Voices in Unity
March   2021

Last Month at  
Unity of Eau Claire!!! 

Christine and the team at the special Burning Bowl Ceremony on 2.28.2021!!
With Beauty All Around US!!.

Thanks Community Table Crew.  

About Us

Sunday Service: 10:00am
Zoom and Facebook Live Stream Only

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

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

Sue Carlson, 

Eileen Potocnik, 

Treasurer Open
Jacquie Staebell, Secretary

Rob Harrington, 

Teresa Luginbill,
Christine Fink, 

Brandon Mondlock,

License Unity Teacher Sandra Anderson     
"Life is all about the journey "

January 11, 2020 was a day that stopped me in my tracks. In the mail came in a large envelope addressed to me. Inside was the letter of congratulations. I passed SDS board testing.  I was approved by the UWM Board for Licensed Unity Teacher status. The enclosed certificate read Licensed Unity Teacher Pastoral Care and my full name. It took a couple of days for it to fully sink in.
How did I get to this moment and achievement as a LUT is good a question?
But first, I want to recognize Reverend Sandra McKinney and after her retirement Revered Alden Studebaker for being my sponsors, support cast, and really needed sounding boards as I went through the program. Thank you's to my husband for his patience, quick reframe, ideas and edits. My Missouri family who created a bedroom for me to use, while attending the SEE and LUT classes and new driving directions around traffic or the latest construction to Unity Village. And those special friends who hung in there with me, they talked to me on my drive down or on the way back when I needed to vent (they know who they are).
Life journeys don't follow your plan without tweaking from Divine. My journey came with innate knowings and feelings, studying new thoughts & ideas, speed bumps - pauses to sit with your new ideas, detours for new experiences or interruptions by new teachers, slowdowns-for raising children, loss of loved ones and finding my Healer Path. This was not all random for me as I saw some vision of this process for some time.
I grew up with a lot of different denomination Christian churches. Thus, my religious journey was without as many boundaries as many have. My grandmother used The Daily Word, for instance while she attended Presbyterian churches. A middle aged East Indian roommate in college also added a wider view of the world, food, health and spirituality for me.
When we moved to Minnesota, the Lutheran church was our religious home as we raised our two daughters with Sunday school and religion. We agreed on most curriculum but also found there to be too much about religious boundaries. I started attending Unity in between and in addition to our Lutheran home in the mid-nineties when the new Unity church was built right around the corner from where we lived. I have always been active in whatever church we attended from teaching Sunday school, Vacation Bible school and confirmation. From classrooms, to family camps and kitchens. I often felt a sting when questioned about my beliefs on religion or Spirituality during these years. Time for a place that accepted new thoughts, honored others and their path to truths. Divine Mind, Great Spirit put more new friends, teachers and path in front of me.
I began energy healing in 1993 and have multiple certifications now. My daughter and I both graduated from Stout with our B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. Our graduation day was on my birthday in 2007 and we walked one after the other across the stage. Life gives us what we attract, what we need and not always in the order we plan on. It reminded me about one of Life's Undeniable Truths...It is not about the destination it's about the journey. We were now multiple years solely at Unity. My first SEE [spiritual education & enrichment] classes began in 2009. My first teacher was "The Rev" Sandra McKinney.
I finished my SEE certificate in 2015 with over 250 hours of 25 classes, many of which were taken at Unity Village in Kansas City. I didn't feel that I was done and decided to continue on. I have always worked with groups and found the Licensed Unity Teacher program fit me of the different Unity paths from that point. These classes were all at Unity Village until this last year with remote learning as in practically all education now. The LUT program is more than just signing up. There was a MMPR psychology test, you must be recommended by your minister, a personal letter of intent, background check and an in-person psychology interview. This is all before you are accepted. Having done all that, the LUT classes were taken from 2016 to the "Oh my Goodness" completion officially and in a written certificate received this January 2021. Now a bit about the journey.
Once into the LUT program, you choose what path of emphasis to use your training and talents. Once again, not a simple step; the choices were Administrative, Adult Education, Youth and Family, Music and Pastoral Care. I chose Adult Ed as it teamed up with my four-year degree and past experience. As I got deeper into the program and events at Unity of Eau Claire were changing, I switched to Pastoral Care, that change also changed requirements for my practicum. This was with virtually all of my sponsors, LUT support group and Divine detours to help with my decision. That change, also changed my time line for taking the SDS Licensing test and in person evaluation by instructors and LUT representatives. With the event of Covid, I was in the first group to take the SDS test through an online testing platform and to do my in-person meditation and class instruction virtually. It should be better for the next group; the bugs were worked out by my group.
As all LUT candidates and those of us [I can count myself in this category now, so neat] who have been certified will tell you, the program is filled with challenges, frustration, delays, lost homework etc. probably not unlike other similar programs. The LUT program is long and the program continues to change. Throw in a change in the Unity Village Administrative structure in the middle of it resulted to muddy things even more. Those of us in the program built a support group/ friendship with each other to help with questions or to talk one off the wall when needed. I continue to do this with others now. The time line and years to completion interestingly is similar for most going through the whole program. Many years, many changes in personal interest, spiritual awareness and Unity requirements. A challenge, yes. Worth it, yes. What is to come, change, of course!

