Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 18

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Guest Speaker
Rev. Tom Wendt
Is Love Really the Answer?
10:00AM in FELLOWSHIP

Wednesday, November 21

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Thanksgiving Eve Service
and Pie Fest
Speakers: 3 Congregants
10:00AM in FELLOWSHIP

Thursday, November 22

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Happy
Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23

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Christmas Tree Lighting
on Woodstock Square
& Opera House Tree Walk
today through January 2

Click on photos above for more about the event

 

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New Activity
Sharing My Thanksgiving Table

The Holidays are coming! Are you looking for a place to go? Do you have an extra place at your table to share? This invitation is open to both! Please consider sharing your table with others or being a guest(s) for· a family from our congregation. Just sign up as a one or the other! Guests, can coordinate a dish to share· with your host. Just fill out the slip from a greeter and place them in the collection basket. Hosts, you will be contacted with the names of those who would like to spend time with you. Marypatriece will connect the names of hosts and guests before the big day. It is just one way to share the journey together and create special memories.

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Monday, November 12
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, November 12
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Tuesday, November 13
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Thursday, November 15
Practicing the Power of Our Intentions
A new class: Practicing the Power of Intention is an experiment of setting intentions and exploring the power of a group to focus together on one intention in unison.· Journaling about the process encourages aware of any impact of the process.· Based on the work of Lynn McTaggart and the book,· The Power of Eight.
Requested Love Offering:· $15.· All proceeds go to Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
November 15 & 29, and December 20
7:00 to 8:30PM
Participants can take part in the group via Skype
Contact Facilitator Eve Faes directly for instructions:· efaes802@gmail.com or 815-347-9046

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Saturday, November 17
Workshop: Act As If, Spiritual Improv
 Say YES to your heart's desires. Energize your desires through role playing and acting out your dreams as if they are happening now. Open to God's highest idea for your life through the Life Visioning Process then activate the law of attraction through creative play. No acting experience required. Open to anyone seeking to LIVE their vision and energize their heart's desires!   Rev Rainbow mixes the Law of Attraction, visioning and improvisation in this very interactive and fun workshop.
Hosted by Rev. Rainbow
10:00AM to 12:00PM in POWER
Cost:   $25.00  Please sign up here or pay at the door.

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Sunday, November 18
Special Sunday Service: Ministerial & Music Collaboration
Guest Speaker: Rev. Tom Wendt
Talk Title: Is Love Really the Answer?
We've heard it said that "love is the answer." What does· that mean - and how do you find it when you're feeling unloved? What did our Master Teacher, Jesus of Nazareth have to say about love? Rev Tom will talk about this and far more as he joins with the Unity Choir in bringing you an inspiring and uplifting service.
Music: Lori Gray Muligano, Ken Johnson, Harmony Hearts (female ensemble), & Ed Johnson
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Sunday, November 18
Adopt-a-Family activities continue
This is an annual opportunity to support the families served by Turning Point. (www.turnpt.org)
Tags that contain Christmas wish requests will be available in Fellowship thru 11/26. Gifts can be brought to the center until 11/26. They will be delivered on 12/3.

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Sunday, November 18
Sharing My Thanksgiving Table signups continue
The Holidays are coming! Are you looking for a place to go? Do you have an extra place at your table to share? This invitation is open to both! Please consider sharing your table with others or being a guest(s) for· a family from our congregation. Just sign up as a one or the other! Guests, can coordinate a dish to share· with your host. Just fill out the slip from a greeter and place them in the collection basket. Hosts, you will be contacted with the names of those who would like to spend time with you. Marypatriece will connect the names of hosts and guests before the big day. It is just one way to share the journey together and create special memories.

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Monday, November 19
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, November 19
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Sunday, November 19
Sharing My Thanksgiving Table signups continue
The Holidays are coming! Are you looking for a place to go? Do you have an extra place at your table to share? This invitation is open to both! Please consider sharing your table with others or being a guest(s) for· a family from our congregation. Just sign up as a one or the other! Guests, can coordinate a dish to share· with your host. Just fill out the slip from a greeter and place them in the collection basket. Hosts, you will be contacted with the names of those who would like to spend time with you. Marypatriece will connect the names of hosts and guests before the big day. It is just one way to share the journey together and create special memories.

