UNITY CHURCH of
November & December 2009
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE STAR (OR HANKY)
By Joel Baehr
The Wise Menthewere instructed to keep
their eye on star. My dad told me
as we know it. If you and I lived Jesus-like
lives we’d be nurturing the earth and loving
to keep my eye on the hanky at the other everybody. There would be no military
end of the field. The Wise Men found spending. The entire earth would be a gar-
Jesus and I learned to plow a straight fur- den.
row by never looking back.
You think that’s impossible?
If your eye is single, said Jesus, Wrong! How can it help but
your body will be full of light. be dynamically possible when
I guess that means that your Jesus Christ is your mirror im-
lookin’ determines your gettin’. age. I mean that He is a living
demonstration of your original
We give Christmas lots of at-
being. Is it so illogical that at
tention – but where does that
some point enough people will
take us? We celebrate Jesus but
give their physical lives for love
do we keep our eye on the star,
instead of revenge?
or the hanky?
Jesus spoke of the end of the
Jesus lived a life of complete
age. This is what He was talk-
simplicity, focus, forgiveness
ing about: the end of unloving
and loving action.
living. That will be the end of
We live more complicatedly. In this coun- the world as we know it today.
try we spend about 15% of our gross do-
The whole point of one’s life can be the
mestic product on health-care costs. About
pleasure of living happily and helping oth-
70% of that goes to heart disease, cancer,
ers do the same. Why spend mental energy
stroke, diabetes and obesity, most of which
on what might happen? Use that juice to
could be successfully treated through proper
live a Christ-like life today. All that scary
exercise, diet and better lifestyle choices.
stuff is just a Halloween movie. While
Mexican drug cartels thrive because of our
some people are making others afraid, you
ravenous consumption of what they have to
and I should be making people feel loved.
sell. Hmmm, complicated and depressing!
But what if the world ended after all? If
Some folks say an end of some sort is com-
you’d have been following the star, where
ing. We go through this every so often, you
would you be? Or, if you’d have been ex-
know. I hear that December, 2012 is the
pecting the end, would you feel good about
being right? Merry Christmas, and for
Of course, if everyone really believed in 2010 – keep your eye on the star (or the
Christmas, it would be the end of the world hanky of you happen to be plowing!).
Usually one hour long and begin at 9 & 10:30 a.m.
Nov 8: A PEBBLE FOR YOUR David Robert Ord who is our guest
POCKET speaker on Palm Sunday
According to Thich Nhat Hanh
Jimmy Boyd & Renée Morgan Brooks
Nov 15: DIVINELY HUMAN
CREATIVITY Unity Church of Mesa
Some of Matthew Fox’s thoughts on 2700 E. Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85204,
New Member Sunday firstname.lastname@example.org
Music: Jimmy Boyd & www.unityofmesa.org
Jeanne Mac Laughlin Phone: (480) 892-2700
Fax: (480) 892-2664
Nov 22: TRAINING YOUR
Church Office and Sanctuary Hours:
Tuesday – Friday
Eknath Easwaran thoughts
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Prayers 9am)
Youth Program Sunday School Classes:
Nov 29: NOW! NOW! NOW!
Nursery at both services
According to Eckhart Tolle
All others 10:30 a.m.
Music: Jimmy Boyd & Barbara Horton
Bookstore Hours: Tuesday – Friday
Dec 6: DON’T TAKE IT 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PERSONALLY Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Says don Miguel Ruiz
Special Guests: Will & Madeleine Prayer Line: (480) 892-1777, ext. 50
Tuttle Silent Unity Prayer Line:
Dec 13: THE MASTERY OF LOVE (800) NOW-PRAY
don Miguel Ruiz’s thoughts
Music: Mark Stanton Welch
Dec 20: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Calendar ........................................8, 9
Music: Paul McDermand & Jimmy
Classes/Workshops ...................5, 11, 14
Dec 27: YOUTH ED SUNDAY Community Support Groups....14
Music: Jimmy Boyd Concerts.........................................4, 5
Counseling ...................................3, 4
Jan 10: LAY MINISTRY SUNDAY Holiday Happenings .................4-7, 15
Jan 14-Feb 28: We begin our 7 week Love in Action Group Events...12-13
Commitment Program based on the Singles Activities ..........................10, 11
book ASK YOUR SELF THIS. Staff Directory ............................16
Mar7-April 4: Our lessons will be based Youth Ministry ...........................7
on the book Your Forgotten Self by
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HOLY DAYS EVERY DAY
By Kathy Peters, Prayer Ministry Director
The busy activities of November and are called to let go of our busy lives long
December are beginning to call for our enough to experience unity with the One
attention. Personal calendars become Presence. When anything we do becomes
crowded with holiday activities while our an obligatory ritual for hand~me~down
ego minds chatter away beliefs, the true inner
about everything. We pray meaning of what is offered is
and plan that nothing falls lost. Specific holidays are a
through the cracks into the human invention, and
never~land of things we unknown in the Mind of
have forgotten to do. But God. The Divine simply is,
maybe Life is just waiting to and is fully present in the
reveal Its’ mystery if we Eternal Now. Our lives are
accept the invitation to slip really about giving up the
between the cracks of time path of least resistance and
and space, into the Silence. choosing instead the high
road of mindfulness,
One day in 1934, Admiral prayerfulness, and loving
Richard E. Byrd voluntarily slipped kindness, every holy day.
