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Everlasting Light Remembrance Service
Thursday, December 7 at 7 pm
Designed to support the process of loss and change, this service will open body, mind and spirit to God's healing power and comforting presence through prayer, music and meditation.  Together we'll embrace teh fullness of the season's energies, and honor the nascent blessings of loss and change.

UNS Ten Thousand Villages Community Shopping Event
Friday, December 15 from 5-9 pm, 719 Main Street, Evanston
Your holiday purchases will not only delight their recipients and benefit artisans from around the world, but 10-15% of your purchases will go to UNS!  Mention that you are shopping for Unity on the North Shore at checkout.  We'll have snacks and beverages to sustain you during your visit.  Tell everybody you know to do their holiday shopping at this event!

Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service
Sunday, December 24 at 6 pm
In the sacredness of a winter's night, we'll remember that our budding spirituality is like the newborn baby Jesus; and that the Christmas story endures because it's our story, too.  Then we'll light our candles so we can see that the light of God which shone in Jesus still shines in each of us.

New Year's Eve Burning Bowl Service
Sunday, December 31 at 6 pm
Start your New Year's celebrations with Unity on the North Shore and tap into divine inspiration to create new thought patterns and beliefs for living a more abundant 2018.  Featuring an emphasis on inspiring music, the service also includes a Burning Bowl ceremony to harness the spiritual energy that will bring your New Year's intentions into expression.

"Braving the Wilderness" 5-Week Small Group Book Study
Starting the week of January 14, Groups TBA
New York Times Bestselling author Brene Brown's new book, argues we're experiencing a spiritual crises of disconnection. Brown introduces four practices for true belonging that challenge what we believe about ourselves and each other. In tandem with Rev. Kurt's Sunday lessons we'll meet in small groups to support one another in finding our way back to ourselves an each other.

Rev. Kurt will also be hosting an online book study via Zoom on Tuesdays, January 16 - February 13.  A great way to be involved if you can't leave home.  Sign ups for all groups will be posted in the Atrium.

UNS Mission, Vision, Core Values Workshop
Saturday, January 27 from 10 am - 4 pm
Facilitator: Rev. Phil Smedstad
Ministries thrive when they are clear about who they are, who they serve, and where they are going.  This workshop will be support us in the creation of the future we seek; provide direction for our leadership selection and future decision-making; and create guidelines for "how we walk our talk."  Make sure to join us so your voice is heard as we let Spirit reveal through all of us what we are called to be as we go forward.  $10 Box Lunches from Curt's Cafe available to order, sign up in the Atrium.

Workshop: "It's Not What You're Eating, It's What's Eating You!"
Sunday, February 18 from 12 - 2 pm    Fee: $25
Facilitator: Claudia Braun
If you are ready to move beyond out-of-control eating due to stress, worrying that you'll never reach and maintain your weight goal, or being ashamed because you fell off the "diet wagon" again, this workshop will lead you to positive action.  You'll learn why it's hard to resist cravings; the mistakes that lead you to a binge/restrict cycle; three things you can do instantly to break your yo-yo dieting cycle and get back in control again; and the inspiration to move forward on a different path.  Claudia Braun is a lifestyle and weight loss coach who incorporates a mind-body-spirit approach in her practice.   Sign up in the Atrium or call UNS to sign up for the Workshop.

 

Ongoing Events

Mid-Week with Megon
The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, beginning January 10, 2018 at 7 pm
Singer/songwriter and spiritual practitioner, Megon McDonough, creates a mid-week oasis of peace, joy, and spirit on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month.  Each evening will include music, meditation, a message, and a healing prayer treatment.

5th Sunday Potluck Fellowship Sunday
The 5th Sundays of the year: (Next potluck is January 7)
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 
December 17 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
Quarterly, 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.

Wednesday Night Healing Circle w/Mark Earlix
Every Wednesday in the Garden Room, from 7-8pm ~ Love Offering
Last Session will be December 20
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.