"Weekly Silent Meditation Service"

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A Silent Meditation Service is held by Unity Northwest, 259 East Central Road, Des Plaines, at 6:00pm every Tuesday.  It is led by Gregory Barrette, minister of Unity Northwest..

“Spending forty five minutes in meditation can make a powerful impact on your well-being and quality of life,” said Greg Barrette.  “There is no single better tool for spiritual growth and personal well being than meditation.  Being supported by a group makes meditation much easier.  Numerous studies by research labs at major universities have confirmed the effectiveness of meditation to heal and reduce stress. We have witnessed healings of mind, body and circumstances that can be attributed to this group practice.”

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this Silent Meditation Service, please call 847-297-099

“A Simple Reverent Prayer Circle”

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Each Sunday at 10:20 am
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

"This Simple, Reverent Prayer Circle will give participants an opportunity to spontaneously speak aloud our heartfelt prayers for other people in our lives.  By supporting each other in prayer, we will each experience the power of healing that Jesus claimed would happen when 'two or three are gathered'" said Greg Barrette. "This will be an easy, natural and unrehearsed gathering of healing hearts in prayer, and will be about fifteen minutes in duration."

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this event, please call 847-297-0997

“Unity Northwest Annual Picnic”

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Right after the 2nd Service

Bring a side dish to pass — salads, desserts, bread or chips.

See Tracy Wooldridge or call the office to volunteer for cooking, setup or cleanup

Join us for the fun!
For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Ten Misconceptions about Feeling Your Feelings”

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Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Uma Girish


“No one likes to feel their feelings especially when those feelings bring up stuff we don’t want to look at” said Girish. “In this 90-minute workshop you’ll discover:
 
  • The Difference Between Emotions and Feelings
  • Why Your Emotions Are Not the Enemy
  • The Power of Positive and Negative Emotions
  • How Emotions Help us Navigate Our Experience

Learn about the importance of emotions and how they relate to your overall wellness, health and growth.”

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997

“How to Let Things Go”

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“If you could be anything, what would you be?” asked Greg Barrette. “Are you willing to go through the 'letting go' process of getting there? In this workshop, I will share three proven methods of releasing fear and moving into faith.”

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997

“Mastering Your Emotions”

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT

"This class will offer insight into how emotions can serve us, instead of running us" said Barrette.  "We will look at what some of our basic emotions are and how emotion can be used to propel us forward; and will learn tools to improve our ability to experience emotions and use that energy constructively."  

A free will offering will be received during class, and no pre-registration is necessary.  

Lynn Barrette, LCSW, is a licensed clinical therapist with a private practice in Mount Prospect. She is a Brainspotting-trained therapist and director of the Interfaith Counseling Center.

For more information please call 847-297-0997. To  contact Lynn Barrette directly, call 224-828-9877 or email lynn-barrette@hotmail.com. 

“New Member Class”

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Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

Come join Unity Northwest Church! This class features a fun, powerful small group process that is designed to bring us closer to our own spiritual journey and to that of others in the group. All potential new members are welcome to attend.

No offering will be taken.

“Putting Together Your Life Plan”

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“You have come into this lifetime with an already-established life plan,” said Greg Barrette.

“Now is the time to access your life plan so you can fully play your part in it. You will uncover your soul's desires and connect with your soul's own plan.”

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997

“World Day of Prayer”

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister & the Prayer Team

“World Day of Prayer gives the northwest suburban community an opportunity to come together in celebration of our oneness with God, each other, and our world" said Senior Minister Gregory Barrette. "There will be music, dramatic presentation, comedy, and—of course--prayer. Through prayer we foster peace and wholeness in our community and in our individual lives. Everyone is welcome to attend.”

A prayer vigil will be held for twenty four hours, starting with the service at the church in Des Plaines on Wednesday the 13th, after which the Prayer Team of UNW will hold vigil through the night. From 7:00am to 7:00pm on Thursday the 14th, people of all faiths are invited to join this vigil in the church sanctuary.

The theme of the 24-hour prayer event is “Peace in the Midst.” This year’s affirmation is “I am the power of peace in all matters.”  Unity invites people of all faiths to join in this sacred prayer activity. Names can be submitted for prayer in UNW’s prayer chalice, or online at
worlddayofprayer.org. Information is available in Spanish at diadeoracionmundial.org. Thousands of people will join Silent Unity—an international, transdenominational 24/7 prayer ministry—and Unity churches and centers around the world for this 24th annual Unity World Day of Prayer.

A free-will offering will be taken at the service. For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“How Meditation Supports Your Soul Evolution”

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT

"What forms of meditation are best for soul evolution? What is happening spiritually when you meditate?" asks Barrette, licensed clinical therapist in private therapy practice in Mt Prospect. "During this class we will explore the significance of meditation as part of a spiritual practice, as well as a taste of the brain science behind why it works. We will also have time to practice what we discuss."

