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Pick-A-Parties are a great way to meet new people, support the church financially, and have a lot of fun! Here’s how it works:

You create a party. It can be anything you want, from hosting a dinner to a cruise on the bay to a hike in the hills. You determine how many people and the price per person. Unity Palo Alto sells the tickets to our spiritual community. All proceeds go to the our spiritual center’s general operating fund.

It’s time to come together as a community and throw a party. Lots of them! You can obtain a Pick-A-Party form in the office. For more information contact Michael Clemons at or 650-849-1109.

Upcoming Parties

#11 SAILING ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY…………………………………$100
# Guests: 5
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Place: South beach Harbor Pier 40 San Francisco, next to Giant’s Stadium
Donor: Gil McCoy and Karen Friedman,

Join us for a pampering champagne-brunch sail on San Francisco Bay aboard the Windspiration. You’ll be cruising on this sea worthy 30-foot sloop as she navigates her way past Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and under the Bay Bridge. The winds could be brisk as you bask in the sun while sipping champagne and eating a lovely brunch. 


# Guests: 7
Date: Saturday, July 29
Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm
Place: Home of Christine Oliver
Donor: Christine Oliver, 408-733-3975,

Explore your creative side through collage. I will teach you a simple process to produce small intricate works of art that you can hang in your home or give as a gift. I have taught this technique to adults and children, who are welcome to join us by the way, and they have created charming works of art. Join us for a fun afternoon exercising the right side of your brain!


*NEW* Power up your intuition by playing the tarot game
With: Jacqueline Vanacek
Date: Tuesday 8/1, 6:30-10pm,
Where: Fireside Room
Cost: $35
Register at Eventbrite
Give a reading, get a reading, by playing a board game like Monopoly. The Tarot game is a fun way to experience how the cards can trigger insights to benefit lives.  Bring your favorite tarot deck to use in the game. Bring a small item to symbolize an intention. We will learn how to interpret the cards as we play.  The results are incredibly rich when friends and strangers pool their insights and it is fun. Join our lively community seeking to expand our imagination! Limited to 6 players to start.  


#13 GIRL’S SPA DAY.….…..$40
# Guests: 5
Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 11:30 am-2:00pm
Place: Home of Emily De Martini Nearby Spa
Donor: Emily De Martini, 650-358-9240 

Enjoy a healthy, relaxing lunch with Unity Friends followed by a one hour massage at Oceanic Massage in Foster city!


#14 GAMES & POTLUCK 2….….$10
# Guests: 25
Date:  Saturday, August 26
Time:  12:00-4:00pm
Place: Unity Church, YES Hall
Donor: Candi & Glen Bender
650-704-8467 or 

Come and play games with us 10,000, Hand & Foot, Cribbage, Mexican Train, Monopoly. Bring a potluck dish to share, lots of laughs and fun times.


#15 SQUARE COOKIES………….$15
# Guests: 6
Date: Sunday, September 10
Time: 12:30pm
Place: Unity Church Kitchen
Donor: Mary Engstrom, 408-446-1609,

Bring a bag lunch and we will eat and then make our favorite square cookies. Three delicious ways to eat, make and serve these. You will be able to take your favorites home with you.


#16 MEXICAN TRAIN & HOME MADE ICE CREAM…………………...….…..$20
# Guests: 12+
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Place: Home of Paul & Alice Goodwin
Donor: Paul & Alice Goodwin 650-269-8331 

Several tables of Mexican Train Dominoes will compete for the grand prize. The ice cream machine will be running and turning out small batches of wonderful fresh fruit flavors. Toppings galore and some terrific baked items.


# Guests: 6
Date: Sunday, October 29
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Home of Paul & Alice Goodwin
Donor: Paul & Alice Goodwin 650-269-8331 

Chef Paul will prepare a gourmet meal with matching wines. Don’t be surprised at the appearance of the food since it is Halloween themed.


