Upcoming Events

 
This list gives information about our upcoming events.  If you would like to see a flyer with a more in-depth description of any event, click on the thumbnail. You are welcome to print any of the flyers and share them.

DECEMBER is our time of celebrating Advent – “The Coming of the Christ Consciousness,” at Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N. 73rd Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53213, 414-475-0105 ucim@wi.rr.com.  Join us at 10:00 AM for a spiritual community loaded with good energy, music and message. Fellowship follows the service. Nursery care and youth education during the service.

Unity Center in Milwaukee is pleased to announce music lessons this fall. Music plays an integral role in helping children learn, and may help brain function in older adults. Unity Academy of Fine Arts offers piano, violin, guitar, voice, and harp lessons. Group piano will be offered in the spring. If you are interested in enrolling at the Unity Academy of Fine Arts, please contact Mary Radspinner at 414-367-8470.

DECEMBER EVENTS (All events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Also, you need not attend all of the sessions nor have attended a previous one in the series to attend one or more this month, unless otherwise indicated.)

We are collecting mittens, hats, scarves, etc., to be hung on our special tree in the lobby.  Please bring NEW items. Last year we found there was a great need for undies and socks for children as well as pj’s.  Any of those items, purchased NEW will be most welcome by the residents of META House.

  • Round Table Discussion on Race Relations: Sunday, Dec. 3, noon-12:45 PM  These circles of understanding are not political, nor issue focused. Our objective is to open dialogue so all grow in personal understanding of other ethnicities. Headed by Julie Thompson and Nannette Smith. Others from our local community are cordially invited to join us.
  • Yoga class with Mary Galati: Saturday (first and third Saturdays each month), Dec. 2 and 16, 9 AMWear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, or a beach towel. Chairs are provided for those who prefer or cannot use the floor. Cost: $7.50 per session. (See flyer.)
  • Essential Oils for the Holidays: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:30-8 PM with Kait McCullough. Come learn about essential oils and how they can help you get through the holidays and through every day life.
  • Free Piano Lesson: Join us for a FREE group piano lesson!  Learn how to play the piano in a holistic way using all your senses.  Email maryradspinner@gmail.com or call 414-367-8370.
    • for Children age 6-9: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4 PM. 
    • for Children age 10-12: Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 PM
    • Adults: TBA in January
  • Mindfulness Meditation: second and fourth Saturdays, Dec. 9 and 23, 9-10:30 AM. Facilitated by Cornelia Beilke, who has been teaching this technique of meditation at Wisconsin Athletic Club for over a year.  Mindfulness Meditation is based on the teachings of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  A love offering will be accepted.
  • Minister’s book study: Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 9:15-10:45 AM. This is an open discussion group facilitated by Rev. Mari Gabrielson. Currently discussing The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by Dahli Lama and Desmond Tutu. All are invited. Free. There is no timeline for completing the book as discussion includes how the readings equate to everyday living and allows participants to share their own experiences. Although the book changes periodically, the minister’s book study continues throughout the year, except holidays.
  • Silent Unity Prayer Circle: Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 11-11:30 AM. This prayer time coincides with the prayer time at World Headquarters Silent Unity where prayer partners are praying 24/7/365. This is a powerful time to join us in prayer no matter what denomination or spiritual belief and continues throughout the year, except holidays.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby: Saturday, Dec. 9 (and each second Saturdays), 1:30 PM, in the Wedding Suite. This is a non-partisan group dedicated to finding effective ways to preserving and protecting our planet from further climate change.
  • Coloring and Crafting ClubSunday, Dec. 10 (and each second Sunday), noon, Fireside Room. Bring your coloring or crafting supplies or use some of our supplies and join like-minded people in this free event. This is a quiet time of fellowship and creative expression.
  • Essential Oils for the Holiday: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6:60-8 PM. Facilitated by Kait McDullough
  • A.R.E. Edgar Casey group: Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Kevin Reger or details and to register: 262-547-3262.
  • Children’s Christmas Play: Sunday, Dec. 17, during 10 AM service.
  • Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle:  (usually third Sunday of each month), NONE THIS MONTH, in large classroom. Led by Dennis Clark. Join us again in January; please bring your drum or use one of ours. Suggested donation: $10 but no one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Caravan of Remembering Book Club: Dec. 19 (and third Tuesday of each month until the book is finished), 6:30-8 PM. Sandra Zwirlein facilitates this group as together we discover and empower our personal life mission’s work. A love offering is accepted.
  • Friendship and Potluck: Sunday, Dec. 31 (and last Sunday of each month), following service. Bring a dish to share with the community and join the fellowship while breaking break together.
  • Wonder Spirit Wednesday: (last Wednesday of month) NONE THIS MONTH. Join us again in January. Energy exchange: $10.
  • A Course in Miracles: Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17 (NO ACIM on Dec. 24 this month) (and most Sundays), noon-2 PM, in Wedding Suite.
  • Christmas Candlelight services: Saturday, Dec. 23, 5 PM, AND Sunday, Dec. 24, 5 PM (NOTE: There will be NO 10 AM service on Dec. 24.) These beautiful candle lighting services are family oriented and include special musical gifts of harpists Kim Robertson and Mary Radspinner. Katie Gorton will be our vocalist on Dec. 24.
  • Burning Bowl Ceremony: Sunday, Dec. 31, during 10 AM service. This is the ceremony where we write out all the things that we do not want to carry with us into the New Year. Then we burn the lists. In past years we have used flash paper, however, folks said there was not enough room to write out all their “stuff.”  So this year we will have a burning fire outside on the south side of the building (facing Milwaukee Street) so you really can release ALL your “stuff.” After the Burning Bowl ceremony, we will have an opportunity to write our Letters to God.  These letters are our personal covenant with God to do our part in co-creating our dreams and goals for the New Year.  The letters are each addressed to the writer, and are mailed back to each writer mid-year. This gives each person the opportunity to see how they are doing in accomplishing their desires.