Lynn Barrette, LCSW, is a licensed clinical therapist with a private practice in Mount Prospect. She is a Brainspotting-trained therapist and director of the Interfaith Counseling Center.

A free will offering will be received, and no pre-registration is necessary.

For more information on this class or other events at Unity Northwest, please call 847-297-0997

“Celebrating the Music of Life Concert”

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Friday, September 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Performed by: Megon McDonough & Tatiana Naumova

Enjoy an evening with Megon McDonough and Tatiana Naumova, performing Pop favorites, Jazz standards, Folk originals ~ even Classical gems! We hope you can join us for an evening of the music that has shaped our lives.

A suggested love offering of $20 will be accepted.

Megon McDonough is probably best known for her work as an inaugural member of The Four Bitchin Babes along with Christine Lavin, which allowed Megon’s wit and folk sensibilities to comment on the ups and downs of everyday life. Perhaps not surprisingly, she is also an accomplished comedic actress having appeared in numerous theater productions including, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Beehive and a box office record-breaking starring role in Always Patsy Cline. She, in fact, classifies her music as folk/cabaret, citing her love of theatre and jazz as the reason for the unusual mix. She was inspired to play the guitar and sing after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and wrote her first song at age eleven. (Folk lovers may remember a 17-year-old Megon opening for such acts as John Denver, Steve Martin and Harry Chapin in the 70s.). 

Tatiana Naumova earned a Master’s degree in music from Gorky State Conservatory in honor of Glinka. In Russia, she taught piano and music theory at Arhalgelsk Music College, composed music Arhalgelsk Youth Theater, and taught piano at Gorky Music School.  Since moving to the United States in 2001, Ms. Naumova has established a diverse and successful career, teaching piano at People’s Music School, Southport Performing Arts Conservatory and many private students.  Tatiana Naumova is an active performer; in 2012, she worked in music preparation with Lyric Opera of Chicago on works such as Aida, Rinaldo, and Show Boat.  She performs regularly as a collaborative pianist in a wide variety of styles, including recitals with saxophonist Andrew Carpenter and performances with folk singer Megon McDonough.  Ms. Naumova also works as a collaborative pianist with organizations such as Joffrey Theater Academy and Visceral Dance Company, and enjoys performing in musical theater productions.  

“Developing Your Observer Self”

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

“When you look at yourself, what do you see?” said Greg Barrette. “In this workshop, you will learn how to step back and observe that part of yourself that is always changing and evolving.”

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997

“Parenting the Love and Logic Way”

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Wednesdays, Oct 4 through Nov 8, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW, LUT

“’Parenting the Love and Logic Way’ is a straightforward parenting class designed by the Love and Logic Institute to give parents, grandparents, and caregivers practical skills that can be used right away,” said Barrette, who has a private counseling practice in Mt. Prospect.

“You will learn how to avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments, stay calm when kids do incredibly upsetting things, set enforceable limits, avoid enabling and begin empowering kids, raise kids who are family members rather than dictators, and more! The class is enjoyable, and the support is worth every minute! Put the fun back into your parenting!”
 
Lynn Barrette, LCSW, is a licensed clinical therapist with a private practice in Mount Prospect. She is a parenting expert, Brainspotting-trained therapist, and director of the Interfaith Counseling Center.
 
Pre-registration is required by calling Lynn Barrette at 224-828-9877 or at www.dynamiccounseling.info. Parent Handbooks are $10 each, plus a free-will offering will be received at each class.

"Monday Morning Metaphysics"

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Mondays
10:30 am to Noon
Facilitated by: Rev. Mary Beth Speer

Monday Morning Metaphysics will embark on a new book entitled
Working with the Law - 11 Truth Principles for Successful Living by Raymond Holliwell on Monday, August 7th at 10:30am.

Working with the Law gives us a better understanding of how spiritual Laws serve us in our everyday life. It shows how God, working in our lives, is the Law, and this Law is explained clearly and definitely. To work with the Law is to live closer to God, for such living brings a better under­standing of our problems and shows us how to meet them. By continual­ly using the Law correctly, we grow in wisdom, and power and become masters of our circumstances. We learn the secret of success and thus are able to reach any goal that we may desire. Books are available in class or on line.
 
Monday Morning Metaphysics is a casual drop-in book study group, meeting Monday mornings from 10:30am to 12:00 noon.   There’s no “homework” or outside preparatory reading required, and is open to anyone.  A love-offering is accepted at each class. Rev. Mary Beth Speer facilitates.

For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997