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Tuesday, November 20
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Wednesday, November 21
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Guest Speakers: 3 Congregants sharing their experience of Gratitude: Pat Novy, Eileen Brannigan, Ed Johnson
Meditation: Marypatriece Raupp
Music: Lori Gray Muligano
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

Pie Fest
Our Annual after Thanksgiving Eve service time of pie, ice cream, coffee and fellowship. We encourage everyone to contribute their favorite pie!
8:30PM in FELLOWSHIP

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Thursday, November 22
HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Friday, November 23
Woodstock Square Christmas Lighting Ceremony & Opera House Christmas Tree Walk
Begins today thru January 2, 2017
Thanks to our wonderful Unity in the Community Ministry team, USCW will have a Christmas tree on display as part of this event! Walk over to the Opera House and take a look . . . a lovely way to get into the spirit of the season.

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Saturday, November 24
Truthfinders Study Group
A Unity based book study group
The Way of Mastery (by the Shanti Christo Foundation)
2nd and 4th Saturday mornings, 10AM to 11:30AM - in POWER

More info here

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Sunday, November 25
Sunday Service
Speaker: Marypatriece Raupp S.L.
Talk Title: TBA
Music: Lori Gray Muligano
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Sunday, November 25
Adopt-a-Family activities concludes
This is an annual opportunity to support the families served by Turning Point. (www.turnpt.org)
Tags that contain Christmas wish requests will be available in Fellowship thru 11/26. Gifts can be brought to the center until 11/26. They will be delivered on 12/3.

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Sunday, November 25
Sharing My Christmas Table signups begin
The Holidays are coming! Are you looking for a place to go? Do you have an extra place at your table to share? This invitation is open to both! Please consider sharing your table with others or being a guest(s) for· a family from our congregation. Just sign up as a one or the other! Guests, can coordinate a dish to share· with your host. Just fill out the slip from a greeter and place them in the collection basket. Hosts, you will be contacted with the names of those who would like to spend time with you. Marypatriece will connect the names of hosts and guests before the big day. It is just one way to share the journey together and create special memories.

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Monday, November 26
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, November 26
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Tuesday, November 27
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Thursday, November 29
Practicing the Power of Our Intentions
A new class: Practicing the Power of Intention is an experiment of setting intentions and exploring the power of a group to focus together on one intention in unison.· Journaling about the process encourages aware of any impact of the process.· Based on the work of Lynn McTaggart and the book,· The Power of Eight.
Requested Love Offering:· $15.· All proceeds go to Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
November 29, and December 20
7:00 to 8:30PM
Participants can take part in the group via Skype
Contact Facilitator Eve Faes directly for instructions:· efaes802@gmail.com or 815-347-9046

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December 2018

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YOUTH MINISTRY at a GLANCE - DECEMBER EVENTS

Dec 9th - Youth Ministry Annual Cookie Walk
Join us after service for a sweet & delicious Youth Ministry Fundraiser!

Dec 16th - Youth Ministry Holiday Celebration (IMAGINATION)

Dec 23rd - Youth Ministry combined classes
Uniteens/You “Walk Around the Square & Starbucks”

More Info here

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Sunday, December 2
Sunday Service
Speaker: Marypatriece Raupp S.L.
Talk Title: TBA
Music: Ken Johnson
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Sunday, December 2
Sunday Creativity & the Self series  (West Hall) 2 until 4PM                                                             This Monthly workshop series created by Tricia Alexander, features local music professionals sharing their experiences and expertise.  
$25 includes cookies, fruit, water & juice
Reservations guarantee your seat:  triciababa@aol.com,  773-478-8778

December 4th - YODELING 
with Small Potatoes
Rich Prezioso & Jaquie Manning tell us that EVERYONE can yodel. C’mon . . . you know you want to try this!

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Monday, December 3
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, December 3
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Tuesday, December 4
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Saturday, December 8
Truthfinders Study Group
A Unity based book study group
The Way of Mastery (by the Shanti Christo Foundation)
2nd and 4th Saturday mornings, 10AM to 11:30AM - in POWER

More info here

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Saturday, December 8
Studio B 2nd Saturday Concert   (West Hall) 
Hummingbird Center for the Creative and Healing Arts
This monthly concert series features an evening of excellent music, light foodfare and fun.  $15 includes food & drink. 
Doors open at 7:15, Concert at 7:30 pm.
Reservations guarantee your seat :  dlbiris.art@gmail.com

Dec 8  - This month we welcome: Small Potatoes . . . a wonderful acoustic duo - has been a local favorite for years - exquisite harmonies, a wonderful range of musical genres and always lot of fun!

