Voices in Unity
October 2019

Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
Kathy Johns directing the new Unity Choir with Dennis Luginbill assisting. 
Dennis and Teresa Luginbill accompanist team

Introducing our childcare provider, 
Sheila Hammer.

Rev. Alden officiating at his first wedding in Unity's Peace Garden.

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 Unity Community,
This past September, Donna and I and four board members 
(Sue Carlson, Heather Larson, Larry Metzenbauer, and Eileen Potocnik) attended the Great Lakes Unity Region annual conference in Moline, Illinois. We had a great experience together, the high point of which was attending presentations by Reverend Charline Manuel, the author of the book, The Power of One Accord - 7 Spiritual Keys to Harness Synergy in the Boardroom. Those of us who serve on the board have been studying this book lately, and we were thrilled to experience Reverend Charline firsthand.
It easy for us here at Unity Christ Center to think of Unity just in terms of our local church - and there's nothing wrong with that. We have a very fine ministry serving the spiritual needs of many people the Chippewa Valley. And, it's also good for us to get out and realize that there are thousands of other Unity ministries much like our own serving their communities. We are all part of the Unity family, and attending conferences such as this one helps us to energize our relationship with that greater family, and bring back home to our Eau Claire family renewed energy, ideas, and tools that we can put to work right away.
I envision that what we took away from our experience at the conference will begin to "show up" in our work here in the months to come.
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

January through August

Income:                             $59,287.79
Expenses:                         $70,965.90
Net Income: (shortfall)      ($11,678.11) 

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)
2:00-4:00pm           Unity Board of Trustees (10/21)
5:30-6:30pm           Singing Bowl Meditation (10/14)
6:30-8:30pm           Finding Deeper Meaning Class (5 weeks ends 10/14)

10:00-11:30am         A Course of Love (Starts 10/22)
10:45am-2:30pm     Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee)
1:30-3:00pm            Board Agenda Setting Meeting (10/15)
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting 
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Meditation room, closed)

9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available) 
6:15-7:15pm            Y.O.U.
9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available) 
7:00-8:00pm             A.A. 12-Step Big Book (closed)

6:00-7:00pm             Pet Blessing Ceremony (10/04)
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (Book Club)

10:00-11:30am         Sunday School Meeting (10/05)

10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service/Childcare (Weekly)
11:00-noon               Fellowship and refreshments (Weekly)
11:15am-12:15pm    Neighborhood Informational Meeting (10/20) (See Flyer)
11:15-11:45am          Burning Bowl Sunday (10/27)
6:30-8:00pm             Monthly Drumming Circle (10/27)

Sunday Talk Titles
10/06   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                           The Kingdom of Heaven
  Accompanist: Kathy Johns                         
 Special Music: UCC Choir                             
         Friendship Sunday
         Birthday Sunday   
10/13   10am    Helen Wright (guest speaker)
                         Brother Wolf, Sister Moon
         Accompanist: Teresa Luginbill                        
         Special Music: Rob Harrington

10/20   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                          Naturally Spiritual
 Accompanist: Kathy Johns 
Special Music:  Unity Choir

10/27   10am    Rev. Alden Studebaker
                         Experiencing PMS
                         Accompanist: Kathy Johns
 Special Music: Unity Choir

 Burning Bowl Sunday

8-25-19 Sunday Talk                   https://youtu.be/3b9Z0I1OQ4A 

9-8-19 Sunday Talk                     https://youtu.be/PEyuGyHWa78  

9-15-19   Sunday Talk                  https://youtu.be/P2GjHw-vNfU

The Power for October is "Zeal"

Affirmation: I enthusiastically accept my good and go forward to achieve my purpose.

Zeal: The ability to be enthusiastic, be passionate, start, motivate.

The disciple is Simon the Canaanite: He represents motivation and the desire to accomplish great things.

T he corresponding color is orange and the location is back of the head.

Go Forward
By Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

Zeal is the impulse to go forward, the urge behind all things. Without zeal, stagnation, inertia, death would prevail throughout the universe. The man without zeal is like an engine without steam or an electric motor without a current."-The Twelve Powers of Man by Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore
Charles Fillmore points to the importance of our God-given ability to be zealous, enthusiastic about life and living. He also details the limitation of a life that is lacking in the development of this faculty, comparing the person to "an engine without steam or an electric motor without a current."

Actually, as with all the 12 attributes of man, zeal has been given to each of us in bountiful measure. It is simply the failure of the individual to accept this free-flowing abundance that results in a life which is stagnant, limited, "without steam," pointless, dull and disappointing.

One who is ... lacking in interest and a zest for living is a person who is denying his God-given opportunity to take the high road through life, denying the expression of his innate powers, and interfering with his progressive unfoldment of greater possibilities of mind and body.

The same amount of zeal has been given to all. How we accept it and how we work with it determines the way it will work for us-or against us. Zeal directed solely to selfish, human aims may consume us with its heat and friction. But enthusiasm developed as a spiritual attribute and dedicated to God's will and God's work will carry us to mountaintops of spiritual experience and help us immeasurably in the awakening of the other 11 powers.

When first awakened to spiritual ideas, we may be carried away in our desire to transform the world-or even just to change our family and friends. But we must learn to direct this energy first toward transforming ourselves, bringing forth our own spiritual nature. Our greatest influence on others will be the result of the changes we have made in ourselves.

When you are filled with spiritual enthusiasm, you are joyous and energetic, your senses are quickened and awakened to new life, and you have a new feeling of being vitally alive.

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

Unique gifts can be found in our Gift & Bookstore.
Used books/CD's for purchase are located on the right side of the bookshelf in the foyer and Unity books for borrowing are on the left side.

Come check us out.
  • Books by Unity based authors and others
  • Gifts for all occasions
  • Jewelry designed and crafted locally
  • Used books, CDs & DVD's for a nominal cost
  • We still have a few items for sale that help support the Tanzanian Women's Initiative in Africa
Thanks you for your purchases and your donations of used books, CD's and DVD's.
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.

"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
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.