"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

“Dreams - Letters from God”

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

"One-third of your life is spent sleeping and dreaming," said Barrette. "In ninety minutes, I will teach why you dream, how to interpret dreams and how dreams can be used to solve problems.   You will learn a specific technique that will allow you to interpret any dream. I will lead you through two guided imagery meditations to practice this method."

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

“Exercise for a Happy Life”

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Sunday, June 11, 2017
12:30 pm
Facilitated by: Rev. Dr. Barbara Rose Grace, PhD 

Are you desiring happiness in your life but it’s not showing up?  Join Dr. Barbara Rose Grace and find out why! A love offering will be accepted.

“Happiness is an inside job.”  And in truth we do create our own happiness through the positive thoughts we think, the positive feelings we have, our laughter, the wonderful plans we make for the future, our daydreams, meditations, and the relationships we have with those we love and who love us.  Unfortunately many of us focus on the hurts in our life, and don’t know how to release them, and then wonder why there is no movement forward into happiness.

“Choosing” to be happy may sound strange, but the decisions we make after “choosing” lead to action steps which produce the changes we want. Upon completion of these action steps we experience happy and fulfilling relationships, rewarding careers, and much more.  However many people are able to do the positive actions but are not aware of the underlying blocks that impede their progress.  This leads to a lot of frustration and confusion about why the action steps are not working for them. Changing your thinking in order to release your past hurts involving other people and situations can be a challenge. What is release work and how do we do it?  And how does it lead to forgiveness, acceptance and letting go of our negative beliefs and feelings?

Rev. Dr. Barbara Rose Grace, PhD will lead you through specific exercises to help you learn and personally experience tools that identify and release what’s holding you back so you can achieve “happiness” in your everyday life. She has been helping people make significant changes in their lives through Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, and Spiritual Coaching for nearly 40 years.  

Dr. Grace is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master.  She has given a large number of workshops on many topics over her years of service to people of all ages with many types of challenges.  

Dr. Grace can be reached at 847-382-3232 or
BarbaraGrace.com for questions. 

“Letting the Silence Speak”

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior Minister

"This class will be presented on the day when I return from my nine-day Trappist retreat" said Barrette. "I am sure the insights I will have gleaned from it will surprise me as much as they do you!”

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

“Circulation Day”

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Unity Northwest Church, 259 E. Central Road in Des Plaines, is holding their "Circulation Day" which is a kind of Yard Sale without any money involved.

"We invite everyone in the Northwest Suburbs to simply bring their unwanted items to the church and then take what they need from what has been left by others," said Greg Barrette, Senior Minister of Unity Northwest Church. "Absolutely no money changes hands."
"Circulation Day demonstrates that there is always enough to go around, if we simply distribute it right. Just bring what you don't need and take what you do. It's free of charge.  We have been hosting this event for many years and there are some amazing and miraculous stories associated with Circulation Day.  Over the past forty years, Circulation Day has been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people. It is a lot of fun and teaches us that there truly can be enough if we just circulate it!"
For more information, please call 847-297-0997

"Monday Morning Metaphysics"

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

Monday Morning Metaphysics will soon embark on a new book entitled Sacred Thinking – Awakening to Your Inner Power by Dr. Jim Lockard.  This book explores questions such as: What is the meaning of life, of the universe, of God?  How do you, as am awakening human being, find your way as the creator of your life?  How do you find happiness and spiritual fulfillment?  Written in easy-to-understand language, Sacred Thinking is a practical guide to personal transformation.  Author Jim Lockard is an ordained Religious Science minister and New Thought leader, and is considered to be one of the foremost teachers of spirituality and consciousness today.  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