These resources will be updated on a regular basis. They are designed to keep our community informed about what we here at Unity Temple are doing during this temporary closure. These resources are not limited to all things Unity Temple, but reach out beyond our doors to include information relevant to the safety and concern for all in our shared communities.
Daily Mindful Reflection Community 30 minute meeting, 7 days a week! Starts at 8:30am and ends at 9am every day, seven days a week. This will be different from our regular Tuesday night meeting. The daily meditation will include opening words, 20 minutes of mindful reflection, and closing words.  

All are welcome! You are welcome to attend regularly or sporadically. The Zoom  link for the daily mindful reflection is listed below. Some people have been dialing into a phone number rather than using the web links. At this time, Zoom is restricting the use of the phone numbers due to heavy volume and we are not able to provide dial-in access. Questions contact mindful@unitytemple.org .

Zoom information:
Topic: Daily Mindful Reflection
Time: Every Day (including weekends) at 8:30am Central Time (US and Canada)

Best Way to Join:
Meeting ID: 373 008 242
Password: 4IFrYx
Mindful Reflection Online Community Tuesday Evenings Zoom meeting room opens at 7pm Program starts at 7:10pm
You Are Welcome Here! We will follow our usual format with 20 minutes of Mindful Reflection followed by a dharma talk and then discussion. Questions email mindful@unitytemple.org

Directions on how to access the Mindful Reflection Community Tuesday night gathering: Zoom meeting: Click here or use this link:
You should not need to enter these numbers, but just in case, here they are: Meeting ID: 829 387 209 Password: 887083

Other way to join:
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,829387209# US (Chicago)
Daily Stories :: Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss any of our great videos, such as our "Story for All Ages" read by Rev. Emily Gage each day. Watch and listen here .

Activities for All Ages :: Val Ridenour  ( Religious Education Assistant) and her family have been creating daily activity videos for all to do. They are fun and inspiring and will give you something to think about outside of our virtual reality. Watch here .
Talking with Your Kids about COVID-19 ::  Here are some suggested ways to help kids understand our current situation and to deal with their emotions. Follow  here .
Unity Temple Faith In Action Network
Spiritually Grounded / Deeply Relational / Strategically Effective

Let us raise our collective voice for justice and compassion! Please  complete these calls to action  (page 1), and as you are able,  support an organization living our values  (page 2). 
Homebound Shopping ::  These sites provide information about supplies and food deliveries and pick-ups serving Oak Park and surrounding areas www.instacart.com

The Illinois Prairie Path, a multi-use nature trail for non-motorized public use is great for a short walk, a day outside or for long distance cycling. It spans approximately 61 miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties in northeasten Illinois. A former right-of-way for the old Chicago Aurora & Elgin electric railroad, it was the first U.S. rail-to-trail conversion in the nation in the 1960’s. You’ll pass through parks, forest preserves, and open spaces as well as downtown areas and major roads, so be careful, share the path, wear your helmet, and bring plenty of water. To learn more and for a trail map follow this link here .
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) lists current data regarding the outbreak in Illinois. For testing sites within five miles of Oak Park go here.
Restore Illinois is about saving lives and livelihoods. This five-phased plan will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has 11 Emergency Medical Services Regions that have traditionally guided its statewide public health work and will continue to inform this reopening plan. For the purposes of this plan, from those 11, four health regions are established, each with the ability to independently move through a phased approach: Northeast Illinois;
North-Central Illinois; Central Illinois; and Southern Illinois.

Illinois Department of Central Services: Posts several news stories and audio each day about state programs and services, press conferences and legislative action. Find Governor Pritzker's daily update live and recorded here each day.

Administrative Office
Administrative offices will be closed temporarily. Staff is working remotely as much as possible. If you need to reach us, please email and we will respond as quickly as possibly. You can reach the ministers  here . Staff can be reached  here .