through the cracks of life as we know it,
hoping to discover more about the icy land We receive more as we grow more in
of Antarctica. He was on a quest for spiritual consciousness. The spiritual gifts
scientific data, and totally isolated from allof holy days are ours to claim. All we have
other human life. to do is move beyond the open cracks of
busyness and venture into the real world of
He survived extremely cold weather silence. You may find this wonderful place
conditions, including a constant, biting to be anything but silent. Today is a new
wind. Standing absolutely still in a frosted beginning for us. It’s the season for our
world, he became aware that there was lives to reflect the new and larger footsteps
nothing there to study, measure, or collect; that are not repeats of yesterday. HOLY
there was only empty silence. In his diary DAYS EVERY DAY ~ that’s my desire
he wrote, “I had never known such utter for you.
quiet.” In that instant of complete stillness
came the realization that he was part of The Prayer Ministry is privileged to
God, part of the universe, and that he was support you with prayer. Our Prayer
not alone. When he returned to Chain, Sunday Prayer Partners, Prayer
civilization, he reported feelings of great Line, Sanctuary Prayer Team, Bear
peace and deep faith. Ministry and Prayer Shawl volunteers are
available to serve as you request. Call Kathy
We are inwardly called to the same world Peters, (480) 892~2700 x 18 for
of spiritual simplicity that Byrd knew. We information.
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Message From the President of our Board of Trustees
We are rapidly approaching the this the Board commends the
end of another year and it has good stewardship of Joel and his
been interesting to be sure. In excellent staff. For some, this
the previous newsletter I painted whole topic has become
a less than rosy financial picture tiresome. I must admit that I
for our church, but now I am don't enjoy it very much
able to be more positive about either. In the future, I and the
our current status and prospects Board will use other means to
for the future. Why the change? First and keep you up-to-date on all matters of the
foremost, the increase in donations the past church's business and will minimize using
2+ months has brought our year-to-date the Sunday service for this purpose.
income to budgeted levels. THANK
YOU ALL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY Now we head into the happiest time of the
AND PRAYERS! Coupled with this year and I wish everyone a very Happy
effort has been a significant reduction of Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a New
the church's operating expenses, without Year filled with Prosperity, Peace and
crippling our day-to-day operations. For Understanding.
COUNSELORS AT UNITY OF MESA
• Kathy Peters, M.S. Licensed Unity Teacher 480-892-2700 ext. 18,
• Bill Raines, Ph.D. 480-503-1183, email@example.com
Contact them directly to schedule an appointment. No one refused for financial reasons.
Counseling Services with a Spiritual Perspective
Deck the Halls
A Holiday Sing Along
Friday, December 11, 7-8:30p
Pianist Lynne Haeseler brings her art of improvisation
and love of music to the holiday season at Unity of
Mesa. It's an interactive evening of sing along Christ-
mas carols, classical masterpieces and Silent film
shorts, and cookies afterwards! Fun for everyone, the
evening will lift us into the spirit of Christmas.
$10/person or $25/family. In the Sanctuary
For more info about Lynne visit www.Lhpiano.com
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UNITY CHURCH Wendy
OF MESA Craig-Purcell
Invites you to join us on: Here January 14
The Commitment Pro-
gram we are going to
begin in January is based
on her book. Wendy
notes, Questions are like
channels through which
our mental, emotional and
creative energy flows.
www.facebook.com Asking good questions is
Thanks to the efforts of the doorway to personal
Kathleen Konzen! transformation.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH
A new class taught by Joel Baehr
Making sense of life with all of its social, political, economic issues
can make a person’s head spin. If you want to understand how life
really works; if you want to know how to keep a clear mind in the
midst of confusing situations, then this class will bring you a new
sense of security and direction. This class is for teens and adults.
