Voices in Unity
March 2019

Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
Valentine Dinner Co-Chairs !
   Susan Leah is happy winner of the 50/50 raffle!

   Special music from Joe and Terese Luginbill!

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

Dear Spiritual Community,
It's the day after "Snowmageddon 2019," or as native Wisconsinites call it, "winter." In 35 years of ministry I've never had to cancel a Sunday service because of the weather, and that includes decades in the Midwest, albeit the Lower Midwest. There was one Christmas Eve when just about every church in Cincinnati had canceled candlelighting services, but not pig-headed me. I got out our plowing service out and a crew of volunteers to help chip away what the city plows did to the entrances of our parking lot. At seven o'clock that night we had about fifty people attend the service. Our soloist couldn't make it, so I subbed for them. You know how much I like to sing. I was rather proud of myself that we were open that night! So, yesterday was a first for me. I've had many firsts since moving to Eau Claire - cheese curds, Packers game, "Spotted Cow" on tap, and not being surprised about the accuracy of weather forecasts.
All this past Saturday afternoon my EC colleagues and I held an impromptu online e-mail conference about what to do. Being new to town, I was very open to their wisdom. As we approached 5:00 p.m. one of them said he was canceling, and the rest of us fell like dominoes. We officially canceled at 6:35 p.m. Remember, I'm a little bit stubborn about giving up!
In Unity, we teach "going with the flow," and what I've learned in my seven months in Eau Claire is that being flexible with one's schedule is a useful attribute. When it's clear that a plan B is needed it is always best to surrender to the situation. Let us learn to assess those situations where an alternative is the best course of action. We often say, "this, or something better, God." The something better is the best course of action, always.
Donna and I will be away on Sunday, March 3, thawing out on the West Coast visiting with family and friends. We will see everybody the following Sunday. Maybe by then all the snow will have melted away. One can hope!
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 - Thursdays. 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.


New Board of Trustees

Bottom row: Steve Friede Treasurer, Larry Metzenbauer, Eileen Potocnik,
Heather Larson Vice-President, Sue Carlson Secretary
Top row: Rev. Alden Studebaker, Carol Craig President, Helen Wright

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. 

The Power for March is "Wisdom"

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

Wisdom: The ability to evaluate, discern, apply what you know.

The disciple: James, son of Zebedee.

The corresponding color is yellow and the location is the pit of the stomach.

Sunday Talk Titles
03/03   10am     Freddie Bell
                         "Realizing The Truth"
                          Music: Unity Choir             
03/10   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                       " Lent Is Very Cool"
                        Music: Unity Choir

03/17   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                        "The Luck of the Irish"
 Music: Unity Choir

03/24   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                        "Does It Spark Joy?"
                         Music: Unity Choir

03/31   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                        "Doing Versus Being"
                         Music: 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) 
7:00-8:00pm           Singing Bowl Meditation (03/11)
6:00-8:30pm           Unity Board of Trustees (03/25)
10:45am-2:30pm     Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee)  
12:00-1:30pm          Lunch with the Minister (03/19) 
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)
11:00am-12:30pm   Mindful Eating Class follow up (3/20)
6:15-7:45pm            Y.O.U
6:30-8:00pm            Spring Equinox Drumming Circle (3/20)
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)

10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service/Childcare 
11:00-noon               Fellowship and refreshments

10:00am                   Membership Welcoming Ceremony (Date to be determined)

11:00am                   Y.O.U. Spaghetti Feed (3/17)
11:30 -12:30pm        Potluck Sunday (03/31)

11:15 -11:45am         Burning Bowl Sunday (03/31) 

Mark your calendars for Easter:

Wednesday April 17th at 7:00 p.m. - Communion Service, presents the physical, historical and metaphysical aspects of the Last Supper. 

Friday April 19th at 12:00 p.m. - Good Friday Service, a meditative , metaphysical interpretation  of Jesus' last words. 
 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!

Come checkout our clearance specials!! 

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.

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
March 23, 2019
June 8, 2019
September 14, 2019
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.

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."