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At Unity Palo Alto, we have many opportunities for you to grow spiritually, meet new friends, and just have fun. In addition to Sunday services, we offer workshops, classes, and events that will lift your spirit and give you something to help you with the real life issues you face during the week. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday Services

This Sunday, 5/27, at Unity Palo Alto – Sunday Morning Meditation from 9:00-9:30am with Sue Skalina. Sunday Celebration Service – “Blessing You” With Rev. John Riley and music by Charlie Thweatt. Oneness is reality. The boundary between ourselves and other people and between ourselves and Nature, is illusion. A blessing is an imparting of spiritual good, and to be a blessing is to be a beacon that shines forward hope, faith, and wisdom. I allow the inner light of Spirit to guide me that I may bring light to those around me.

Monday Music Service

The 1st Monday of the Month, 7:00-8:00pm

With Margo LeDuc, Russell Norman, and Ron E. Beck

Engage in the spiritual power in the message of music!
Allow your body to receive a powerful message through music!
Start your week by getting connected with yourself through song!
Get connected!

Start the year with the power of music to get in touch with Spirit and yourself.


Margo LeDuc


Russell Norman


Ron E. Beck

Holidays

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Fall Enrichment Program

In The I of the Storm: Embracing Conflict, Creating Peace we learn to go beyond merely managing the conflict in our lives to actually embracing the conflict, allowing it to teach us what we otherwise might not learn. This process leads to peacemaking whether it be within ourselves, in our relationships, or as a result of outside circumstances.

The magic of this book is the way Dr. Simmons, in a very practical, reality based manner, discusses the challenges, temptations and hazards the world presents to us on a day-to-day basis that distracts us from our purpose here on Earth. He provides practical techniques and strategies, both spiritually and materially based, to help us avoid these hazards, allowing us to better align ourselves with our divine purpose and mission.

Our Fall Enrichment program is a 7-week, in-depth spiritual exploration of the book. Click here for more information and weekly recaps.

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Spiritual Growth

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Freedom for Mind, Body and Spirit

Saturday, 6/2, 9:00 am

With: Martha Creek & Amitabhan
Where: Unity Palo Alto
Cost: $50 ($35 for students)
Register Today!

This transformational workshop is designed precisely for a time of rapid changes and supports participants to:

  • Develop courageous patterns of relating
  • Learn to focus on strengths & cultivate options for future
  • Boost confidence in responding to life’s challenges
  • Learn to lead with calm connectedness
  • Gain skill/mastery in staying present during difficult times

Integrating "The Work" Living in Joy

Sunday, 6/3, 11:30 am

With: Martha Creek
Where: Unity Palo Alto YES Hall
Cost: Love offering
Register today!

Have you put your happiness on hold -- Waiting for something/someone to change so you can be happy?

“The Work” is a simple and deeply transformative process that is helping people around the world approach their stress, guilt, shame and blaming patterns from a perspective of clarity and inner peace. It works for 100% of people who really want to know the truth. You cannot be spiritually mature without emotional maturity. Free YourSELF! NOW!

This workshop is for everyone on a path of SELF realization. Be guided through a simple, yet powerful process of inquiry to discover that all stressful thoughts and beliefs --- about life, other people, or yourself – radically shift. “The Work” consists of four questions and turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. With inquiry, you discover and experience choices beyond suffering. One thought at a time, you transform the way you experience your life.

This tool can set you free. Experience it for yourSELF. Peace or Pain? You decide!

The Universe Is Calling: Opening to the Divine Through Prayer

Sunday, 6/10, 12:00 pm

A five-week class on Sundays with Casey Wicker, Licensed Unity Teacher Candidate
Dates: Sundays, 6/10-7/15 (no class on 7/8) @ 12:00-2:00pm
Cost: Love offering

Based on a dualistic concept of God, prayer has historically been directed to a God both outside of and distant from ourselves. We will explore the function and nature of prayer from the view of Unity Minister Eric Butterworth in his book The Universe Is Calling: Opening to the Divine Through Prayer. During this interactive course, we will:
  • Identify the limiting beliefs that prevent us from living more authentically from an awareness of our divine nature
  • Discover how meditation and the Silence can bring us into alignment with our Christ Nature
  • Practice Unity’s 5-Step Prayer Process, and discuss how we pray for self and others
In the words of Eric Butterworth, you are invited to consider that “there is no one to pray to… only a universal flow to get into, a shared consciousness of God, and a spiritual energy to pray from, which is always calling us to express and manifest outwardly… more of our Divine Nature.”

