Classes at Unity of Surprise are not only fun and spirit filled, but an opportunity to meet and make new friends. Check out our Activities and Events. You’ll be glad you did! We are offering several new classes. Be sure to read all the way to the end.
Mark Your Calendars
You won’t want to miss these events coming up so mark your calendars please!
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Wednesday’s, beginning January 10, 2018: Buddhism book study meets from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Myrtle Room with Lois Bartel. This class will meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s each month. The first study will be “A Heart as Wide as the World” by Sharon Salzberg. Class continues through March & April.
Saturday’s “every” month: Insight Meditation -NW Phoenix with Yvonne Bentley from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Myrtle Fillmore Room.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 2018: Buddhism Classes 10:30 – noon in the Sanctuary. This will be our last class until the fall.
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month: ACIM (A Course in Miracles) meets at 1:30 – 3:00 in the Serenity Room with Reverend Hal Lafler.
Alternate Monday’s: Love is Eternal Support Group for Widow & Widowers. Next session begins on April 16, 2018.
Tuesday’s “every” month: Faith Lift with Reverend Billie from 11:00 a.m. – noon in the Sanctuary.
Sunday, July 15 and August 19, 2018, Cinema Sunday. Join others at noon for some amazing and inspirational films. The July 15th film will be “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” The August 19th film will be “Oh, God!”
Reiki Sessions Offered on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s
What is Reiki? Reiki is universal energy that the practitioner flows through the hands to promote energy balancing and opportunities for healing and meditation. Each session begins and ends with a silent Reiki prayer and ends with a silent gratitude prayer. Individual appointments for 40 minute Reiki sessions continue to be offered beginning at 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. An appointment is necessary. Contact the Reiki Master below and set up your appointment. A Love offering is accepted.
Reverend Linda Vincent, Reiki Master
Every Wednesday beginning at 11:00 a.m. An appointment is Necessary.
Reverend Marcia Gonyea, Reiki Master
Every Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. An appointment is Necessary.
Love is Eternal Widows/Widowers – Support Group
Samantha Decker Stump, M.S., Family Life Education, Certified Grief Recovery SpecialistAlternate MONDAY’S (April 2, 16 & 30) from 1:00 – 3:00 PM in the Myrtle Fillmore Room
The isolation that so often is the aftermath of a personal loss can be greatly lessened by reaching out and sharing with others who have had similar experiences and understand you. Some of the emotions you may be experiencing could be: feeling out of the moment and inability to concentrate, feeling overwhelmed, deep alone-ness, desire to be isolated and hiding your pain from others, thinking one will never find love again. All of these systems are part of a normal grieving process and gradually lessen when the time is right for you. There is no right time to be over grief, it is a very individual process. Grief does not move in neat predictable stages but ebbs and flows back and forth; revisiting earlier challenges, and then having courage to reach out again. If you or someone you love is in grief reach out to them and let them know they are not alone and they are welcome at the Widow/Widower support group. ______________________________________________________________________________________
ACIM (A Course in Miracles) – Study Group
Reverend Hal Lafler
Friday’s from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Serenity Room
Rev. Hal teaches on the first and third Friday afternoon of each month a new approach to A Course in Miracles.
At the request of those attending, Reverend Hal has agreed to start ACIM classes from the beginning. The first two sessions, February 17th, and March 3rd will be introductory classes with handouts. If this is of interest to you then just come; bring a friend… everyone is welcome.
As you know, lessons are the meditative process of integrating the principles of ACIM, i.e. taking the principles from the head to the heart. The lessons will be done at random, and will always be what the Holy Spirit has selected for any particular session. No one will be asked to read, but the format will permit discussions and questions.
ACIM is spiritual psychotherapy which is different from religious instruction. For more information call Reverend Hal Lafler at (623) 215-3080.
Miracles Happen A.A.
Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Open Meeting) We meet weekly. Serenity Room _____________________________________________________________________________________
11th Steppers A.A.
Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Open Meeting) We meet weekly. Serenity Room
Mondays from 5 – 6 p.m. & Thursdays from 4:45 – 5:45 PM (We meet weekly in the Serenity Room)