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
January 4, Rev. Mary Murray Shelton
Lesson: You’re Newer Than You Think
Special Music: Congregation
We tend to repeat thoughts and actions we’ve gotten familiar with, so we identify with them. But we are something other than these, something more than we realize or have imagined yet. What do you suppose you haven’t yet discovered about yourself?
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.
January 11, Richard Southern, Ph.D.
Lesson: What’s On the Menu: Spiritual Practices That Feed Us
Special Music: Star Tom
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.
January 18, Rev. Vic Jenkins
Lesson: Understanding Heart
Special Music: René Jenkins
Rev. Vic graduated from Unity School of Christianity in Missouri as an ordained minister, serving for 20 years as a Unity minister in Vacaville. Prior to becoming a Unity minister, he taught at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa. He and his former wife, Gloria, played an active role in establishing a Unity ministry in Santa Rosa. He is the author of Breaking the Wineglass: Living a Spiritual Life beyond Religious Boundaries. Currently, when he remembers that he is retired, he shares a wondrous and full life in Vacaville with his wife, Carolynn, two cats and a chiweenie dog.
January 25, Revs. Melissa Phillippe & Z Egloff
Lesson: Where is the Love?
Special Music: Melissa & Z
It feels great to be loving. But what do we do when we’re not feeling the love? How do we learn to have compassion for self and others? Our time together will include words, music and movement to empower a message of finding love in our minds, hearts and souls.
Rev. Dr. Melissa is a minister and singer-songwriter who has opened for the likes of Jerry Garcia and Kenny Loggins. She has 13 albums of original music and meditations in release. She’s also a Mentor of the Toltec Path personally trained by don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Rev. Z is a minister, writer, rapper, speaker, and musician. She is the award-winning author of the spiritual humor blog, Life in Z-D: A Goofball’s Guide to Enlightenment. Melissa and Z are the founders of OhMyGod Productions, a ministry devoted to the transformative power of joy.
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.