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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, 2/25, at Unity Palo Alto – Sunday Morning Meditation from 9:00-9:30am.

Sunday Celebration Service – “Joy-Filled Spirit” With Rev. John Riley and music by Deborah Winters

As Spirit in expression, I move through my life boldly and joyfully. I am energized and uplifted. The joy I feel in my soul is an expression of the radiant life of God that courses throughout my being. With an open mind and heart, I joyfully welcome new opportunities into my life.

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


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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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Manifestation Meditation

The 3 Step Meditation that Helps You Enjoy More Love, Money and Good Fortune
Sunday, 2/25, 12:00 pm

With: Patricia Fuqua
Cost: Suggested $20 love offering
Dates: Four Sundays 2/18-3/11

Patricia Fuqua, M.A., Best Selling Author and Dating Maven offers a 4 week class that explores the power of meditation to help you reach your goals. She refined this powerful practice that combines Unity Principles and Brain Research with women who want a serious relationship. Now she is sharing it with those who want success in any area of life. Join her starting February 18, 12 noon-1PM. Light snacks served. You will experience your secret powerful self on steroids as you progress through the weeks from relaxation to creation. Register Today! 

A Day of Renewal – Meditation Retreat

With Amitabhan, Cheryl Branco, and Rev. John Riley
Saturday, 3/3, 9:00 am

Where: Unity Palo Alto Sanctuary
Cost: $50

As we approach spring – a season of renewal – step out of the busyness and give yourself a day to renew your connection to mind, body and spirit through music, meditation and movement. For experienced meditations and beginners alike, these experiences of mindfulness and beauty will nourish your practice.

Please bring your lunch, wear layers for comfort, and please refrain from wearing scents. When you arrive, please enter the Sanctuary in Silence.


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!

The Foundations of Unity

A seven-week class with Rev. John Riley
Wednesday, 4/11, 7:00 pm

Building consciousness, knowledge and skills in any endeavor begins with learning the foundational principles. Explore foundational principles from Lessons in Truth, Discover the Power and other historical texts and learn how to integrate the foundational principles into daily life. In this class you will:
• Dive into the three-fold nature of God and humankind
• Experience the power of affirmative prayer with the use of Denials and Affirmations
• Create an action plan that will support you in your personal spiritual growth

SEE Credit Available. Register Today!

Ongoing Classes

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A Course In Miracles

Monday, 2/26, 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

Missing Links Discussion Group

A Science & Spirituality Series with Rev. John Riley - Cost: Love offering
Tuesday, 2/27, 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, 2/28, 7:00 pm

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

Conscious Communication Practice Group

Sunday, 3/4, 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

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

Monday, 3/5, 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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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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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!

Prayer Circle

Sunday, 3/4, 11:30 am

Prayer is the highest form of Mind Action. It is a process that attunes our consciousness with the One Mind and affirms our wholeness. Join us for an affirmative prayer circle, holding prayer requests and our spiritual community in sacred space, affirming truth principles. No details will be discussed, because "God already knows the details." Our job is to affirm that truth. 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


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