Voices in Unity
September 2020


Last Month at  
Unity of Eau Claire!!! 
 
Dale doing another project on the building and grounds! Thanks Dale!
   
Saturday clean up crew were Kathy Boone, Dale, Lloyd, Timothy and pictured Howie and Dennis..

Beauty around Unity of Eau Claire! WHAT A GIFT!!!. 


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
 

Jacquie Staebell, Secretary

Rob Harrington, 
Member

Elizabeth Jacobs,
 
Alternate



Youth and Family Ministries - 
Unity of Eau Claire
Greetings!  

The Youth and Family Ministries program is evolving yet again.   I recently learned more about the origin story of Unity of Eau Claire, and in particular about how the youth program began - thank you, Eileen!  In the beginning... members were meeting in a church basement and watching videos of other Unity congregation's services.  They soon felt a need for a physical presence in Eau Claire so that the kids would have a place to learn and grow.  This provided the impetus to take our Unity church to the next level.  Truly, this Unity of Eau Claire church was created for the children. 

Since then, we have had a thriving children's, then youth program coordinated by the ever dedicated Duree Thatcher, Elizabeth Gerard, and Marnie Hersrud.  As those youth have grown older and moved on, we have started a new generation of Kids of Unity. 

New developments include the overall coordination of the KOU, Uniteens, and YOU passing to Kate (Zegarowicz Leeson). Duree will continue to assist the current YOU members to access the shared Zoom meetings that Rev. Ray shared with her, as their needs and wishes evolve.  

Some ideas for the future of our youth program include establishing an inviting family participation program.  For example, we could offer family events such as parent-KOUer activities, classes on how to keep kids safe with technology, how to talk to kids about God, ways to incorporate Unity teachings in daily life, etc.  We need to make sure that we are supporting parents and families, not just asking them for help. 

This year, we are excited to have five children in our KOU program!  KOU in person meetings started on Sunday, August 30.  KOU will be held outside, using social distancing, masks, and individual supplies.  

Stay safe, and absorb the Energy of Source in every moment.    Kate


Did you know?

Even though you have been a board member of the Unity Board of Trustees in the past you can be a member of the Board again.

I want to share my experience of becoming a Board member at Unity. I came to Unity through a friend and member in 2000. I was content to attend Sunday service and a few classes, learning more about Unity and developing friendships with other members. I joined a few ministry teams which helped me to learn more about the 'business' of Unity. Yes, we are a business in the sense that we need an income and the ability to manage the income to be a viable Unity community. Did I ever think I would be on the Board of Trustees in my first years at Unity? No. Did I ever think I would be President? Absolutely not. But life experiences and circumstances change. There were members at Unity that encouraged me to be on the board and believed that I would be an asset to the Board. When I got to the point in my life when I could give the time I felt I needed to be on the Board of Trustees I said yes. I am honored to be a part of this Board. Feeling productive, providing sacred service and developing deeper friendships as a Board member has been a positive aspect in my life. Personally, I want to see Unity thrive, I want to share with others what we at Unity have and love, so they too can experience what we have to offer at Unity.

Please consider becoming a Unity Board of Trustees member. We the members of the Board of Trustees would love to talk with you if you have an interest in becoming a Board member and want more information about the position.
Sue Carlson @ 715-308-4344 or email sue.carlson101@ gmail.com. If you would like to talk with other Board members ask Timothy for their contact information.
 
Sue Carlson, President of the Board of Trustees


A Plethora of Books are Available for all
Unity Members and Attendees
 
Are you wanting to learn more about Unity, spirituality and more? Did you know we have 3 different sources of books available in the Unity building?
 
First, in the book and gift shop we have new books available for purchase. Please use the provided envelopes.
 
Second, in the foyer are used books. All paperbacks are $1 and hardcover books $2. Please use the provided envelopes.
 
Third, the books in the Minister's office are Unity Authored Publications that may be checked out and returned. Please check with the Administrator Coordinator or other members to help you with check out.
 
 


September Book and Gift store SALE
 
Everything in the store is ON SALE!!!!!
 
Shop now for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Friends, early Christmas Gifts, and of course treat yourself!
 
Books in the Store - $2 off listed price
 
Bumper Stickers - $1 each
 
Games - $5 off listed price
 
Inspirational (boxed) Cards - $3 off per box
 
Jewelry
  • All earrings are $7 a pair
  • All bracelets are $4 each
 
Everything else in the Book and Gift Store is 15% off.
Even the NEW jewelry items.
 
Same safety protocols are followed as when attending service. Use hand sanitizer prior to entering the book and gift store. Wear a mask at all times. To keep a 6 foot social distance only two persons in the store at a time.
  
The Book and Gift Store is open during Timothy's office hours, during meetings and classes and on Sundays.
 
On Sunday we will have a table in the foyer where you pay for purchases. At other times there are envelopes to pay for your purchases.
 

Greeting Gardeners! 

Grounds and garden work day!!!  

Weekly work day is Friday mornings, starting at 9:00 am, come join the fun!  If you have any questions about the Unity garden at any time, contact Mari at 
715-530-3256 (call or text.) 




UNITY WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Here at Unity of Eau Claire Sanctuary on the Big Screen, the Video Stream Program from Unity Worldwide Ministries

7 p.m.-Opening Ceremony Video Stream from Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, Vice President, Unity Prayer Ministry
  • Rev. Ogun Holder, Senior Minister, Unity on the River, Amesbury, Massachusetts
  • Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency, Associate Minister, Unity San Francisco
  • Rev. Ana Quintana, Associate Minister, Unity of the Triangle, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Music by Eddie Watkins Jr., Motown and New Thought Musician
Thursday, September 10, 2020

7 a.m. - Unity of Eau Claire's Blue Prayers Sheets prayed on by different groups of people at Unity until 6 p.m.

