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
May 10, Rev. Tony Cryer
Lesson: Honoring the Divine Mother
Special Music: Sky Nelson
There can be no birth of the Christ in us without the Divine Mother. Let us rekindle our relationship to the divine feminine within and open our hearts to a world of caring and compassion for all Her blessed children.
Rev. Tony has been a New Thought Minister and teacher of A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for the past 23 years. His ministry has brought him to many countries, including teaching ACIM in South America for 10 years. His passionate style of teaching comes from the deep conviction that spiritual transformation of the individual is the way in which we heal the world. As well as speaker, healer and musician, Tony is a twice ordained minister, and is currently seeking to become a Unity Minister as well. He speaks at Unity churches around the U.S, as well as offers Healing Relationships workshops with his wife, Liliana. www.miraclencounters.com
May 17, Allan Hardman
Lesson: Freedom is Your Birthright
Special Music: Star Tom
The freedom to love, to live in abundance, the freedom from fear, and the freedom to be totally and completely happy!
Allan’s background includes a ten year apprenticeship with Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. He is a Toltec Master in that tradition and brings his wisdom of the Toltec path to his work with spiritual counseling and emotional healing. Allan is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of The Heart of Healing and Healing the Heart of the World, with Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Caroline Myss and others. He leads spiritual journeys to the sacred pyramids of Teotihuacán, Mexico and facilitates various workshops and events.
May 24, Rev. Robin Gail
Lesson: Letting Go: Everything I Ever Let Go of Has Claw Marks All Over It
Special Music: Ava Grail
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.”
May 31, Rev. Dr. Eleanor Richard
Lesson: It’s Beyond Reality
Special Music: Maury & Cheri
Gain a deep understanding of the power of NOW. Experience the peace of the present, where healing happens and conflict disappears, and learn ways to apply this daily.
Rev. Eleanor founded the Center for Spiritual Growth in Yreka in 1998, which moved to Mt. Shasta in 2002. In 2004 she produced over 30 half hour messages filmed out in nature in South Siskiyou County called, “This Is the Day!” She has her Master’s Degree from Sacramento State College in Transpersonal Psychology and is a licensed MFT. She has her ministerial license from Religious Science International (now the Centers for Spiritual Living). Dr. Eleanor received her Doctor of Divinity from Emerson Theological Institute in April 2012. She is available for counseling, prayer treatment, workshop facilitation, weddings and guest speaking.
June 7, Rev. Mary Murray Shelton
Lesson: The Spiritual Wisdom of Parrots
Special Music: Congregations
This light-hearted talk is practical spiritual wisdom drawn from a group of parrot jokes. An odd source, maybe, but these anecdotes can actually remind us of important spiritual truths through their wonderfully hilarious illustrations.
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.
June 14, Richard Southern, Ph.D.
Lesson: The Stuff Dreams are Made of: The Spirituality of the Maltese Falcon
Special Music: Amitabhan
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.
June 21, Rev. Alyzsa Van Til
Lesson: How to Allow My Heavenly Father to Be Love Through Me
Special Music: Star Tom
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.
June 28, Rev. Margaret Flick
Lesson: Feeling and Healing Our Way to God
Special Music: Scott Grace
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 joyful life. Margaret lives in Kelseyville with her husband, Howie. She volunteers for the Lake County Hospice bereavement program and is a regular speaker at Unity of Santa Rosa.