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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, 8/20, at Unity Palo Alto – Sunday Morning Meditation with Sue Skulina from 9:00-9:30am.

Sunday Celebration Service“The Creative Ask” with Rev. John Riley and music by Margo LeDuc from 10:00-11:00am.

Faith is the voice inside me posing questions that nudge me into new areas of growth. Aligning our creativity with love, we establishing our vision clearly in thought and we experience our vision warmly in feeling. Next, we ask.

Fall Enrichment Program

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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. For more information, visit the Fall Enrichment Program table in the courtyard or email

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Study Group Signup

The I of the Storm
Sunday, 8/20, 11:00 am

After the kick-off at church, we will meet in small home-study groups to discuss the book and participate in learning activities. The study group provides a safe and confidential space for us to explore how to put the principles learned into action in our lives. Sign up for a study group near you after the Sunday Service through September 10.

Facilitator & Host Training

The I of the Storm
Sunday, 8/20, 11:45 am

Facilitator Training provides the tools to create a safe and open learning space, an overview of the materials for the program and tips for creating a transformative program. Lunch included!

Small Study Groups

Sunday, 9/10 - Saturday, 10/28

Each week we meet at our small study-group to connect and discuss the book.

Kick-Off Sunday

Sunday, 9/10, 10:00 am

We kick-off the program during the Sunday Service. After the kick-off, you will meet each week at your small study group.

Spiritual Growth

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Peace in the Midst - A Meditation Retreat

With: Amitabhan, Cheryl Branco, Karen Villanueva, and Rev. John Riley
Saturday, 9/16, 9:00 am

This day-long retreat will provide you with an experience of discovering the peace within you. It will be both a nourishing introduction to meditation, and an opportunity for those with an established practice to settle even more deeply. Anyone interested in the healing benefits of relaxation is encouraged to attend. You will learn meditation practices that enable you to re-discover the peace within in any situation throughout your day. Register Today!

Ongoing Classes

Conscious Communication Practice Group

1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm, Fireside Room
Suggested love offering: $5-$10
Facilitated by Philip von Guggenberg
The purpose of this group is to 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 and registration is not required. For more information, email Philip at

“A Course in Miracles”

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

Wednesday Night Meditation

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

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

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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Fall Kick-Off and Blessing of Backpacks

Sunday, 9/17, 9:30 am

Bring a friend for a day of sports jump, inflatable hoops, more games and fun, and bring your backpack to get blessed for the new school year!

Pet Blessing

Saturday, 10/7, 10:00 am

Our pets are family too. Show your pets they are loved by bringing them to be blessed by Reverend John Riley.


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Unity Picnic & Potluck

Sunday, 8/27, 11:30 am

Join us for fun, relaxation, and games at our annual picnic. We will have special activities for kids of all ages! This year, our Board of Trustees is serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Sign up after the service in the courtyard to reserve your spot and to let us know what favorite salad, side dish, or dessert you are bringing.

Ongoing Events & Activities

Harmony Rock Unity Choir

Under the direction of Margo LeDuc, the Choir is finding the new Unity Palo Alto sound. If you like to sing and want to get the best vocal training, please join us! No experience required. Contact Margo at


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