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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, 1/24, at Unity Palo Alto – Sunday Morning Meditation with Cheryl Branco from 9:00-9:30am.

Sunday Celebration Service “Discipline?!” with Rev. John Riley and music by Sharon D. Henderson from 10:00-11:00am.

As an instrument of the Divine, I attune to Spirit through disciplined practice. I reflect on what I most want to experience, engage in activities that support my goals, and set my intention to repeat them daily. Discipline brings me joy.

Monday Music Service

January 8, 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


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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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The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity

With: Casey Wicker, Licensed Unity Teacher Candidate - Cost: Weekly love offerings
Sunday, 1/21, 12:00 pm

This is a five-week prosperity course that helps us realize our Oneness and opens and empowers us to claim it! In this course we will not only study The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines, we will put them into action in our lives. Register Today!

Art & Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You

a 7-week class with Rev. John Riley
Wednesday, 1/24, 7:00 pm

During this interactive class, you will experience powerful exercises, multi-media presentations, and meaningful discussions to support you in creating the life you desire. It includes a workshop booklet and group coaching sessions as you go through The Q Process™ – a 21-day spiritual practice designed to shift your consciousness and your life! Register today!

Missing Links Discussion Group

A Science & Spirituality Series with Rev. John Riley - Cost: Love offering
Tuesday, 1/30, 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.

Unity Basics

With: Rev. John Riley - Cost: Love offering
Saturday, 2/3, 9:30 am

An exploration into the foundations of Unity, our five basic principles, and Unity Palo Alto. Materials for the class are: The Principles: A Guide to Practical Spirituality by Rev. Ellen Debenport, available in the bookstore, and a journal. Register Today!

Dream BIG, Dream BOLD

With Rev. Felicia Searcy - Suggested $20 love offering
Sunday, 3/18, 12:00 pm

During this transformational experience you will learn...
• What successful people do that creates sustained results
• A 5-point test for determining whether your dream is right for you
• Simple thinking-strategies that will guard you from fear, doubt, and worry
• A proven method for dissolving resistance to success so you can attract better results
Join Felicia as she empowers you to live the life of your dreams! Register Today!

Ongoing Classes

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Conscious Communication Practice Group

Sunday, 1/21, 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

A Course In Miracles

Monday, 1/22, 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

Wednesday Night Meditation

Wednesday, 1/24, 7:00 pm

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

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

Monday, 2/5, 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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Valentine's Day Sunday

Sunday, 2/11, 10:00 am

The youth will have special lessons around Valentine’s Day.

Y.O.U. Leadership Raley

DATE: February/March, TBD
Thursday, 3/1, 8:00 am

Teens will help plan and participate in a workshop to build their leadership skills.

Friendship Sunday

Sunday, 4/15, 10:00 am

Bring a friend to church for fun friendship games and crafts. After service we will  have friendship ice cream sundaes and community potluck.,


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Write Your Own Story

Sunday, 1/21, 11:45 am

WITH: Group lead
DATE: 3rd Sundays, 11:45am-1:00pm
COST: Love offering
TOPIC: New Beginnings / New Year's Resolutions
Stories, memoirs, tales of the past, call them what you will, memories matter. History paints a broad picture of world, national and local times and events but says little about the individuals who lived through those times. Memories are not experiences to be relived and constantly aired, but to be looked at, learned from, and shared, so the future may see how life used to be.

Each month this group comes together to develop writing skills, inspire each other, and share stories. A topic for writing is chosen by the group at the end of each session. Each session is group facilitated. Materials: Journal, Life is a Song, Sing It by Joyce Riley (Optional) available in the bookstore.

Spiritual Coffee Talk

With Rev. John Riley in the YES Hall
Sunday, 2/25, 11:30 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

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