 9, 12 - 2 pm       
We'll report on UNS' financial status, celebrate the successes of the past year, update you on the Right and Perfect Home initiative, and share our plans and aspirations for the year ahead.  Your participation and consciousness our unique and powerful contributions to our community.  While only Voting Members are eligible to vote, every voice is important.  All are encouraged to attend.  Interested in becoming a Voting Member of UNS?  Contact Rev. Kurt Condra at revkurtunityns@gmail.com for more information.
 
'Tracing Shadows: Portrait Poems' Book Event with Itala Langmar
Sunday, February 16, Noon
Author, artist (and UNS congregant!) Itala Langmar shares excerpts from her newly published book and will do a book-signing (portions of proceeds to UNS).
 

Ongoing Events

5th Sunday Potluck Fellowship Sunday
The 5th Sundays of the year (Next potluck is March 29)
We invite our congregants to bring in a dish, salad, or dessert to share during our time of fellowship after service.  No sign-up necessary; we'll remind you the Sunday before, and just bring whatever you'd like!  Homemade or store-bought, it's up to you!  In the interest of serving others, please plan to pitch in with either set-up or clean-up.

Gentle Thursdays ~ Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Thursdays, 10 am
Love Offering: $10
Facilitator: Vivian Morrison
Find peace, calm, serenity and harmony with this deeply nurturing and restorative process facilitated by our very own Vivian Morrison. She will guide you through gentle restorative yoga poses and deepen your sense of peace and relaxation with her soothing guided meditations. Sign up in the Atrium today. For more information please see Vivian.

A Course in Miracles Study Group
Sundays, 8:30 am
Facilitator: Jerry Krizka
Love Offering

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path that helps to remove the blocks that keep one from experiencing God's Love. The Course teaches how to heal our relationships with self and others through practicing its unique method of forgiveness. As a result of practicing forgiveness with the guidance of their Internal Teacher, participants expect to experience more peace in their lives and are led to an ever-deepening understanding of the Course's principles.