Tuesdays, 6:30-8p, until 11/24, in the Sanctuary, on a love offering
basis. Each class stands on its’ own so drop in anytime.
MARK STANTON WELCH
Guest musician at both services ,
Sunday, December 13
Mark is a singer, songwriter, and educator whose
music and activities are intended to be in
alignment with the integrity of humankind
supporting compassion, wholeness, personal
spiritual evolution, and the manifestation of
PLUS A CONCERT
December 13, 1:30-3PM
Music for a Stress Free Holiday
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The holidays are coming up and we make it really, really fun
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE and Summer Camps. This years event in-
Sunday, November 8, 9a to 2p. This is a cludes dinner served by the teens, dancing,
perfect opportunity to have some fun and a silent auction, and a cookie contest!
help make the church some money! The For the silent auction, we are asking for
last two times we did this the quality of the donations of gift certificates for services. If
products sold was amaz- you can donate a gift bas-
ing! Everything from ket/certificate, contact
fine-art to jewelry. Hal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Best Vending Bring 4-5 dozen of your
Space” will get a prize. cookies the day of the
Best not just defined by event to enter the cookie
festive and attractive but contest. Place your vote
also by vendor attitude. for the favorite cookie by
To place your vote for the best space, sim- throwing change in the
ply place the vendor’s name or their as- appropriate jar. So bring your spare
signed space number in the provided jar. change to cast your vote! The winner re-
For info contact Sangita, ceives an apron designed by the Y.O.U!
Sangita@unityofmesa.org, 480-892-2700. Tickets are on sale in the garden between
services. $7 for kids under 12, $15 for
THANKSGIVING POTLUCK anyone 12 and older. Tickets can be pur-
November 26, noon to 2p. This is a chased in the bookstore via credit cards for
Unity tradition. Every year we have great an additional $2 per transaction.
spread that even accommodates the many This event is a great way to kick off the
vegetarians our congregation seems to at- holidays and show your support for our
tract. So fix something and show up! The amazing kids and teens.
potluck will be in the YFM Building.
If you plan on attending please sign up by CHRISTMAS EVE - CANDLE
placing your name on the sign up sheet in LIGHTING & CAROLING
the Family Rm. or contact Robin, 480- Thurs., Dec., 24, 6-7p This is a very sweet
833-2708, email@example.com. We old fashioned family service where we light
need volunteers to cook turkeys, traditional our candles and sing our old favorites.
food items (yams are covered), ham, set up Our Youth & Family Ministry is putting
and clean up help and table stewards. on a play called Surprise Party.
WINTER BALL BURNING BOWL CEREMONY
Sat., Dec 5, 5 to 9p-Dinner , Dance, Si- This traditional New Years Eve ceremony
lent Auction and Cookie Contest for will begin at 5:30pm and is designed to
only $15/person. This is the YFM's help get rid of all the bad stuff from the
largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised past year so you can usher in the new.
go toward scholarships for Regional Events
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YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY NEWS
As usual we have a lot planned 1st. The cost for this exciting party is just
Nov 8 Uniteen Picnic $15 per adult and $7 per child.
Nov 13-15 YOU Fall Rally Thursday Dec 24 6pm Christmas Eve
Service presented by the YFM. The YFM
Sat Dec 5 5pm to 9pm YFM Winter will present an original play entitled
Fundraiser: Come kick off your December Surprise Party! This Christmas play was
in style and help us send our Uniteens and written by Unity’s own Kelly McMahon,
YOU to regional events and our Unikids, Youth Director at Unity Spiritual Life
Uniteens, and YOU to summer camp Center in Laguna Hills California.
Sunday Dec 27 both services presented by
This is the YFM’s biggest fund raiser of the YFM.
the year! This year we will have a dinner of
lasagna, spaghetti with or without meat Sunday School Classes
balls, garlic bread, and salad, all served by • Newborn-Preschool: Child care and
the Uniteens and YOU. We will have Sunday Lessons are provided during
water, lemonade, coffee, tea, and hot both services for this age group in the
chocolate available. You are welcome to Nursery/Truth Rm.
bring your own wine in a bottle labeled
All other age groups meet at 10:30am in
with your name on it and check it in with
the YFM Building
our “bar tender.”
