Get involved in Classes, Groups, & Volunteering

New Events and Classes

Visualization Class

Mondays in July 1:30 PM to 3 PM

Taught by Mavis Curry, School of Metaphysics Director.

Learn the Power of Visualization, Create the Life of Your Dreams and Deepen Relationships with Self and Others.

Attract and Create More Fulfilling Relationships,  Create Clearer Images of What You Desire, Learn Tools to Add Power to Your Images, and

Activate Resources to Accelerate Your Manifestation.

RSVP: 515-255-5570 or email

NOTE: We will be using Shakti Gawain’s book “CREATIVE VISUALIZATION”  $20/class and no one turned away.


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


Adaptable and Accessible Yoga for Your Body

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM starting July 10 through August 28

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 for the intake form.


Dying Well Class in Sanctuary

August 20 through Sept 24, Tuesdays, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Minimum sign-ups 12, Maximum sign-ups 18

Taught by Rev. Carla Cain, MBA, MDiv.

Tuition $289

Facing the mystery of death can be overcome with emotions of fear anxiety depression and anger. Yet we are truly spiritual beings to the end of our lives. Through our stories and experiences, we can find purpose meaning in our life's legacy to transform our spiritual existence to the end to make death a purely sacred process. Wisdom gained from this class will help construct a renewed sense of our spiritual dimension to gain a sense of freedom from the negative emotional hold facing death.

This class is designed to create a sense of community and to engage on a deep personal level to talk about dying.  It is active engagement from the participants to reconcile with any law spiritual components in their lives and to develop their own unique purpose and meaning in life by naming their legacy through stories and events.  The class is also designed to assist the participants to identify their spiritual blocks and find a way through them to ultimately move forgiveness of self and others.

Carla is a pastor and trained End-of-Life Doula.  Her current work is consulting with congregations on strategic planning, conflict transformation, church leadership and a focus on working with the dying.  Karla discovered her call to ministry after spending 30 years in the corporate world she was involved in business development human resources and cultural transformation work period Carla has an expertise and passion for personal mastery that leads to living well and dying well. Sign up at this link HERE

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.

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

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 

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.
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.