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!
November 29, 2015
10 a.m. Guided Meditation
11 a.m. Sunday Service with Rev. Maggie
“Creating a Circle of Appreciation in Our World”
Please join us for our Sunday service at 11 a.m., as Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon concludes our monthlong look at appreciation by exploring how expressing our gratitude can not only make a difference in our individual lives…but also in the world. It’s sure to be an interesting and uplifting lesson, so please feel free to bring your friends and family members to the service…everyone is always welcome at USC!
Special USC Offerings for the Holidays…
AN ARAMAIC ADVENT Starting Sunday, November 29, during the Sunday Service
This Advent season, starting on November 29, Aramaic Teacher and USC congregant Arlene Jech will be presenting a short reflection during the Sunday service on the Aramaic meaning of the Advent focus word of the week. Aramaic is said to be the original language spoken by Jesus. Each Sunday in Advent you will learn exciting new interpretations of spiritual words.
USC congregant and Aramaic student Arlene Jech will be enhancing our understanding of the Advent season by giving us new interpretations of the four focus words on this first Sunday in Advent and through December 20; and she also will be offering this afternoon workshop looking at what Christmas can mean to us when looked at through the lens of Aramaic, the language that Jesus spoke. There is no cost for this workshop; a $10 love offering is suggested.
The Creative Journal
A workshop with Lucia Capacchione, PhD, ATR, REAT
Sunday, December 6, 2015, 1-3 p.m.
Join Lucia Capacchione on an expressive journey to the Creative Self. Through journal drawing and writing, we release feelings, explore dreams and solve problems creatively. Included are tools for stress relief through emotional expression, healing the past, exploring relationships, body-inventorying for health and clarifying life goals. Experience groundbreaking techniques for using your nondominant hand for brain balancing, finding innate wisdom and developing creative potential in all areas of life.
Lucia’s time-tested inner portraits and dialogues with parts of the self are powerful tools for healing relationships with self and others. Through doodles, scribbles, spontaneous art and writing, we discover vast inner resources. No special talent or training in the arts required. Only an open mind and heart. Sharing is strictly voluntary; journals are held sacred and confidential. Bring a journal: blank book with unlined paper, (8 1/2 X 11 in.) and set of felt pens (12 colors or more).
All Books in USC’s Inspirations Bookstore* Must Go!
Half-Price Book Sale Through December 31…
Here’s your chance to get your holiday gift-giving done (at a big discount) and to help Unity Spiritual Center at the same time! From November 1 through December 31, all books (except those published by Unity) are 50% off.
That’s right–every book is half off of the cover price! So make your list, check it twice, then buy at a huge discount (better than Amazon’s!): Isn’t that nice?
*Except those published by Unity
Exciting News…USC Has a Challenge Grant!
Weekly Update on the $12,500
Challenge Grant for 2015:
$11,350 left to go…
All donations must be received by January 10, 2016 (for donations to be used as tax deductions they need to be received by December 31, 2015.)
For the third year in a row, a generous donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered a challenge grant–this year for $12,500! If we as a congregation can raise $12,500, that amount will be matched by the donor! So far we have raised $1150 toward that match. You can help us reach that goal by donating today!
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco will celebrate its Platinum Anniversary in 2016; if we can raise this amount, we will begin our 70th anniversary year with a total of $25,000 to put toward continuing the building improvements we began this year, with a portion also going toward programs and worship-service enhancements–such as bringing soloists, liturgical dancers/artists, and renowned speakers to USC more frequently in our anniversary year. The challenge to raise this $12,500 lasts through the end of this year.
We give thanks to our donor, and we give thanks to you in advance for helping us to meet this challenge so that we can continue to enhance our beloved USC environment and offerings!
To contribute toward this challenge, please write “Challenge Grant” in the memo section of your check, or donate online by clicking this link.
We are so blessed…we are so thankful…and we CAN do this!