***PLEASE NOTE: all office hours suspended for the months of June, July, August
and the first half of September
“PLEASE USE US…WE ARE HERE FOR YOU”: Revs. Hillary & Stew are always very happy to make an appointment and meet with you at a different time and day if our office hours don’t work for you. We are available for prayer, spiritual counseling, energy work, life coaching or just to chat.
Telephone # 530.544.2266
Located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Reverends Stew & Hillary Bittman
All our celebrations & activities are held at our Sanctuary & Annex Address: 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.
A live recording of the fabulous OneVoice concert at our last "Harvesting Our Dreams" FUNdraiser in November 2015. There were 14 amazing voices joined together (plus our wonderful instrument players - with Rev. Stew on the DRUMS!) to create a powerful, FUN evening of music! We've heard several comments that this is our best OneVoice CD yet! Enjoy 12 great songs, including a few OneVoice classics as well as some brand new music chosen just for this concert. Available now for a love offering (pick up on Sundays or during office hours, or you can email/call us to order or click below to order online.
ONGOING UATL EVENTS - 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Wednesdays, NOON-12:40: MEDITATION CIRCLE in the Annex. Every Wednesday we sit and meditate on the presence of Love and hold the high watch for ourselves and for everyone on our prayer slips. It’s the most nutritious lunch break there is - please join us!
AWAKENING WEDNESDAYS:6:30-8pm in the Annex. Meditation, open-hearted sharing, practical tools to bring Sunday’s messages to life.
Special Awakening Wednesdays:On May 4th, we’ll be having another Healing Circle: a prayerful experience of wholeness & healing and also of giving & receiving. We will affirm Truth, sit in the silence, and each person will have the opportunity to receive healing energy from the group through the laying on of hands and words of prayer. Come with a healing need, whether physical, mental, financial, spiritual or whatever…and/or just to add your healing energy. Love offering
On May 18th, we’ll be showing the documentary, “Following the Ninth.” This inspiring film follows Ode to Joy around the world, where it has become a universal anthem
Drum Circles: The last Sunday of each month, immediately following hospitality (May 29th, June 26th). Join us as we create cool rhythms and experience joy and oneness. A great way to release stuck energy, re-vitalize every little cell and have fun, too! Some shakers and rattles will be available or bring your own drum/percussion. Or just hang out and dance! Love offering accepted
SPECIAL SPRING EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS:
Spring Clean: Saturday, May 7th 9-noonish. If you don’t have Mother’s Day plans, come on down and lend your hands for as long or as short as you want to help nurture our beautiful Sanctuary and Annex with some loving cleaning. You can work easy or hard, you can work indoors or out…there’s a job for you, whether young or less young. There’s a lot to do and the more hands, the quicker & easier it is.
GUEST SPEAKERS/MUSICIANS ANTON MIZERAK AND LAURA BERRYHILL: Sunday, May 15th. At Sunday Celebration, they’ll present Music and Mythology: Stories of Transformation, a talk with integrated music.
CONCERT to follow: 11:45AM transformational healing music, Celtic song, and chants from around the world. A love offering will be taken at the concert. For more information, a complete tour schedule, youtube links and free MP3 downloads: www.shastasong.com.
Anton writes his music in nature, believing that our organic experience of sun, wind, water, snow and earth, transmitted through music, can be avaluable nurturing and healing experience. He has been a featured performerat many of the Mount Shasta Wesak Celebrations, and has performed at events with Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, Jean Houston, Michael Beckwith and Neale Donald Walsh. Laura has a focus on early 17th-century Italian sacred music. As a vocalist she works in a variety of musical styles, from early European music, to folk music of the Celtic cultures, to new age and jazz.
Men’s Retreat: May 13-15. There are still a few spots available for this annual gathering of Unity men at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center. Talk to Stew for more information
Calling all Goddesses: 13 women gathered in March…we created a safe container in which to do deep inquiry, unmask our hidden fears, share our dreams & our truest hearts, and celebrate our most authentic selves. We decided to continue meeting on a monthly basis. At our 1st meeting in April, we decided to open it up to any woman in our UATL community that is looking for something like this. We ask that you be willing to come with an intention to be open, honest and vulnerable, and a commitment to a once a month meeting (generally the 3rd Sunday of the month after Celebration but in May it will be Thursday the 26th at 5:30), for a 6 month period, to be reevaluated at that time. Space is limited…RSVP to Hillary required.
Sunday Night Concert: June 19th. An acoustic evening with Alexa Sunshine Rose. More information to come
YARD SALE:Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28th, 8am-2pm...so we are collecting items NOW. Everything is welcome as long as it is gently used (i.e. nothing torn, stained, dirty or very hairy) & not junk/broken. Also, we're not accepting ANY electronics. And it would be extremely appreciated if the clothing was folded, labelled (men's/women's/sizes) & bagged. Big ticket items are VERY appreciated, too.
Tai Chi*Qigong Class:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11-1 in the Annex, (2 separate classes: 11-12 focus is on Qigong; 12-1 on Tai Chi). All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Instructor Freedom Journeyhawk, Love Offering
Sierra Club’s next presentation will be Thursday, May 26th about Sierra Club service trips: How you can combine an outdoor vacation with helping the environment. Didi Toaster has led several such trips and will tell us all about them with photos, etc.
