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New Class Offered by Rev. Cynthia Leveque starts October 30th!!!

Hebrew Bible Overview and Interpretation Part 1

Wednesdays 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, October 30th through December 4th (skipping Thanksgiving week)

You will need to register online HERE or in person at Unity Center.

The Hebrew Scriptures (known as the “Old Testament” in the Christian world) are at the root of three major world religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Hebrew Scriptures are a collection of fascinating and sometimes confusing stories, poetry, wisdom sayings and inspired visions.

Beneath the literal sense of the Bible, interpreters have for over 2,000 years discerned allegorical meanings related to divine truths and spiritual realities. Unity’s approach to scripture is connected to that stream of thought, which has at times been “mainstream” but more often “esoteric” and mystical. Students will experience the rewarding and surprisingly practical process of the Unity way of Bible interpretation. They will learn a step-by-step method for metaphysical interpretation and application of the meanings to their lives. Students will metaphysically interpret selected passages from Hebrew Scriptures.


Holy Fire Reiki Level One    Offered by Safiyah Grace     Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 5 PM

For more info and to register go HERE

Reiki is an energy healing modality originally from Japan. There are many different schools and lineages of Reiki as well as many different energy healing modalities that go by different names but connect with the same Universal Life-Force energy.

Holy Fire Reiki energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Some of the qualities students have experienced include:

~Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up
~Always respects free will
~Heals deeply and quickly without distress
~Heals relationships and interactions with others
~Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way
~Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience
~Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.
~One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined nurturing.
~Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.

I began studying and practicing Reiki in 2011 at the East West School of Integrative Healing Arts. I later studied other modalities such as Healing Touch, Seiki and many Divine Feminine Wisdom teachings. Earlier this year I chose to study Holy Fire Reiki and to take my Master Teacher class in Holy Fire Reiki. The energy difference from when I first began studying Reiki to what comes through now is truly remarkable and feels much more available and accessible.

Metaphysics for Everyday Life Taught by Rachel Corpus  Sunday, November 17: 12 to 2 PM

Learn about Unity Metaphysics— including blocks and keys--to metaphysical demonstration.

In this class you will learn about the basics of Metaphysics and how to apply areas of Metaphysics to your everyday life. This class is for all levels of experience and knowledge, and those of you with wisdom in this area will have a chance to share what you know.  We will provide soup for lunch and you are invited to bring in something to accompany the meal.

$10 registration:  Register on-line  (HERE) or in person at Unity Center.

Taught by Rachel Corpus, Unity Youth Education Director, Angel Communicator, Psychic Medium and Spiritual Counselor.

 
ACIM Introductary    A COURSE IN MIRACLES

4 week introduction, Sunday evenings at 5 PM, Oct 13, 20, 27 & Nov 3

Love offering.  You are welcome to show up at any class.  For more information call the church office at 515-255-7757.

 
Pranic Healing Meditation group led by Kathy Ronney Hokenson and Jan Stegeman

Second and Fourth Monday of each month. Through Monday, September 23

6:30 PM to 8 PM  contact Kathy at 515-371-4393, Jan at 515-556-5587 or servinghandsinciowa@gmail.com

 

Adaptable and Accessible Yoga for Your Body

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM through December 2019

A yoga class for people experiencing body challenges whether due to injury, ongoing physical limitations, mobility issues, arthritis, physical disability, recovering from joint surgery or living in a larger body.  During this class you will learn how to do YOUR Yoga. 

Class Size limited to 10.  Contact Janis at yourygoawithjanis@gmail.com for the intake form.

Ongoing Classes and Groups

SUNDAY SERVICE ~ 10:30 to 11:30 AM in Sanctuary ~ Join us in joyful celebration with great music, an inspirational lesson, singing, meditation and friendly talk and coffee after the service.  Children are welcome in the service or in Sunday School. 

SUNDAY YOUTH EDUCATION ~ 10:30 to 11:30 AM downstairs ~ Children of all ages are welcome in our one-room-school.  Our excellent and loving instructors use Unity curriculum to create an awesome Sunday School experience that includes a lesson, some creative work, a guided meditation and prayer.

REFUGE RECOVERY GROUP MEETING ~ Sundays from 4 to 5 pm in Harmony Hall 
Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. https://refugerecovery.org/about

UNITEENS and Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) ~ 10:30 to 11:30 AM downstairs ~ for middle school and high school aged persons to explore Unity curriculum and leadership. 

TUESDAY ~ Sound Healing ~ 12:00 to 1:00 PM led by Deb Jennings and including many guests, in the Sanctuary.  Deb leads participants in a meditation and plays a wonderful selection of healing instruments.  These sounds work on a cellular level as well as an emotional level.  Participants may bring a yoga mat and other items for their comfort.  You will be “bathed” in sound during this session. $15

WEDNESDAY Al-Anon Adult Children ~ 7 PM Upper Room

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.  Al-anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution, does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any  cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. This meeting focuses on the effects of growing up in homes where alcoholism was present.

WEDNESDAY~ NVC Practice ~ 7 PM (call Cynthia to sign up 515-255-7757).   We learn Marshal Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, a practice that develops relationships based upon mutual respect, compassion and cooperation and creates social structures that support everyone’s needs being met. 

FRIDAY AA Forgiveness Meditation ~ 6:00 PM Upper Room

SATURDAY 10:30AM  Paul Selig Study group, for more info call Cynthia at 515-782-9612.

To volunteer on any team, leave your information at the office or call and talk to Rev. Leveque 515-782-9612.

Sunday Team
This team helps out on Sunday and adds their ideas to what we create at the Sunday service, picking themes to explore, suggesting new music and other aspects as well as supports our Youth Education.
Office Team
People volunteer on Sunday and during the week to keep the office at Unity Center of Des Moines open and functioning.
Community Outreach Team
Unity Des Moines is dedicated to extending a helping hand to the community. This ranges from hosting support groups to being an active member of DMARC to volunteering in various needs throughout the Des Moines area. The Community Outreach team will brainstorm ideas for new and continuing outreach projects and help co-ordinate participation of these projects.
Stewardship
The Stewardship team is responsible for overseeing and planning the annual giving drive, various fundraising activities and the education of the spiritual aspects of giving.