Special Events

OUR WINTER FUND DRIVE IS UNDER WAY!
 
FAMILY SERVICE SUNDAY
November 26th, 10 AM - "The Giving Tree"
 
Join us for a Sunday Service that is suitable for all ages, followed by a special fellowship and a craft project for the young and the young-at-heart! Facilitated by Rebecca Stoker.
 
To help us plan for this activity, please click here to RSVP and to let us know if you would like to bring an apple-themed dish to share for fellowship.
JOIN US FOR OUR SIXTH ANNUAL 
HOLIDAY SILENT SERVICE AUCTION

Get involved in this fun fundraiser by donating a gift certificate for a service (no merchandise donations, please) to be awarded to the highest bidder.  Possible donations include:
  •  Cleaning and home organizing
  •  Tutoring/music/dance lessons
  •  Massage/Reiki
  •  Meal preparation
  •  Your specialty?
To participate, click here for a donation form.  Submit your completed form to the USC office staff by November 30th.
JOIN US FOR A MONTHLY OPEN MIC NIGHT
On the First Friday of Each Month - December 1, 7:00 PM

Join us for a fun, relaxing evening of music and refreshments at our monthly Unity Open Mic Night.  Admission is free.  Food and beverages provided by volunteers will be available for a love offering.  All performers welcome.  2-3 songs per act. Performers should arrive 15 minutes early to sign up for a time slot.
 
JOIN US DECEMBER 3RD FOR OUR ANNUAL TREE TRIMMING
 
SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING HOLIDAY SERVICES
 
Sunday, December 24th - 10 AM
"12 Living Lights" Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service

Sunday, December 31st - 10 AM
Annual New Year's Burning Bowl Ceremony

Sunday, January 7th - 10 AM
Annual New Year's White Stone Ceremony
JOIN US FOR JOEL S. GOLDSMITH CHRISTMAS MESSAGES
Thursdays, December 7th and December 14th, 10:00 - 11:45 AM

Join the USC Joel Goldsmith study group for two special discussions on the Christmas messages of 20th century mystic Joel S. Goldsmith.  
  • December 7:   The Transition to Christhood
  • December 14:  Spiritual Illumination

All are welcome.  Offered on a love offering basis.  

Click here to RSVP.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK &
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE
Sunday, December 17th - 11:30 AM 
Bring a dish to share, and stay after the 10 AM service for holiday fellowship and merriment! Both adults and children may participate in "THE GAME." If you would like to play, bring a wrapped gift, either beautiful or hideous, and a good sense of humor, and watch the fun unfold. (Children should bring gifts appropriate for children.)
SHOP WITH SCRIP FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND EARN $$$ FOR UNITY SPIRITUAL CENTER
 

The holidays are coming, and now is the perfect time to get involved in Unity's Scrip gift card fundraiser.  For every dollar that you spend on your shopping using Scrip gifts cards (whether virtual or plastic), Unity earns a percentage - anywhere from 1 to 20%!

 
Do you like to shop at any of the following retailers?  Next to each retailer's name, check out the rebate percentage which Unity earns from your Scrip gift card purchase.  Click here for a full list of over 700 retailers who offer gift cards through this program.
 
Amazon.com - 2.5% Chili's - 11% Kohl's - 4% Panera - 8%
AMC Theaters - 8% CVS Pharmacy - 6% LL Bean - 16% Shutterfly - 9%
Applebees - 8% Dunkin Donuts - 2.5% Land's End - 16% Staples - 5%
Barnes & Noble - 8% Gap - 14-20% Lowe's - 4% Starbucks - 7%
Bath & Body Works - 13-18% Groupon - 7% Macy's - 10% TJ Maxx - 7%
Bed Bath & Beyond - 7% HomeGoods - 7% Marshall's - 7% Target - 2.5%
Best Buy - 4% ITunes - 5% Old Navy - 14-20% WalMart - 2.5%
 
 

The deadline for holiday gift card orders is December 15th.  You can pay with cash or a check payable to Unity Spiritual Center.  Click here to download our simple order form.  Stop by the Unity office if you would like help getting started with your own Scrip account - which allows you to download select Scrip gift cards directly to your smart phone. It's super easy once you know what to do!   Questions?  Call or email the Unity office.  As always, thank you for your generous support of Unity Spiritual Center.
 
