Voices in Unity
May 2021

Last Month at  
Unity of Eau Claire!!! 

Sue Orfield and Randy Sinz sharing the gift of music.
These are our beautiful grounds and burning bowl. Join Christine at the end of the month at the burning bowl!

Lou Longmire sharing his message of GRACE.  

Joe Thielen sharing his electric guitar 
music because he lost his voice!
About Us

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

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

General Email:

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,


We are coming up on a very important month. MAY! In my family it is big for birthdays, & Mother's Day. For Unity: May is equated with "Power" one of the Twelve Powers described by Charles Fillmore. We express our Power ability in the following ways.
Concentration: our power to have single-mindedness on a particular idea, or belief: like World peace, or Gratitude. When you are thinking of things, the Divine hear's the vibrations and responds.

Self-mastery: is the capacity to guide thoughts, words and actions with integrity with our inner Divine self, and not react from our ego's impulses.

Spiritual Authority: is your inward call for spiritual authority. You command by words or just "Being the presence of Divine. "Let there be or Let me be (strong)..
I invite you to your sacred heart space to think of your mother, father or another compassionate person who supported and nurtured you unconditionally on your life's path. Think of how you use thoughts, words or presence to command Divine Power and shine your Light in the world.
" I am grateful to all of the spiritual mothers who have nurtured and loved me in my life."
Sandi Anderson LUT


Unity of Eau Claire is seeking an individual to serve under an informal mentorship (or outright team leadership) as I step back from my co-leadership of the garden/grounds team with Mari Jackson. 

My primary responsibility has been to serve as a 'project manager'......"find or be presented with a project and assemble a team of workers/obtain materials."  Examples might include projects such as erecting additional garden fence panels, building/repairing garden benches, power washing the building, etc. The mentorship idea would be to have an individual gain familiarity with possible needed projects and understanding the process of project initiation.

As a FYI I have included a list of overall garden duties in the attached document These are tasks that are needed to be accomplished by the entire garden/grounds team and not specific to this request. These one-time and periodic task 'checklist' are posted in the storage room and in the vinyl shed as a guide for ANY garden/grounds worker as to what is needed to be completed each season.

Dale Staebell


Are you or your family struggling and need financial help? Are you afraid to ask? Unity of Eau Claire is here to help with our Member Relief Fund. The process is simple and confidential. All you have to do is contact the office and  talk to Timothy at 715-836-0010 or email unityeauclaire@gmail.com. Timothy will check with our President and we will make a decision quickly. These are the only two people who will know your family is struggling. Remember WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!
Thrift Sale in May
Thursday thru Saturday May 20 - 22

What is needed from you!


1) Workers for setup and on days of sale. See signup at Unity or call Timothy to add your name.


 2) Items to sell.

The only items we will not take are clothing and large furniture. Contact Sue Carlson, call or text, 715-307-4344 to make an appointment for dropping off your sale items.

3) Come to buy, buy, buy!

This fundraiser is one of our largest money makers for Unity of Eau Claire.

All of our proceeds go into our General Fund.
It's up to all of us to make this sale a success.

"Current COVID guidelines will be followed"


Help is needed in the garden and grounds every other Friday and every other Saturday. This Friday we need help getting mulch down and the next workday is Saturday May 16th. For more details contact,  Mari Jackson at 715-530-3256 or mandtoutpost@gmail.com

On March 19-20, the Board of Trustees and other Unity of Eau Claire leaders enjoyed an excellent workshop by Rev. Greg Coles: Board & Leadership Skills Workshop. We experienced a short presentation on Friday evening that continued for the day on Saturday.   From my perspective, we were encouraged by Rev. Greg's evaluation of how our Board is doing in relation to what we have accomplished especially during covid and without a minister's guidance. Our President, Sue Carlson, and our Administrative Coordinator, Timothy Haukeness, were given credit. The following questions were raised and are of value to our Board: What is the Board's to do?, What is mine to do?, What should others do? What is the minister's to do? and What is God's to do? This list of questions is being discussed at our upcoming meetings. We were inspired with Rev. Greg's words: "We Are A Bridge" suggesting that everything will not go smoothly during our transition. It means we simply have to be: Alive, Aware and Awake!

