to Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco! We invite you to explore all the resources here for living a more meaningful life. Please join us for an inspiring service Sunday at 11 a.m.
We Are Part of a Worldwide Spiritual Movement…
Unity Spiritual Center is part of a world-wide spiritual movement with headquarters in Unity Village, Missouri, near Kansas City. Unity is a way of life. It is often called “a positive path for spiritual living.” We have no set creed in Unity, but we do have five foundation statements that express the essence of who we are.
Unity is a teaching of personal empowerment. Our commitment as a congregation is to be a support system for each other as we seek individually and collectively to live in alignment with God, the Spirit of Infinite Goodness, and create happy, healthy, prosperous, fulfilling lives.
We welcome you with open hearts and affirm the truth of these words: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in Unity!” (Psalms 133:1).
Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul
Join Rev. Maggie on her hour-long radio show, “Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul,” on Unity Online Radio, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Pacific time. The shows are archived here, and you also can download previous shows on iTunes.
Services and Special Events
USC Is THE Place to Be!
August 21, 2016
10 a.m. Guided Meditation*
A guided meditation is held every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. (except for the first Sunday of the month, on which we hold our First Sunday Forum) in the Sanctuary for those who wish to experience an extended meditation before the Sunday-morning service.
*Please note: Guided Meditations do not happen during our First Sunday Forum.
11 a.m. Sunday Service with Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
“Dedication in Our Communities and World”
Please join us for our 11 a.m. Sunday service, as Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon concludes our August theme of “Dedication” by exploring dedication in our communities and world. To what larger group are you dedicated? Why is dedication to a community, and to the world, important? These things and more will be covered; it’s sure to be an interesting and inspiring lesson, so do feel free to invite your friends or family members who might like to attend…everyone is always welcome at USC!
USC Town Hall Meeting
Please plan on joining us immediately after the service for our annual Town Hall Meeting. We’ll report on the year to date, introduce a new Board member, tell you about all the exciting things that are coming up this fall, and make a very special announcement. You won’t want to miss it!
It’s not too late to join us…
A Six-Week Book-Study Class: Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth
“Discover the Power Within You”
Book Study Class
Tuesdays Through August 30, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Please plan on joining us on Tuesday nights through August 30, as we study the Unity classic Discover the Power Within You, written by Eric Butterworth. We meet in the Fillmore Room; and copies of the book will be available for a discounted rate. This class is open to the public, so please do invite any interested friends or family members! Love offering.
USC’s First Open Mic Night!
Wednesday, August 31
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Calling all creatives and lovers of art, poetry and music! USC is hosting its first open mic night on Wednesday, August 31, so come by and express yourself and/or be entertained by the plethora of artists unveiling their talents! Whether you perform rap, hiphop, spoken word, poetry, singing, dancing, comedy, dramatic improv or storytelling, this night is for you!
Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m., each participant gets 5 minutes to showcase their art. Please do invite your friends and family. It’s sure to be a fun, enlightening and entertaining experience for all!
Coming Up on Sunday, September 4…
First Sunday Forum with Freddie Weber
at 10 a.m.
Lesson: “Losing Your Mind To Heal The World” at
11 a.m. and
Workshop: “Losing Your Mind To Heal The World” at 1 p.m.
Please join us on Sunday, September 4, for a very special, one-of-a-kind service! Rev. Maggie will interview speaker, author, award-winning Broadway and Off Broadway performer and composer Freddie Weber at 10 a.m. about her career and spiritual journey, and then Freddie will give the lesson at the Sunday service, complete with music! She’ll follow that up in the afternoon with a workshop that will delve into the mindfulness work of Eckhart Tolle, who has been Freddie’s teacher for many years. The whole day promises to be entertaining and inspiring, so please do join us and bring a friend–everyone is always welcome at USC!
Freddie Weber has appeared at many New Thought churches around the country, presenting her one-woman show, “BEING HERE NOW,” as well as her workshop, all based on her studies with Eckhart Tolle and his books, “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth.” She has written four metaphysical books: “The Power of Nothing,” “Losing Your Mind to Save the World,” “Modern Meditation” and her most recent, “YIKES!!! Nothing to Hold On To (So Why Am I Happy?).” In addition, Freddie has recorded nine original CDs. To learn more about Freddie, check out her website at http://www.freddieweber.com/
How You Can Help…
USC’s Relief Efforts for Those Affected by the Devastating Louisiana Floods
As you may have heard by now, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is experiencing devastating flooding described by Gov. John Bel Edwards as “unprecedented” and “historic.” President Obama declared a federal emergency in the state last Sunday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the residents of Baton Rouge during this most difficult and challenging time. In addition to offering our prayers, USC has researched organizations in the area to send donations to in order to help with on-the-ground relief efforts. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please write your check to Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco and in the check’s memo area, write “Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts”; USC will collect the contributions and then write one check to “Convoy of Hope,” an organization providing food, water, equipment and relief supplies to southern Louisiana. We thank you in advance for your support.
Mark Your Calendars…
World Day of Prayer
Thursday, September 8
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco will be celebrating the World Day of Prayer 2016 with a unique prayer ribbons project. Please stay tuned for more information!
USC’s Annual Women’s Retreat
“Sharing Our Gifts” RESCHEDULED!
Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23
Only 6 Spots Left!
We each have gifts to share, and in this inspirational weekend retreat, you’ll not only have the opportunity to experience the gifts of other women in our community, but will also leave the retreat full of appreciation for your own. It will also be an opportunity to experience deep fellowship with your USC sisters!
Co-facilitated by Rev. Maggie, along with labyrinth facilitator Anna Yang, artist/author Peg Conley, and healer Helen Ye, our sixth annual women’s retreat will offer another soul-satisfying blend of creative and reflective activities, time alone and time in community.
Check in: After 3 p.m. on Friday, with a Friday evening session
Check out: After breakfast on Sunday, so you can attend the USC service if you like!
Friday afternoon, October 21, through Sunday morning, October 23
at Mercy Center, in Burlingame (near the airport)
Cost: $299 (includes private room for two nights, 5 meals, and all retreat materials)
A non-refundable deposit of $50, made payable to Unity Spiritual Center, reserves your space. Sign up in the Fillmore Room.
Spaces are limited–please sign up ASAP!
For more information, contact Rev. Maggie at 415-566-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendars!
Coming Up on September 21…
“Seasonal Celebrations: Song, Art and Stories”
with Karen Drucker
Wednesday, September 21, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the turn of each season in 2016 with a multi-sensory service featuring recording artist Karen Drucker and special guests. With a unique blend of music, ritual, reflection, and creative expression, each evening will entertain, move and inspire you to live with intention and delight this year! We are so proud to be offering this quarterly celebration at Unity Spiritual Center…please bring your friends and family members, and come celebrate the Fall Equinox with
this very special service!
Suggested Love Offering: $20
(no one turned away for lack of funds).
To hear Karen’s amazingly beautiful music, click the following link…
Karen Drucker’s “I Am So Blessed”
Want Some “Studio Time”?
OPEN HOURS FOR CREATIVE PROJECTS
EVERY THURSDAY FROM 10 AM – 4 PM
Do you have creative projects that you’d love to start (or finish), but don’t have the space–or haven’t made the time?
Then plan to spend Thursdays at Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco, where we offer open “studio” hours every week from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. so you can create!
You can write in our quiet Sanctuary or paint/craft in our break room…just bring your supplies and stay for an hour or two (or all day)!