JANUARY EVENTS

Rev. Mari Gabrielson begins a new series during Sunday 10 AM services. It is titled “Fearlessness in Difficult Times” based on the book The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön. 

  • Yoga class with Mary Galati: Saturday (first and third Saturdays each month), Jan. 6 and 20, 9 AMWear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat, or a beach towel. Chairs are provided for those who prefer or cannot use the floor. Cost: $7.50 per session. (See flyer.)
  • Wisconsin Asperger’s Empowerment Group meets first and third Saturday nights from 6:30-9:00 PM for game nights, and the second and fourth Wednesday nights. Jan. 6 and 20, 6-9 PM for meeting nights. Wisconsin Aspergers Empowerment is a group for people with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome or other ‘disorders’ on the spectrum (and those who love them) to get together, chat, build friendships, and support each other.  We embrace the neurodiversity movement.  The purpose of the group is support, mentoring and empowerment.  Persons with autism, Aspergers, PDDNOS and their immediate family, support or guardian are welcome. The Group is not intended for NTs (neuro-typicals) to come ‘observe’.  We keep a sense of inclusion and safety by keeping the group “closed.”  Open, honest, non-judgmental and confidential discussion is essential.  We are helpers not hurters. We support and mentor.  Teaching NTs about autism via first person sharing is a secondary mission of the group.  Group members have done a number of community speeches, trainings and presentations including at NML and MATC.