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Sunday, December 9
Sunday Service
Special Service: Ministerial & Music Collaboration
Guest Speaker: Rev. Tom Wendt
Talk Title: In 500 feet make a U-Turn
Those of us who utilize a GPS during our travels will sometimes hear that message as we travel in the wrong direction. At times, we need to make spiritual U-Turns too. These would relate to those times when our actions are inconsistent with our desires, goals and beliefs. Rev Tom will explore how to identify those times and what to do about them.
Music: Lori Gray Muligano, Alpha Stewart, Jr.
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Sunday, December 9
Youth Ministry Annual Cookie Walk
11:15AM

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Monday, December 10
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, December 10
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Tuesday, December 11
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Thursday, December 13
WOW - Women of Wonder
A time for women to come away in a· relaxed,· fun, supportive atmosphere.
This month’s meeting will take place at Gail Brook’s home. RSVP to receive the address:
 gbrooks@theoakgroup.net, 815-814-9014

It’s a time to kick back in an open forum, to· listen to others and discuss what· is· important· to you, to laugh and to share insights regarding your spiritual walk. It· can help us to get to know each other and learn from each other· in a deeper· way. Topics include anything but here are some possibilities: what did you learn about yourself this month? What did you do that was fun, interesting or exciting? What are you curious about these days? How can Unity Spiritual Center best grow in size and spirit? What was a blessing for you this month? Who do you admire and why?· What book or movie· do you recommend to others?· What is easiest or most challenging as you grow older? Is there anything that is weighing on your mind that you'd like advice from others on? What makes you happy?
Shared snacks are very welcome!

We would also like to plan some outings for the group so please come with suggestions
Gail Brooks, Facilitator

6:30-8:00PM in POWER

More info here

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Friday, November 14
Dinner With Abraham
4:30 to 7:30PM in POWER suggested love-offering $10/group

More info here

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Sunday, December 16
Sunday Service
Speaker: Jacob Cichy
Talk Title: TBA
Music: Ken Johnson, Lori Gray Muligano, Ed Johnson
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Sunday, December 16
Youth Ministry Holiday Celebration (Imagination)
9:30AM in IMAGINATION

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Sunday, December 16
Potluck
11:15AM

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Monday, December 17
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, December 17
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Tuesday, December 18
MindShifters - Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

More info here

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Thursday, December 20
Practicing the Power of Our Intentions
A new class: Practicing the Power of Intention is an experiment of setting intentions and exploring the power of a group to focus together on one intention in unison.· Journaling about the process encourages aware of any impact of the process.· Based on the work of Lynn McTaggart and the book,· The Power of Eight.
Requested Love Offering:· $15.· All proceeds go to Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock
December 20
7:00 to 8:30PM
Participants can take part in the group via Skype
Contact Facilitator Eve Faes directly for instructions:· efaes802@gmail.com

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Saturday, December 22
Truthfinders Study Group
A Unity based book study group
The Way of Mastery (by the Shanti Christo Foundation)
2nd and 4th Saturday mornings, 10AM to 11:30AM - in POWER

More info here

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Sunday, December 23
Sunday Service
Speaker: Rev. MaryBeth Speer
Talk Title: TBA
Music: Ken Johnson
At the 10AM service in the SANCTUARY

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Monday, December 24
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, December 24
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve Evening service facilitated by USCW Prayer Chaplains
Speaker: Marypatriece Raupp S.L.
Music: Lori Gray Muligano
7:15PM in the SANCTUARY

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Monday, December 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Sunday, December 30
Sunday Service
Burning Bowl Service
Speaker: Marypatriece Raupp
Talk Title: TBA
Music: Lori Gray Muligano

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Monday, December 24
AA 12 Step Closed Meeting Every Monday Evening
6:30 to 7:30PM in POWER
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend
Open to men and women
More information confidentially here

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Monday, December 24
Alanon Meeting Every Monday Evening
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
6:30 to 8:00PM in ORDER

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TALKS

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YOUTH

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