Voices in Unity
JUNE 2021

Last Month at  
Unity of Eau Claire!!! 

Rev. Sandra's special meditation on Memorial Day. What a gift!
Some of the great volunteers  at the thrift sale enjoying a special treat!

Kathy Boone showing off the angel wings that were for sale. They sold soon after she displayed them!  What an angel she is!

This is a small part of the thrift sale items that were sold! Thanks again to everyone who donated and the volunteered!
About Us

Sunday Service: 10:00am
In person or 
Facebook Live Stream

1808 Folsom Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 836-0010

General Email:

Prayer Request: [email protected]

Timothy Haukeness
Administrative Coordinator
Office Hours (Subject to Change)
Mon-Thurs: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Silent Unity Dial A Prayer:
24-Hour Prayer Vigil

Unity Village, MO
Unity.fm (online Unity radio)
Board of Trustees

Sue Carlson, 

Eileen Potocnik, 

Vice-President Open
Jacquie Staebell, Secretary

Rob Harrington, 

Teresa Luginbill,
Christine Fink, 

Brandon Mondlock,

Grace by Lou Longmire

You don't deserve it. You can't earn it. It doesn't come when you ask for it. Grace just happens- and you just accept it. 

Today, I experience Grace all my waking moments.  When I'm greeted with yet another spectacular day in which crisp luscious air fills my lungs as I breathe in the breath of life, I experience Grace.  When I meet friends and see their smiles at my arrival, I experience Grace.   When I look out and see Gods creation working and in process as it should be, every day, I experience Grace.  When something unexpected, undeserved, not asked for, not paid for, not even thought of...  is bestowed upon me and turns out to be exactly what I need... I experience the Grace of God.

Last week I visited the National Cemetery at Fort Snelling in Minneapolis, to commemorate Memorial Day.  I slowly drove around the endless fields of white headstones pondering the meaning of it all.  There were quite a few people there visiting loved ones as well as the fallen heroes.  I noticed up on one of the hillsides, a family walking back to their car.  With them were two children playing and giggling and racing around the rows of grave markers.  They didn't know.  They didn't care.  They were here, now, and fully living.  They were laughing and chasing one another as kids do.  My heart filled with joy seeing this display of aliveness.  I was gifted in that moment with the Grace of our Creator.  All is ok.  All is right with the world-  All is right in my world.  I smiled and giggled myself a bit and I wept-  I was filled with the Grace of God.

A few weeks ago I visited the Unity Spiritual Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  We talked a bit about the concept of Grace.  I shared a short video clip that demonstrates what I see as a real life, unfiltered, unedited, unscripted and very raw view into a moment between two human beings.  I can think of no better display of Grace.  I want to share it with you again today.

In September of 2018, Amber Guyer, a Dallas, Texas police officer, came home late from her work shift.  She testified that she mistakenly went to Botham Jean's apartment- thinking it was her own. The door was ajar and she saw this strange man in what she thought was her apartment. She shot and killed him. She was tried, found guilty of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison. At the sentencing phase, the victims family was given the opportunity to address the accused and share how this crime has affected them personally.  

What follows in the YouTube clip attached below is the statement given by the victims brother, Brandt Jean...  what follows is-  An Exercise in Grace.


Imagination- I embrace my visualization and imagination to create new possibilities in all areas of my life, to be the best person and the best "Christ I can be."
June is here, many are dreaming of a real vacation time as the country is easing off "pandemic mode". Kids are out of school, most have practiced imagining, constructing what they want to do; seeing people again, playing, sleeping in, family vacation, or their first work experience. Imagination is number 6 of our twelve powers it is our power of Conception, Vision, and Envision based on our senses, feelings, thoughts and beliefs.
Conception: Any constructed idea that one can conceive comes from the One Source. Weare equally able to imagine the very best as the worst. The more we practice imagining the best, this innate ability to do so becomes easier. We can hold a vision of a friend's wholeness in their entire being during an illness. We can turn around a nagging imagery of a car breakdown on a long trip by visioning that the trip will be safe.
Vision: One can use the visioning power of imagination to dream of the perfect car, job, new house, seeing all "in our minds eye" what has not happened yet.. It is Seeing yourself as If...you already have the perfect car, or job. It gives you a chance to check things out or trying on that new job to see how it fits. The negative side, imagination is what powers worry. Parents use imagination to worry about what can happen to their children.
Embodiment: Embodiment or being a living expressionof qualities needed for the idea to become a reality is the counterpart to manifestation. JesusChristdid this, often being describedas "the IncarnateWord". "The Wordbecame flesh." (John1:14). Imagination is possibly the absolute greatest tool for us to accept and claim our Divine Identity. The future we have been envisioning demands one thing of us: that webe that person who can live into that vision.
We can now vision the high vibrations of Peace & Love, going into the collective consciousness to raise the vibrations of fears to be ideas and transformation in to a Greater Future.


