Voices in Unity
December  2018

Thanksgiving Dinner at 
Unity Christ Center!!! 
  Al'an and Dean Great Job!!!
  Time to eat!!!

What should a pick?.

Time to enjoy community!
See you next year!!

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

Jacquie Staebell,  Secretary

Sue Carlson, Member

Larry Metzenbauer, Member

Helen Wright, Alternate

Message from the Minister

Message from the Minister
Dear Spiritual Community,
We are now entering that magical time of the year, Christmas! This past Sunday our center got all decked out in decorations thanks to some willing volunteers. From now until Christmas Eve we will be singing Christmas carols during the services, lighting the Advent wreath, and considering how we can each participate in this season of peace on earth, and goodwill toward all.
Christmas can also be a challenging time for many, especially those who are shut-in or have mobility issues. I am discovering that there is a part of our congregation I have yet to meet - those who are in this category. I would like to get to know you and extend an invitation to contact me to set up a time so that I can come to your home and meet you. You are an important part of our spiritual community, and I want to connect with you in a personal way. My contact info is below.
This year our Christmas Eve Candlelighting service will be held at 6:30 p.m. The service will include a metaphysical interpretation of the Christmas story. We will need narrators(4) and candlelighters (12) from the congregation - sign-up is in the foyer.
Donna and I are looking forward to our first Christmas in the Upper Midwest. I imagine that chances are good that we'll have a white Christmas. That would be awesome!
Merry Christmas!
Reverend Alden Studebaker is available to support you through spiritual counseling, prayer, hospital and other visitation, weddings, funerals/memorials, christenings, and special blessings. His private church e-mail address is revalden@aol.com.   His office hours are variable depending on the week, but he is consistently in his office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. To make an appointment, call the church office at 715-836-0010. In case of an urgent need, call his mobile no. 715-450-1868.

    Unity Christ Center   
Christmas Eve Service

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Special Message and Music
Light refreshments provided by the Unity Board of Trustees

New Year's Resolutions?
Mindful Eating Group starts in January 2019!
Led by: Helen Wright 
 Unity Christ Center, Eau Claire WI
Wednesdays from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Starts on January 2, 2019 and runs for six weeks  
Mindfulness definition: the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
This will be a six week course exploring how we can become more mindful and attuned to the needs of our bodies, consider ethical production of food, reflect on family history and its influence on our patterns of eating and celebrate by cooking a meal together.
The course is based on the teachings of Rev Grace Nicodemus and her book, ' Eating with Grace: Learning to Feed your body and Nourish your life".
The program is being developed and under the umbrella of the Unity EarthCare Program.
Sign up sheet in Unity Christ Center's foyer or email unityeauclaire@gmail.com. 

Generous freewill offering will be accepted.
The Power for December is "Life"

Affirmation: I am filled with life, sweet life.

Life-The ability to energize, vitalize, enliven, animate, and invigorate.

The disciple is Judas. He represents the cleansing of selfishness, allowing the life force to flow to every part of the body.

The corresponding color is red and the location is the generative organs.

Sunday Talk Titles
12/02   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                      "The Seven Wonders of the World"
Music: The Unity Choir             
12/09   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                      "The Power of Marveling"
                       Music: The Unity Choir

12/16   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                      "Successfully Dealing with Holiday Stress"
                       Music: The Unity Choir

12/23   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
"The Metaphysics of the Manager"
                      Music: The Unity Choir

12/30   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
"It's Time to Quit"
                      Music: The Unity Choir

Ongoing Classes & Events
All events take 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)
4:00-7:00pm           Pilates/Yoga with Anna (contact office for more information)
7:00-8:00pm            Singing Bowl Meditation (12/10)
6:30-7:30pm           Christmas Eve Service (12/24)
10:45am-2:30pm      Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee) 
6:00-8:00pm            Unity Board of Trustees (12/18)  
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Meditation room, closed)
All Day                    Christmas Day (Office closed and groups cancelled)
9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available)
6:15-7:45pm            Y.O.U
6:30- 8:30pm            3rd Annual Yata, Sinz, Orfield Concert & Winter Solstice Event (12/19)
9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available)
11:15am-12:45pm     Meditation Group 
7:00-8:00pm            A.A. 12-Step Big Book (closed)

6:30-8:00pm            Power of Now (Book Study Group)

9:30am-1:30pm        Private Rental (12/8)
5:00pm-overnight     Y.O.U. Lock In  (12/8 to 12/9)
10:30am-2:00pm      Unity Serves at Community Table (12/22)
10:00-11:00am        S unday Service/Childcare
11:15-11:45am         Burning Bowl Sunday (12/30)

 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

Visit our store for great gift ideas!

"Check out all the new items in the bookstore"

SuCee Jewelry Christmas Sale!!

Earrings - Buy one, get one at half price.

Necklaces and Bracelets - 10% off

Watch for specials posted on the board outside the bookstore.
Check out our used books for sale.

Thank you always for your donations of used books, CD's and DVD's!

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. Financial donations through  

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

Unity Christ Center will be serving:
Saturday, December 22 from 9:30 am -2:00 pm 

It Can Be Done Africa
Unity's liaison to ICBD is Sandi Anderson at dasandrson@gmail.com or 715-456-1391.

Next trip is now being planned for January 2019! 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.

Cans for Kids/Recycling/Composting
 Recycling and composting procedures are posted in our kitchen.
Bring in your cans to help our Youth Programs!! 
Thank you for helping us be 'green."