Featured Events

 

Intro to Compassionate Living
with J Johnson and Christine Nguyen

Friday, October 20        
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 21    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 22        
Noon - 5:00 pm 
 
 
It's natural to feel joy in giving and receiving from the heart. 
 
What happens when we disconnect from our compassionate nature and think, act or speak out of integrity with our values?
 
And what empowers us when we do stay connected to our compassionate nature, able to hear the wisdom and counsel of the "still, small voice" within us, even under the worst of circumstances?
 
This weekend workshop in Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication or "NVC") developed by Marshall Rosenberg is an introduction to transforming how we express ourselves - and how we hear others.  More than just a communications tool or technique, it's an awakening to more compassionate living, grounded in the freedom, power and joy of the Truth of who we are.
 
Registration: $249.  
Discount rate of $199, if registered and paid in full by October 10.
 
We are fortunate to have scholarship funds available for this training for those who may need some support with tuition in order to attend. Please contact J Johnson at jkendeljohnson@gmail.com or 214-532-3761 to request a scholarship contribution. 
 

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Celebrate World Singing Day

Saturday, October 21st
6:30pm – 8:00pm 
 
Experience the joy and the power of community singing as we co-create a night of musical magic that uplifts, heals, transforms and renews our hearts.  Sing along and enjoy music as a spiritual activity in which we can connect with each other and the divine.  This evening features the Singing as a Spiritual Practice Choir under the direction of Kath Robinson.  Marcy Baruch and David Howard on lead vocals and our excellent house band featuring Mark Boykin, Neil Ross and JR Ranck.  Join us and lift your voice in song as we celebrate World Singing Day with thousands of others around the globe. All are welcome regardless of spiritual affiliation, denomination or none. No experience necessary.  All levels of singers and non-singers are welcome. 
 

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Parenting from the Heart
A 4-week class for parents, teachers and other adults who interact with children and impact their lives.

Saturdays, October 28 – November 18
9:30 am - Noon

with Marilee Linhares and J Johnson
presented by the Unity Spiritual Center Denver Youth & Family Ministry

 
Parents, teachers and other adults will learn to:
  • Establish an environment where everyone’s needs matter – and be freed of struggling to make previously ineffective parenting styles work.
  • Nurture self-empathy and plan for next time, after acting in ways that don’t line up with personal values (like kindness, respect, etc.) and be released from guilt and shame. 
  • Listen effectively for a child’s feelings and needs behind any behavior to reestablish connection, ease and harmony. 
  • Support understanding and a child’s desire to contribute and watch their tendency to react with anger, punishment, judgment or blame diminish.
  • Build mutual trust and respect as the core of family relationships, as each member experiences the joy of willingly contributing to one another.
As a result, children and teenagers will:
  • Build healthy self-esteem, hearing and trusting that their feelings and needs matter.
  • Gain self-acceptance and greater self-honesty from living without judgment and blame.
  • Enjoy more emotional intimacy with their parents – while also understanding that they do not cause their parents’ feelings. 
  • Enjoy more emotional intimacy with their parents and caregivers – and come to understand that everyone, adult or child, is responsible for his/her own feelings.
  • Experience doing things from their own internal motivation, rather than from external punishments and rewards. 
  • Learn how to hear the feelings and needs behind others’ judgments or anger, building their own confidence and emotional safety.
Learn to express their feelings in ways that are likely to inspire empathy and cooperation from their parents and others. 
 
Experience the satisfaction of contributing to their own wellbeing – and that of their parents, friends and others at the same time.


Tuition request:  $125 individual
Early bird individual rate of $100, if registered and paid in full by October 18.
$165 for any two co-parents, family members or others who cooperate in caring for children.
 
Scholarships available!  We are fortunate to have scholarship funds available for this training for those who may need support with tuition in order to attend.  Please contact J Johnson at jkendeljohnson@gmail.com or 214-532-3761 to request a scholarship contribution.
Childcare available with one week notice on a love offering basis.
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IGNITING THE FIRE OF THE HEART: Kirtan
An Evening of Participatory Devotional Chanting From Around the World 

Friday, October 27th
7:00 - 9:30 PM
 
Join Gayan, Marcy, and Ken for an evening of musical ecstasy. 
They will be joined by Kath Robinson, David Howard and other friends in guiding this experience.
Songs inspired by the wisdom and depth of mystical lineages will be woven into an evening of ecstatic participatory chanting.
Entering into the silence that underlies all, we will open to the rhythm and breath of the infinite heart that pulses within all creation, within and among us, and bring it radiantly alive through songs of call and response between lover and beloved.
Singing and rejoicing in connection with the beloved community cultivates the atmosphere in which our inherent, unbroken wholeness gives rise to the joyous divinizing heart-fire: burning away obstacles and galvanizing our capacity for creating sacred change in the world.
 
Offered on a Love Donation basis, suggested $15 minimum
This experience is accessible to the novice as well as the experienced chanter.

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Trunk or Treat

October 29th
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Members of our congregation will ‘dress up’ their car trunks and offer treats to our kids in costume. Come join the hocus pocus creating a hilarious uproar. Yes, the winner of the best dressed trunk contest will receive a $25 gift card. Google “Trunk or Treat” for simple yet creative decorating ideas. Sign up at sign up central, to participate in constructing an award winning trunk! 
 
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Monthly Healing Circle

Wednesday, November 8th 
7:00 p.m.
Healthy longevity is a goal for many these days.  As life spans lengthen and our knowledge grows around the concept of health promotion and ollness prevention, we've come to an exquisite place where we explore and embrace many kinds of healing modalities.
Join us as we explore Higher Level Wellness techniques designed to bring harmony and health to the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
This series is intended as a Co-Creation by participants.  Bring a floor mat or a cushion, along with your wisdom and good intentions.  Explore at your soul level the possibilities that lie within.  A table may be available too.
Confirm with Jan Reynolds at gdfrst@Q.com
 
LaLaLaLaLa!!!
 
 
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Youth Choir

Calling all shining, musical lights!!!
Unity Spiritual Center Denver is gathering together a youth choir, Kinder – 5th grade, to perform Christmas Eve morning!
(yes, at an a.m. Family Service!)
 
Here are the details:
There will be only one song to learn
A commitment to your “yes” is most important!
30 minute rehearsals:
 Sundays, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
If you or your child(ren) are interested, email childrensgarden@unitydenver.org , or sign up at the
registration table in the fellowship lobby.