After dinner there will be time for dancing • Kindergarten-2nd Grade: YFM
and socializing with your Unity family. As Fillmore Rm.
in the past, we will have a silent auction. • 3rd-5th Grade: YFM Cady Rm.
This year, we are asking the congregation
• 6th-8th Grade (Uniteens): YFM
for donations of gift certificates for
• 9-12th Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.):
A fun new event we will be having is a
YFM Freeman Rm.
cookie contest. Bring about 5 dozen of
your best cookies and we’ll take care of the
rest. Everyone will vote by Youth Ministry Directors
placing money in a jar by For information or to see
their favorite cookie. how you can help our youth,
Whichever cookie makes please contact us.
the most money wins! The
winner will receive a special • Hal Bass,
apron designed by our firstname.lastname@example.org (6th-12th
• Moriah and Jeff
Tickets will be on sale in
the garden after both
services starting November
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NOVEMBER 2009 AT UNITY CHURCH OF MESA
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 9&10:30am Services 2 6:30-8:30p 3 Election Day 4 7-9p 11th Step Cen- 5 2-4p Pranic 6 7-9p A 7 7:30a Singles Hike
11:45-1:15p Understanding Green Pranic Healing 6:30-8p The Simple Truth tering Prayer Clinic Course in Treasure Loop
Clinic (FL) (S) 7-8p AA & Al-Anon Miracles 10a-12 Buddhist Wkshop
11:45-12:45p Singles Potluck
8-10p Master Co Meditation 12:30-2:30p Al-Anon
7p Singles Drumming
Circle & Potluck
8 9&10:30am Services 9 6:30-8:30p 10 5:30p Singles Plan- 11 Veterans Day 12 2-4p Pranic 13 14
9:30-2p Holiday Marketplace Pranic Healing ning Meeting 7-8p AA & Al-Anon Clinic YOU Fall Rally in California
Uniteen Picnic Clinic (FL) 6:30-8:30a Creative Visu- 5:30p Singles Dinner & 6-8p Prayer 7-9p A 7:30a Singles Hike S. Mtn
alization (FL) Jazz Shawl Ministry Course in 10a-12 Buddhist Wkshop
6:30-8p The Simple Truth 6:30-8:30p: New Miracles 12:30-2:30p Al-Anon
7-8:30 GA (AZ) Member Mtg
15 New Member Sunday 16 17 6:30-8p The Simple 18 7-8p AA & Al-Anon 19 20 7-9p A 21 7:30a Singles Hiero-
9&10:30am Services Truth (S) 7-9p 11th Step Centering Course in glyphic Traill Hike
7-8:30 GA (FL) Prayer Miracles 10a-12 Buddhist Wkshop
YOU Fall Rally (CA)
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22 9&10:30am Services 23 6:30-8:30p 24 6:30-8p The Simple 25 7-8p AA & Al-Anon 26 12-2p 27 7-9p A 28 12:30-2:30p Al-Anon
Pranic Healing Truth (S) Thanksgiving Course in 10a-12 Buddhist Wkshop
7-8:30 GA (FL) Potluck Miracles
Church office closed
29 9&10:30am Services 30 6:30-8:30p Join Unity Church of Mesa: If you have been attending this ministry for at least six months, we
Pranic Healing invite you to become a member. Just complete the Membership Brochure, located in the Family
Clinic (FL) Rm., read The Story of Unity and The Simple Truth, and attend the pre-membership meeting at
6:30p on Nov. 12, and the 10:30a service on Nov. 15.
