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 20-30 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
March 30, Jan Garrett & JD Martin
Lesson: The Heart of Harmony – Stay Tuned
Special Music: Jan Garrett & JD Martin
There is a Heart of Harmony we are all longing to tune into. It’s the direct experience of remembering, with great relief, who we really are. The words suggest a path. The music takes us there.
Jan and JD are multi-award-winning singer songwriters and creative guides who teach with a twinkle and inspire by example. Their music is rich and intelligent, as satisfying to the soul as it is to the ear, songs to open the heart and refresh the spirit. JD has written 5 Number One, and 10 Top Ten country and pop hit singles, and his songs have been recorded by such luminaries as Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, B.J. Thomas, Peter Cetera and Kathy Mattea. Jan is a jazz singer with a poet’s soul, a teacher, performance coach, wilderness vision quester, and (yes) Certified Laughing Instructor who has toured with Steve Martin and John Denver, and has appeared on the Tonight Show and in Rolling Stone magazine.
April 6, Rev. Margie Brach
Lesson: Looking at the World Through Consciousness-Colored Glasses
Special Music: Maureen Cortez
Gently recognizing our world view, knowing ourselves better, seeing that our way is not the only way, and creating space for understanding, success and harmony.
Rev. Margie served children and families in her law practice in California for 17 years before beginning her studies at Unity Village. After her ordination in 2006, she established an Alternative Ministry, Unity in Action, involving guest speaking, teaching and workshops at ministries throughout the U.S. She served Unity Worldwide Ministries as the Director of Credentialing, overseeing ordination of new Unity Ministers, from 2007 to 2012. Her special passion is to empower young adults working toward Unity licensing or ordination.
April 13, Richard Southern, Ph.D.
Lesson: Welcoming Our Wholeness
Special Music: Star Tom
A look at discovering inner peace and true healing.
Richard 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 and is a member of a Unity and an Episcopal church. Richard is also co-author of two books: Cracking Your Congregation’s Code, and SoulTypes: Decode Your Spiritual DNA. He currently is working on a third book with Robert Cromey, SBNR–the Emerging Spiritual but not Religious Majority.
April 20, Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
Lesson: Easter Service: “Resurrection Is No Once-in-History Miracle”
Special Music: Heartsounds Choir
In the story of the resurrection, there is an earthquake that rolls away the stone and allows Jesus to be raised again. Sometimes an earthquake may be what it takes to allow the Christ presence within us to shine through.
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.
April 27, Rev. Bob Brach
Lesson: Do All You Can
Special Music: Andoni Panici
Do all you can with the time you have, in the place you are, with the things you have got. The Buddha and Jesus both pointed out the doing of little things with a big consciousness is of more value that big things with a little consciousness.
Rev. Bob was ordained in 2009 and was among the first group of Unity Institute’s graduates to earn a Masters in Divinity. He has been a regularly scheduled speaker at Unity churches in Missouri for the last 3 years. He hosts the Unity Online Radio Show, Unity Classic Radio: Words from Our Past, featuring unpublished talks and lessons of Unity’s co-founder, Charles Fillmore. He conducts SEE classes, Unity Basic Classes, and workshops on “The Rhetoric of Charles Fillmore.”