Services / Talk Titles & Lessons
Sunday Service & Youth Education begin at 10:30am
You will find the Sunday Service relaxing and welcoming to all, regardless of your religious background. During the service you will experience wonderful music, a guided meditation, and an inspiring 20-25 minute talk. Following the service, you can meet other friends of Unity in our Social Hall and enjoy some snacks and beverages. We hope you find a community here at Unity of Santa Rosa!
Prayer Circle: Join us for early-morning prayer and meditation before the Sunday Service. Sunday 9:40-10:00am in the Youth Ed Room.
Enjoy a sample of our Sunday Services with this video:
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Recent and Upcoming Lessons
November 16, Karen Drucker
Lesson: My Religion is Kindness
Special Music: Karen Drucker
How kind are you? You probably thought about how kind you are to others, didn’t you? In our time together we will be looking at how kind you are to yourself, and how practicing self care can be the best gift you can give to yourself and the world. With the holidays approaching this can be the remedy for handling it all with ease and grace.
Karen has recorded 15 CDs of her original inspirational music, and is the author of the book, Let Go of the Shore: Stories and Songs That Set the Spirit Free. Among her many accomplishments, she has been a professional comedienne, led her own band for corporate events, and has been the music director of New Thought Churches, as well as music director and “ music weaver” for many spiritual conferences and retreats. Karen has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate of Music for her work within the Religious Science Community, and a “Grace Note” award for her work within the Unity Movement.
November 23, Richard Southern, Ph.D.
*Thanksgiving Service*: Intentionally Grateful – Learning What to Do With What We Have
Special Music: Congregation
Dr. Southern is a regular speaker at Unity of Santa Rosa. For the last 23 years, as a church growth consultant, he has worked with more than 1,000 congregations in the U.S. and Canada. He has been active in Unity for 15 years, is a member of a Unity and an Episcopal church and also loves to garden. Richard is co-author of two books: Cracking Your Congregation’s Code, and SoulTypes: Decode Your Spiritual DNA.
November 30, Rev. Kathy McCall
Lesson: Birthing the Cosmic Christ
Special Music: Star Tom
Jesus was the historical man and Christ is the Consciousness he attained. We teach that
we, too, can attain Christ Consciousness. But what does that mean and how can we do it?
What are the implications for the world’s problems and for our own individual lives? Let us
go beyond the Unity rhetoric and experience the Cosmic Christ!
Rev. Kathy is a Unity Minister, Astrologer, Dream Worker and Storyteller. She has taught classes and workshops synthesizing esoteric mysteries, myth and spiritual wisdom for over 35 years. She is the author of The Unorthodox Life: Walking Your Own Path to the Divine. She has served Unity Churches in Tempe, AZ, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, and our own Unity of Santa Rosa from November 2008 to February 2012. She currently serves at Unity of South Bay in Torrance, CA.
December 7, Rev. Karen Epps
Lesson: Bah Humbug: The Metaphysics of Christmas Carol
Special Music: Sean & Karen Slavin
Like it or not, there lives a Scrooge in all of us. You know, those places of discontent and irritation that negatively affect our lives. This timeless classic is a story of awakening that can move us from tight-fist to open-heart.
Rev. Karen Epps is an ordained Unity Minister who is passionate about Unity teachings, Integral Theory, the Evolution of Consciousness, 12-Step, and Progressive Spirituality. She is a powerful speaker and compassionate, purposeful leader. Her background includes visioning, spiritual leadership, retreat and workshop presentation. Rev. Karen has served Unity ministries in Miami, Dallas, and Beaverton, Oregon.
December 14, Rev. Robin Gail
Lesson: Your Inner Fire
Special Music: Star Tom
We all are blessed with a Divine inner fire, and we all have gifts to share. We just have to learn how.
Rev. Robin is an ordained minister with Centers for Spiritual Living, and she has found a home here at Unity of Santa Rosa. She has retired twice — once from the Press Democrat in 2001, and again from the ministry in 2010. But having discovered Unity Principles, it is her pleasure to share them whenever she can, and she simply can’t stay retired! She also speaks at the Unity churches in Ukiah and Lower Lake. Rev. Robin is married and lives in Windsor with two dogs, five cats, and several chickens. Her motto is “Life is Good — all the time.”
December 21, Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
*Christmas Candle Lighting Service*: What Child is This?
Special Music: Heartsounds Choir
This is the Child of Love and Light that wants to be born in each of us at this darkest time of the year. As Angeles Silasious says, “Though Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, if he’s not born in me, my soul is still forlorn.”
Rev. Alyzsa formerly taught Bible Interpretation at Unity Institute. She was Education Minister at Unity of Palo Alto and has served a number of Unity churches along the west coast. She is now a member at Unity of Santa Rosa where she speaks regularly and offers a variety of thought-provoking and heart-felt classes.
December 28, Rev. Margaret Flick
*New Year’s Burning Bowl Service*: The Price of Peace
Special Music: Congregation
Most of us say we want peace, but what are we willing to do to have peace, and are we willing to truly release? We will focus on our commitment and our intention to have peace within so that we may have peace in the world.
Rev. Margaret graduated from Unity Institute’s Master’s of Divinity program in 2010. She is a Unity minister and has served at Unity Palo Alto and Unity of Santa Cruz. She believes that prayer, gratitude, compassion and an open and receptive mind are prime ingredients for a heart-centered, thoughtful, peaceful and joyful life. Margaret lives in Kelseyville with her husband, Howie. She volunteers for the Lake County Hospice bereavement program and is a guest speaker at churches throughout the area.