DECEMBER 2009 AT UNITY CHURCH OF MESA
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
CHURCH OFFICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Our 1 2 7p AA & Al-Anon 3 2p Pranic 4. 7p A 5 8a Singles Hike
church office is closed Nov. 26 to 30 and Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. Course in Mira-
7-8:30 GA (FL) 7p 11th Step Center- Clinic 10a Buddhist Workshop
The bookstore will only be open Sunday mornings. Sunday ing Prayer cles
Services and scheduled events will continue as usual. The 12:30p Al-Anon
church staff will not be available to return phone calls and 5p Winter Ball
emails during this time. 7p Drumming/Potluck
6 9&10:30am Services-11:45a Singles 7 6:30p Pranic Healing 8 6:30-8:30p 9 7p AA & Al-Anon 10 2p Pranic 11 7-8:30p 12 10a Buddhist Work-
Potluck Clinic (FL) Labyrinths & Clinic Holiday Sing-a- shop
11:45a Understanding Green 7-8:30p Will Tuttle Piano Why they Work 6p Prayer Long 12:30p Al-Anon
1-3p Will & Madeleine Tuttle Workshop Concert (FL) Shawl Ministry 7-9p A Course
7-8:30 GA (AZ) in Miracles
13 9&10:30am Services 14 6:30p Pranic Healing 15 16 7p AA & Al- 17 2p Pranic 18 7p A 19 8a Singles Hike
1:30-3p Music for a Stress Free Holiday Clinic (FL) 7-8:30 GA (FL) Anon Clinic Course in Mira- 10a-12 Buddhist Workshop
with Mark Welch 7p 11th Step Center- cles 12:30p Al-Anon
ing Prayer 7p Singles Xmas Party
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20 9&10:30am Candlelighting Ser- 21 Winter Begins 22 23 7p AA & Al- 24 6p Family 25 Christmas 26 10a-12 Buddhist Work-
vices 7-8:30 GA (FL) Anon Christmas Eve shop
Caroling & 12:30p Al-Anon
Church office closed 12/24 to 1/4/2010
27 9&10:30am Services 28 29 30 7p AA & Al- 31 5:30p Call our Prayer Line 24/7?
7-8:30 GA (FL) Anon Burning Bowl
Ceremony (480) 892-1777, ext. 50 for
Church office closed 12/24 to 1/4/2010 Prayer Support
All adults are welcome, to all singles mile hike on rocky terrain. Meet at 7:30a
activities. Just be sure to mention that you at the Village Inn. Bring water and shoes
are not single if you aren’t! It is necessary with good tread. Allow 2 hours. RSVP
to RSVP for all events, except the Kathy at email@example.com, 480-982-
potlucks, at least 2 days in advance. If a 8400.
contact person is listed for the event please First Sundays of every month - Meet &
RSVP to them. Leave your phone number Greet Potluck: Introductions and potluck
in case of changes, reservation requirements (after the last service) starting at noon in
or rain-outs. the YFM Bldg./Annex. Bring any
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5:30- 6:30p - Planning nutritious dish you would like to
Meeting for Jan. & Feb. Events: At Red share. Table service and water is
Mountain Library (Power & Adobe provided. No RSVP needed but contact
Roads). Bring your calendar and ideas person is Nancy Spence at
with specific information including: date, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-357-0998.
time, location, carpool info, cost, and event Saturday, Dec. 5 – HIKE Garden Loop
name. RSVP: Nancy, 480-357-0998, East of Apache Junction: A beautiful 6-
email@example.com (email preferred). mile trail in the Superstition Mountains!
Wednesday, Nov. 11 & Jan. 13 – Dinner Meet at 8a behind Village Inn on Apache
& Jazz at L.J. Pizza: Meet at 5:30p for Trail between Idaho and Ironwood Rds.
food, fellowship, and jazz at 1038 E. Main Bring water, snack, and shoes with good
St, Mesa, between Stapley & Horne (north tread. RSVP Kathy at (480) 982-8400,
side). RSVP by Thursday Pat Flahart firstname.lastname@example.org
480-983-6829 email@example.com. Saturday, Dec.5, 7p - Drumming Circle &
Saturday, Nov. 14 – HIKE to South Potluck: Food, fellowship, and noise-
Mountain’s Fat Man’s Pass: Plan to hike making fun around Monica's fire pit.
for three hours, approximately 8 miles at a 11412 E. Wier Ave., East Mesa. Bring
moderate pace on National Trail through food to share, drums, Native American
Hidden Valley & Fat Man's Pass. Those flutes, or rattles, a folding chair and a
wanting a slower pace can arrange with happy spirit. RSVP Monica, 480-235-
Norma to go part way only as this is a 6169, firstname.lastname@example.org
fairly strenuous uphill rock climbing, Saturday, Dec. 19 - Hike Pass Mountain
adventure with rewarding views. Bring a to Saddle and back. Uphill to the Saddle
picnic lunch/snack to enjoy at the pass. with beautiful views of the desert and
Bring at least 2 liters of water and shoes Fountain Hills. Approx. 6 miles round
with good tread. Meet at 7:30a at Rhodes trip. Meet at 8a at the trailhead at the
Jr. High, in the East parking lot 1860 S northern end of Meridian Rd (between
Longmore (of Baseline in Mesa). RSVP Signal Butte and Ironwood Rds, off
Norma Bartelt by noon Friday 480-620- University). RSVP: Kathy 480-982-8400
7813. or email@example.com.