USC SOCIAL BOOK CLUB
 
Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8:  2-Day Workshop with Gary and Cindy Renard 
 
Sunday, April 22:  Dr. DREAM returns to USC
 
IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED FOR FELLOWSHIP
A Message from a Fellowship Volunteer
 
Our Fellowship Team is currently without a leader, and volunteers are needed to fulfill the goals of this important ministry. I suggest we share the work and privilege of providing fellowship. If everyone who is able would devote one Sunday each month or so to providing fellowship, everyone would benefit by the giving and receiving. We would get to meet more people, make friends and have the satisfaction of making an important contribution.
  • One or two people to Host Fellowship (Make coffee and set-up. Provide a dish or snack, and if there are no other volunteers, stay to clean-up)

  • 3 - 4 to clean up (wrap up food, wash and dry dishes, clean as needed, sweep floor, take out trash)
  • 4 - 6 people to donate table-ready food
I will be happy to give a kitchen tour and answer any questions you may have. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the back table, or click here to sign up for this Sunday.
 
Acts 2:42 notes, "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." 
 
Thank you, 
Kathie Shannon
Youth and Family Ministry
 
From October to June, youth classes will meet two Sundays per month at 10 a.m. during the regular adult service.  On non-class days, children are invited to join the adults in the sanctuary.  

2017-2018 CURRICULUM
UniKids (Gr. K-4):  Twelve Powers
UniTeens (Gr. 5-8):  I of the Storm for Teens
Y.O.U. (Gr. 9-12):  I of the Storm for Teens
 
There are no Youth Ministry classes on November 26th.  Please join us for our "Giving Tree" family service at 10AM.
SAVE THE DATE
 
Saturday, April 7 - Sunday, April 8:  2-Day Workshop with Gary and Cindy Renard 
 
Sunday, April 22:  Dr. DREAM returns to USC
 
NEW USC FUNDRAISER
Ongoing 50/50 Raffle
 
1 Ticket - $5.00
3 Tickets - $10.00
35 Tickets - $100.00
 
Winners need not be present to win.
Drawing will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday, October 29th
All proceeds benefit USC programs.
Ways to Give  
Unity Spiritual Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which relies on the generous support of individual donors and foundations. Your tax-deductible gift to Unity Spiritual Center allows us to serve the mission and vision of this spiritual community. Help us to expand our ever increasing circles of good. Partner with us in this process with your gift today; every gift makes a difference and we are grateful. 
  • Cash or Check (payable to Unity Spiritual Center) - mailed or hand-delivered
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  • One-time or recurring payment through your bank's online bill pay system
  • Authorized monthly credit card transaction - see office staff for authorization form
  • PayPal (via your PayPal account or debit/credit card)
IMPORTANT : PLEASE READ 
ROUTE 78 OVERPASS CONSTRUCTION
The Route 78 overpass at Exit 11 is closed for construction. If you are traveling to USC from the west, you may use the Exit 11 ramp as usual.  If you are traveling from the east, please take Exit 12 for Route 173 Jutland/Norton.  Turn left at the end of the exit ramp.  Turn left at the traffic light by Dunkin Donuts and go over the highway overpass.  Turn right at the end of the overpass onto I-78 Frontage Road.  Stay right at the fork on Frontage Road.  Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 614.  Turn right onto Bellwood Avenue.
Ongoing Classes/Meetings
A Course in Miracles Home Study Group
Meets Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM in Glen Gardner. Phone for info: 908-537-4448.
 
Joel S. Goldsmith / Infinite Way Study Group
Thursdays at 10 AM EXCEPT for the first Thursday of the month - group meets at Unity.   
Silent Meditation
Thursdays 12-1 PM in the Unity bookstore.
  
Oneness Blessing 
Fourth Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM in Kids' World (classroom building).
 
Stepping Stones Journal
Check out this blog by Jean and Rebecca - your friendly USC staffers.