Voices in Unity
July 2019

Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
Honoring and celebrating the life of
Florence Garrison.
Marian sharing the children's message about Love.

Yata sharing his message and music. What a gift he is!

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,
Donna Studebaker, Helen Wright, and I recently returned from the Unity People's Convention in Kansas City filled with the many insights and experiences from the presenters. It was a great time of reconnection with old friends, discovering new ones, and hearing messages of spiritual truth from our fellow spiritual travelers.
For me, watching my friend and colleague, Reverend Pat Williamson, senior minister at Unity of Minneapolis, receive the Charles Fillmore Award was a privilege. I first got to know Pat when he came to Cincinnati in 2000 as the new co-minister at New Thought Unity Center on the eastside of town. My church was on the westside.
We often met at monthly minister's luncheons and regional events. At that time, I was the president of the Great Lakes Unity Region, and we were in the midst of hiring new Youth & Family and Uniteen Coordinators for the region. Pat stepped in and served on our interview team, and offered his church as a meeting place. Later, he moved to Unity of Minneapolis in Golden Valley where he's served for the past thirteen years. I can think of no more worthy a recipient for this award. Pat and I continue to keep up with each other through monthly minister's luncheons in the Cities. On October 12, Unity of Minneapolis will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We join with that spiritual community in honoring this milestone, especially since they helped ours get its start back in the late 1980's.
If you'd like to hear more about our experiences at the convention you are invited to an informal gathering on Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m. We'll all be there to share what we learned.
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:                             $8,197.98
Expenses:                         $8,403.77
Net Income: (shortfall)       ($205.79) 

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)
5:00-7:00pm           Unity By-Law Committee (07/08)
2:30-4:30pm           Unity Board of Trustees (07/15)
7:00-8:00pm           Singing Bowl Meditation (07/15)
6:30-8:00pm           doTerra Leadership Meeting

9:30am-9:30pm       A Journey into Awakening (See flyer) (07/09)
10:45am-2:30pm     Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee)  
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting (no meeting 07/09)
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Meditation room, closed)

9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available)
6:30-8:00pm            Convention Report (07/17)
6:30-8:00pm            Monthly Drumming Circle (Cancelled for July, see you in August) 
9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available) (no class 07/04)
11:15am-12:45pm    Meditation Group 
7:00-8:00pm             A.A. 12-Step Big Book (closed)

7:00pm                     Doors Open
7:30pm                     Julie Rust in concert (see flyer)

10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service/Childcare (Weekly)
11:00-noon               Fellowship and refreshments (Weekly)
11:15 -11:45am         Burning Bowl Sunday (07/28)

Sunday Talk Titles
07/07   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                          Declare Your Independence
                           Special Music: Rob Harrington 
  Birthday Sunday            
07/14   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                         I Like That Old Time...U-N-I-T-Y
                        Special Music: Therese Schutte

Budget Update Meeting after service

07/21   10am    Helen Wright (Licensed Teacher Candidate)
                          If I Could Turn Back Time
 Special Music: Steve Seydel

07/28   10am    Julie Rust
                         Have The Life You Want Regardless of Your Past
                         Special Music: Julie Rust

 Burning Bowl Sunday

The Power for July is "Understanding"

Affirmation: My understanding of Truth deepens and directs my life.

Understanding: T he ability to know, perceive, comprehend and apprehend.

The disciple is Thomas. He represents the ability to see beyond appearances to reality.

The corresponding color is gold and the location is the front of the brain.

Build Something to Stand On

By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

Understanding is important in developing our spiritual nature, because it is the faculty which puts feet under our prayers and gives our spiritual activity something to stand on. Blind faith, faith without understanding of the spiritual laws, may get results on occasion, but our spiritual growth demands a base that is more dependable, understanding that is grounded in spiritual Truth.
Thomas, is the disciple who stands for the faculty of understanding. A study of his contact with Jesus gives us some insight into the way we must develop our own ability to think and learn to make deductions and draw conclusions so that we may awaken this spiritual quality in us.

Thomas didn't always have spiritual understanding but he wanted to learn. He didn't mind asking questions, and he listened to Jesus' answers.Thomas is probably best known for doubting the news of the Resurrection when he heard it secondhand from the other disciples. Jesus respected Thomas' need to know firsthand.  The awakening of our own faculty of understanding starts with questioning-questioning the old ways of thinking that may have been taken for granted. The desire for understanding leads to thinking about what is learned and seeking to put it all together in a body of information that will provide a basis for living.

Understanding is different from wisdom. Charles Fillmore defines wisdom as "intuitive knowing; spiritual intuition," and understanding as "the ability of the mind to apprehend and realize the laws of thought and the relation of ideas to one another." To put it more simply, wisdom knows. Understanding knows why. When your understanding is developed in both head and feet, not only will you have the light in mind, but you will also have the ability to apply it in your world.

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.