Voices in Unity
August 2019

Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
The center's parking lot has been resurfaced and striped.
The Ice Cream & Pie Social was a great success - $238.00 raised.

We learned that our former minister, Rev. Kathryn Brenson, 
made her transition on July 1. Bless you, Kathryn!

About Us

Sunday Service: 10:00am
Sunday School: 10:00am
Youth of Unity: Wednesdays 6pm

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

General Email:

Timothy Haukeness
Office Coordinator
Office Hours (Subject to Change)
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 2:30pm

Silent Unity Dial A Prayer:
24-Hour Prayer Vigil

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

Rev. Alden Studebaker

Carol Craig,  President

Heather Larson, 
Vice  President

Steve Friede,  Treasurer

Eileen Potocnik, Member

Sue Carlson, Secretary

Larry Metzenbauer, Member

Helen Wright, Alternate

Message from the Minister

Message from the Minister
Dear Spiritual Community,
I am coming up on my one-year anniversary as the minister of Unity Christ Center. Time has indeed "flown" as they say. It seems like only yesterday we were all unloading the U-Haul van into our new house in Shawtown. That house has become a home for us, including for our three cats, Buster, Missy, and Shadow. This year we planted a vegetable garden and several fruit trees. We even bought a small swimming pool! Tomorrow night we'll experience Country Jam for the first time from the lawn chair comfort of our backyard - our neighbors told us to do that. Donna and I continue to feel more a part of the center and Eau Claire community every day. I can even drive around town without GPS!
It is my hope that the ministry we're working together to build here is one you're excited about participating in. We've begun some projects through the strategic planning sessions we had back in the winter that we'll continue to nurture. We all mourn the passing of our dear Florence Garrison, and will further our music ministry upon her legacy and consciousness. We've had some fun times - the Valentine service/luncheon, special dinners, ice cream/pie social, and work parties come to mind. Our work with social justice through our membership in JONAH and the establishment of our Green Team is so important to our giving back to our greater community and world. Our ministry is indeed a beacon of Truth and Light to many.
Donna and I are looking forward to our second year in Eau Claire and at Unity Christ Center.
With richest blessings,
Reverend Alden Studebaker is available to support you through spiritual counseling, prayer, hospital and other visitation, weddings, funerals/memorials, christenings, and special blessings. His office hours are variable depending on the week, but he is consistently in his office on Tuesdays - Thursdays. To make an appointment, call the church office at 715-836-0010, or email him at revalden@aol.com. In case of an urgent need, call his mobile no. 715-450-1868.

Prosperity Update


Income:                             $8,566.77
Expenses:                         $9,083.22
Net Income: (shortfall)       ($516.45) 

Ongoing Classes & Events
All events receive a love offering unless otherwise noted. Group/class dates can change, please watch for notices. Check Unity foyer for more information and sign-up sheets. Community events are posted on bulletin board in hallway.

9:30-10:45am         Yoga
 with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available)
2:30-4:30pm           Unity Board of Trustees (08/12)
7:00-8:00pm           Singing Bowl Meditation (08/12)
6:30-8:00pm           doTerra Leadership Meeting

9:00am                     Painting Taping Crew at Unity (08/06)
10:45am-2:30pm     Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee)
11:00am-1:00pm      Prosperity  Team Meeting (08/06) 
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Meditation room, closed)

9:00am                     Painting Crew at Unity (08/07)
9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available) No Yoga on 08/07
6:30-8:00pm            Monthly Drumming Circle (08/28) 
9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available) 
11:15am-12:45pm    Meditation Group 
7:00-8:00pm             A.A. 12-Step Big Book (closed)

11:00am                     Peace Vigil (see flyer)

10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service/Childcare (Weekly)
11:00-noon               Fellowship and refreshments (Weekly)
11:15 -11:45am         Budget Review (08/18)
11:15 -11:45am         Burning Bowl Sunday (08/25)