Hello Friends
To our Unity of Eau Claire Board, Rev.Sandra McKinney,Timothy, members and friends Thank you for the kind words of recognition and flowers. I look forward to meeting to discuss what and where I can be of service.
In Gratitude, Sandi Anderson LUT

The Loaves & Fishes Fund is the UWM project that makes money available to member churches. The goal of this fund is to expand activities and grow the Unity movement.  We were blessed again in 2021 for receiving $2,000.00! Thank you Unity Worldwide Ministries.
Sunday Talk Titles

For the month of March our services will be live at the Unity of Eau Claire, with a limited worship team We are also having Facebook Live streaming through our Facebook page. The service will also be streaming on Zoom. Check out  "This Week at Unity" for more information, if you are not getting this information email unityeauclaire@gmail.com
03/07   10am 
 Rev. Lyle Schlundt  
                         "WORLD PEACE"                
  Worship Leader: Sandi Anderson
 Special Music: Lilly Endres

  Birthday Sunday   

03/14   10am 
 Lou Longmire
          Worship Leader: TBD 
          Special Music: Therese Schutte
03/21   10am      
  Rev. Greg Coles
  Worship Leader: Timothy Haukeness
  Special Music: Peter Phippen and Victoria Shoemaker
03/28   10am
                                    Rev. Sandra McKinney
                                   "The Walk to Jerusalem" 
                                    Worship Leader: TBD
           Special Music: Jim Radloff                                                                                                       
                                    Burning Bowl 

If you need to help set up Facebook, Zoom meeting or Facebook Live Stream, call Timothy at 715-533-3260.
Ongoing Classes & Events
All events receive a love offering unless otherwise noted. Group/class dates can change, please watch for notices. 

9:30-10:45am         Yoga
with Kathy Boone (on hold)

10:00-11:30am         Book of Love and Forgiveness  (Weekly Zoom Book Study)
1:00-300pm             Agenda Setting for Board of Trustees (3/09/2021) (Zoom) 
5:00-7:00pm            Board of Trustees (03/16/2021) (Zoom)
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (on hold)

10:30am to noon    Wednesday Coffee Talk (Zoom) (See login info below)

10:00-12:00am          EXCUSES BEGONE (Book Study) (Zoom)
9:30-10:45am           Yoga with Kathy Boone (on hold)

6:30-8:30 pm            Board of Trustees Training with Rev. Greg Coles
7:00-8:30pm             Power of Now (Zoom)

9:30am to 4:00pm    Rev. Greg Coles Leadership Training (All members are welcome)

9:30-10-00am            Community Time on Zoom before the service
10:00-11:00am          Sunday Service (Zoom and Facebook Live with limited worship team)
11:00-11:30am          Community Time on Zoom after the worship service

Children's programs and childcare are cancelled at this time for the safety of the child.

