Voices in Unity
May  2020


Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
 
Thank you for supporting Unity of Eau Claire through your tithes and joining the Zoom Worship Service!
   
We are gathered on a Sunday Morning for Worship on Zoom! Good to see your smile!

Easter Sunday was Easter Bonnet or Hat Day on Zoom. That is Steve Friede under there!


Unity Members Serving at the Community Table
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
Administrative Coordinator
Office Hours (Subject to Change)
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Silent Unity Dial A Prayer:
24-Hour Prayer Vigil
1-800-NOW-PRAY
1/800-669-7729

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

Sue Carlson, President

Eileen Potocnik, Vice-President

Steve Friede,  Treasurer

Elizabeth Jacobs, Secretary


Rob Harrington, Member

Jacquie Staebell



Unity Greeters Newsletter Update 

Unity Greeters provide a caring and supportive environment for members and visitors.  With warmth and sincerity, we offer everyone who enters our doors an opportunity to experience Unity principles in action.  We are blessed to have 13 greeters who pair up and choose one Sunday/month to greet.  We have greeters who serve as substitutes which makes the process move smoothly.  

Greeters have a wide variety of duties including arriving 30 minutes before the service, greeting the guest speaker, checking with the music director to see which song book to use, welcoming and giving visitors information packets and name tags, showing visitors the layout of the building, and introducing them to the children's education teacher/child care provider.  Greeters count the number of participants in the service, darken the room during meditation and take the offering.  The greeters also alert the teacher and children to return to the sanctuary at the end of the offertory.  We try to connect with visitors at the end of the service to answer any questions and to encourage them to fill out a communication form and to join us for fellowship after the service.

While we have many duties, it is truly a blessing to serve on the greeter team.  Many people who ultimately join Unity, tell us that the personal approach they had from the greeter on their first day, made them feel welcomed, accepted and gave them the feeling that Unity could be their church home!


Transition Article

Sue Carlson , President of the Board of Trustees
 
We continue to journey through our transition period together at Unity Christ Center in two major ways. We are in the initial stages of a Ministerial search and we are in the midst of a transition due to the Coronavirus.
 
I am pleased with the connections we, our Unity community, have been maintaining during this period of not being able to physically meet at our building; the Zoom Sunday Services are well attended, the Prosperity Class continued via Zoom and is now completed, the Course of Love group has restarted using Zoom, a Zoom book club started in late April, the Grounds Team has started to beautify our grounds, the Prayer Partners are continuing to provide prayer support and Timothy has continued to come to work at Unity coordinating all of the Zoom meetings and facilitating our Sunday Services. I feel very blessed and hope you do also. I would like to thank all of our members who have taken the initiative to reach out and connect to those who we are not 'seeing' at our Zoom meetings.
 
The Board of Trustees has finalized a Revision of our Bylaws. In 2019 an ad hoc team reviewed our 2008 Bylaws and using a template recommended by Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) revised our Bylaws. In 2020 a few more revisions were made based on a new template from UWM and suggestions from Rev. Greg Cole. Our next step is for the Board to make recommendations to the membership for the Bylaw changes. Members will then vote on the revised Bylaws. 
 
In the very near future, we will be developing strategies and a framework to begin the actual ministerial recruitment process. As part of our last ministerial search we addressed many of Unity Christ Center's needs (spirituality needs, community needs, facility needs, financial status etc.). Our goal now will be focusing on the importance of securing a well-balanced collaboration with a Minster and Unity Christ Center to embrace these needs in a mutually satisfying manner.
 

The divine presence of love protects us. It guides us and prospers us.
Through this, we experience a deep level of trust and faith that brings us into a harmonious state of inner peace.
We are centered in God, and we claim God's grace.
In the midst of all that is taking place in our lives, we affirm
  God is , and we know peace within.
 

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
 
THE UNITY OF EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY IS HERE FOR YOU!









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. 

Sunday Talk Titles

For the month of May our services will be on "Zoom." Check "This week at Unity" and the weekly emails with the Sunday Service codes. If you are not getting this information email unityeauclaire@gmail.com
                      
05/03   10am      Rev. Scott Daniels 
                           "Finding Peace Within"                 
   Greeters: Marnie Hersrud
   Worship Leader: Howie Nelsen
   Opening  Music: Luginbills
   Special Music: SUPERHERO Nimo Patel and Daniel Nahmod
 
                     
            Birthday Sunday   
                 
05/10   10am       Rev. Lyle Schlundt
                          "Before I Formed You In The Womb, I Knew You"
           Greeters: Member of Greeter's Team 
            Worship Leader: Member of Worship Leaders Team
           Opening Music: Luginbills               
           Special Music: Christine Fink
 
            Mother's Day 

05/17   10am      Joshua Inacio
                          "Exist As You Are, Or Be As You Appear"
  Greeters: Member of Greeter's Team
  Worship Leader: Member of Worship Leaders Team
  O pening Music: Luginbills
  Special Music: TBD

05/24   10am     Rev. Ray Nelson
                         "FAITH - The Assurance OF Things Hoped For
                           Greeters: Member of Greeter's Team
                           Worship Leader: Member of Worship Leaders Team
                           Opening Music: Luginbills
  Special Music: TBD

05/31   10am     Rev. Sandra McKinney
                         "What's Love Got to Do With It" 
                           Greeters: Member of Greeter's Team
                           Worship Leader: Member of Worship Leaders Team
                           Opening Music: Luginbills
                           Special Music: TBD


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

MONDAYS
9:30-10:45am         Yoga
with Kathy Boone (Starting up soon as they can) 
6:30-7:30pm           Healing Space (Will be available soon)

TUESDAYS
10:00-11:30am         A Course of Love (Zoom Meeting)
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting (Virtual)
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Cancelled)

WEDNESDAYS
9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone (Starting up soon as they can)
6:15-7:15pm             Y.O.U. (On Hold)

THURSDAYS
9:30-10:45am            Yoga with Kathy Boone (Starting up soon as they can)
6:00-7:30pm             Discover the Power Within You (Zoom Book Study)
7:00-8:00pm             A.A. 12-Step Big Book (closed) (Virtual Meeting)

FRIDAYS
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (Postponed)

SUNDAYS
10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service  ("Zoom" Worship Service)

          Updates of worship details will be in This Week at Unity and weekly                      emails, to be added to the list, email
            unityeauclaire@gmail.com

The Power for May is "Power"

Affirmation: I have the power to create my world.

Power- The ability to master, have dominion and control.

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

The corresponding color is purple and the location is the root of the tongue.



Prosperity Update

Profit and Loss
Jan-April 2020

Income:                             $22,322.08
Expenses:                         $(22,053.80)
Net Income: (shortfall)     ($)268.28




Unity Gift & Book Store
Closed until we are back in the building!


   
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 Christ Center.


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.

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JONAH
"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."
 
U nity's liaison to JONAH is Dean Schmitz
For more information on how to get involved with JONAH, contact 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 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 on the following Saturdays,
 
July 11
Sept 12
Dec 5

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