"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

“March Into Forgiveness”

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Wednesdays, March 8 & 22, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, Spiritual Counselor and LCSW clinical therapist

“Forgiveness is often misunderstood,” said Barrette, who runs a private therapy practice in Mount Prospect. “This class will constructively and practically offer new understandings about what forgiveness is, what it is not, and how to embrace it? We’ll be using a variety of techniques to loosen the grip of resentment and emotional pain, and help you open to the healing power of this important work."  

A free will offering will be taken, and no pre-registration is necessary.  For more information please call 847-297-0997. To contact Lynn Barrette directly, call 224-828-9877 or email
lynn@dynamiccounseling.inf

“The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to Faith”

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

“Faith is seeing what hasn't shown up yet," said Barrette. "How can you stand your ground in faith? There are some practical steps that you can take to move those mountains in your life.”

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

“Letting Go and Letting God”

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Sunday, April 2, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Dr. Rose Grace

There are so many times when we are hurting or feeling really stuck about what to do to resolve a particular issue in our lives.  In this workshop, Dr. Rose Grace will help you discover what you are searching for in your life.

Then she will help you discover solutions to use in unravelling your specific life problem around that situation.  You will learn to look at your challenges as the entrance to resolving an important soul issue that you came here to learn for yourself.  And you will have much more peace in your life. 

We will be practicing proven ways to look at the people in your life with whom you have conflict. Then we will create a new spiritual solution for the problem which you can practice that will lead to a totally new way to come to a resolution for yourself. 

Dr. Grace will help you identify what you are working on in this life time. This will help you understand what your life path is and why you chose it. You will learn the answers to some of your questions about your life path. 

Dr. Grace has been teaching classes that help people discover how to navigate their life situations for 38 years as a Psychologist, Ordained Minister and Spiritual Life Coach. Come and enjoy your self discovery!!!! 

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

“Making Friends With Reality”

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 to 8:15 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

“When you realize that your purpose for living is to grow spiritually, everything can then contribute to the best interest of your soul," said Barrette. "Instead of beating yourself up for not measuring up to some arbitrary standard, let yourself off the hook and begin to live
and grow!”

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

“Soul Evolutionists: Unite!”

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW 

"We are souls in evolution, having evolved from the consciousness of a speck of sand, blossoming through humanhood, reaching for the Divine,” said Barrette. “Soul Evolution is the new paradigm for understanding who we are, where we have been, and where we are going as souls expressing on this planet. We will explore this new vision, and investigate tools that help us cooperate consciously with the evolution of our souls.”
 
Unity Northwest is a center for spiritual growth, offering spiritual education classes, services and resources to the community.

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

“Reincarnation & Soul Evolution”

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW 

"Reincarnation is the process for the evolution of our souls, but how does this information help us grow into our spiritual potential?” said Barrette. “This workshop will explore where we have been, who we are now, and where we are going as we expand in awareness of our own divinity. You will learn how to look for the signs of your past lives right in your own surroundings!”
 
Unity Northwest, 259 E. Central Road, Des Plaines, is a center for spiritual growth, offering spiritual education classes, services and resources to the community.

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

“Enneagram & Spirit”

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Jim Ware

From one point of view, the Enneagram can be seen as a set of nine distinct personality types, with each number on the Enneagram denoting one type. It is common to find a little of yourself in all nine of the types, although one of them should stand out as being closest to yourself. This is your basic personality type.

The class will open with a short review of the Enneagram.  Then, we’ll use the Enneagram in class to discover how to best stay “above the 5” on the Spiritual Thermometer.  For those of you who are new to the Enneagram, you can go online for free and take a short assessment to see what your type may be at the website:
www.eclecticenergies.com

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

“Not Your Momma’s Good Friday Service”

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Friday, April 14, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

A dessert potluck Fellowship Hour will follow the service given by Greg Barrette, minister and Megon McDonough, Music Director.  The seven last words of Jesus will be shared and experienced in this service.

“Good Friday is the second part of the three-step process of Holy Week, beginning with the vision of Palm Sunday and ending with the power of Easter” said Greg Barrette. “Releasing our blocks to inner awareness is the crucial second step that Good Friday represents for us.  

We will explore the seven last words of Jesus to find clues on how to release this awesome power into our lives.”

For more information, please call 847-297-0997

“Lessons in Truth”

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Greg Barrette, Senior minister 

This workshop will be based on the classic Unity book, LESSONS IN TRUTH by H. Emilie Cady, a 19th century homeopathic physician and spiritual teacher.

“Written in 1892, Lessons in Truth has provided millions with a concise and very understandable presentation of Unity's basic teachings” said Barrette.  “The poet Maya Angelou once said that Lessons in Truth was ‘the single most influential book I have ever read.’”  Our topics will include: The Nature of God, The Power of Thought and The Deeper Spirituality.  

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

“Karma: What Does It Really Mean?”

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Lynn Barrette, LCSW 

"Karma gets such a bad rap here in the west!” said Barrette. “This workshop will uncover the myths and mysteries about karma, and how we can use it to help us grow in understanding, intuition and awareness.”
 
Unity Northwest, 259 E. Central Road, Des Plaines, is a center for spiritual growth, offering spiritual education classes, services and resources to the community.

A free-will offering will be taken.  For more information on this class, please call 847-297-0997 or visit Unity Northwest’s website at
unitynorthwest.org.

“What the Dying Teach Us About Living”

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Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Facilitated by: Uma Girish

“Sitting by the bedsides of the dying and working for a decade with the elderly, I have had the good fortune of learning what matters most—when life is a finite number of months, weeks, or days” said Girish.

“In this workshop, we will explore the following:
  • The top regrets of the dying and what we can learn from them
  • The one truth that matters most when everything is lost
  • How to do a life review while you’re still here
  • The importance of legacy

This workshop will help you evaluate your life and course-correct as needed.”

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

"Monday Morning Metaphysics"

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Mondays
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

“W.I.R.E. - Women in Recovery Excel”

Sundays
7:00 pm


On Sundays, Unity Northwest Church will be hosting W.I.R.E. -Women In Recovery Excel at 7:00pm.  We will be reading from the book "A Women's Way Through The 12 Steps".  Stephanie Covington designed this book to "Help a woman find her own path". 
 
Instead of focusing on one specific addiction issue in this group, we will be focusing on how we struggle with powerlessness and finding the solution through the 12 Steps.  Our goal is to create a sacred space where women can continue to discover the divine within and walk their own unique journey beyond addiction.  Long term recovery brings multiple levels of healing including how we relate to ourselves, others, our sexuality, our purpose and how we relate to the world.    

Come join us if you are interested in growing your recovery to flourish in sobriety. A love offering will be accepted.