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!
October 16, 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
“Creating Our Harvest”
Please plan on joining us at 11 a.m. for our Sunday Service, as Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon continues our October theme of “Harvesting” by exploring the steps necessary to create the “life harvest” of your dreams. As always, it promises to be an interesting
and inspiring lesson, so feel free to bring a friend or family member–everyone is always welcome at USC!
Final USC Anniversary Gala Planning Committee Meeting
We’re throwing a party to celebrate USC’s 70th birthday on Saturday, November 5–and it’s shaping up to be a party to remember, complete with a performance by recording star Karen Drucker and even party favors! If you’d like to be part of the “behind the scenes” action, please do join us for our final Anniversary Gala Planning Committee Meeting at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday…and be a part of the team that’s making the magic!
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
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
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
Sunday, October 30
12 Noon- 2 p.m.
Every year, USC holds a Blessing of the Animals event– you are free to bring your pet to our special Sunday service at 11 a.m. (please note that all pets need to be on leashes or in containers) and then have your pet blessed after the service in the USC Garden from noon to 1 p.m. (If your pets prefer not to travel, we will be happy to bless a photograph.) There are treat bags for dogs and cats,
so tell your friends and bring a pet!
Workshop with Neal Vahle
“Working with Intuition”
Sunday, October 30
“All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.” –Charles Fillmore
Using affirmations and learning to be guided by our intuition are key components in Unity spiritual practice. The Unity cofounders urged Unity students to make them a part of their daily practice; Charles Fillmore believed that one of the best ways to demonstrate the Christ Within was through their use.
This workshop will help you use intuition in the way the Unity co-founders practiced it. You will be able to tune and tap into your divine nature to better navigate your life.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the clipboard located at the back of the Sanctuary. Suggested love offering: $10-$20.
Neal Vahle is the author of “The Unity Movement: Its Evolution and Spiritual Teaching,” as well as biographies of Unity’s leading figures. He has served as Editor of Unity Magazine and served as a member of the Unity School Board of Directors. He lives in San Francisco.
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.
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)!