Please read the Introduction, Prologue, and Chapters 1-4 before the first class.

A Unity Palo Alto Membership Class. Register Today!
 

Ongoing Classes

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A Course In Miracles

Monday, 5/28, 6:30 pm

Every Monday 6:30-8:00pm, Fireside Room
Love offering
Facilitated by Praveen Khilnani

Join us to discuss the principles of “A Course in Miracles”. This self-study spiritual thought system teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering God—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. The Course focuses on the healing of relationships and making them holy. Contact Praveen Khilnani at 650-468-8950 or praveengrk@yahoo.com

Missing Links Discussion Group

A Science & Spirituality Series with Rev. John Riley - Cost: Love offering
Tuesday, 5/29, 7:00 pm

In the video series Missing Links, Gregg Braden connects the missing links between science and spirituality. Come together to watch an episode and discuss our thoughts, ideas, and the impact on spirituality. Everyone is welcome.
 

Wednesday Night Meditation

Wednesday, 5/30, 7:00 pm

Every Wednesday at 7:00-8:00pm in Ministerial Prayer Room, everyone welcome.

Conscious Communication Practice Group

Sunday, 6/3, 1:30 pm

1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm, Fireside Room
Suggested love offering: $10
Facilitated by Philip von Guggenberg

Gain greater awareness of ourselves and how we communicate. We begin with an introductory process of reflective writing and sharing, we move into a practical application of the tools of Nonviolent Communication, and finish with a guided listening exercise in the form of dyads. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, email Philip at philip@compassionatelistener.com.

Question Your Thinking, Change Your Life - The Work of Byron Katie

Monday, 6/4, 6:30 pm

1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm, Y.E.S. Hall
Love offering – No prior experience necessary – Bring a friend
Facilitated by Jane Reeder
Join us in our Inquiry Circle at Unity in which we gather with others committed to questioning their thoughts—to gain clarity and reduce stress. Thought patterns seem hard to change precisely because we still believe these stressful thoughts. However, would you still believe them if you could see that they are not true? And if this were simple to learn, how might it change your life? Come find out. Meetings will be punctuated by discussions, video, and audio materials of Byron Katie.

Youth & Family

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Outreach

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Pizza Singing Group - June Session

4 Mondays in June @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday, 6/4, 4:00 pm

With vocal coach Margo LeDuc
Learn more about Margo at www.voicebymargo.com
$120 per student (pizza dinner included)
Space is limited. Register Today!

Connecting

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Spiritual Coffee Talk

With Rev. John Riley in the YES Hall
Sunday, 5/27, 11:15 am

Share a cup-o-joe with your minister after the service! Chat about the Sunday talks, ask your spiritual questions, connect with your spiritual community. Everyone is welcome!
 

Ongoing Events & Activities

Love, Love, Love Unity Choir

Under the direction of Margo LeDuc, the Love, Love, Love Unity Choir is a wonderful place to connect, grow, and sing. If you like to sing and want to get the best vocal training, please join us! No experience required. Contact Margo at choir@unitypaloalto.org.

 

Pick-a-Party Time!

Dates: Ticket sales on in the office
We have many parties to choose from, everything from Spaghetti Dinner to Concerts to Texas Hold’em to Sailing on San Francisco Bay. Pick-a-Parties are a great way to meet new people, celebrate our vibrant community and support the church financially. Pick up a Party catalog and purchase tickets in the front office. Visit the Pick-a-Party page to see upcoming parties!

Unity Village

Established nearly 100 years ago, Unity Village is the home for Unity World Headquarters, Unity Worldwide Ministries and Silent Unity. Unity Village is located 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Today the Mediterranean-style campus still offers a quiet refuge and nurturing activities for body, mind and spirit.

The pristine campus includes 1,400 acres of beautiful countryside along with formal gardens, magnificent fountains, walking trails, a “green” hotel and conference center, a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, the best and most extensive library in the region for books and other resources on spiritual education and personal growth, a bookstore and coffee shop, and a variety of peaceful indoor and outdoor chapels for prayer and meditation. For more information about Unity Village, visit unityvillage.org.