Connecting as Community

Ways to Stay Connected as a Spiritual Community

We know that these are challenging times as we are called to social distance.  We realize we can still connect heart to heart and spirit to spirit.  We would like to share with you the many ways that you have of being connected during these upcoming weeks.  

Check back as this page will be updated with new offerings!

 

Suggestions

 Do you have a suggestion for Rev. Joanne or the Board of Trustees during this time of social   distancing?  Send them your suggestions through our online form by clicking here.

 

 

 

Sunday Services and Fellowship

Until further notice, we are following recommended guidelines to have no more than 10 people  gathered together.  This means that we will be going fully online with our Sunday services.  We will  have 1 service ONLY at 11 am.  In addition to the Livestream, we have several months of archived  services as well. Click here to visit our Sunday Service Livestream page. Services are also Livestreamed on our Facebook page and our YouTube page.

Sunday Fellowship will be in our Connecting in Community Zoom room at noon. When you enter the Zoom room, you will be placed into a breakout room with up to five other people. This will create the intimacy of sitting around a table in the Community Room and sharing conversation. You will not necessarily be with the friends you would typically share Fellowship time with. It is our hope that when we are once more gathering in person, you will have a host of new friends you will have made in Zoom!  To join the Zoom Room at 12 pm each Sunday, click here.

You can find our video archives of past Sunday services by visiting our YouTube page.

If you prefer a written summary, please visit our Blog page. Click on the words "Read More" below the video. The blog contains Rev. Joanne's message, the Scripture verse and Spiritual Practice. Greg Skuderin, President of our Board of Trustees, updates the blog every Tuesday.

 

Prayer

Prayer continues to be an integral way in which we align our mind with Divine Mind, releasing ideas held in error, and affirming the Truth!

Daily Prayer Call:  At 8 am, Monday-Friday, we hold a daily prayer call.  Please click here for more information or to hear a recent prayer call.

Online Prayer Request:  Our Prayer Chaplains are here to pray with you.  You can submit an online Prayer Request by clicking here.

Silent Unity:  Silent Unity is a terrific resource to call directly for prayer.  You can find out more by clicking here.

Live Prayer after 11 a.m. Livestream Service:  Our Prayer Chaplains will be available after our 11 am service in the Zoom Room to pray with you one on one.  Please click here to enter the Zoom Room after 11 am Sunday service.

 

Meditation

Meditation provides a perfect opportunity to ground yourself in the present moment, open to an awareness of God.  

Wednesday Noon Meditation:  This ongoing group which has traditionally met in our chapel will be meeting virtually!  You are invited to join us each Wednesday at 12:00 pm for approximately 30 minutes.  To participate; call in to 319.527.2704. Enter access code 559110#.

Facebook Live Meditation:  Effective September 2020, Facebook Live Meditation will be Wednesday evenings only at 7 p.m. EDT. This Facebook Live event is open to all. Simply visit our Facebook Page at the appropriate time. You can find our Facebook Page by clicking here.

 

Spiritual Inspiration for Challenging Times

We have selected six Sunday messages specifically chosen to support you during these challenging times.  To watch this series, and read the blogs associated with each message, click here.

 

 

 

 

1914 Christmas Truce

Join Christopher Reynolds for this annual look at the lessons learned from the 1914 Christmas Truce. Through learning from the past, may we remove some of the violence from the world. May we may offer healing to those who have died, to those now suffering and who are in despair. May we know again the true meaning of Christmas. Friday December 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please click here for more information. 

 

 

 

 

With Malice Toward None - Post-Election Conversations

A series of four events.

Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

November Sock Drive

Unity Spiritual Center will be collecting socks throughout November. They will be distributed to local shelters in early December. Please click here for more information. 

