Classes, Workshops & Events

Adult Classes

Unity of Oak Park classes are open to all; you needn’t be a member to attend! You will learn about foundational Unity/Truth principles and beliefs. Taking classes at Unity of Oak Park will assist you in your everyday walk as well as with your spiritual journey. We call our teachings, "Practical Christianity," and it can help transform your life, while opening your heart to a richer experience of the God Presence within us all. Most classes are offered on a Responsible Giving Basis.

SEE Credit

For those moving toward licensed teacher recognition. Please sign up at the beginning of the series. Those taking the class for credit are allowed one absence. Registration forms will be available after the Sunday service at the bookstore desk.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Vibrational Mastery II
Sun., June 2, 16, 23 & 30, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Vibrational Mastery is the next level of evolution of the Mastermind principle. As all things in the universe are vibrational, in order to fully utilize the Mastermind there must be a solid understanding of the nature and use of vibration. This class, taught by Steven James and Michael Fry, will focus on acquiring this knowledge through practical application. For those who attended the first iteration of this class we will have additional exercises to help you build on what you've already learned.  No class on June 9.
 
I of the Storm
Wed., June 12, 19, & 26, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
In this book we learn to go beyond merely managing the conflict in our lives to actually embracing the conflict, allowing it to teach us what we otherwise might not learn. This process leads to peacemaking...whether it be within ourselves, in our relationships, or as a result of outside circumstances. Simmons integrates spiritual principles, biblical quotes, and martial arts philosophy (he is a fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon do) as well as concepts from modern science--especially quantum theory. In this way he points us to the "I" of the storm of conflict, to our spiritual Self, as the means of realizing peace in our lives.  This class will be facilitated by Ryan Priester.  No class on June 5.
 
Plan "A" for Prosperity
Wed., July 10, 17, 24 & 31, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Starring Edwene Gaines author of our textbook, "The 4 Spiritual Laws of Prosperity" which is available for purchase in the Book Room.  Featuring Stephen Hoxworth as your guide.  Prosperity guidance for all levels of Truth Students.  Let's create a brand new Prosperity Consciousness in each one of us over these four weeks in July
 

Events

Coffee Hour
Join us in Friendship Hall after Sunday service for beverages, snacks and fellowship.  Please sign up in Friendship Hall to host and sponsor a coffee hour.  July 4th Celebration Coffee Hour - Sun., June 30, at 11:00 AM.  Join us after our Sunday service on June 30 for food, fun, music and fireworks.  Sponsored by Captain America & the Firecrackers.  Special appearances by Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Ray Charles & John Mellencamp.

Rev. Linda Oglesby Appreciation Day & July 4th Celebration Coffee Hour
Sun., June 30, at 11:00 am.
Join us after Rev. Linda’s last service as Temporary Minister at Unity of Oak Park to enjoy some food together and thank her for her lessons and leadership that helped us through this transitional period.  We will also celebrate the July 4th holiday with food, fun, music and fireworks.  
 
Welcome Potluck for Rev. Dr. Jesse Tanner
Sun., July 7, at 11:00 am.
After Rev. Jesse’s first service as Senior Minister at Unity of Oak Park, please join us for a special gathering in Friendship Hall to greet him and his family and celebrate the start of this new chapter at Unity of Oak Park. We will be having a potluck and we encourage everyone to sign up to bring something to share. Please bring a dish ready to serve as there are no staff available to prepare the food.  The sign-up sheet is in the Book Room.  Please sign up as soon as possible.
 
Unity Game Night - CANCELLED
This event previously scheduled for Fri., July 26, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, has been cancelled. 
Watch for announcements about our next Game Night this fall.

Tai Chi for Health
No meetings during the summer months.
Often, tai chi is referred to as meditation in motion. It is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. Slow and gentle movements enable the qi or life force, to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Practice of tai chi results in harmony. Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and a tai chi practitioner for more than 40 years developed a range of Tai Chi for Health programs. Sheila Swann-Guerrero, MS, CTRS became a certified instructor after attending Dr. Lam’s Instructor Training June 2018. Sheila brings her desire to serve UOP and passion for tai chi together to offer beginning Tai Chi. Please feel welcome to join us to learn and practice tai chi together.

Consciousness Club (no meeting July 7)
Every First Sunday, at 11:30 am. 
This club meets each month to inspire, support, and encourage those who wish to further develop a higher consciousness and fully live the promises of Truth.  Coordinated by Ron Johnson, LUT.

Sunday Morning Meditation
No meetings during the summer months. Join us this fall for time in the silence before the regular service to open our hearts and minds to the message Spirit has for each of us, we will also consciously move our combined Love and Light out into the world to be part of God’s plan for healing. Marilyn Joy will provide readings and guided meditations to move us closer to the Christ presence within. Please bring your energy, deepen your meditation practice and start your Sunday from the High Place.

Spirit of Wellness
Every Second Sunday, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
This discussion group facilitated by Lori Kozon is based on Myrtle Fillmore’s proposition, “You have everything you need to enable you to do the many things you came into the world to do, but you need to let the Spirit of God take hold of your soul and set it to doing its perfect work in the body.” Tools that support your wellness as well as help you determine what naturally works best for your own body will be discussed. Guest speakers who are experts in innovative technologies and energetic practices will be included.

Prayer & Meditation Group
Every Monday, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.
Our Prayer Team meets on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm and is facilitated by Mary Ann Provenza.

Board Meetings
Every Second Monday, at 6:00 pm.
Regular meetings of the Board of Trustees are held on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 pm.

Silence in the Solarium
Every Thursday, from 11:30 am - Noon.
Join us as we set aside a period of time during the week to reconnect our minds and hearts at this meditation service in the Solarium. Facilitated by Mary Ann Provenza.

Conscious Parenting Group
Every Third Thursday, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Join us every third Thursday for the Unity of Oak Park Conscious Parenting group. We discuss how to be a more conscious parent and partner and how to create a more loving and connected family in a format that includes workshop, discussion, talks, and meditation.  All are welcome.  Facilitated by Lindsay Ambrose.

Movie Night
Every other month on a Friday night, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Join us for movies, popcorn and other refreshments. June 21 movie:  "Green Book."

Women & Men of Unity
No meetings during the summer months.  This fall meetings resume every Second Saturday, from 10:00 - 11:30 am for a book study and refreshments. Bernie Thauland, LUT, and Vernon Steele are the facilitators.