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Bay Area Events

The links in this color below link to the particular ministry's events lower on this page.
The links in parentheses () below link to the particular ministry's website (if available).

Map of California Ministries

Brentwood (Brentwood Unity)
Castro Valley (Unity Church of Castro Valley)
Dublin (Unity of Tri-Valley)
Gilroy (Gavilan Hills Unity Church)
Gilroy (Authentic Connection in Unity)
Monterey (Unity of Monterey Bay)
Napa (Unity Spiritual Center in Napa Valley)
Novato (Unity in Marin)
Palo Alto (Unity Palo Alto
Richmond (Unity of Richmond East Bay) (website forthcoming)
San Francisco (Unity San Francisco)
San Francisco (Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco)
San Jose (Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose)
San Leandro (Unity Church of San Leandro)
Santa Rosa (Unity of Santa Rosa)
Vacaville (Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center)
Walnut Creek (Unity of Walnut Creek)
Walnut CreeK (Transform Myself Inc.)

Brentwood (Unity Center for Inspired Living)

No events listed

Castro Valley (Unity Church of Castro Valley)

Women of the Bible 
Tuesdays, 12:30pm
Led by Rev. Donna Caldwell

Prayer Service
Wednesdays, 11:00am

Full Belly Laughter Yoga / Dinner
Fridays, 6:30pm
Led by Anne Marie Foley

Dublin (Unity of Tri-Valley)

Yoga and Meditation
Facilitated by Lorey Wallace
Wednesdays; advanced - 6:00-7:15pm; beginners - 7:30-8:45pm

Real Love Group
Facilitated by Inge Jechart
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm

Gilroy (Gavilan Hills Unity Church)
No events currently listed


Gilroy (Authentic Connection in Unity)


Monterey (Unity of Monterey Bay)  

No events currently listed

Napa (Unity Spiritual Center in Napa Valley)

No events currently listed

Novato (Unity in Marin)

2nd Sundays
Grief Support Circle
Everyday Spirituality
Monday Meditation (no class April 22)
A Course in Miracles, studies the Text
A Course in Miracles, studies the Workbook
1st Tuesdays
Exploring Our Spiritual Language
Last Wednesday of month
Unity Men’s Group
Attitudinal Healing Group

Thursday, August 8 ~ 6:00 PM

This class is held on 4 consecutive Thursdays: August 8, 15, 22 & 29. Exploring Centering Prayer and the Enneagram, with Nancy Foster

Discover the 9 personality archetypes mapped by the Enneagram, an ancient system of sacred psychology. Gain insight into how each of us tends to over-identify with our personalities and fall asleep to our Essence. Learn how contemplative practices like Centering Prayer can help us to “wake up” spiritually – supporting us in living from our innate wholeness, our True Nature. Centering Prayer is more of a “heartfulness” than a mindfulness meditation.

(Centering Prayer was developed by Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk, in the 1970’s.  It is a distinctive method of meditation based on releasing of thoughts and self-emptying rather than concentration or awareness practices in mindfulness meditation.  To quote Thomas Keating:  “Indeed, to distinguish Centering Prayer from practices of concentrative attention, we might call it “heartfulness” practice.)

Cost: $15

Location: Sanctuary

Contact: Nancy Foster

Email Contact: nancyjfoster@gmail.com


Friday, August 9

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Cultural Mindfulness: Recognizing How Culture Shapes Our Patterns of Thought, A Marin IONS Event with Jeremy Lent

Our mainstream culture is built on unexamined structures of thought inherited from previous generations. In this presentation, Lent will identify historical foundations of our modern worldview. In modern times, the clash between science and religion may seem like the inevitable result of two fundamentally contrasting worldviews. However, it turns out that, far from being diametrically opposed, the Christian worldview served for centuries as an incubator for scientific cognition, which might never have flourished without it. He will show how, by becoming mindful of our patterns of thought, we have the potential to redirect them for more beneficial outcomes.  The program will be followed by interactive practice and discussion.

Cost: $10 and a snack or beverage to share

Location: Sanctuary

Contact: Pat Palmer

Email Contact: everevolving@earthlink.net


Friday, August 16

7:30 – 10:00 pm

Is There Life After Death?

Featuring Shirley Shelangoski

When Shirley was 19 years old, in 1974, she was an atheist. That changed when she went swimming off a beach in Cancun and drowned. "I saw the different stages of my life from the time I was a baby.  It was like a film of someone else's life. I realized that everything was actually happening at the same time, and I understood that there is really no time in the universe. "I felt a Presence, but there was no judgment.  I was surprised to discover that consciousness continues and that the purpose of life on earth is to learn. I discovered that the universe is about love and acceptance of others and oneself, not judgment about belief or personality or even actions. We are here to learn compassion and the understanding that all people have equal value, whatever their background or situation in life.

