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!
September 18, 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.
Sunday, September 25
11 a.m. Opening in Our World with Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
Please join Rev. Maggie as she continues to delve into our September theme of “Opening” by discussing “Opening in Our World.”
Coming up tomorrow night!
“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).
We Have Exciting News…
A NEW Anonymous Donor Has Offered USC
A Challenge Grant:
If We Can Raise $7,070.70 By Our 70th Anniversary This November,
That Amount Will Be Matched!
We CAN do this!
As announced at last Sunday’s Town Hall meeting, a new anonymous donor has offered USC a generous challenge grant for $7,070.70, in honor of USC’s 70th anniversary! If we as a congregation can raise that amount by the beginning of November, it will be matched by the donor!
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco celebrates its Platinum Anniversary this year at our Gala on Saturday, November 5; if we can raise this amount by that time, we will have $14,141.40 raised to go toward the next 70 years!
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 on an envelope with a credit-card donation.
We are so blessed…we are so thankful…and we CAN do this
New ACIM Class Starts at USC on Alternating Tuesdays at 2 p.m.:
September 13 and 27, October 11 and 25, November 8 and 22, and December 6 and 20
“Finding Our Home in God’s Grace”:
A Course in Miracles Healing Group
An invitation from ACIM minister and facilitator Beatrice Theodorou:
I invite you to join with me to study the teachings of Jesus in
A Course in Miracles and find peace, love, and joy through embracing its practice. Together, I know we can:
· Create a safe and welcoming space where we can all feel comfortable, loved, and accepted
· Find peace, sanity, and healing through recognizing our true nature as children of God
· Support one another in making our daily lives an invitation to God’s Love and a holy home for His Grace.
This class will be held on alternating Tuesdays, and everyone is welcome to attend. Love offering.
About Beatrice Theodorou:
Beatrice’s background is in Mental Health, with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from NYU. In October of 2004 she became ordained as a Minister of A Course In Miracles. Her prayer is to day by day become more open to Jesus’s Teachings and to more fully embrace the practice He offers through A Course In Miracles.
Reiki I Class
Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 PM
to Saturday, September 24, 2016, 5 PM
Thursday, September 22, Through Saturday, September 24 Reiki is a gentle and powerful hands-on vibrational energy healing that encourages balance in body, mind and spirit. When you take this class, you will learn to connect with untapped inner resources that support well-being; strengthen your natural healing abilities; and experience the spiritual/healing power of the Universal
life force known as Reiki.
Held from September 22 through September 24, the class takes place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday evening; and from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Your investment of $150 includes 9.5 hours of instruction and practice, four initiations, a booklet, and a certificate of completion. Please send a $25 class deposit to:
Reiki Center for Healing Arts 2 (RCHA2)
110 Gold Mine Drive
San Francisco, CA 94131
For more information, contact class teacher and Reiki Master Sheryl Hodgins at 415-648-3288 or email@example.com.
Plan to Attend Our Next Book-Study Class…
Spiritual Economics Study Group
Tuesdays, September 27- November 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please plan on joining us on Tuesday nights from September 27 through November 1, as we study the Unity classic Spiritual Economics 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!
“Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.” –Eric Butterworth
A Day of Creativity with Rev. Matthew Fox
Sunday, October 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
10 a.m. Interview with Rev. Matthew Fox
11 a.m. Sunday Service with Guest Speaker Rev. Matthew Fox
1-3 p.m. Workshop on his book “Creativity” with Rev. Matthew Fox
The Rev. Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian, Episcopal priest and activist. He has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality, which is rooted in ancient Judeo-Christian teaching, is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions, is welcoming of artists and is wisdom-centered, prophetic, and committed to social justice. He has authored more than 35 books on spirituality and contemporary culture, and we are so excited to be welcoming him to USC! Suggested love offering for workshop: $30 (no one turned away for lack of funds). Come to one event or come to all, and invite your friends— everyone is welcome at USC!
USC’s Annual Fall Concert Featuring six Soul and Rythm-and-Blues Stars…
Sunday, October 9, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual concert featuring six stellar soul and rhythm-and-blues stars: Karen Drucker, Glenn Walters, Deborah Winters, Patrick Maier, and Danielle Kane (as well as Bud E. Luv bringing a touch of Las Vegas) will all be raising the roof with dynamic musical performances. This concert always leaves people dancing in the aisles… you won’t want to miss this amazing, one-of-a-kind event!
Sunday, October 9, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30 in advance; $30 at the door…
For more in formation or to buy tickes in advance please call 415-566-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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)!