Continuing Activities

mindshifters

MindShifters
Every Tuesday
6:30-9PM - suggested love-offering $5/group - in POWER

Dr. Tim Hayes facilitates. This supportive group watches a one hour videotaped lecture by Dr. Michael Ryce, author of Why is This Happening to Me…Again, in which he presents a series of self-help tools for personal and spiritual growth. At 6:30 the group watches a one hour videotaped lecture by Dr. Ryce. The group then discusses the material and applies the practical tools that were presented—tools for managing emotions, building healthy relationships and creating a viable conscious spiritual body. The book, The Way of Mastery, is also referenced during this transformative process. A $5 love offering is suggested for each group.

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abraham

Dinner with Abraham
Every second Friday
at 4:30-7:30 PM - in POWER suggested love-offering $10/group

This group focuses on the teachings of Abraham-Hicks on the art of allowing your natural well-being. These like-minded people...seekers, share in the fun and joy of living abundantly. The gathering begins with meditation, includes a foodie inspired potluck dinner, a 90 minute videotape of Abraham-Hicks workshop talks, wonderful dessert, and ends with great conversation. Please bring a dish to share: protein, veggie, starch or dessert.

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truthfinders

Truthfinders Study Group
When: Saturday mornings (meet alternate weeks)

Alternate Thursdays: CANCELLED

Alternate Saturdays: November 19, 2016 – July 1, 2017 10:00 – 11:30 am
Saturday Dates: 11/19, 12/3, 12/17, 12/31, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29

Where: Power
Study Book: Discover the Power Within You
A Guide to the Unexplored Depths Within
By Eric Butterworth

Overview:
Do you miss our “The I of the Storm” study groups from last Spring… If you do, we have exciting news… in November we are starting the Truthfinders Study Group, Unity based.
The Truthfinders Study Group will have the same format, feeling, fun, intimacy and fellowship as “The I of the Storm” study group experience. Our first book is recognized as life changing; written by one of the greatest legends and spiritual icons in the Unity Movement, Eric Butterworth.

You are welcome to join in or join out anywhere along the schedule, meaning you don’t need to start from the beginning to join in the fun; each chapter is independent and stands alone. You will be provided with access to weekly audio recordings to support your study or for self-study of this incredible book. These audio recordings feature amazing original talks from Eric Butterworth, plus additional insights and commentary from two Unity Ministers who host this audio series for the book.

About the book:
In this 40th anniversary edition of Eric Butterworth's inspiring achievement, the author shares the greatest discovery of all time: the ability to see the divine within us all. Jesus saw this divine dimension in every human being, and Butterworth reveals this hidden and untapped resource to be a source of limitless abundance. Exploring this "depth potential," Butterworth outlines ways in which we can release the power locked within us for better health, greater confidence, increased success, and inspired openness to let our "light shine" forth for others.

For more information about Truthfinders, contact:
Rina Schroeder - rina@unitywoodstock.org 847-512-1755

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serce

Truthfinders Study Group
A Unity based book study group
The Way of Mastery (by the Shanti Christo Foundation)
2nd and 4th Saturday mornings, 10AM to 11:30AM - in POWER

The book: The Way of Mastery contains the extraordinary and transformational teachings of Jeshua, the person we all know as 'Jesus', who speaks not as a savior above us, but as our brother and our friend to gently and lovingly guide us to remember the Truth of our being. The 35 lessons in this book are a pathway to forgiveness, self-love and the acceptance of the perfection of each moment, and are designed to return the mind to holiness – wholeness. Jeshua speaks to every aspect of living in the world as Christ. With practicality, humor and loving direction, He points the way to the correction of every belief and perception that would keep us from knowing our perfect union with God. The only question left to be asked is: How much of God can you receive and then extend to the world? $5 Love Offering

You are welcome to join in or join out anywhere along the schedule, meaning you don’t need to start from the beginning to join in the fun; each chapter is independent and stands alone. You will be provided with access to weekly video recordings to support your study of this incredible book. These video recordings feature amazingly insightful talks from Jayem, the original author of this book.

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For Your Information

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Sunday Service to Go!
If you like the service and want to experience it again - If you would like to share it with a friend or family member who was not present - If you are uncertain about the message and would like to hear it again - OR - If you want a copy of the WHOLE service including the music - THEN visit the recording station in FELLOWSHIP and get a freshly cut CD for a suggested love-offering of $5. OF COURSE... If you visit www.unitywoodstock.org you can listen or download the most recent talks from Sunday Services anytime.