"I was propelled very fast toward a bright Light that I thought was the sun. There was no anxiety or fear - only pervasive peace and joy, a feeling that I was going Home. I had knowledge and understanding of everything. I saw that there is order in the universe, and that nothing is by chance, and it is all okay. The Light got brighter and brighter, and surrounded me. I became merged with the Universe and realized that I was part of the Whole. It was very blissful.  There was no time, and I was there for an infinity." Then Shirley was rescued and regained consciousness. After she recovered, she continued to have out-of-body and other spiritual experiences. Shirley now knows that everyone is connected.  All humans are equal and have to look after one another. After retiring from her career as a parole officer, Shirley became a social activist working for income equality and political rights.

Purchase ticket here: Is There Life After Death? w/ Shirley Shelangoski

Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the door

Location: Sanctuary

Contact: Sam Engle

Email Contact: samiamengle@aol.com


Wednesday, August 21

7:15 – 8:15 pm

Rene Jenkins & Janay Cipriani: Didgeridoo, Native Flutes Sound Healing

Give yourself the gift of energizing your senses and experience a heart opening that will uplift your spirits!  The balanced energy and harmonies of Native American, Mayan & Zapotec flutes, rain-stick, didgeridoo, and other instruments of the ancestors will tap into the community connection with ceremonial sound practitioner René Jenkins expertise. Janay is an intuitive, medium, sound healer and Angelic Reader who uses her gifts to offer guidance, insight, and energy healing. Together they create music and sounds of extraordinary depth and beauty, along with a profound sense of communal interchange resonating at a high frequency.

Location: Sanctuary


Wednesday, September 11

7:15pm – 9:00pm

Unity World Day of Prayer; Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential!

Join us for a special Wednesday service with guest musicians and a talk by Rev. Tim Lytle. This will be followed by a contemplative time of walking the Labyrinth, surrounded by sweet, celestial harp music by Christine Tulis until 9:00pm. The Labyrinth is a meditation tool that has been used for thousands of years around the globe. Whether you’ve walked many Labyrinths or have been curious and would like to try it come enjoy this special night inside the sanctuary. Unity in Marin Prayer Chaplains will be available to support your prayer requests. A 24-hour silent prayer vigil follows the service.

Cost: Love Offering
Unity of Marin / SEE Classes
600 Palm Dr., Navato
Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Conversation Skills (TAS100)
Facilitated by Rev. Time Lytle
Bring your lunch.
Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6 
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Foundations of Unity (HTS100) 
Facilitated by Licensed Unity Teacher, Janice Campbell
Bring your lunch


Palo Alto (Unity Palo Alto)

Wednesday Night Meditation
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm

1st Mondays
Monday Night Service
1st Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm

Richmond (Unity of Richmond East Bay)

San Francisco (Unity San Francisco - Bush Street)
Sunday Service held at 240 Page Street
Classes held at Bust St.

Meditation before Service
Facilitated by Rev. Eleesabeth Hager
Sundays, 9:45-10:15am

Wednesdays thru August 21st
Writing the Story Within
with Francine Brevetti
August 3rd and 10th
Metaphysics 3
with Rev. Paul Hasselbeck

San Francisco (Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco - Ocean Avenue)

Rev. Maggie's Weekly Radio Show - Connection Art and Soul - on unity.fm
Features a different guest each week
Wednesdays, 2:00pm

1st Wednesdays
Women's Creative Circle
Facilitated by Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
1st Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm 

3rd Sunday
Reiki Circle Retreat
Following the Sunday Service

2nd and 4th Sundays
USC Teens Group

San Jose (Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose)

Please note! 
USCSJ holds services on Saturdays, 10:00am, at
Center for Spiritual Living
1195 Clark Street
San Jose, 95125

For activities listed in this calendar, please go to http://www.unitysanjose.org/calendar for contact info for specific event locations


Weekly Book Study
10:00 - 11:30am

Sundays (Not on Easter)
Synced Sound and Soul Meditation

San Leandro (Unity Church of San Leandro)

Bible Study with Rev. Donna Caldwell
12:30 - 1:30pm (At Unity of Castro Valley)