  • White Stone service: Jan. 7, during 10 AM service. Traditionally, this service is in alignment with the scripture from Revelation in which we “hear” God telling us that he will give us a new name.   Metaphysically, we know that name refers to nature – or character traits. We are given time in meditation to reflect, and to pay attention to any guidance we may receive on the direction for our spiritual journey. Often during this time we are given an aspect to strengthen or something new to focus on.  This is our “new name.”  Then we write our new name on a white stone to keep as a reminder of what we want to be focusing our attention and energy on during the coming year. Often people will receive more than one new name – good thing there is more than one side to your stone.
  • Piano Lesson: If you are interested in taking group or individual piano lessons or trying one free class, email maryradspinner@gmail.com or call 414-367-8370 to make arrangements .
  • Mindfulness Meditation: second and fourth Saturdays, Jan. 13 and 27, 9-10:30 AM. Facilitated by Cornelia Beilke, who has been teaching this technique of meditation at Wisconsin Athletic Club for over a year.  Mindfulness Meditation is based on the teachings of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  A love offering will be accepted.
  • Minister’s book study: Thursdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 9:15-10:45 AM. This is an open discussion group facilitated by Rev. Mari Gabrielson. Currently discussing The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by Dahli Lama and Desmond Tutu. All are invited. Free. There is no timeline for completing the book as discussion includes how the readings equate to everyday living and allows participants to share their own experiences. Although the book changes periodically, the minister’s book study continues throughout the year, except holidays.
  • Silent Unity Prayer Circle: Thursdays, Jan. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 11-11:30 AM. This prayer time coincides with the prayer time at World Headquarters Silent Unity where prayer partners are praying 24/7/365. This is a powerful time to join us in prayer no matter what denomination or spiritual belief and continues throughout the year, except holidays.
  • Citizens Climate Lobby: Saturday, Jan. 13 (and each second Saturdays), 1:30 PM, in the Wedding Suite. This is a non-partisan group dedicated to finding effective ways to preserving and protecting our planet from further climate change.
  • Dreams and Their Meaning Play Shop with Kevin Reger: Sunday, Jan. 14, following fellowship, 11:45 AM (ish). Kevin will help us with techniques to remember our dreams, and then to figure out what they mean to us, how they can help us.  Suggested love offering is $20, although no one excluded due to shortage in green energy.
  • Coloring and Crafting ClubSunday, Jan. 14 (and each second Sunday), noon, Fireside Room. Bring your coloring or crafting supplies or use some of our supplies and join like-minded people in this free event. This is a quiet time of fellowship and creative expression.
  • A.R.E. Edgar Casey group: Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Kevin Reger or details and to register: 262-547-3262.
  • Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle: Jan. 21, 11:45 AM (and each third Sunday of each month), in large classroom. Led by Dennis Clark. Join us again in January; please bring your drum or use one of ours. Suggested donation: $10 but no one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Caravan of Remembering Book Club: Jan. 16 (and third Tuesday of each month until the book is finished), 6:30-8 PM. Sandra Zwirlein facilitates this group as together we discover and empower our personal life mission’s work. A love offering is accepted.
  • Message Circle: Predictions for Your New Year: Wednesday, Jan. 24, 7-9 PM. Would you like spiritual/intuitive information about what to expect in 2018? Shala Kilmer will communicate with your Spirit Guides and bring you insights about what’s ahead for you. Shala has been a professional intuitive reader for more than 25 years.  You can check her out at her website, IntuitionPath.com. Hopefully you can be a part of it; it will be a lot FUN as well as informative! Investment: $20.                            
  • Get Intuit: Intuitive Development (An 8-Week Series): Thursdays, Jan. 25-March 15, 6:30-9 pm. Have you ever wondered why your intuition works so well sometimes, and not very well in situations where you really need it? Get instant results and learn many techniques for tapping into your intuition whenever you choose! This is not a drop-in class. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Fee is $225 payable in full at the first session. Contact Shala at (702) 280-8854 for more information and to register.
  • Friendship and Potluck: Sunday, Jan. 28 (and last Sunday of each month), following service. Bring a dish to share with the community and join the fellowship while breaking break together.
  • Wonder Spirit Wednesday: Jan. 31, 11 AM-1 PM (last Wednesday of month). Join us again in January. Energy exchange: $10.
  • A Course in Miracles: Sundays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 (and most Sundays), noon-2 PM, in Wedding Suite.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Ash Teaser:  Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 PM, will be our Ash Wednesday Evening Service.  
  • Healing the Chakras: Sunday, Feb. 18, noon, Barret Hedeen returns to offer a lesson during the Sunday celebration and to give a wonderful play shop.

 RECURRING MONTHLY EVENTS

  • Sundays (by appointment before or after service), Energy Healing in 15-minute intervals in the Wedding Suite
  • Sundays, 9:15 AM, Prayer Circle in the Library
  • Sundays, 10 AM, Worship Service in Chapel
  • Sundays, during service: Child care for children under age 5.
  • Sundays, during service: Youth Education.  Children age 5-14 come with their parents to the Chapel for the beginning of the service and then are led to the classroom for a special instruction time. The children come back at the end of the service and share what they have learned with the rest of the congregation and then join in the Peace circle to close the service
  • Sundays, after service, fellowship
  • Sunday, noon-2 PM, A Course in Miracles
  • Sundays, after service, Prayer Chaplains available for individual prayer
  • Second Sunday of the month, after fellowship (begins at approximately 11:45 AM): Free coloring and crafting club. A limited number of books and supplies may be available for sale for working at home.
  • Third Sunday of the month, after fellowship (begins at approximately 11:45 AM): Shamanic journey and drumming. Suggested donation: $10 per session.
  • Fourth Sunday of the month, after service: Friendship Sunday and potluck.
  • Third Tuesday, 6:30-8 PM: Caravan of Remembering book study, love ofering
  • Fourth Wednesday (September, October, November): Wonder Spirit Wednesday, 11 AM-1 PM, $10
  • Thursdays, 9:15-10:45 AM: Minister’s book study. Book changes periodically. Free.
  • Thursdays, 11 AM: Silent Unity Prayer Service. This is a time to bring your healing and other prayer requests to a circle of sacred time dedicated to prayer.
  • First and third Saturdays of the month at 9 AM: Yoga with Mary Galati, $15/mo.
  • Second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 9 AM: Mindfulness training. Love offering.