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UNS Online Class: Absolute Abundance
10 Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Dec. 5 at 7 pm
Facilitator: Rev. Kurt Condra
10% Tithe to UNS for the duration of the class and $40 for the student workbook
Absolute Abundance is an amazing, interactive and creative course that includes a variety of exercises, videos, games, readings, and other learning modalities that teach participants about abundance in many different aspects of their life.  The 10-week schedule is designed to allow for a shift in consciousness and contains a series of assignments and readings to facilitate that shift. Absolute Abundance draws on the contemporary work of social scientists like Brene Brown; Unity teachers Emilie Cady, Charles Fillmore and Eric Butterworth; and New Thought leaders Marianne Williamson, Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle among others.

Fall Little Dinner Parties
Fridays, October 20 and 27
These small, informal dinners that are a great way to connect personally with our church family.  Held in the host's home, the host provides the main dish and beverages, while the guests provide a side dish or dessert (the host will contact you with suggestions).  Sign-up required.

Howl-O-Ween!
Friday, October 27, 6:30 - 9 pm  
Admission: $5 plus a donation of non-perishable food for the Hillside Pantry

Our Garden Room is transformed into a haunt of holiday fun with terrifying treats, spooky stories, creepy crafts, grisly games, and petrifying prizes. We'll have mini-pumpkin decorating, a costume parade, and indoor trick-or-treating.  Invite friends and relatives!  Sign up in the Garden Room.  

UNS Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, October 29 at Noon
In addition to reviewing financials, Board Members will share the Covenant guiding their work together and preview an exciting 18-month initiative related to stewarding our property.  We'll also summarize last month's 2018 Planning Sessions.

Class: Lessons in Truth
5-Day Intensive: Monday-Friday, October 30 - November 3 from 7-9 pm
Facilitator: Kate Jordan, LUT/CSE
$25 per class or $100 for the 5-class series
Not just another class on the power of prayer, Lessons in Truth helps students make significant changes in their lives by better understanding and putting into practice the power of their own thoughts, beliefs, and even the words they speak.  Emilie Cady uses 12 lessons -- including instruction on faith, affirmations, and unity of the spirit -- to guide students toward a metaphysical and practical approach to Christianity.  Sign up in the Atrium. (SEE class credit available.)

Film Screening: "Rooted in Peace"
Sunday, November 5 at Noon
Admission: $10
Rooted in Peace challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings.  Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world.  Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites views on a film journey to take notic of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. 
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UNS Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, November 11 at 6:30 pm
Invite family and friends to enjoy this UNS merry-making tradition!  Great food, fun, and fellowship ... all while raising funds to support our building and the programs at Unity.
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Christmas Decorating
Saturday, December 2 at 10 am
Brighten and beautify our Sanctuary with holiday cheer and an abundance of holiday decorations.

Film Screening: "Heal"
Sunday, December 3 at 10 am
Admission: $10      Guest Facilitator:  Dr. Darren Weissman

This award-winning documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal.  The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis.  We have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe.  This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.  "Heal" not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers, but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys.  Deerfield's Dr. Darren Weissman, who appears in the film, leads us in a post-film discussion.  Click TICKETS for purchase.  

 

Ongoing Events

Spiritual Citizens' Soul~Lift
Last Thursday of each month, 7 pm
A monthly evening of spiritual renewal and inspiration for anyone who's wearied by the divisive energies that characterize current political and social discourse.  The program facilitated small-group discussion; and a time of meditation and prayer.  For those who wish to network, there will be a time afterward to support social actions underway, share about initiatives to join, and connect with other Spiritual Citizens interested in similar causes.

Fifth Sunday Potluck Fellowship
The 5th Sundays of the year: October 29, December 31 
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.

Sacred Activism Group 
Last Sunday of each month at Noon 
We continue our conversation around expanding our vision to serve the wider community.  Anyone interested is invited to meet for about an hour to discern what is ours to do, using Unity principles to address challenges our country and world now face.

Time to Relax: Meditation, Reiki, Foot Massage
Once Monthly, 30-Min. Sessions: 9:30 & 11:30 am, 12:15 pm
Facilitator:  Vivian Morrison
Would you like to feel more relaxed, calm, light, and at peace?  Nourish your soul and relieve stress during your Time to Relax.  During this blissful 30 minutes, you will have guided meditation, Reiki, and an energizing foot massage.  Sign up in the Atrium.  Sessions are $25.

St. Scholastica Labyrinth Walk
The 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm
7430 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago 
Join Rev. Kurt Condra to walk this hidden gem in Chicago.  Peace, contemplation, and connection to Spirit.  

Wednesday Night Healing Circle w/Mark Earlix
Every Wednesday in the Garden Room, from 7-8pm ~ Love Offering
Mark Earlix is an internationally known healer, intuitive, master teacher, author and ordained priest who was born in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 20, Mark was given a profound gift that dramatically transformed his life, and purpose, forever. For over 40 years, Mark’s healings and teachings have helped tens of thousands around the United States, and from Israel to India.

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.