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CLASSES 

The Grandfather Stories: A Learning Experience

Based on the soon-to-be-published book by World-Renowned author, Trish Comer.

The six-session interactive course Wednesdays begins September 14 at USC ABQ. CHOOSE the 2:30pm class start time OR CHOOSE the 6:30pm class start time to accommodate your schedule. The class will be co-taught by Trish Comer and Rev Gordon Keyler. The class length will vary from 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

Each presented chapter is thoughtfully prepared to address the following questions along with an in-depth understanding of the Model of Harmony and Balance and how it applies in all aspects of life and in the world today:


• Why does it appear we have so much evidence of chaos across the world right now?
• Why do I feel so angry toward others with different views than my own?
• How much influence do my thoughts really have in life?
• Can I really heal my angry or broken heart with love?
• Are we really heading in the direction of an evolution of human consciousness that will usher in the Age of Alignment?
• And more...
"With intention, be a participant in the evolution of human consciousness!"

     As a life-long student and practitioner of Divine Love in partnership with Spirit, Trish Comer has been guided down on many paths in pursuit of its deeper meaning. One of the guided paths took Trish and her husband, Robert, along with their two very young children, to their first visit at Unity in the Mountains in Western North Carolina in 1981 on Easter Sunday. She didn't know it then, but Unity would become a series of life-influencing events over the next 40-plus years. It was the start of a harmonious relationship between her Taoist philosophy and the teachings of Unity. Their next stop was Unity in Crystal Lake, Illinois, where Trish was handed the reins of the Board President, and her husband volunteered to guide the Sunday School. They both heard a calling to ministerial school. The calling went unanswered, but instead received a different calling to New Mexico in 1989. They settled in and found a welcoming community at the Unity Spiritual Center in 1990. Once again, they were called to the ministry, and once again, they declined, for the timing didn't feel quite right. However, it was in those early years when Trish was preparing to teach a stress reduction workshop, when she was "gifted" by Spirit, the Model of Harmony and Balance. The following year was equally bountiful when she was placed on the path of understanding the deeper meaning of Divine Love.

     There is a paraphrased Taoist saying, "When you the hear a knock on the door three times, it's to be believed." The door was knocked on a third time after the passing of her husband of 36 years in 2014. It was a different type of spiritual calling – a calling to publish and teach about Divine Love through, The Grandfather Stories, that had been written over a course of many years beginning in 2007. Each conversational story was written through Spirit's guiding words in the voices of a very wise and loving grandfather, and the apple of his eye, his loving young and curious grandson. The stories take place in the future at a time when the chaos that we see in the world today has passed and a new-age has dawned, The Age of Alignment – an age of peace and contentment, love, good health, and prosperity – a world of harmony and balance in one's personal life and in the community. It is a future when our Elders in their 4th Stage of Life, play a vital and much respected role in teaching the history before the Age of Alignment, and share their wisdom with the younger ones. The circle of life is clearly illustrated.

     The stories address a variety of everyday challenges we humans now face in the course of a day, and sometimes over a life time. The stories reveal the causal effects of fear, anger and suffering, when the 4th attribute, the Spiritual, the "wise grandparent" within that's identified on the Model of Harmony and Balance is not acknowledged, not understood, or underutilized.

The 12 Powers Class

Dr. Michelle Coleman, Ph.D. and licensed Unity educator will teach this S.E.E. eligible class for 5 Saturdays, 10am to Noon beginning September 24. In person or online. Love offering. Sign up in the USCABQ foyer or email office@abqunity.org. 

Tapping for Health and Happiness Group  

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, Monthly on 4th Sundays, Love Offering. The next Tapping is Sunday, August 28, in the Sanctuary.

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is also known as tapping. It is a technique that has been around since 1995. Acupressure points are tapped in a sequence to help release physical and emotional pain. The positive effects are quick and long lasting. The governments of several countries, including Britain, Canada and Australia, have approved their national health programs to provide tapping as a treatment modality. The American Veteran’s Administration has also approved of tapping to be used for treatment.   Chris Acklen is leading our new tapping group. Chris is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. She has had several tapping trainings and much continued study. Chris uses the technique personally and in her work with clients. 

Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

9:00 - 10:00 am, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Sanctuary, Love Offering

Do you want more energy, physical flexibility, increased emotional and physical benefits? Then, put on your comfortable clothes and come join us! This class taught by Sharon Maughan is based on very slow and controlled movements of the Chinese martial arts. Gentle and easy to learn. Any level of ability is welcome. No prior experience is necessary. Sharon has been practicing these movements for over 5 years and enthusiastically attests to their healing effects. Just a reminder: Doors close promptly at 9:00 am.

RECURRING EDUCATION/STUDY & CIRCLES

CIRCLES

Happy Circles

Happy Circles are very popular! We will start a new five session series on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 pm., located in the Sanctuary at USCABQ. 

Happy Circles consists of five sessions to help you decide what is your next important goal in life, and how can you achieve it with the help of a personal Happy Circles.  