Saturday, Nov. 21 - Hieroglyphic Trail in
the Superstition Mountains. This is a 4-
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Saturday, Dec. 19, 7p – Singles 7th Your Desires. Learn the nine powerful
Annual Christmas Party: At Walt Stover’s principles for creating habits to match our
house 3935 N Recker Rd. (N. of desires. Learn how to recognize and revise
Thomas). Food, fun, fellowship and our out-of-balance thoughts. We will meet in
fabulous traditional gift exchange. BYOB. the YFM Fillmore Rm.
Bring a $10 generic gift and a special snack Saturday, Jan. 9 – Ridgeline HIKE on
to share with 8 people. Wear your South Mountain: Rigorous 2 hour hike.
Christmas outfit and a big smile. RSVP: RSVP: Norma Bartelt, 480-620-7813.
Walt firstname.lastname@example.org, 480-854-
4699. Saturday, Jan. 30 - Hike & BBQ in the
Superstition Mountains: Meet at 3p to
Sundays, Jan. 3-31, 6-7:30p - Book Study, hike Or meet at 5p at Lynette's home for a
Wayne Dyer's BEING IN BALANCE: 9 potluck. RSVP: Lynette Grence,
Principles for Creative Habits to Match email@example.com, 480-671-7210.
Pranic Healing for Children Jan 9 to Feb 27
Our lessons include energy healing, vir- Saturdays 10a to 1 pm, in the YFM Fill-
tue, yoga, super brain yoga and medita- more and Cady Rms. Discounts available
tion. Sign up for the whole session or for for Volunteer Healer’s children and fami-
an individual class. Pre registration re- lies with multiple children enrolled. For
quired to ensure we have enough materi- more info contact Shawna, 602 549 3059
als. Ages 3-7: $12/class or $96/session or Lynne Stevenson, 480 812 5887 &
Ages 8-12: $20/class or $160/session also see page 12.
Health & Nutrition Products
Will & Madeleine Tuttle
Sunday December 6th
• Guest Speaker/Musician at
• Workshop from 1-3p WINDOW WASH
Monday December 7 Our Goal: To Provide You With a Clear Vision
• Concert 7-8:30p Serving the Valley Since 1991
Private sessions for intuitive
music and spiritual painting by
Will & Madeleine available by SCOTT TODD P.O. Box 8751,
firstname.lastname@example.org Mesa, AZ
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LOVE IN ACTION TEAMS & SCHEDULE
11TH STEP CENTERING PRAYER: better afterwards and I am not sure but
11th step reads: Sought through prayer & there seems to be a happy glee in the eyes
meditation to improve our conscious of the little bear as well. Who knows this
contact with God as we understood Him is a bear blessed by the congregation and
praying only for the knowledge of His spirit knows when they are helping us feel
will for us and the power to carry it out. better, God does work in mysterious ways.
This prayer and meditation group meets Members of the Bear Ministry visit people
on the first and third Wednesday of each during challenging times by bringing
month. We meet at 7p for a 20min prayers, a bear and some company. To
mediation in the Truth Rm. Then at 7:30 request a Bear Visit for someone, (they do
we go to the YFM Freeman Rm. To not have to attend our church) or for
watch a video about The Contemplative more info contact Smokey, 480-497-
Dimension of the Twelve Steps. 2659, email@example.com or Linda 480-985-
For information contact Sharon, 480- 6473.
Packages from Home: We
A Course in Miracles collect items for care packages and then
(ACIM): This is an ACIM support and ship them to our military troops. Please
learning group that meets on Fridays from bring your travel sized donations to the
from 7-9p in the YFM Fillmore Rm. For church. Christine Mustapich, 480-641-
info contact Lonnie Frederick or Alison 0013, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson, email@example.com or (480)
892-4800. PRANIC HEALING®: This highly
developed and tested system of energy
Bear Ministry: A special thanks medicine utilizes Prana to balance,
from the Bear Ministry for the bears harmonize and transform the body's
brought in for bear energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word
Sunday. The that means life-force. This invisible bio-
thanks we get when energy or vital energy keeps the body alive
we deliver a bear and maintains a state of good health. In
makes it so acupuncture, the Chinese refer to this
rewarding and it subtle energy as Chi. It is also called Ruah
would not be or the Breath of Life in the Old
possible if the Testament.
