Voices in Unity
May 2019

Last Month at  
Unity Christ Center!!! 
Wonderful group serving at the  Community Table.
  Sending the prayers away at the monthly Burning Bowl Ceremony.

It was a wonderful Easter Season at Unity!

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,

The story is told about the early days of Unity when there was a great financial challenge. Someone said the obvious, "I hope our money holds out," to which Myrtle Fillmore replied, "Let's hope our faith holds out."
If you scroll down in this newsletter you will see our first quarter prosperity report. From a purely objective, financial perspective, we are spending more than we are attracting, otherwise known as deficit spending. If it were just one month where expenses were higher than normal we could justify the overage. However, you can see that it's every month so far in 2019. Let me assure you that we on the Board of Trustees are very aware of this fact and are the process of finding ways we can turn our ship around toward "breakeven" waters. But, we can't do it alone. Each one of us who calls Unity Christ Center their spiritual home will need to participate.
And, this starts first with deep, affirmative prayer. Not the kind of prayer that's quick and easy like "Say two affirmations and call me in the morning!" kind of prayer. Rather, it's about each one of us establishing a prosperity consciousness within ourselves that includes us as well as our greater spiritual community. Our collective faith needs to hold out.
The writer of the Book of Hebrews said of faith, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." - Hebrews 11:1, New International Version. Right now, we're not seeing a balanced budget at Unity Christ Center. That's a fact, but not the truth. Facts and truth are different.   Facts are figures. Truth is eternal principle. The truth is that through our faith in God as the ONE SOURCE, we can be confident (literally, with faith) that the balanced budget we hope for is already in the process of coming into reality. That is the assurance of what we do not see. We may not know the how, the manner by which this will unfold, but it can happen if we hold to this vision of the truth.
Let's engage ourselves in a prosperity practice. We'll need to use our imagination a little. Imagine an abundance of money, dollar bills, 5's, 10's, 20's, 50's, and 100's raining down on Unity Christ Center, pouring into it to the point of overflowing. Try it out. If it seems weird to you, acknowledge the weirdness, and do it anyway. Do it for yourself too! Envision money pouring into your household sufficient to meet all of your needs and positive wants. Every time you think of the deficit, imagine money flowing in.
Folks, we're gonna turn this puppy around!
With richest blessings,
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.

  Prosperity Update
God is our instant, constant, and abundant supply!

January 2019                   YTD
Income:                                    $6,421.35                    $6,421.35
Expense:                                  $8,860.98                    $8,860.98
Net Income: (shortfall)             $(2,439.63)                  $(2,439.63)
February 2019
Income:                                    $6,093.40                    $12,514.79
Expense:                                  $9,665.43                    $18,526.41
Net Income: (shortfall)             $(3,572.03)                  ($6,011.62)
March 2019
Income:                                   $7,553.21                    $20,067.96
Expense:                                 $9,867.27                    $28,393.68
Net Income: (shortfall)            $(2,314.06)                  $(8,325.72)

We appreciate your support of Unity Christ Center
and its mission and vision in our community!

Welcome our new members at Unity!!

From left to right: Cathy Leeson, Jeanette (Jett) Anderson,  Tanya Aguilar, Cecilia Ihlenfeld, Jess Maenner and Brandon Mondlock. 

Ongoing Classes & Events
All events receive 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 (05/13)
6:00-8:30pm           Unity Board of Trustees (05/13)
6:30-8:00pm           doTerra Meeting
10:45am-2:30pm     Integrative Bodywork with Duree Thatcher (Fee)  
6:30-8:30pm            doTERRA Oils Meeting
6:30-8:00pm            Chippewa Valley Men's Group (closed)
7:30-8:30pm            S.A. 12-Step (Meditation room, closed)

8:30am-10:00pm     Green Team Meeting (05/15)
9:00am-2:30pm       Protective Behaviors  USA (closed)
9:30-10:45am          Yoga with Kathy Boone ($10/class, pkg available)
6:00-7:30pm            Y.O.U
6:30-8:00pm            Monthly Drumming Circle (05/29)
7:00-8:30pm            Pray the Unity Way (05/1, 05/8, 05/22) 
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             Crumbaker/Pender Rehearsal (05/17)
6:30-8:00pm             Power of Now (Book Study Group) 
                                  Last group May 17th and Starts again on Sept. 6th

9:00-noon                Garden and Grounds Clean-up (05/04)
12:00-3:00pm           Private Party (05/11)
5:00-6:30pm             Crumbaker/Pender Wedding (05/18)

10:00-11:00am         Sunday Service/Childcare 
11:00-noon               Fellowship and refreshments
12:30-2:30pm           Group Sound Meditation (05/19) (Fee)

11:15 -11:45am         Burning Bowl Sunday (05/26)

Sunday Talk Titles
05/05   10am     Rev. Alden Studebaker
                         "Does Time Really Fly"
                          Music: Unity Choir             
05/12   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                       "What Would Mother Say?"
                        Music: Unity Choir

Mother's Day

05/19   10am   Joshua Inacio (Rama)
                        "Children of God"
 Music: Unity Choir

05/26   10am   Rev. Alden Studebaker
                        "Realizing What's Important"
                         Music: Unity Choir

Memorial Day Sunday

Gift & Bookstore Update

For your information, The Unity Gift & Bookstore 
contributed $1200 to the general fund in 2018!
Thank you to all those who have supported our gift & bookstore.
  • Here is a brief feedback from our survey:
         Received 16 responses -- we welcome more ideas and comments
    • Majority of people had visited the bookstore and purchased items
    • Lower cost requested for Daily Word - FYI if you order a subscription you can get a better price and it's also available to receive online
    • Items requested included cards, kids stuff, angels, crystals, DVD's, Gabby Bernstein books/cards - we welcome details on items such as what type of DVD's, cards, etc. -- some of the requested items are now in
    • Receiving good discounts sometimes requires us to order larger quantities than we want but we are always happy to order through Amazon if you wish
New items:
  • Of Thee I Sing - Obama children's book  
  • St Joseph statues - are you selling your house? 
  • RACU items-coasters, dreamcatchers
  • Gabby Bernstein card sets & book
  • Cherub Angel cards for youth
  • Sweater pins
  • Some free items on table in entryway
  • Other reduced items
It's now REALLY spring so if you're cleaning out 'stuff,' remember to pass along
your used books, CD's, DVD's for our used item sale.

If you are interested in a Unity T-shirt a sign up sheet will be in the foyer! 
Once we know more of what the interest is and we will get some ordered. 

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 May is "Power"

Affirmation: I have the power to create my world.

Power- The ability to master, have dominion and control.

The disciple is Philip. He represents power over our thoughts and feelings.

The corresponding color is purple and the location is the root of the tongue.

Inner Peace Affirmations from Unity International

  • I am lifted up by the power of God within.
  • I accept the comfort and strength of God.
  • The still, small voice calls me to my center of peace.
  • I am open to the peace of God within.
  • The presence of God permeates my being.
  • I am at peace.
  • The peace of God lives in the quiet of my heart.

 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
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.