Stay tuned to your weekly updates for more information on activities and celebrations.
You can also visit our Newsletter page for more event information and news.
Located at the UnitySanctuary & Annex, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. As a loving reminder, our Celebrations begin right on time at 10am. We appreciate your support in this.
Parking Note: If you are parking along either side of Rufus Allen Blvd. (which is perfectly OK) do not park with your wheels on the sidewalk (on the Unity side of the street, this includes the dirt in front of the fence). The city has begun ticketing for this.
An Invitation to Share Hospitality
Hospitality: It ’ s up to all of us ... if we each brought a “ little left - over ” that is in the fridge, we ’ d have a feast! AND IF WE EACH BROUGHT A LITTLE REAL FOOD, AND LESS SUGARY STUFF, OUR BODIES WOULD BE SOOOOO HAPPY, OUR CHILDREN WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT, AND THEIR PARENTS WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL, TOO!!!!!!
HEALING HAND TO MOTHER EARTH **Warm up your engine & car interior by driving instead of idling – changes in technology & electronic fuel injection have eliminated the need to warm up before driving in freezing temps
**Turn off your car ignition if you ’ re idling for more than 10 seconds - idling your car for more than 10 seconds burns more fuel than restarting your car. Turning off your engine to text, to wait for someone or when stopped for construction are easy ways to stop spewing smog/environment - killing carbon & nitrous dioxide & help the planet as well as our beloved Lake Tahoe
**If you have school - age children, ask the principal to enforce a no - idling policy for buses & cars waiting for school to be let out
YEP LEADERS NEEDED! If it is to be, it’s up to us: Now Seeking Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) leaders for our Sunday programs, so we can keep our program alive. You don’t need special skills, just a desire to celebrate/honor/have fun with our children. We have tons of resources & program ideas available, & we can help you get started. You can commit to leading programs as much or as little as you’d like. If you are interested, please contact Laura Staman ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-307-3647, or talk to her at Celebration on Sundays
Did you miss a Sunday Celebration? CD’s of any and all Sunday Celebrations are available to Order
Online or by calling the Unity Office or by filling out a “CD order form” found near our CD's in the back of the Sanctuary (completed forms can be placed in the Sunday CD donation box). We also have a variety of previous Sunday’s CDs available there for your immediate enjoyment. Suggested donation is 5.00 each.
“Journeys to the Heart”, our meditation CD consists of 4 guided journeys on healing, prosperity, forgiveness and guidance, each about 15 minutes long. It’s a great help to begin a meditation practice or to deepen your existing one. Available for $15.
NEW OneVoice Live CD: "Songs of Healing" Featuring a beautiful compilation of some of our most beloved songs recorded live at our Sunday Celebrations
We have a variety of other OneVoice and Meditation CDs available for a love offering:
"Singing Into Love" A collection of songs from 2010/2011. 16 great songs to inspire and remind you of your Truth!
"Morning Meditations '10", Songs & meditations from Sunday celebrations
"Harvesting our Dreams 2010 & 2015", OneVoice live concert
"Hands and Hearts for Haiti", OneVoice live concert
"Spirit In Bloom", OneVoice Live 2009 compilation
"Piano Melodies", Solo piano by Kristina
"Morning Meditations '09", Songs & meditations from Sunday celebrations
"The I Am That We Are", OneVoice Live 2008 compilation
We have a recycling tub outside of the Sanctuary, when we’re there, for you to drop off your glass, jars and cans. Or just leave your bag on the deck. Especially preferred are glass that is a “moneymaker” such as beer bottles and soda cans (California CRV). We would appreciate that these are deposited in the bins empty and clean. If you bring your own stuff to the recycling center, please consider putting the proceeds on Unity at the Lake’s account there.
Unity at the Lake is a now member of Safeway’s new electronic scrip program. By signing up for this program, there are rewards for UATL whenever you use your Club Card. You can either sign up online yourself at eScrip.com or use the signup sheets at Sunday Celebrations. If you do it yourself, use our group name (Unity at the Lake) and our group ID# (500043268). Either way, you have to use the actual number on your Safeway Club Card. If you don’t know it because you just use your phone #, call 877-SAFWAY or 877-723- 3929 they ask a few simple questions and then they’ll give you the card number to the phone # that you use.
There is a link to Amazon.com on the left hand side of this website (under the phone #). We will receive credit for any purchases made through Amazon when you go through our website first. And, if you sign up for Amazon Smile (free!), you can designate UATL as a regular
beneficiary of your purchases (then you don’t have to go to our website first).
Unity at the Lake sends out a heartfelt and informative newsletter every two months. If you would like to receive this newsletter, you can provide us with your mailing information (either email or regular mail, please indicate preference) by filling out the form on the back table of the sanctuary or by sending us an Email.
SERVICE ANGELS INVITED
We are always looking for people who like to be in service. Please see a Council Member after Sunday Celebration or send us an Email.