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!
May 29, 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:
“Possibility: The World Around Us”
Fifth Sunday “Spirituality and All That Jazz”:
Special Music by Marc Baum
Please join us for our Sunday service, as Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon concludes our monthly theme of Possibility by looking at the world around us and how we can create new possibilities not only for our own lives but for our communities and beyond. 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 Memorial Day Weekend BBQ
Fillmore Room and the USC Garden
Please join us for our annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ…this FUNraiser features meats and vegetarian options fresh from the grill, as well as plenty of sides–and there will be live music, too! Just $10 buys you a heaping plate with live entertainment…and if you bring a side dish, drinks, or dessert to share, it’s only $5 per plate! Please let us know if you can help to set up, clean up, or cook…feel free to bring your friends, and prepare to have a delicious time!
USC Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ
Sunday, May 29, 12:15 p.m.
Do plan on joining us for our annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ on Sunday, May 29! There will be the usual burgers, ‘dogs, and barbecue chicken, as well as vegetarian/vegan options. We’re using this as a fundraiser; just $10 will buy you a full meal with all the trimmings…and if you bring something to share, you only pay $5 for your meal! As always, you can count on good food, good conversations and good company…and this year, there will also be good music provided by Michael Hatfield and our Fifth Sunday “Spirituality and All That Jazz” soloist.
If you can help to set up, cook, or clean up, please sign up in the Fillmore Room; and if you can bring a dish, dessert, or drinks to share, please indicate that as well. Do feel free to bring your friends, and plan on having a delicious time!
Guest Speaker Arlene Jech on
“The Beatitudes: Exploring Them in Aramaic”
Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m.
Aramaic is a family of languages or dialects belonging to the Semitic family. On Sunday, June 5, USC congregant and teacher Arlene Jech will be speaking on Aramaic’s connection to ancient scripture, and will translate–more accurately–some of our most famous and cherished scriptures from the Bible.
To learn more about Aramaic before Arlene’s talk on the Beatitudes, here is a recent “60 Minutes” program about the Syriac Aramaic Christians who are fleeing from Iraq that is very touching:
Coming Up on Sunday, July 12…
“First” Sunday Forum with Jeffron Seely
at 10 a.m.
Lesson: “Honoring Our Innumerable Gifts: Creating A Life Centered In Gratitude” at 11 a.m.
Workshop: “Unlock Your Greatness” at 1 p.m.
Honoring Our Innumerable Gifts is about centering ourselves in gratitude and recognizing our ability to assist in the co-creation of our experience. This is done through embracing the Divine Order that is ever-present throughout our life. In times of beauty and times of stress, through the abundant peaks of happiness and the low valleys of despair, there is One Power, One Essence, One Presence that is always there. This your Creative Light, the Glorious Essence that flows through all.
The Unlock Your Greatness Workshop provides a step-by-step process to uncover the seeds of greatness that rests within. This workshop empowers the participants to uncover the incredible tools that dwell within themselves; the tools that are used to co-create their experience of life. This workshop will provide the participants with practical ways to begin to transform their experience, honor their gifts and show up in this world from an awakened, inspired and empowered state.
With a state of empowerment, a strong vision and centered spirit, you can not only consciously co-create your experience. but also be willing to share your inherent gifts and unique abilities with the world!
Attendees will receive a simple 5-page workbook to use as they go through this 2-hour workshop.
Raised at the base of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains in Holladay, Utah, Jeffon Seely is a speaker, entrepreneur, community leader, author and family man currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Standing upon Mahatma Gandhi’s message of “being the change he wishes to see,” Jeffon is committed to shining a light of hope, peace and power into every environment he enters. On a mission to empower One Million Minds by the end of 2016, Jeffon has spoken with students, entrepreneurs and spiritual communities across the nation and held workshops as far away as Roatan, Honduras.
CELEBRATE SUMMER AT USC…
SUNDAY, JUNE 26,
from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Join us as we start the summer off with a “block” party and live music from Michael Hatfield in front of USC, to let attendees at Stern Grove’s Summer Concert Series know about our great spiritual center. Come to Sunday Service, get a good parking spot, fill up with inspiration, then attend the Stern Grove Concert just two blocks away! We will be offering water, soda and snacks for sale to take to the concert, as well as free refreshments for partygoers. Save the date and bring your friends on Sunday, June 26!
Mark Your Calendars…
USC’S ANNUAL YARD SALE
RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 25
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At USC’s one-of-a-kind Yard Sale, you’ll find a wide selection of books, household items, room decor, costume jewelry, clothes and collectibles.
All proceeds will benefit Unity Spiritual Center…
you’ll get good deals and do good too!
So if you’re still spring cleaning, remember that our Yard Sale is only a few weeks away!
Donations will be accepted during office hours (or by appointment), through Friday, June 24.
For more information, or to volunteer with pricing, packing up, or helping out on the day of the Yard Sale, see Abbie McGreevy; or contact the church office at 415-566-4122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Books Must Go…
All Books Only $5 Each!
If you love books, plan on attending our “Bigger Bookstore Blow-out Sale”! Help Unity Spiritual Center clear out its book inventory so we can create space for a healing/meditation/prayer room. All books (except those published by Unity) will be sold at $5 each, a price that nobody can beat! Don’t miss this great opportunity to get the great books you’ve been wanting at a truly unbeatable price!
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)!
“Do Greater Things: Following in Jesus’ Footsteps” Study Class
Eight Thursday Evenings, April 7 – May 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Unity teaches that we are here to “Do Greater Things.” The thoughts and feelings within are messages from God/Spirit, wanting to express Itself through us and manifest in our lives. Through prayer and study, we can contemplate the resurrection experience and practice its principles in our lives.
Join Rev. Maggie on Thursday evenings, from April 7-May 26, for a special offering that takes us deeper into the principles of Unity, by studying Rev. Felicia Searcy’s book
“Do Greater Things.”
Rev. Maggie’s E-Course “Ways to Pray From Around the World” Offered Again on SpiritualityandPractice.com!
Rev. Maggie’s e-course for the respected national website SpiritualityandPractice.com is being repeated in April. “Ways to Pray From Around the World” explores 12 different creative prayer forms and will include an online Practice Forum moderated by Rev. Maggie. For more information about the e-course, click here…and if you haven’t yet visited SpiritualityandPractice.com, you’ll want to bookmark it–it’s a treasure trove of spiritual resources!