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 Noon - 1:00 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 5, 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.
 

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.

CROP Hunger Walk
Sun, May 5, at 1:00 pm.
Join us for the 36th Annual Oak Park CROP Hunger Walk, Sunday, May 5th, 2019. 1:00 PM Registration, 2:00 PM begins the Walk. To learn more, volunteer or donate, please contact John O’Rourke at (630) 964-0847 or jpmorourke@yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit various food pantries locally in Oak Park, River Forest, Chicago (Austin Neighborhood), Forest Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, and worldwide.

Indoor Garage Sale
Sat., May 11, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
A variety of interesting items will be for sale including bookcases, toys, beautiful clothes, housewares, garden items, jewelry, art and other oddities!  All proceeds from the sale go to Unity of Oak Park.

Rev. Helice Greene Book Signing
Sun., May 12, after the 10:00 AM service.
On Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, during our 10:00 AM service, Rev. Helice Greene will give a meditation, and the lesson will be provided by Rev. Helice and Rev. Sandy Diamond.  After the service, Rev. Helice will have a book signing of her legacy writings edited by Rev. Sandy Diamond.  Come join Rev. Helice at her book signing as we embrace her with open arms of love.

Joshua Mhoon Concert
Sun, May 19, at Noon.
Joshua Mhoon will perform Sun., May 19, at noon in concert at Unity of Oak Park. Joshua is an internationally known pianist having performed in Europe, China, Japan and across the United States of America. He recently performed in Italy. Please join us to appreciate this young prodigy as he gifts us with the sound of music. For more information or to purchase tickets ($25.00 each), click here, call 708-848-0960 or stop by our bookstore. 

Unity Game Night
Fri., May 31, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Join us for Unity Game Night.  Our event has been expanded to include a supervised childrens’ game table.  Games and activities will be provided for adults and school age children.  Popcorn, soda pop and games will be provided for all.

Ongoing Events

Tai Chi for Health
Every First and Third Sunday, from 9:00 - 9:30 am (no meeting on the first Sunday in June).
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
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
Every Second and Fourth Sunday, from 9:00 - 9:30 am.
Join us 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 Group
Every Second Sunday, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Spirit of Wellness group, hosted by Lorraine Kozon at Unity Church of Oak Park, will feature a very accomplished guest speaker on June 9, Dr. Thom Lobe.  Dr. Lobe is Board Certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery and is also licensed in Allopathic and Osteopathic medicine.  He has a focus on minimally invasive surgery,  having developed one of the earliest programs applying laser therapy to treat pediatric diseases.  Throughout his career has acquired a great understanding of advanced nutrition, metabolism, advanced hormone therapy, anti-aging medicine and regenerative wound healing.  Dr. Lobe has been recognized on three continents with lifetime achievement awards.  As recently as last month, Dr. Lobe was recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Achiever for his work as a Regenerative Medicine Specialist.  We are blessed with having Dr. Lobe share with us his extensive experience and how the newest natural therapies can harness the power of our own bodies for health and healing.  Part of what he will be discussing is how Stem Cell Therapy is not only used for traditional purposes such as joint healing, but can also help the treatment of other diseases such as Parkinson’s, MS, Autism, COPD, etc.  You never know when you may need this information for the benefit of your friends, your family or yourself.

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.