Classes Across the Region
There are a variety of classes being offered across the Northwest Region! Please check back frequently to see what's coming up.
The Fifth Agreement
Unity of Anchorage with Barbara Keller on Zoom
Wednesdays, September 1-29
We will be diving into Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz’s book “The Fifth Agreement.” Looking at the Toltec Wisdom of these five agreements, we can choose to unlearn our old beliefs while embracing these agreements to move into a new heaven as the authors say.
Are these agreements always easy to follow? No. Can it be done? Yes. Can they change you? Definitely. You may be surprised that you may already be doing some of them.
Join me on this journey into ourselves. There is always more to discover.
Unity Prayer - SEE Credit Available
Unity of Anchorage with Rev. Rachel Simpson via Zoom
Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 28, October 5, 12
Affirmative meditative prayer is at the heart of the Unity spiritual path. The Unity way of prayer is ultimately aimed at experience of the Divine and Realization of the practitioner’s Divine Potential. Along the way there are practical benefits, including guidance, healing and abundance. In this course, students are introduced to Unity’s Five Step Prayer Process and supported in developing their daily prayer practice.
Self-Awareness Class - SEE Credit Available
Unity of Olympia
September 11, 18 & 25 | 10:30a-2:30p
Facilitated by Audrey Pitchford, LUT
Platform: Online via Zoom
Self-awareness is necessary for optimal balance and functioning in life. To be self-aware is to realize the dimensions of self and the states of those dimensions.
Course Description: Human beings are more than physical body; they also have spiritual and soul (psyche) dimensions which are equally if not more important than the body. Students will explore the dimensions of self by studying various systems and techniques for self- awareness. They will become more conscious of: their attitudes, beliefs and ways of being; symptoms of stress and imbalance; healthy responses to stress and imbalance; and how to integrate spiritual principles to maintain balance and honor all facets of their being.
Recommended reading (required for SEE): Butterworth, Eric. 1982. In the Flow of Life. Unity Village Publisher, Unity Books. Hendricks, Gay. 2000. Conscious Living: Finding Joy in the Real World. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.
For SEE Credit: This course is open to all and available for Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) credit. Students must register with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. A one-time fee of $35 to enroll with UWSI as a student, and $45 for credit for this courseClick here to register
The Power of Now
Unity of Portland with Rev. Dick
Tuesdays, September 14 - November 23 (11 weeks)
We are all in the process of awakening to an expanded consciousness that Jesus referred to as The Kingdom of Heaven. The KOH has been a mystery to humanity with the exception of a few, but is now being revealed to us through every life experience. Living consciously in the moment; becoming aware of who we are not, and accepting what is, are the key practices that allow us to participate and expedite our own awakening.
This is a Book Study Zoom class on The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle.
Unity of Portland with Sharon Mitchell
Tuesdays, September 28 - November 30 (9 weeks)
This New York Times bestseller has people around the world saying this is the missing piece in understanding and eradicating racism. As we continue to expand in our understanding, this work is an important part of opening our hearts to a new way of living. This is how we move forward with Dismantling the Systems of Racism. Join us as we learn that we truly are Better Together!
Discovering Jesus’s Original Teachings
Unity of Portland with Allen Watson
Thursdays, September 23 - November 11 (8 weeks)
10 am to 12 pm via Zoom
Before he was anything else, Jesus was a teacher of wisdom. This class will examine the four gospels in the Bible along with the Gospel of Thomas and the collection of Jesus’s saying that scholars have named “Q” to uncover this wisdom—what biblical scholar Stephen J. Patterson has called “the lost way.”
We will cover:
Seeing the Bible Through the Lens of the Spiral
Unity of Portland with Rev. E.J. Niles and Spiral Pathways
Mondays, September 27 - October 25 (5 weeks)
7:00 pm to 8:30 PM
Credible Bible Scholarship exists to provide new understanding of how to view the Hebrew Bible based on when it was written, and the consciousness of the writers at the time it was written. Spiral Dynamics shows how consciousness evolved during those times.
When we use the tools of Bible Scholarship and Spiral Dynamics, a clear way to trace the evolving perception of God emerges. It is a path we can follow in our individual and collective journeys.
Unity of Anchorage with Bob Kennedy
Wednesdays October 6, 13, 20 & Nov 3, 10, 17
Think you know the Christmas story? Find out what the Gospels REALLY say with this 6 week study of the book The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossman. We will finish the study just in time to start Advent and the possibility of new Christmas traditions.
The Spiritual Art of Self-Care Online
Unity Community of Central Oregon - Taught by Rev. Jane Hiatt and Rev. Beth Welton-Miller
ONLINE 8 Week Class - Monday evenings
October 11-November 29, 6:30-8:30 pm (Pacific time)
Many of us, myself included, put the care of everyone we know—even the whole, wide world—ahead of our own care, and dust off our halos as we do so. But what if caring for ourselves is actually the first and most important step in caring for others? This love in action course is for people who are serious about engaging in the sacred work of self-care. It will be highly interactive and incorporate powerful ceremonies.
This class will be offered as a series of 8, available for SEE credit if you need that, and will be designed to help you totally shift your relationship to yourself as a priority. However, it will also be available as a series of individual topics so you can register for just a single session or a few sessions if that works better for you.
$75 for the series
$15 for individual sessions