If anyone is interested in reading the workshop handout, please let me know.
Jacquie Staebell, Board Secretary

What Unity Is Doing

The spiritual principles taught in Unity guide us to recognize God's presence in ourselves. We believe every person has sacred worth.

Unity also teaches that we must put our prayers into action.

Though we may not have all of the answers, our commitment and calling at Unity to help and serve has never been more steadfast or strong. We are working as hard as we can to:
  • Provide a platform for the voices of change to be heard
  • Create a safe container that is steeped in spiritual principle
  • Listen deeply, grieve, pray, connect with empathy, have dialogue, share information, and lift the consciousness and the conversation

Sunday Talk Titles

For the month of May our services will be live in person if you are comfortable being at Unity of Eau Claire or on Facebook Livestream. We are also having Facebook Live streaming through our Facebook page. Check out  "This Week at Unity" for more information, if you are not getting this information email unityeauclaire@gmail.com
05/02   10am 
 Lou Longmire  
  Worship Leader: Timothy Haukeness
 Special Music: Sue Orfield and Randy Sinz

  Birthday Sunday   

05/09   10am 
 Rev Lyle Schlundt
          Worship Leader: Mari Jackson
          Special Music: Gundry Brothers
05/16   10am     

   Lou Longmire
  Worship Leader: Howie Nelsen
  Special Music: Therese Schutte

05/23   10am
                                    Rev. Ray Nelson
                                    Worship Leader: Sandi Anderson
           Special Music: Joe and Friends  
05/30   10am
                                    Rev. Sandra McKinney
                                   "INNER PEACE" 
                                    Worship Leader: Mari Jackson
           Special Music: Bonnie Branham
                                    Burning Bowl 

If you need to help set up Facebook Live Stream, call Timothy at 715-533-3260.
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 (05/10/2021)

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 (05/18/2021 and 06/22/2021)  (Zoom and in person) )
7:30-8:30pm             S.A. 12-Step (in person)

9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone (In Person)
10:30am to noon     Wednesday Coffee Talk (Zoom) 

4:00-7:00pm             doTerra Meeting (05/06/2021) (Check with Kathy Boone for more details)

9:30-NOON               Garden and Grounds workdays (05/07/2021 and 05/21/2021)
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (Zoom)

9:30am to NOON      Garden and Grounds workdays (05/15/2021 and 05/29/2021)
9:30am to 2:00pm    Unity Serves at the Community Table (05/08/2021)

10:00-11:00am          Sunday Service (Facebook Live in person if you feel comfortable)

Children's programs and childcare are cancelled at this time for the safety of the child.

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

A Prayer for Abundant Justice and Love

As one in divine presence, we embrace our common humanity. We are held in the loving arms of Spirit, and we rise above fear to walk in love, faith, and peace.

We release any beliefs that divide us and turn to one another with understanding. Wisdom reveals the path to healing for our communities.
With unity of purpose, we create justice, equality, and peace for all people.
In the abundance of God, there is enough-enough love, enough peace, and enough freedom-for all to live together as one.

We hold this vision of healing and harmony for ourselves, our communities, and our world.

-Trayce Riley
Unity Prayer Ministry

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 unityeauclairepray@gmail.com. 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.
2) It's time to start saving your unwanted treasures for our annual summer and November Holiday thrift sales. Please place your items in covered boxes. If you do not have space to store the boxes bring them to Unity and Sue will store them for you. No clothing will be sold. No furniture will be stored at this time. This was a profitable fundraiser for Unity in 2020 so let's do it again in 2021. Tell your neighbors and friends you'll take their items for our sale too.

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 April  is "POWER"

Use power to release good into the world
Affirmation: I have the power to create my world.

Power-Self-mastery and spiritual presence.

The disciple is Philip. He represents power over our thoughts and feelings.

The corresponding color is purple, and the location is the throat.

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  kingdomnow2@charter.net715-382-3414 
Dean at  prism1976@hotmail.com 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.

May 8, 2021
August 21, 2021
November 13, 2021

Unity's liaison to Community Table is Howie Nelsen at 715-833-9729 or howien27@gmail.com. Visit thecommunitytable.org for more information.