congregation did Beginning in January, we are offering
not provide us with the bears. I got my Pranic Healing Classes for Kids. For info,
personal bear a few years ago when I was see pg 11.
hospitalized and I still have it today and We have scheduled several live Internet
when I need that hug and prayers I just lectures/guided meditations with Master
take down my little bear and have a talk Co. These will be held in the Sanctuary
and a big hug. I always feel so very much on a love offering basis:
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• Dec 2 & Jan 1: Full Moon share. For info contact Thomas Pearce,
Meditations 480-654-3711, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dec. 22: Esoteric Meaning of
Christmas Scribe Tribe: This writers’ support
group meets monthly. Contact Linda
Pranic Healing Clinics are offered here on
Roujon, 480-985-6473 for the schedule.
the following Mondays & Thursdays:
Nov. 5, 9, 12, 23 & 30, Dec. 3, 7, 10, 14, Understanding Green: Each
& 17. Mondays 6:30-8:30p, Thursdays 2- ton of paper recycled can save:
4p. Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm,
Thursdays from 2-4pm, in the Fillmore • 17 trees
Rm. Barbara Sherrod, • 380 gallon of oil
email@example.com, 480-654-3693, • Three cubic yards of landfill space
• 4000 kilowatts of energy
Prayer Shawl Ministry: We • 7000 gallons of water
knit/crochet items for people • 60 pounds of air pollution
experiencing challenges. We
Since March 2009, through your efforts at
usually meet on the second
Unity Church of Mesa,
and fourth Thursday of the
month in the Family Room, WE HAVE SAVED:
offering instructions for beginners on the • 110 trees
fourth Thursday. However we will not • 2,470 gallon of oil
meet on Thanksgiving Day or on • 20 cubic yards of landfill space
Christmas Eve. • 26,000 kilowatts of energy
If you would like us to send someone (who • 45,500 gallons of water
is experiencing challenges) a prayer shawl, • 390 pounds of air pollution
nominate them by filling out a Prayer
Congratulations !!!! Please continue to use
Shawl nomination form or contact Delaine,
the paper recycling bin located in the west
parking lot of this building. Thank You.
Saturday Buddhist This group meets on the first Sunday of
Workshops: Every Saturday, from the month from 11:45am to 1:15pm to
10a to noon (except on holidays) in the discuss and implement environment
YFM Fillmore Rm. Open to everyone. consciousness in our personal lives as well
Our motto is: “I WANT TO IMPROVE as at church. For information, contact
MYSELF FOR THE SAKE OF ALL Lonnie, firstname.lastname@example.org, 480-
BEINGS.” Our club activities are designed 892-4800.
to have fun and inspire household
Buddhists to engage in society with Walk a Mile in My Shoes
wisdom and compassion. Presentations (WAMMS): This group collects gently
(by almost-famous experts) about Buddhist worn shoes and mails them to countries
beliefs and practices and group discussions where they are needed. Money donations
are included. We do light exercise and for postage are also appreciated.
meditation. Bring a yoga mat, a sitting DonnaChristine Park, 480-373-5930,
cushion, and a small, healthy snack to email@example.com
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The purpose of these gatherings is to par- February 9: Voice Exploration and Spirit
ticipate in activities that contribute to liv- Celebration: Using sound, song and chant
ing a more serene life. We usually meet on enjoy a joyful, healing experience with
the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month Merrily Toyne. No singing experience
from 6:30 to 8:30p. We will not meet necessary – just a willingness to enjoy di-
Nov. 24 or Dec. 22 because of other holi- vine harmony. Merrily is a long time New
day festivities. Unless otherwise listed Thought student who facilitates A Course
adults and mature children are welcome. in Miracles and a chanting group. She got
For more info, visit www.unityofmesa.org/ hooked on chanting the first times he
SerenityGarden.htm. heard Deva Premal sing Om Namo Bhaga-
vate. “I felt as if I was singing directly to
November 10: Creative Visualization:
Facilitated by Pat Flahart. Use your imagi-
nation to create what you want in your life February 23: A Workshop with Catherine
by making a VISION BOARD COL- Vega: Details regarding this workshop will
LAGE. Bring pictures of yourself, words be provided soon!
