A Message from the Ministers and Teachers

The Unity churches of the greater Twin Cities are pleased to offer a schedule of Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) classes for 2011.

For those on the ministerial or Licensed Unity Teacher path, it provides an opportunity to complete one-half of the required SEE courses in one year without the cost or time involved in traveling to Unity Village. For those who simply want to grow as they follow their own spiritual path, there is a wealth of classes to choose from.

Classes are listed by category and include dates, locations, teachers, and course descriptions. There is also a chronological listing in the center.

To register for a class, simply contact the church where the class is being held. Contact information is on the back of this brochure. The cost is $116 per class: $36 to Unity and $80 ($8 per credit; all classes are 10 credits).

We are grateful to the teachers who so generously give of their time and talent, and we bless you as you continue on your spiritual journey.

SPIRITUAL EDUCATION and ENRICHMENT (S.E.E.)


BIBLICAL STUDIES AND SKILLS

OVERVIEW OF THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES - BI-820

Unity North Church, Coons Rapids, MNInstructor: Carol Kniskern, Licensed Unity Teacher and Spiritual Leader
Location: Unity North
Date: Wednesday, September 7—October 12, 2011 - 7:45 PM

This course uses the term “Hebrew Scriptures” in place of the more commonly used term “Old Testament.” Overview of the Hebrew Scriptures introduces the rich history of the Hebrew Scriptures, known in Hebrew culture as Tanakh, and provides a framework for future study. Learners will explore the history and development of the Hebrew Scriptures through stories, exploration of events, and discussion of the perspectives from which the books of the Law (Torah), the Prophets (Nevi’im) and the Writings (Kethuvim) were written. The course identifies the main story lines and historical periods of the Hebrew Scriptures. It begins with the allegories of Genesis and traces the history of the Hebrew people from the call of Abraham through the Patriarchal period, the Exodus, the period of the Judges, the United Kingdom, the Divided Kingdom, the Exile, and the post-Exile period.


OVERVIEW OF THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES - BI-821

Unity North Church, Coons Rapids, MNInstructor: Carol Kniskern, Licensed Unity Teacher and Spiritual Leader
Location: Unity North
Date: Wednesdays, October 19-November 30, 2011 - 7:45 PM
(no class Nov. 23, 2011)

Overview of the Christian Scriptures explores the Gospels, Letters, History (Book of Acts), and Apocryphal literature (Book of Revelation) that comprise what is more commonly known as the “New Testament” of the Judaeo-Christian Bible.

Overview of the Christian Scriptures is not a course in metaphysical Bible interpretation. A primary purpose of the course is to develop an understanding of the Christian Scriptures’ meaning for the people to whom they were written. Overview of the Christian Scriptures is based on the premise that, whatever else the Christian Scriptures may be, they most definitely are the response of early Christian writers to both the person and the message of Jesus Christ. Understanding the Christian Scriptures as a Testament about Jesus Christ rather than a Testament of Jesus Christ frees us to appreciate and become inspired by the powerful faith of these first followers of The Way.


PRAYER STUDIES AND SKILLS

MEDITATION PRACTICES - PR-801

Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, Savage, MNInstructor: Barbara Crist, Licensed Unity Teachers
Location: Unity of the Valley
Date: Tuesdays, October 18-November 15, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Practicing the Silence as part of the prayer and meditation process is fundamental to Unity teachings. It is also essential for the development of spiritual understanding. During this course the main focus will be placed on the meditation process. Meditation will be defined and practiced in various ways. Benefits of this process will be explained and different methods to deal with resistance to it as well as initiating a regular practice of it will be approached.


METAPHYSICAL STUDIES AND SKILLS

METAPHYSICS SERIES—MS 820, 821, 822, 823

During this series of courses you will explore some of the fundamental Principles of Spiritual Law and how they can be applied to your life for greater love, health, and prosperity. By studying the quotes of prominent Unity writers, as well as specific metaphysical and theological views and commentary presented in Heart-Centered Metaphysics, you will be encouraged to awaken your awareness and understanding of spiritual Truth. Through the consistent use of these practical principles, you will realize more of your Spiritual Potential and find that your life is transformed!


LESSONS IN TRUTH - MS-802

Unity Christ Church, Golden Valley, MNInstructor: Rev. David Belton
Location: Unity Christ Church
Date: Tuesdays, November 1-December 6, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 PM

We are embarking on an exciting adventure to explore Truth, with Dr. H. Emilie Cady. Dr. Cady was a physician and metaphysician in the New Thought movement. The chapters that form Lessons in Truth are some of the very first metaphysical discussions published by Unity. This book is an important foundation to the understanding of Unity metaphysics.

The purpose of this course is to help students become familiar with metaphysics, as understood in Unity. Further, it will help guide students to discovering and implementing spiritual tools to express their spiritual freedom.


INTERDEPARTMENTAL STUDIES AND SKILLS

DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITY MOVEMENT - IS-800

Unity South Church, Bloomington, MNInstructor: Don & Sharon Rollefson, Licensed Unity Teachers
Location Unity South
Date: Tuesdays, September 6-October 4, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 PM

During the ten hours of class meetings, we will experience something of the flavor of the early Unity movement. We will trace the history of the movement through the founding of the Unity Society of Practical Christianity, Unity School, and the Association of Unity Churches. We will also look at the Unity movement as it is unfolding in other countries.


BACKGROUND OF THE NEW THOUGHT MOVEMENT - HI-604

Unity Christ Church, Golden Valley, MNInstructor: Rev. Pat Williamson & Rev. Lyle Schlundt
Location: Unity Christ Church
Date: Thursdays, September 1-29, 2011 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Background of New Thought explores the origin and development of the ideas, beliefs, and theories that characterize the New Thought movement, looks at the expression of those ideas, beliefs, and theories in the various New Thought religions, and briefly examines the work of some of the more notable New Thought writers and teachers. The course also compares some traditional New Thought beliefs with Christian Science and Unity teachings.

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