Our annual Unity of Eau Claire Thrift Sale was held on May 20 -22 at Sue Carlson's house. Thank you to all who donated items and those who asked their friends, neighbors and family to donate items. We even had a couple of members dumpster dive for items to sell. Without donated items there wouldn't be a sale. Also a huge thank you to those who worked the sale, assisted with advertising and taking down the sale: Dale, Jacquie, Carol, Bonnie, Mary LaTourelle, Marion, Marnie, Sherri, Diane, Kathy, Rev. Sandra, Jan, Heather, Sandi and Sue as well as Jody and Sue's friend Karen. Drum roll..........we netted $2,059. A rousing success!!!

This money is part of our budget and goes into our General Fund to pay for Unity of Eau Claire expenses.


Did you know we have been updating our technology piece by piece the last few years. Yes, the learning curve has been more than we anticipated, but we are getting there. Dale Staebell has been a major part of this transition. On the team are also Dennis Anderson, Sue Carlson, Therese Schutte and Timothy Haukeness.  We now have four laptops, iPad with external microphone, new microphones and updated software. The next goal is to get our sanctuary sound system updated through a Unity Worldwide Ministry grant. We want to give you the best Facebook Livestream and ZOOM meeting experience possible. In the pictures you will see a few of our updated items. The upper left picture is in the sanctuary and is the updated computer and projector. In the photo on the top right is the classroom where we hold hybrid meetings with ZOOM and in person book study, board meetings and soon children's classes. The bottom photo is all the other equipment which is making better sound and pictures for our Facebook Livestreaming and ZOOM meetings. Many of these items were purchased through our designated savings account where members donated for specific items. Please consider a donation to our technology fund as we have to match the UWM grant and we could use your support. This is a new time in this world and without the technology we could not give our members what they are looking for in their spiritual growth. 
Sunday Talk Titles

For the month of June our services will be in person at the Unity of Eau Claire Center or on Facebook Livestream. Protocols are in place and updated per CDC guidelines. Check out  "This Week at Unity" for more information, if you are not getting this information email [email protected] or find it on our website at www.unityeauclaire.org.
06/06   10am 
 Lou Longmire  
  Worship Leader: Timothy Haukeness
 Special Music: Jerry Way

  Birthday Sunday   

06/13   10am 
 Rev. Lyle Schlundt
          Worship Leader: Howie Nelsen
         Special Music: Kelly Carlson
06/20   10am     
   Rev. Ray Nelson
  Worship Leader: Sandi Anderson
  Special Music: Rob Harrington

06/27   10am
                                    Rev. Sandra McKinney
                                    "LET GO AND LET GOD" 
                                    Worship Leader: Howie Nelsen
           Special Music: Therese Schutte  
                                    Burning Bowl 

The Unity Board of Trustees will be discussing the return of Childcare and Kids of Unity classes at their monthly board meeting

Ongoing Classes & Events
All events receive a love offering unless otherwise noted. Group/class dates can change, please watch for notices. 

9:30-10:45am         Yoga
with Kathy Boone (In Person)
1:00-3:00pm           Board Agenda Setting Meeting (07/12/2021)

10:00-11:30am         "Michael Mirdad" The Heart of a Course in Miracles 
                                   (BOOK CLUB) (In Person and Zoom)
1:00-3:00pm              Board Agenda Setting Meeting (06/08/2021)      
6:00-8:00pm              Board of Trustees (06/22/2021)   

9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone (In Person)
10:30am to noon     Wednesday Coffee Talk (Zoom)
6:00-8:00pm             Board of Trustees (07/21/2021) 

7:30-8:30pm             12-Step Recovery (in person)

9:30-NOON               Garden and Grounds workdays (06/04, 06/11 and 06/25/2021)
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (On break for the summer)
3:30-4:30pm             Jones and Chartrand Wedding Rehearsal (06/04/2021)
6:30-7:30pm             Simon and Clark Wedding Rehearsal (06/11/2021)