# Guests: 8
Date: Sunday, November 12
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Place: Home of Paul & Alice Goodwin
Donor: Paul & Alice Goodwin

An evening of friendly poker with games being dealer’s choice. We will have eats before and snacks during. There is a $5 buy in and you will get thousands of chips. If you lose them, you can borrow from the bank. At the end of the evening, the kitty (inflated by us) will be distributed based on the final chip counts. Beginners are always welcome (as long as they don’t bring beginner’s luck!). 


# Guests: 8
Date: Saturday, December 9
Time: 1:00pm
Place: Home of Paul Wcislo
Donor: Paul Wcislo, 408-733-3975, 

Okay, let’s get a jump on making Christmas cookies. I have 2 ovens, a big Kitchen Aid mixer, plenty of mixing bowls, and a huge counter so that we can all make a batch of cookies or two to eat and share with family and friends. We’ll nail down details once we get close. It should be fun!


# Guests: 20
Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Place: Unity Palo Alto, YES Hall
Donor: Rachel Cooley, 650-521-2824

Join Rachel Cooley and the angels for a Winter Solstice celebration as well as a time for healing and letting go of all that no longer serves you on this very powerful night – the longest night of the year! You will relax, restore and revitalize with your angels and the amazing and healing archangels.  We will focus upon releasing any fears, worries and concerns that are on your mind. As a result of this powerful clearing, on this auspicious night, you will feel lighter, grounded and supported by your angels. And you will be more tuned into the magic of this Christmas season!

Rachel is a speaker, author, teacher, Angel Therapy Practitioner® and Certified Angel Card Reader™ by Doreen Virtue. And, she is a regular Reader and Workshop Presenter at East West Bookshop in Mountain View. She has been working with the angels since her first certification by Doreen Virtue in 1999 and has facilitated numerous angel workshops over the years. She is also a co-author in the book 365 Days of Angel Prayers, published in 2014. She has also been a member of our church since 1995.


# Guests: 8
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Home of Paul Wcislo
Donor: Paul Wcislo, 408-733-3975, 

Crab season is a dream in California. Buttery roast crab with crunchy French bread to soak up the spicy sauce along with a crispy green salad. Yummy! All accompanied with great wine and followed with a sweet dessert and coffee. Hope to see you then!


#22 HOW TO USE YOUR iPHONE…$20 # Guests: 10
Date: To be arranged individually
Time: 1 hour meeting by Appointment
Place: Your home or a mutually-agreed-upon location
Donor: Michael Clemons,, 408-828-2374

Do you have an iPhone and not sure how to use it? Let me show you how to use your iPhone. How to add contacts, download your photos, open up memory when it is full, and many other things.


# Guests: 10
Date: To be arranged individually
Time: 1-hour meeting by Appointment
Place: Your home or a mutually-agreed-upon location
Donor: Michael Clemons,,

 I have heard or have been asked by so many people how do I do this or that on Facebook. So I decided to have a Pick-A-Party to help those who keep asking. Make a list of all the questions or what you want to do on Facebook and I will help. From explain what the Newsfeed is to your personal page, to setting your settings, how to friend or unfriend someone. Let’s have fun and not be stressed over it.


# Guests: 20
Date: By Appointment
Time: 2-hour meeting by Appointment
Place: Your Home
Donor: Frank De Martini,

“When you have information, it will change the way you look at money and your financial world.” In two hours, I can start teaching you paper management, clutter control, space planning, filing record and time management. I will help you set up a bill paying system, a realistic budget and an accurate way to track day-by-day spending.


#25 COMPASSIONATE LISTENING SESSIONS……………………….…..$25 # Guests: 20
Date: To be arranged individually
Time: To be arranged individually
Place: Unity Palo Alto Prayer Room or a mutually-agreed-upon location
Donor: Philip von Guggenberg, 

Would you like to be listened to and helped around an issue where you are facing some difficulty or that you want to celebrate? This is an opportunity to do so with me, an experienced listener and guide. When you sign up, I will give you some guidelines for you to prepare so that you can get the most out of the hour. For more information, please visit


# Guests: 8
Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Place: Home of Brenna and Daniel Frandsen
Donor: Brenna and Daniel Frandsen

If you are a seasoned gamer or just starting out, we have a game for everyone! Come join us for an afternoon of gaming catered to you. Light snacks provided.