You will:
•    Learn how Circles work and how it can work for you.
•    Develop a plan to accomplish an important goal, like having more money, or losing weight, finding a romantic partner, starting a new career, finding a home, and so on. Any goal is fair game in Happy circles. 
•    Be invited to create a circle with others in the group who want the same goal, or who have already accomplished that goal and want to help another to do the same. 
•    Give and receive assistance so that everyone in the group can succeed with their chosen goal.

Come join the fun and meeet your goals at the same time!  

Join your Unity friends in the Circle by emailing office@abqunity.org

About the Creation of Happy Circles: From Rev. Gordon - As I have studied the teachings of Jesus, I have noticed that he would meet the needs of individuals first, in order that they may then be able to meet other's needs. One of the things he did was to gather a circle of people whom he could teach and train to go out into the world and spread his teachings.  Tradition says there were twelve, but in fact there were many more, and many of them were women. The hope was that each of those "Circle Members" (Apostles), would then go out and create new circles.

Come and join the Circle of Co-Creation!  Come and become the "Continuation of the Great Educational Movement Inaugurated by Jesus the Christ".  (Charles Fillmore's definition of Unity)


Scott C. Miller, Founder of Circles USA

Scott has spent his career working with over 150 communities throughout North America to create new programs that support thousands of people with their plans to move out of poverty and thrive. He lives here in Albuquerque and currently consults a select group of communities across the country to replace poverty management systems with prosperity systems. Happy Circles is his semi-retirement passion project to help anyone with achieving goals that bring more meaning and community into their life. He will be personally facilitating this 5-week program. Scott has a deep connection to Unity throughout the USA.


Alan and Christina Kinner are both certified life coaches and hypnotherapists who will be co-facilitating Happy Circles sessions with Scott.  They are strong advocates for Unity Spiritual Center  and will have their "Gems" on display!  They will also be available for individual sessions to help people transform their lives. Happy Circles is community project supported by locally owned businesses and nonprofits here in ABQ.   Life is a Gem is a founding partner.

Healing Prayer Circle

6:30 pm, 4th Thursdays, Sanctuary, 9800 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112

Join in prayers for healing whether for yourself, others, the world. All are welcome. 

Unity was founded due to healing. After attending a seminar by Dr. E. B. Weeks, Unity co-founder Myrtle Fillmore, had a revelation about healing. She had battled with tuberculosis most of her life and was in the end stages of the disease. She began to affirm that as a perfect child of God (as we all are) she could be healed and she was. She shared her insights with others in circles and gatherings and along with her husband, Charles Fillmore, created the Unity movement.

With prayerful intention and affirmation for friends, family, community, and our world in a consciousness of healing, peace, prosperity and well-being we form a Healing Circle every 4th Thursday at USC ABQ.

EDUCATION / STUDY

SUNDAYS

YFM youth (tiny through teens)

10:00 - 11:00 am, Sundays, Main Building Classrooms, 9800 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112.

If you have any questions or your child(ren) are new to YFM, please contact: Amanda Replogle, Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator,  yfm@abqunity.org  Come and join the fun! We are a welcoming, inclusive, spiritual home.

Reading Between the Lines Metaphysical Bible Study

8:30 - 9:30 am, Sundays, Online using Zoom; email the office for the link : office@uscabq.org, Love Offering. 

This is our oldest continuing group at USC ABQ! It is facilitated by Patrick Knight and Jay Pullen. We will be returning to in person gatherings in the future. From TruthUnity.net: "We approach the Bible as the story of the spiritual development of our soul. Remember that New Thought teaches that all things we experience in life had their origin in thought; “we create our experiences by the activity of our thinking.” Metaphysical Bible students, therefore, relate each Bible story, and the characters and places in those stories, to their own development as spiritual beings.

Charles Fillmore wrote, “Apart from being a book of great historical and biographical interest, the Bible is, from Genesis to Revelation, in its inner or spiritual meaning, a record of the experiences and the development of the human soul.” The “theater” is in our consciousness, not in the biblical lands. Although the historical biblical story occurred long ago in the faraway biblical lands, when we do a metaphysical bible interpretation, all the action occurs in our consciousness. We do not metaphysically interpret historical events! What we metaphysically interpret are events in consciousness, in a belief that what occurred centuries ago is an expression of the same Divine Ideas that are now expressing in our own consciousness."

THURSDAYS

Contemplative Gathering

7:00 - 8:00 pm, Thursdays except 4th Thursdays, Teen Center Room in our office across Carol Street from the Main Building

Our midweek Contemplative Gathering is a time to reflect, meditate, and share in contemplation. We contemplate a reading or topic, reflect on it within the group, and meditate. In person as well as online using Zoom. In person gathering is in the Teen Center Room of the USCABQ office which is across the side street from our main building at 9800 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque. For Zoom, this gathering is by invitation so please email the office for the link: office@uscabq.org . On 4th Thursdays there is no Contemplative Gathering; please feel free to join in the Healing Prayer Circle at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary on 4th Thursdays.