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CLASSES/RECURRING GROUPS

SUICIDE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

Suicide Prevention Resources Workshop, Sunday March 3 at 12:00 - 1:30 pm
           NM Suicide Prevention Coalition in collaboration with the NM Department of Health will be presenting a workshop about resources for preventing suicide and resources for families who have lost loved ones to suicide.
          “One in four families sitting in our houses of worship has a family member who has a mental illness. Many are suffering in silence because these illnesses of the brain are often seen as the result of a moral or spiritual failure. Historically both physical and mental illnesses were thought to be caused by sin or demons.” However, Unity recognizes that mental illness is exactly that, an illness, typically caused by chemical imbalance, trauma, etc. and as such can be treated. Today we can identify and provide treatment for many mental illnesses and provide support for the multiple factors that place someone at risk for suicide.
          This Workshop is for all Mental Health professionals, volunteers, faith leaders and interested parties. Please RSVP office@abqunity.org

 

CLASS:  “Developing a Personal Prayer Practice“

Offered Wednesdays, March 6-20, 
2:00-4:00 pm location: USCABQ Community Room. Check back for a confirmed time.
USC's prayer chaplain coordinator/trainer, Martyne Backman, is leading this 3-week exploration of how to use affirmative prayer to deepen and enrich your connection to the Christ within. There will be a sign up sheet in the lobby by 1/26/24 with time preference requested. Love offering. Anyone who is considering joining the Prayer Chaplain Team later this spring is strongly encouraged to take this class.

CLASS: "The Artist's Tool Box"

USC IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE
A NEW CLASS
“THE ARTIST’S TOOL BOX”
 with Local Artist, Jim Bruce

Six 3-hour lessons each week beginning Wednesday, March 6 - April 10, 1:00 - 4:00 PM. 

All materials for the class will be provided.

Tuition: $300.00

    Participant Down Payment due February 18 - $150

    Participant Payment due March 16 - $75

    Participant Payment due March 27 - $75

            Do you know that you are creative, but feel you lack the skill set to make a piece of art you could frame?
          The goal of this workshop is for you to acquire the skills to validate what you already knows exists inside you.
           Lecture, group discussions and structured “hands-on” lessons will culminate with each participant creating a 24 x 48 painting to take home “suitable for framing”.
NO ARTISTIC BACKGROUND OR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED

Here’s something to ponder  …..         

          How many different colors can you find in a New Mexico sunset?  In this class you will learn how to pick the right colors, choose the proper brush and paint a beautiful New Mexico sky!

This orientation and introduction to prayer chaplaincy will take place:

March 24, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm in the Sanctuary, with Martyne Backman

Do you have interest in becoming a Prayer Chaplain at Unity Spiritual Center Albuquerque? If so, this class led by Martyne Backman, our Prayer Chaplain coordinator, is for you and for returning Prayer Chaplains as well. 

It will take approximately 90 minutes and will include an overview of the Prayer Chaplain program, insights from current prayer chaplains, and a Q&A.

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in learning about USC’s prayer chaplaincy, and/or who intends to participate in this year’s training. It is mandatory for both continuing and prospective chaplains.

The training days will take place on two Saturdays, April 20 and April 27, from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. New Chaplain installation will take place in May.
 
Please see Martyne Backman, our Prayer Chaplain Coordinator & Trainer, with any questions. 
Brochures with the training schedule and more information are available on the Event Epicenter table in the lobby.

See the Ministry Tab > Prayer on this website for a detailed description of our Prayer Chaplain program.

YOGA AT UNITY

Fridays Beginning September 8, 9:30 - 10:30, USCABQ Sanctuary, Love Offering/Donation

Sue Eaton, a yoga teacher with over 500 hours of training, is excited to offer a yoga class at Unity Spiritual Center,  This weekly class is for beginners, as well as experienced yoga students.

This class will be in the style of Hatha yoga, which focuses on breath and movement, and is more gentle and slower paced than other styles. It will include yoga poses, breathing practices and meditation. The emphasis will be on increased body and breath awareness, and alignment, as well as with stretching and strengthening poses. Variations with props will be offered to assist with various levels of mobility. 

Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mats, and other props, such as a blanket or pillow to sit on, a block or pillow for support, and a strap or scarf for stretching. There will be a limited number of props available for use. Chairs will also be available to use as props.

Suggested Love Offering $5.00 - $10.00

Contact  Sue by via office@abqunity.org with any question.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Thursdays, 11:00 to Noon, Meeting in the Office Meeting Room (office is across Carol Street from the main building), Trish Miller, Certified Grief Facilitator, is the facilitator of our Grief Support Group. 

Have you ever wondered, "What is a “Grief Support Group”?

A Grief Support Group is a place you can come and tell your story of loss, whatever that loss may be (friend, pet, family, job, divorce, health, etc.).  It’s a safe place where confidentiality is primary and the sharing of our stories is kept within the group and not shared. And everyone is welcome.

Telling our stories of loss, no matter how hard, frustrating and scary it may be, helps our bodies release old and stagnant emotions that get stuck in our bodies. Releasing our emotions of loss allows room for new lighter emotions.

It’s like the Biblical story in Luke 5:37-39

"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, 'The old is better."

You are invited to join our Grief Support Group every Thursday at 11-12 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center in the main building. The Use the CommUnity Room South door or the ADA door.

 

TAPPING FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS GROUP

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM, Monthly on 4th Sundays. Large Classroom  Love Offering. No Tapping experience is necessary. Due to the Annual Meeting taking place, there will be NO Tapping Group in January. Tapping will resume in February.

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

9:30 - 10:30 am, Mondays and Wednesdays in the Sanctuary, Love Offering.  Laurie Roop, instructor. Note: See Laurie Roop for any changes related to holiday scheduling.

 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 Laurie Roop 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.  Just a reminder: Doors close promptly at 9:30 am.

RECURRING EDUCATION / STUDY

SUNDAYS

YFM youth (tiny through teens)

10:00 - 11:00 am, Sundays, Main Building Classrooms, 9800 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112. https://uscabq.org/events/youth-and-family-ministry-for-children

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

2 Times on Sundays:

ONLINE: 8:30 - 9:15 am, Sundays, using Google meet; if wishing to participate online, email the office for the link : office@uscabq.org, Love Offering. Facilitated by Patrick Knight.

IN-PERSON:  11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Every Sunday EXCEPT the 1st Sunday of the Month, Office Conference room across Carol Street from the main building. Love Offering. Facilitated by Michael Small. 

          Each week we look at a different selection from the Bible and see how it might help us achieve our highest and best selves in our everyday lives.  We hope to see you on Sunday. 
          If you are are tech skilled and would like to support the team please let us know.  Even if you can make coffee and hot water (tea) would be greatly appreciated.  Patrick Knight, facilitator, will login remotely and make it to the church when he can. 
          We hope you can join us on Sundays! email office@abqunity.org and put "Please place me on Metaphysical Bible Study To get on the emailing list and receive the Google Meet link." in the email.

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."

BETTER LIVING SERIES

Better Living Series will let us know when a new schedule is available. No spring 2024 sessions have been scheduled yet.

Our BETTER LIVING SERIES:  Whether your life is going great or you'd like to up the energy, these workshops will provide you tools and experiences for better living. Attend one or all. Monthly on the THIRD SATURDAY, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Love offering/donation. NO NEED FOR ADVANCE REGISTRATION. Come in time for the workshop, sign in and enjoy. Scroll down for poster.