 

 

 

Seeing Through a Spiritual Lens

USC’s annual theme for 2020 has been: Perfect Vision: Seeing Through a Spiritual Lens. Rev. Joanne will be honoring this theme at our Sunday Service on November 22. She is looking for submissions of how you have shifted in seeing through a spiritual lens in 2020. Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Unity Fireside Chats

Our Saturday Summer Series Outdoors continues with a twist! Join your Unity family for Fireside Chats. Board of Trustees President Greg Skunderin and Unity Ministerial Student Michele Coles will co-host this series beginning Saturday, October 10 through Saturday, November 14 at 5 p.m. A portable firepit will be used to provide warmth, light, and ambiance. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Save My Seat!

 This too shall pass, and we will return to meeting in person. Join in showing your commitment to Unity Spiritual Center Westlake by asking to Save My Seat! Please click here for more information. 

 

 

 

Labyrinth Walks    

Did you know our Labyrinth is always open? Come and experience the peace of a Labyrinth walk anytime. Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Meditation Garden

Like our Labyrinth, our Meditation Gardens are always open! Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Receive a Home-Made Cloth Mask!

You can now sign up to receive a free home-made cloth mask! Our goal is to provide all USC congregants a home-made mask if they would like one. Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Sunday Evening Intention Circles

Join together in community to hold prayerful intention together on Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. EDT, beginning August 2, 2020. Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Classes

We know how important it is to support one another in stretching and growing into new ideas. Rev. Joanne will be sharing some classes to support you in moving through this time.  Check back for more information as this page will be updated as new classes are posted.

 

Our Fall Program begins on Sunday, October 4, 2020 and will end the week of November 15, 2020. Please click here for more information.

 

 

The Antiracist Book Study will take a break in August and return on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.  Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

Our weekday morning book study group with Rev. Joanne is ongoing. Beginning Monday, November 4, the topic is Unity's 2020 annual theme, Perfect Vision: Seeing through a Spiritual Lens.  Please click here  for more information.

Please click here for more information on the 10 am Zoom Book Study.

 

Long Distance Reiki

The Monday night Reiki Clinic has been an important part of Unity Spiritual Center through the years.  Mary Lee Boeswetter is continuing to offer this service virtually on Monday evening from 7-8 pm.  The service is offered on a sliding scale of $5-$60 for a one hour treatment.  To find out more, or schedule your appointment, call Mary Lee at 440-808-9209 or 216-408-5742.

 

Watch Archives on YouTube

On our YouTube page, Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, you’ll find archives of Rev. Joanne’s Sunday Sermons and USC Living Room Sing-A-Long with Bonnie and Jerry. Please click here or on the icon.

 

Visit Our Public Facebook Page

Keep up with our many virtual and outdoor activities on our public Facebook page, Unity Spiritual Center Westlake. Please click here or on the icon.

 

Connect on Our Private Facebook Page

We have created a private Facebook page for you to connect with others in our spiritual community, The USC Westlake Community Group. This page is not open to the public, so it allows you the freedom to share your thoughts, ideas, and inspiration as we move through the pandemic. You can request to join this page by clicking  here or on the image.

 

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter at UnitySpiritualCenter, @USCWestlake. Please click here or on the icon.

 

  Follow Us on Instagram

  Follow us on Instagram at Unity Spiritual Center Westlake, @uscwestlake. Please click here or on the icon.

 

 

   Financial Support for Your Spiritual Community

We are committed to providing you with an abundance of spiritual resources and opportunities to connect as a community. Our center is fully funded by the donations we receive from YOU! In addition to participating in the various offerings above, one of the best ways you can continue to support Unity Spiritual Center is through your ongoing donations.  Traditionally, our Sunday service is the time most people choose to give.  We trust God as Source is providing. We trust you are a channel through which God's good flows to us. You can click the donate button below to make your donation today.  Consider setting your donation up as a recurring donation.  Whether you choose a one-time gift or a recurring donation, know your financial support of Unity Spiritual Center is making a difference in helping us thrive through these upcoming weeks.  Donate by simply clicking the "Donate Now" button above. Thank you!

 

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