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
February 1, Rev. Margaret Flick
Lesson: The Three Faces of God 3.0
Special Music: Star Tom
A new look for a new generation.
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.
February 8, Rev. Karen Epps
Lesson: Live Like Your Hair is on Fire!
Special Music: Maury & Cheri
We all have a purpose. We are here to express our unique gifts and give freely to those around us. But sometimes we aren’t sure what or how we are supposed to do that. Come hear Rev. K and find out.
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.
February 15, Allen Klein
Lesson: The “L” Words: Let Go and Laughter
Special Music: Andoni Panici
When I hold on too tightly or too long, I don’t allow God’s good to enter my life. When I let go and let God, miracles happen. And so does laughter.
Allen Klein, MA, CSP, is the President of the Board of Trustees at Unity of San Francisco, as well as an award-winning professional speaker and best-selling author. He is a recipient of numerous honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and winner of the Toastmaster’s Communication and Leadership Award. He has authored 25 books, including The Healing Power of Humor, The Courage to Laugh and The Art of Living Joyfully.
February 22, Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
Lesson: Keeping a True Lent with Help from the Mystics
Special Music: Congregation
Unity co-founder, Charles Fillmore, wrote an entire book on Lent, but his emphasis was not so much on giving up things, but on giving up negative thinking. Please join Rev. Alyzsa in this practice for at least these 40 days and nights before Easter, so that we may have a glorious resurrection within us.
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.
March 1, Rev. Mary Murray Shelton
Lesson: Landing in the Lost & Found
Special Music: Sean & Karen Slavin
A successful life is a bit like making multiple visits to the lost and found. There is as much value in our being lost as in being found, maybe more. We will explore the important gifts of experiencing both.
Rev. Mary is a speaker of profound presence and insight. Her talks are inspiring, informative and full of humor and teaching stories. She has spoken at international events in Peru, India, Canada and Russia. She was the Founding Minister of Global Heart Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, and she served on the United Centers for Spiritual Living International Board twice, and as a regional Director of Holmes Institute School of Ministry. She is the author of Guidance from the Darkness and is working on her second book, Dare to Live the Life You Came to Live.
March 8, Rev. Robin Gail
Lesson: The Pursuit of Happiness
Special Music: Star Tom
Why is it so hard? They keep trying to sell us stuff that will make us happy, but maybe there’s another way.
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.”
March 15, Janet Carol Ryan, RScP
Lesson: Your Heart’s Treasure
Special Music: Cici Wilcoxon & Jesse Boggs
We all have a connection with heart-intelligence, a compass for our path, an all-access pass to the higher centers of creative solutions and spiritual understanding. What an exciting time to be alive, as we discover the convergence of science and Spirit in the heart!
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Janet is a Practitioner of Religious Science, and has been a spiritual life coach and teacher in spiritual development over the past 14 years. She is also a Licensed 1:1 HeartMath Coach, supporting her clients in living fulfilling lives with less stress and more joy. Her background includes 25 years in the field of philanthropy and community service, artistic expression, as well as many years of study and practice of the universal laws that support our highest unfoldment as creative beings.
March 22, John Beerman, LUT
Lesson: A Fresh Look at Unity Principles
Special Music: Congregation
A different look at the five foundational Unity principles. This message will be revealing if you are new to Unity or a seasoned veteran.
John is a Licensed Unity Teacher and former Spiritual Leader at Unity of Loveland, Colorado. He has been active in Unity churches since 1980 and will be graduating ministerial school in June of 2015. As an Employees Benefits Consultant, John worked with corporations, individuals, and non-profits in the communication and delivery of employee benefit programs and served as member of the National Health Insurance Association, actively lobbying for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He and his wife, Charlotte Garrett, have a large family and enjoy scuba, biking, travel and being with family. John’s lively style of teaching Unity principles, along with his dry sense of humor makes him a sought after speaker at Unity centers and churches throughout the country.
March 29, Richard Southern, Ph.D.
Lesson: The Road to Nowhere: Celebrating the Journey of Your Life
Special Music: Maury & Cheri
This Sunday, we’ll explore why the journey is more important than the destination.
Dr. Southern is a regular speaker at Unity of Santa Rosa. He has a B.S. and an M.L.A. in history, and an MSG (no kidding) in gerontology. He wrote his doctoral dissertation in government at Claremont Graduate University. 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.