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Ordination Ceremony on Sunday, November 19

UWM logoOn Sunday, November 19 you are invited to attend the ordination ceremony for Rev. Carol Saunders. She will be ordained as a Unity minister at the Patty Turner Center after The Spiritual Forum.  Here is a brief history of her journey.


In 2008 Rev. Carol served as the interim Spiritual Director at Unity North Shore after her minister, Rev. Festus Umeojiego, left to serve another Unity church in Minnesota. She was a Licensed Unity Teacher at the time. After her interim role at Unity North Shore was complete, she spent every day in prayer listening for clarity and direction. On the morning of February 28, 2009, she received a very clear call from Spirit to start and lead a new Unity center. Over the next year and a half she laid the groundwork for this new center in partnership with a small team. The new center was approved as an expansion ministry of Unity Worldwide Ministries on February 25, 2010. On September 26, 2010 Abundant Life Unity Church (later named Abundant Life Spiritual Center) held its inaugural service at the Patty Turner Center in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Pray for Chicago Monthly Gathering Using Ho'oponopono

heart-diamondAt Abundant Life Spiritual Center we hold the intention to positively affect our neighbors and communities in the City of Chicago through prayer. We meet monthly, typically on the first Sunday of the month from 11:30 am to noon. Beginning February 2017 we will be using the ancient Hawaiian practice of Ho'oponopono to heal our beloved city of Chicago.

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Pray for Our Nation Continues

Pray-for-Our-Nation-2For 40 days leading up to Inauguration, we gathered as a spiritual community every weekday morning in prayer to hold the high watch for our nation and ourselves. We focused on the spiritual ideas of Faith, Love, Freedom Compassion, Peace, Harmony, Letting Go and Letting God, Leading by Example, Divine Order, Healing, Understanding and Forgiveness. This prayer helped many of us to direct our lives in positive ways, rather than fall into the muck of negativity and gossip, and raise our vibration and that of our nation. We will be continuing these calls on a weekly basis.

To see how this time of prayer can benefit you, here are some comments from one of our participants: 

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Hold an Intention for Yourself

I-AMEach Thursday morning at 7 am, you are invited to participate in a prayer call where you will hold an intention for yourself. Rev. Carol will open the prayer and then allow each participant to state his or her intention or affirmation for the day. Rev. Carol then closes the call. To those who regularly participate this time is considered a Divine gift! Everyone is welcome to join and you can participate or pass if you'd like. The call-in number is 712-451-0216, pass code 744661#. Please note that this is a new number.

The Spiritual Forum

AL WelcomeSpirit-led, we have shifted away from 'church' to a new format for our Sunday gatherings. Whereas in the past you may have experienced what we called a ‘Sunday service,’ we are now gathering to learn practical principles for spiritual living through dialogue and discovery. We call it The Spiritual Forum. 

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