9:30am to NOON      Garden and Grounds workdays (06/19/2021)
2:00-3:00pm              Jones and Chartrand Wedding (06/05/2021)
12:30-1:30pm            Simon and Clark Wedding (06/12/2021)

10:00-11:00am          Sunday Service (In person  or Facebook Live)

Updates of worship details will be in This Week at Unity. To be added to the list, email 


Help is needed in the garden and grounds on Fridays and Saturdays. The Friday workdays 6-4 , 6-11 and 6-25 and the next weekend workday is Saturday 6-19. For more details contact,  Mari Jackson at 715-530-3256 or email her at [email protected]

The Prayer Team is available when you have a request!

Do not be afraid to reach out for support. Call the office at 715-836-0010 or Timothy's cellular phone 715-533-3260 if you have an immediate need. Also, send us an email prayer request at [email protected]. Remember

Mark your calendars!!

 Friday July 23rd from 7-9pm  
Yata, Sinz and Orfield
Unity of Eau Claire in the Garden. 
$15.00 adults and $10.00 for youth at the door. 
(Rain or Shine) 
If it rains it will be in the center's sanctuary

This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of blues, folk and swing jazz with vocals, guitars and tenor sax.  Combined, these veteran musicians have won music awards in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington.  
A special chemistry moves as they combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a powerful and entertaining performance.  They bring humor, and pathos to their show with musical expertise and passion.
Sue Orfield (saxophone), Randy Sinz (bass) and Yata (guitar) have recorded one CD, Dancing in the Light, with 12 beautiful, original songs.

Unity is looking for these items
1) The book and gift store will take your used jewelry (even if not in good shape or broken) to re-purpose or sell for cash. Drop off in the office in a package marked 'Sue Carlson'. All proceeds from the book and gift shop go toward our Unity expenses.

Unity Gift & Book Store

Bookstore OPEN and ready for you to get some good deals.

Unique gifts can be found in our Gift & Bookstore.
Used books for purchase are located on the bookshelves in the foyer.

Come check us out.
          • Books by Unity based authors and others
          • Gifts for all occasions
          • Jewelry designed and crafted locally
          • Used books for a nominal cost
Thanks you for your purchases and your donations of used books.
All sales help to support the monetary needs of Unity of Eau Claire.

Is Automatic Giving for you?
Unity of Eau Claire is pleased to offer you this option for Automatic Giving. Now you can have your gift deducted automatically from your checking or savings account, twice per month, on the 10th and 24th. Your ongoing support is deeply appreciated.  
Benefits of the Automatic Giving:
  • Saves time - fewer checks to write
  • Ensures regular financial support to Unity Christ Center - even if you're on vacation or out of town.
  • Easy to sign up for, easy to cancel.
All you have to do is click the link below, print the form and drop it off at the office. Forms will be available in the back of the church also. 

The Power for JUNE  is "IMAGINATION"

Release limiting thoughts and 
imagine something greater!

Affirmation: I imagine good unfolding in every area of my life.

Imagination: The ability to conceptualize and envision a different future.

The disciple is Bartholomew. He represents positive thoughts held in mind.

The corresponding color is light blue, and the location is between the eyes.

Unity Serving Locally & Globally

Unity Living Vision #4: We envision our innate desire to give to the larger community by living Unity principles through loving service.


"A grassroots organization, comprised primarily of diverse faith communities, seeks to bring people in the Chippewa Valley into relationships and empower one another to build a healthier and fairer community for us all."
Unity's liaisons to JONAH is  Larry Metzenbauer and Dean Schmitz 
For more information on how to get involved with JONAH, contact 
Larry at  [email protected]715-382-3414 
Dean at  [email protected] or 715-514-3363
Like JONAH on Facebook and check out the website for JONAH events at www.jonahjustice.org.

Community Table

We serve our community by volunteering our time and contributions to the Community Table.

The following dates are when Unity of Eau Claire will be serving at the Community Table. Please join us. Sign up sheet will be available weeks before we are serving.  
Time of volunteering is 9:30 am to 2:00pm on the following are.

August 21, 2021
November 13, 2021

Unity's liaison to Community Table is Howie Nelsen at 715-833-9729 or [email protected]. Visit thecommunitytable.org for more information.