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!
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.
Take our survey to support the Board of Trustees in discerning our reopening timeline. Click here to participate.
Saturday Summer Series Outdoors
Outdoor Worship services are beginning on Saturday, July 11, at 5:00 p.m. on the Unity grounds. This is a six-week series running through August 15, 2020. The Saturday Summer Series will include a message, meditation, and music and is in addition to our traditional Sunday services. Please click here for more information.
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. 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. Click here to enter the Zoom Room after 11 am Sunday service.
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#.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday Facebook Meditation: Our Prayer Chaplains will be leading meditation on Facebook each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 pm. This FacebookLive 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.
An afternoon picnic on Unity grounds! Sunday August 16 at 1 p.m. Please bring your lunch, and a blanket or chairs (and umbrella if you'd like). Please wear face masks, and practice social distancing.
Did you know our Labyrinth is always open? Come and experience the peace of a Labyrinth walk anytime. Please click here for more information.
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.
USC Living Room Sing-A-Long with Bonnie and Jerry
Bonnie and Jerry are on break in August and will return in September. Please click here to visit our YouTube page to watch past recordings!
A 30 minute opportunity to sing along with Bonnie and Jerry each Thursday at 7 pm. EST For more information, or link to lyrics, click here.
We know how important it is to support one another in stretching and growing into new ideas. Over the next weeks, 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 Sunday, October 10. Right now we are looking for Facilitators and Hosts for our small groups. Please click here for more information.
The weekday morning book study with Rev. Joanne will take a break in August and resume in September. 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.
Spiritual Exploration Series. Our Spiritual Exploration Series is designed to share tools for spiritual transformation. Please click here for more information.
Caring for Our Grounds
Spending some time outside, in the sunshine, is a great way to move through these days of social distancing. Our grounds are large and your support is welcome. Master Gardner Diane Spence will be at Unity at 10 am on weekdays to guide you in gardening at Unity Spiritual Center. There will be plenty of distance between gardeners, and the support of caring for our grounds is greatly appreciated.
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.
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 at UnitySpiritualCenter, @USCWestlake. Please click here or on the icon.
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. Thank you!
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