Sunday Talk Titles
08/04   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                          Celebrating Our Milestones
                           Special Music: Kelly Carlson   
                          Birthday Sunday   
08/11   10am    Rev. Alden Studebaker
                         Who's Got Your Back?
                         Special Music: Lily Thatcher

08/18   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                          Having Enough
 Special Music: Wayne Alan
 Budget Update Meeting after service

08/25   10am    Rev. Alden Studebaker
                          Peace On Earth In Our Lifetime
                         Special Music: TBD
 Peace Garden Service

 Burning Bowl Sunday

The Power for August is "Will"

Affirmation:  I choose my good based on spiritual understanding.

Will- The ability to choose, decide, command, lead, determine.

The disciple is Matthew. He represents the decision-making part of the brain.

The corresponding color is silver and the location is the center of the brain.

Reeducate Your Executive Faculty

By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

It is our job in developing our God-given potentialities to reeducate the will, the directing power of our mind, to teach it to become receptive to spiritual motivation, rather than to goals determined by our materialistic pursuits alone.

... One way or another, we are using our will, our executive mind power, all the time. We choose a course of action. We resist or resent. We submit or fight back. We aim high or we slide backward. Or we are willing to consecrate and dedicate our will to God and to let it be reeducated to go His way.
Jesus was our great Way Shower in overcoming the human, selfish motivation of the will and allowing it to be replaced by a great unification with the divine will, thus producing good for all.

... The rewards of unifying our wills with the will of God are great. They include health, happiness, joy, peace, harmony, prosperity and other good that we cannot even visualize in our present state of consciousness.

... Many inharmonies in human relationships result from the clash of human wills. Learning to activate the divine will in your life does not mean that you will simply submit to the human will of others. Instead, it will give you a new freedom that recognizes the human force applied by others but does not submit to it.

... When you find yourself confronted by a strong will that insists you go its way, turn within to the Christ, the God Self, the spiritual core of your nature, and silently say to the other person, "The Christ in me beholds the Christ in you." Let the love of God and the understanding of the spiritual nature of that other person pour forth from you so strongly that there is no conflict of human wills. Rather, there is a higher power at work, establishing harmony and order.

... We can start first to awaken the will and train it by consciously watching its activities and directing it through our growing spiritual understanding.

Is Automatic Giving for you?
Unity Christ Center 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. 

 Duree Thatcher, Holistic OT
Integrative Bodywork
Appointments available
Tuesdays 10:45am-2:30pm
Meditation Room
Duree integrates a unique blend of mind/body/energy work including Myofascial Release, Qi Gong, Reiki & Yoga to meet your individual needs. RELAX in a nurturing space while you release stress, tension & pain, revealing greater peace, harmony & well-being.
Contact Duree: dureethatch@gmail.com
Call or text: (651) 402-7831

Unity Gift & Book Store

Visit our store for great gift ideas!

Come checkout our clearance specials!! 

Watch for specials posted on the board outside the bookstore.
Check out our used books for sale.

Thank you always for your donations of used books, CD's and DVD's!

Un ity 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 liaison to JONAH is Larry Metzenbauer. For more information on how to get involved with JONAH, contact Larry at kingdomnow2@charter.net or 715-382-3415.
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 Christ Center 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
September 14, 2019
December 14, 2019      
Unity's liaison to Community Table is Howie Nelsen at 715-833-9729 or howien27@gmail.com. Visit thecommunitytable.org for more information.

It Can Be Done Africa
Unity's liaison to ICBD is Sandi Anderson at dasandrson@gmail.com or 715-456-1391.

All donations can be made on the website at  www.itcanbedoneafrica.org. Credit cards accepted and now offering an automatic giving program. 

Thank you for supporting the Tanzanian Women's Acorn Initiative program by purchasing their products
Rev Sandy, Chris, Annie, LeeAnn & Barbara
found in the  Unity Gift & Book Shop. The products sold support the Acorn  Women's Initiative and 30% goes to Unity.