Mastermind Prayer Group

Saturday, August 10
Stand Up for Humanity 2019
Let's gather, millions strong at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, to "Stand Up For Humanity". Featuring dynamic speakers and fantastic music! We are calling all people willing to raise the consciousness within our nation and the world!  
Hosted by Unity of Washington, DC - Rev. Sylvia E. Sumter, Senior Minister
1225 R Street NW - Washington, DC 20009 - 202-543-1414
Stand Up For Humanity! is a movement promoting and supporting a world that works for all. It is about embracing those qualities that serve the Highest and Best of our Humanity. We are here to help each other connect and act from our universal and common good; and to raise the consciousness and vibrations on the planet, and within our nation, to one of inclusion, peace, and harmony. And to demonstrate that even one small act taken by an individual can make a difference and contribute to the positive uplifting of humanity.  
Friday, August 23
7:00 pm
Anthony Ray Hinton In Person
Released in 2015 after spending 30 years on Alabama's death row for a crime he did not commit, Hinton's story is one of hope, love, justice, and the power of forgiveness. The Sun Does Shine is an Oprah's Book Club selection. Presentation - Q & A - Book Signing
General Admission: $35
VIP up front seating: $45
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road

Santa Rosa (Unity of Santa Rosa)

1st Wednesdays
Prayer and Meditation
Facilitated by the Unity Chaplains
1st Wednesdays, 5:30-6:15pm

2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays
A Course in Miracles Study Group
Led by Linda McKay
2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm

Vacaville (Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center)

facilitated by Rose Lovell-Sale

A Course in Miracles
Led by Rev. Dalia Adams
Wednesdays, 5:30pm

Midweek Service
Facilitated by the Prayer Chaplains
Wednesdays, 6:30pm (silent meditation), 7:00pm (service)

2nd & 4th Thursdays
Men of Unity Breakfast
Led by Rev. Dalia Adams
8:30am various restaurants

2nd Thursdays
facilitated by Patricia Ahlquist

3rd Thursdays
Women of Unity Potluck Luncheons

1st Fridays
Prayers for the World 
Facilitated by the Prayer Chaplains

1st Fridays
Pranic Healing
Facilitated by Lilia Afshary

4th Fridays
4th Fridays Feed
Community Kitchen at Epiphany Episcopal Church
12:00-7:00pm sign-up on our website

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Teen Night
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center in Vacaville, CA is actively seeking to rent part of its facility to a like-minded organization. If you are interested or know of a community that may be interested please contact Teresa Wilkinson, Center Manager, Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 N. Orchard Ave. Vacaville, CA 95688. Call 707-447-0521 or email: unityvv@pacbell.net

Walnut Creek (Unity of Walnut Creek)

1st Wednesdays
Healing Circle
Facilitated by Charlie Paduano
1st Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

1st Sundays
Poetry Group
Facilitated by David Petersen
1st Sundays, 1:00-2:30pm

2nd Wednesdays
The Cut-Thru Experience
Facilitated by Carolyn Janson and Eline Zimmerman
2nd Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

2nd Wednesdays
Love and Light Reiki Circle
Facilitated by Michelle Cicala

2nd and 4th Tuesdays
Cultivating Presence: Mindfulness for Daily Living
Facilitated by Brelee Reida

4th Tuesday
Tapping into Calm Stress Relief for Moms
Facilitated by Lisa Nichols

3rd Tuesdays
Insight Meditation
With Ernest Isaacs
3rd Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm

2nd Fridays, 6:00-9:00 pm
Aumakua Sacred Gatherings
With Isaiah and Kayla Douglass
Walnut Creek (Transform Myself Inc.)

Weekly / Monthly Events
To Come...
Friday, Sept 27
3:00 – 4:00pm Registration
4:00 – 5:30 pm Welcome, Orientation
5:30 – 6:45 pm Dinner on your own
7:00 – 9:00 pm PosiPalooza Concert
Saturday, Sept 28
9:00 – 9:45 Greet the Day
10:00 – 12:00 pm Karen Drucker, “Healing the Heart, Mind, and Spirit through Music”
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch Provided
1:30pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Workshops
3:00 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops
5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner on your own
7:00 – 9:00 pm Attendees Concert 
Northern California New Thought Music Conference
We are the music directors at Unity of Walnut Creek, California. We are thrilled to be the host for the Northern California New Thought Music Conference on September 27th and 28th, one of the regional conferences which EmPower Music and Arts presents around the country. There will be workshops, concerts, and much more, featuring incredible musical guests Karen Drucker, Harold Payne, and Sue Riley. Don't miss this opportunity to inspire and empower your music ministry with uplifting presentations, new resources, new congregational songs, questions and answers about copyright, and more. All while meeting, learning from, and sharing with your colleagues around the region.
Here is the conference web page with the full schedule and all the details. https://www.empowerma.com/regional-conferences
Lisa & Tyler Snortum-Phelps
Music Ministry Co-Directors
Unity of Walnut Creek