and images that represent your desires,
poster board, scissors, glue tape… any- COMMUNITY
thing you want on your vision board. If
you have never made one before, no wor- SUPPORT GROUPS
ries bring what you have and we will sup- These are 12 Step Programs that are not
ply the rest. affiliated with Unity Church of Mesa but
we are very glad to be able to provide a
December 8: Labyrinths: Taffy Lancer, a space for them to meet.
much sought after labyrinth builder and Smoking on church grounds is not permitted.
minister will teach us why labyrinth medi- Al-Anon:
tations Balance, Center, Heal, and Con- • Saturdays, 12:45-1:30p Beginners
nect. Where they originated from and so Meeting; 1:30-2:30p Regular Meet-
much more. Taffy is responsible for many ing. Both in the Truth Room. Con-
of the labyrinths in Arizona. She has tact: Sandi M. (480)634-5132 or
taught many international workshops as far Vali F. at (480)282-8765.
away as Russia. To learn more, visit • Wednesdays, 7-8p.m. in the YFM
www.lanserlabyrinths.com Fillmore Room. Contact: Kathy B.,
January 12 & 26: The Shadow Effect: (480)982-1132
Hummingbird will show this documentary Alcoholics Anonymous:
by Debbie Ford which will inspire you to • Wednesdays, 7-8p. In the YFM
step out of the self that you've known and Lending Library. Contact: Pepe M.,
break free from the bonds of the past by (602)695-6960 or Dennis S., (480)
embracing the fullness of who you 545-6186.
are. Deepak Chopra, Marianne William- Gamblers Anonymous:
son, Dr. David Simon and others are also • Tuesdays, 7-8:30p. In the YFM
featured. For info visit building Lending Library & Arizona
www.TheShadowEffect.com Rms. Contact: Curt 480-834-0819.
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'ESCRIP' PROGRAM-A HASSLE-FREE WAY TO RAISE FUND
We now participate in this easy way of rais- Unity of Mesa as the non profit organi-
ing funds. Simply shop at 'eScrip' mer- zation you wish to support. Let them
chants such as Safeway. Simply do the fol- know that Unity Church of Mesa is the
lowing: Group Name and our Group ID Num-
1. Get a Safeway Club Card if you haven’t ber is 500023112.
got one. Tony Mustapich, our Program Coordinator
2. Go to the Customer Service Counter will be in the garden on Sun., Nov. 15 with
(where you can buy a lottery ticket) at more information on how to participate
any Safeway and ask them to designate with other merchants and signing up.
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IMMEDIATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
• Office Support Team: We need a couple more people to help answer the phone
and generally help out on Thursday afternoons & Fridays between 9a and 4:30p.
Contact the church office if you are available.
• Christmas Decorations: We need help making the church festive for the Holidays.
If you are available to help decorate between December 1st and 4th. (We need the
decorating completely up by December 5th.) or to put away decorations between
Jan 4 and Jan 8th, please contact Peg, firstname.lastname@example.org, 480 892 2700. The
church is open from 8:30 to 4:30, Tuesday thru Friday.
• Ushers: If you are a member of our church and would enjoy interacting with more
people on Sundays by ushering, contact Suzanne, email@example.com
• Welcome Table: We want to resurrect this project again. We want to provide a
means to help welcome new comers to
the congregation. Therefore we want to
have a wo/manned table in the Garden
after each Sunday service that will
contain information about our church
and activities offered here. If you are
interested in meeting new people this is
your perfect opportunity! Contact the
church office if you are available.
Unity Church of Mesa Staff
Minister: Joel Baehr
Board of Trustees:
Tony Mustapich, President; Alison Wilson, Vice President;
Linda Burnette, Secretary/Treasurer; Doug Mathews, A/V Director;
Chris Jones, Director
Bill Raines, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathy Peters, M.S., L.U.T., Prayer Ministry (ext. 18, Kathy@unityofmesa.org)
Gisela Arenas, Nursery Coordinator
Hal Bass, Teen Education Director (email@example.com)
Sangita Trivedi Daniel, Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 27)
Nancy Hodges, Receptionist (ext. 14, email@example.com)
Jackie Rogers, Bookstore Manager (ext. 22, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peg McElroy, Finance and Operations Director (ext. 20, email@example.com)
Moriah & Jeff Salzman, Children’s Education Directors (ext. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca Skelnik, Sunday Morning Coordinator
George Walls, Grounds and Maintenance
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