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library

Lending Library - “read - share - live” - found in POWER (Not available if the Power room is in use.)
Please stop by our growing lending library housed on the shelves in POWER, and peruse the selection. If you wish to check something out, simply use the sign-out sheet, noting the item, the date and your name. Donations of clean and gently used books of a spiritual nature are welcome. Lets circulate unused items into the Universe and share something, we have loved, with others.
Embrace this opportunity to enrich your life with spiritual reading.

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unityearthcareclean

The Unity Earthcare Ministry at USCW sponsors recycling
Receptacles for the items below can be found in POWER
-Used batteries to be recycled by Environmental Defenders of McHenry Co.
-Whole used or unused Greeting Cards to be repurposed and sold by the Elgin Crisis Center
-Old sneakers (athletic shoes) for Nike Grind to turn into running/walking tracks, playground bases and more..no part of the shoe is wasted.
-Cassette tapes, VHS tapes to be recycled by Environmental Defenders of McHenry Co.
-CD's & DVD's to be distributed for resale or recycled by Environmental Defenders of McHenry Co.
-Old Crayons to be made into "Super Crayons" for children with special needs by S.C.A.R.C.E.

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planetgreen

Planet Green Fundraiser for Youth Ministry

WHEN YOU RECYCLE (in the receptacle in POWER)
We receive funds from Planet Green for collecting and sending in these recyclables!
Inkjet Cartridges, Cell Phones & Pagers, Digital/Video Cameras, GPS & Radar Detectors, iPods/MP3 Players, PDAs, Calculators, Mobile Hot Spots, Video Game Consoles, Handheld Video Games, Video Games & Accessories, iPads/Tablets/eBook Readers

WHEN YOU BUY recycled products at: www.planetgreencycle.com/uscwoodstock -- you save 70% and Youth Ministry gets 15%.

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hospitality

Hospitality Team!
Purpose: To arrange for beverages and snacks after Sunday services and plan for themed Potluck luncheons that tease our congregant's taste buds.
For more information or to volunteer…contact: Pat Novy 815-307-4182 or patnovy_@hotmail.com
 

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lgbtnew

LGBT Team!
Purpose: To support the LGBT community by sharing ideas, answering questions and planning events. Meetings are held quarterly. Open meetings are announced on the Upcoming Events List in the bulletin. For more information…contact: Dave Carlson 847-275-6248 or davidcarlson@me.com.

 

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amazon

We are Partnered with Amazon!
Every purchase you make through Amazon will benefit our spiritual center. All you need do is make your purchase through the link found at unitywoodstock.org. It's all accomplished automatically. USCW receives from 4 - 8%, depending on the number of products shipped. The more items shipped, the greater percentage we receive. Invite your family and friends to support us, too, at no cost to them.

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USCW Hosted Activities
We share our space with the following community groups.

jailbrakers

Jail Brakers - 1st Thursday of each month - 6:30 PM in LOVE
Jail Brakers is a support group that provides a safe place for children and families to express their emotional reaction to the separation from a family member who has been incarcerated. We embrace a holistic approach to healing and everyone is welcome and treated with respect. Each group meets for twelve weeks. Sessions begin with circle time where members share stories that build confidence and trust. A community dinner is provided to foster friendship and natural supports and is followed with an activity. Activities are experiential, expressive and creative and are designed to build cohesion and connectedness to reduce isolation.

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stsaturday

First Saturday Music supported an activity of Off Square Music
1st Saturday each month 7PM in FELLOWSHIP HALL
(doors open at 6:30) - a $3 donation is suggested
First Saturday Music continues the open mic tradition of the Masthouse (1980 to 2010). People of all ages are encouraged to come and share their talents. One featured performer opens with a 20-minute set. Open MIC continues the experience. Performers reserve a slot by signing up when they arrive. There is a sharing table in the back of the room and tea, coffee and water are available

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These community groups also use our facilities.

Free Guitars for Future Stars
Free Guitars for Future Stars is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to supply guitars and lessons to children of low income households within McHenry county.

Off Square Music Concerts
Off Square Music is a 501 (C)(3), not-for-profit corporation, established in January of 2003 for the promotion, preservation and enjoyment of folk music. OSM is an organization of volunteers who wish to share the folk music art with others in many different ways. We invite the public to be a part of the experience.

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