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America Meditates / Evanston Meditates
Wednesday, July 24, 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
Join this nationwide meditation session to create a shift in consciousness and inspire a healthier, more peaceful populace.  The event is free and open to all, as we view the live broadcast event from Denver, Colorado (click Meditation for event details).  By bringing people together in a historic group meditation, guided by one of the most powerful meditation experts of our time, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, America Meditates will raise awareness and inspire the public to stand together for better mental wellbeing.  This event honors the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting.  

Class: Finding Yourself in Transition
Four Sundays, July 28 and August 4-18 at Noon         Summer Special: $50/series        Facilitator:  Candace Lucas
Explore the spiritual opportunities inherent in life's changes and how to use them as a gateway to greater personal and spiritual growth.  Attendance at all four classes is required, as material from each class builds on the next.  Click Finding to register.

UNS Annual Potluck Barbecue Picnic
Sunday, August 25 after the service
Fun, food, and fellowship.  UNS provides the hot dogs, burgers, and veggie burgers; you sign up to supply buns, salads, sides, desserts or beverages.  Games and prizes for the kids.  See the sign up sheet in the Atrium in July.

Thriving Congregations Facilitator Training with Martha Creek
Thurs-Fri, September 5 & 6 from 9 am - 4 pm; Fee: $250
Leaders in thriving congregations follow their inner compass, take responsibility for themselves, respond to anxiety, work with challenge, and stay in contact.

Empowered Leadership with Martha Creek
Saturday, September 7 from 9 am - 4 pm; Suggested Offering: $50
Develop courageous patterns of relating to old patterns without being hostage to them.  Learn to lead with calm connectedness toward your own goals.  Guide yourself toward healthy functioning and presence to Source.  Gain skill/mastery in staying present during difficult times -- resourceful and resilient.

Self-Inquiry Workshop with Martha Creek
Sunday, September 8 from 1 - 3 pm; Love Offering
Martha lovingly and expertly meets people where they are ... and opens minds and hearts for awakening to more expansive, innovative, creative energies.  Literally, a new way of being.

Prosperity Plus 3: Living Full Spectrum Wealth
Tuesdays, September 10 - October 22 from 7 - 9 pm
This exciting 7-week program will guide you through the study the art and science of spiritual transformation through the practice of DreamBuilding.  Visioning is the art of DreamBuilding and Vibration is the science of manifestation.  Sign up in the Atrium.

Unity World Day of Prayer 24-Hour Prayer Vigil
Wednesday, September 11, 6 pm - Thursday, September 12, 6 pm
Sign up for a one-hour (or more) slot to hold in the consciousness the prayer requests of our spiritual community and to heighten prayer energy around the world.  This year's theme is "Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential."  If you can't take part in the Vigil at UNS, we invite you to hold this year's affirmation: "I celebrate the vast possibilities for my life" in heart and mind.

Interfaith Block Party
Saturday, September 14 from 11 am - 5 pm
A fun day of celebrating our differences and the sacred bonds of our Oneness.  Interact with different faiths in the World Religions Walk; enjoy live entertainment; experience food, games, activities; and our Canopy of Humanity: an interactive art installation.  Tickets are available HERE.  We're also looking for volunteers to help run the event.  Call the Church Office at 847-864-8977.

 

Ongoing Events

5th Sunday Potluck Fellowship Sunday
The 5th Sundays of the year (Next potluck is September 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.