Updates of worship details will be in This Week at Unity to be added to the list, email 


Rev. Greg Coles  
Friday March 19th, 6:30 to 8:30m
Saturday March, 20th
9:00am to 4:30pm, 
Sunday March 21, 2020
10:00am to 11:00am
Sunday' Speaker

Rev. Coles will be presenting a training workshop to enhance Leadership Skills. Friday March 19th will be training for the Board members. Saturday March 20th will be a workshop for the team leads and all interested members. On Sunday March 21th Rev. Greg will speak at our Sunday Service. All presentations will be done on ZOOM. 

We encourage all parties to patriciate! Rev. Coles is a dynamic speaker and these workshops are provided free of charge to continue building this thriving ministry. Reserve your spot by calling Timothy at 715-533-3260 or email at unityeauclaire@gmail.com! See you on ZOOM!

Leadership Workshop
Saturday March 20th, 2021 9:00am to 4:30pm
via Zoom in the comfort of your own home
Rev Greg Coles Presenter
I see this as an opportunity to learn about our Ministry. To more fully understand how we function as a Ministry, a Spiritual Community.
An interactive workshop discussing;

Creating Dynamic, Thriving, and Sustainable Ministries -skills, tools and best practices needed to move forward
 Levels of Spiritually Awakening and Spiritual Maturity
Accountability Organizational Chart of Ministry which includes Minister, Board, Staff, Sacred Service (Volunteers) and Voting Members
To me it's how we, our organization can best function to benefit each member of Unity of Eau Claire.
I invite all of our Ministry Team leaders and every member of Unity to attend. In some way or other we are all leaders.

Now that the Holidays are over......
It's a good time to sort through those holiday decorations you no longer want or need and to clean out those closets and cubbies.
Unity is looking for these items
1) The book and gift store will take your used jewelry (even if not in good shape or broken) to re-purpose or sell for cash. Drop off in the office in a package marked 'Sue Carlson'. All proceeds from the book and gift shop go toward our Unity expenses.
2) It's time to start saving your unwanted treasures for our annual summer and November Holiday thrift sales. Please place your items in covered boxes. If you do not have space to store the boxes bring them to Unity and Sue will store them for you. No clothing will be sold. No furniture will be stored at this time. This was a profitable fundraiser for Unity in 2020 so let's do it again in 2021. Tell your neighbors and friends you'll take their items for our sale too.

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. 

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Wednesday Coffee Talk
Host: Jeannine Colburn 
Time: 10:30 AM Wednesdays
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 9528 8507
Passcode: 553433

The Power for March is "WISDOM"

Follow Jesus' wisdom for making right judgments

Affirmation: I am guided by divine wisdom in every thought, word, and action.

Wisdom-The blend of knowledge from the head and heart.

The disciple is James, son of Zebedee.
The corresponding color is yellow, and the location is the pit of the stomach.

We ask that participants taking Classes and attending Book Clubs make a donation to Unity of Eau Claire. $5 per class is suggested.

 When classes are in person in the building a basket is set out and participants make cash donations. When classes are on Zoom, the ways to donate are through the donate button on our website or mail a check. 

You may ask why a donation is necessary when the building isn't open. Though our building is closed, we continue the need to meet our expenses for our staff and utilities. Our Administrative Coordinator continues to perform his job duties with the added duty of setting up and hosting our Zoom meetings. There is a yearly fee to have a Zoom account enabling us to have unlimited access to meet our needs. We have received many responses from people attending our classes and book clubs saying they have benefited from our classes. We want to keep Unity functioning so we have the ability to continue to offer classes and Book Clubs. We thank the facilitators of our classes, most of whom donate their time. 

We appreciate whatever donation you feel called to give. Again, the $5 per class is a suggestion. We will not turn anyone away if they are unable to donate. 

Thank you,
Unity of Eau Claire Board of Trustees
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

Unity Gift & Book Store
Bookstore closed at this time.

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.


"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 are.

May 8, 2021
August 21, 2021
November 13, 2021

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