Hello and welcome! Abundant Life Spiritual Center is a dynamic spiritual community with a focus on awakening those who walk through our doors to the divine within and inspiring them to live confidently, passionately and powerfully. Together we learn how to Live Fearlessly and Love Outrageously because life is meant to be filled with joy and lived with ease as a positive experience, not a struggle. We named ourselves Abundant Life because we know that the Abundant Life - a life of wholeness and authentic self-expression, purpose, creativity and love - is the divine birthright of everyone and we want to support your living it.
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On Thursday night, April 17, we will have our annual Holy Thursday Communion Service at 7 PM at the Patty Turner Center, 375 Elm Street in Deerfield. This is an experiential, meditative and contemplative service as we prepare ourselves to symbolically awaken to the Divine Substance and Life Force of Spirit within. We will also have a Burning Bowl ceremony as a symbol of releasing our blocks to God prior to awakening to the Divine Substance within.
Easter is historical and Easter is personal. What is your personal Easter experience?
Join us for our inspiring Easter Celebration service on Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 AM at the Patty Turner Center. Our band, The Grateful Living, will be joined by several guest musicians and will have an incredible full-band sound. Special music will complement our uplifting and life-affirming message about the Great Demonstration, the eternal nature of Life and the resurrection of the human spirit.
This year's Easter theme is, "Roll Away Your Stone!"
This service is well-attended. You will want to arrive early to get a seat. The music begins... at the start!
By Rev. Carol
Easter is not a spectator sport. Easter is a transcendent event in human history and also a very personal story. I invite you to fully immerse yourself all in of it – Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter morning. This Easter season at Abundant Life Spiritual Center, we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth and experiencing his decisions, his centeredness in Spirit, his profoundly deep human struggles and his ultimate transformation. We honor Jesus of Nazareth's huge gift to humankind for he showed us how to live the fully human life. He showed us how to face every human challenge with Love, Non-resistance, and Non-attachment, ultimately resulting in the transcendence of death itself. But the Easter story is also our story.
We are proud of our music. What’s different about us is we use contemporary and classic pop/rock/indie music to support our spiritual themes. We capture spiritual truths through artists such as The Beatles, Coldplay, 10,000 Maniacs, The Cranberries, Pharrell Williams, Dave Matthews Band, Kelly Clarkson, Eisley, Snow Patrol, Phillip Phillips, Enya, Styx, David Bowie and countless others. Matt Nelson, who shares his delightfully positive energy and phenomenal keyboard talent with us each week, leads our band. He is well-connected into the Chicago music scene and brings to us talent such as Grammy-nominated Matthew Santos.
To hear a sampling of three of our most recent performances take a listen to these mp3s:
Foundations in Unity is a 6-week class that explores the foundational principles of Unity teachings while also connecting you to others in our community. It is the portal for membership, but more importantly, it is the place where you start to feel that you belong here at Abundant Life Spiritual Center. People love this class and many take it again and again.
To learn more about what people have said about the class and what topics are covered, you can read more about it here.