8 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. - Walking the Labyrinth with Rev. Sandra McKinney. Time for prayer and meditation.

We will be having the Video Stream Program from Unity Worldwide Ministries playing on one of the screens at Unity of Eau Claire.

8 a.m.-Live music with Eddie Watkins Jr.

11 a.m.-Bilingual prayer service (English and Spanish)
  • Rev. Patricia Bass, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Rev. Juan del Hierro, Associate Minister, Unity on the Bay, Miami, Florida
4 p.m.-Live music with Eddie Watkins Jr.

4 p.m. -- Fear to Faith to Peace Labyrinth Mediation for Sandi Anderson here at Unity of Eau Claire.


Please bring your beautiful flower arrangements to Unity of Eau Claire a few days before the event or bring them with you Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Prayer Partners will be available during the whole event for your private individual prayers. If you can't complete a blue prayer sheet her at Unity of Eau Claire, email World Day of Prayers to unityeauclairepray@gmail.com  they will be held confidential. Come and go as you please. Contact Timothy for help at 715-533-3260 or unityeauclaire@gmail.com.
 


Sunday Worship Service

You walk into the Unity building and a beautiful Sunday service unfolds. Do you ever wonder how this comes to fruition? It doesn't just happen. There are many Unity members who work to make our service a reality. A Minister/speaker is present, a worship leader, music, a greeter and others you don't see that are part of the service.

I want to acknowledge our teams. Timothy is the team lead who makes sure we have a worship leader present. Kathy Johns is our music director who brings instrumental and vocalists for the service, Marnie is our team lead for greeters. Dale Staebell is our lead for livestreaming our service.Sherri Olson is our team lead for money counters. Timothy, our administrative coordinator, not only leads teams but also schedules our Ministers/speakers and provides our slides. I thank these team leaders and the members of their teams who make our Sunday services a spiritually uplifting experience.

I invite you to get to know these amazing team leads and the people on their teams so you too can reach out and say thanks.
 
 





Changing our name...
Unity Christ Center to Unity of Eau Claire
 
The Board of Trustees has approved the name change and will be starting the  "Branding Program" with Unity Worldwide Ministries to make it official
 


As we journey together through this coronavirus epidemic know that Unity is keeping you in prayer. We have funds available if you are experiencing difficulty providing yourself or family with food or shelter. Please request confidential assistance through Timothy Haukeness by phone 
(715) 836-0010 (M- Th 9-3) or email unityeauclaire@gmail.com.
Sunday Talk Titles

For the month of September our services will be live at the Unity of Eau Claire, with COVID safely standards in place We are also having Facebook Live streaming through our Facebook page. Check "This week at Unity" for more information, if you are not getting this information email unityeauclaire@gmail.com
                      
09/06   10am     Rev. Ronnie Roll 
                          "Where's The Love? Finding World Peace"                
   Greeters: Marnie Hersrud
   Worship Leader: Timothy Haukeness
   Special Music: Eli Gundry 
                     
            Birthday Sunday   
                 
09/13   10am      Rev. Ray Nelson
                          "Love is a Many Splendored Thing"
           Greeters: Mari Jackson
           Worship Leader:Sandra Anderson 
          Special Music: Peter Phippen and Victoria Shoemaker

09/20   10am      Rev. Sandra McKinney
                          "The Power Within a Smile"
  Greeters: Christine Fink
  Worship Leader: Sharon Smith 
  Special Music: TBD 

09/27   10am     Kelli von Heydekampf
                         "What Do You Have Room For
                           Greeters: Cele and Louise
                           Worship Leader: Howie Nelsen
                           Special Music: Eric Schansberg

  Burning Bowl Sunday




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

MONDAYS
9:00am-3:00pm      Office Closed for Labor Day
9:30-10:45am         Yoga
with Kathy Boone (In building with social distancing)
                                Kathy will have YOGA on Labor Day 

6:30-7:30pm           Healing Space (Will be available soon)

TUESDAYS
10:00-11:30am         A Course of Love (Zoom Meeting and in building)
1:00-3:00pm            Board Agenda Setting Meeting (9/14/2020)
4:45-6:45 pm           Board of Trustees Meeting (9/23/2020)
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting (Virtual)
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step ((In building with social distancing)

WEDNESDAYS
6:15-7:15pm            Y.O.U. (Virtual)

THURSDAYS
9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone (In building with social distancing)
6:00-7:30pm             Discover the Power Within You (On Hold)

FRIDAYS
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (Starting up on Sept. 11, 2020)
 (In Person with social distancing and Zoom)
SUNDAYS
10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service (In Person with social distancing and Facebook Live)

Children's programs will be outside or inside with guidelines during our services. 


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





These plagues are by the front door to honor the 
two families who have helped us to be mortgage free. 
May their legacy live on forever!

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!









Go to our website and click the donate button on the upper right side of the homepage www.unityeauclaire.org

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 September is "ORDER"

Grow in order by cooperating with spiritual law

Affirmation: My life is balanced and in order, and all is well.

Order-The intelligence of the Universe expressing through each of us.

The disciple is James, son of Alphaeus. He represents the harmony and balance available through centering our awareness.

The corresponding color is deep green, and the location is the navel.



Prosperity Update

Profit and Loss
Jan-Aug 2020

Income:                             $46,866.76
Expenses:                        ($47,487.43)
Net Income: (shortfall)          ($620.67)

Profit and Loss
Jan-Aug 2019

Income:                             $58,497.40
Expenses:                        ($71,276.18)
Net Income: (shortfall)     ($12,778.78)


Unity Gift & Book Store
Open During Office Hours!


   
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.


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.

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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."
 
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 Saturdays,
 
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.