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Class: Practicing Heart-Centered Metaphysics (Metaphysics I)

April 12, 2012

May 2 – June 6, 7-8:30 pm

Learn the foundational concepts of Unity’s Metaphysics, and more importantly, how to practice them to experience spiritual enrichment!

Facilitated by Revs. Cher & Bil Holton.
Texts: Heart-Centered Metaphysics and the new workbook (co-authored by Rev. Paul Hasselbeck and Rev. Cher Holton), Applying Heart-Centered Metaphysics.
Class is available for spiritual enrichment (love offering) or for 10 hours SEE credit (required course, Metaphysics I) ($55).
(No class on May 23).


Jan. 11 ~ Create Your 2012 Dreamscape / Vision Poster

December 31, 2011

Create Your 2012 Dreamscape / Vision Poster ~ 7-9 pm, January 11

Join facilitator Rev. Cher Holton and create your visual poster of what you want to achieve in 2012. Dreamscapes (also known as Treasure Maps, Vision Boards, and Goal Pictures) are a fun, creative way to put your dreams and goals into a visual format, so you can amp up the power of your affirmations with pictures. We will provide poster paper, glue, markers, and magazines. Feel free to  bring your own magazines to share with others, as we create together and enter 2012 with gusto!

January 18 and 25 ~ Visions of a Universal Humanity Viewing and Discussion

December 31, 2011

Visions of a Universal Humanity ~ 7-9 pm, Jan. 18 and 25

Sponsored by the Adult Spiritual Education Ministry and the Integrative Healing Ministry. In this 2-part session, we will be viewing the DVD, Visions of a Universal Humanity, featuring Barbara Marx Hubbard. This film brings together some of the finest minds of our time to reveal a positive future for humanity.

About the Video:

Hidden beneath the breakdowns of modern society are breakthroughs that herald a radically new human condition. While most of these breakthroughs are small, yet vital incremental changes, others are clearly significant new capacities that can fundamentally change our lives forever.

When we view these new capacities with ‘evolutionary eyes’ as the culmination of humanity’s 14 billion year journey from the Big Bang to where we are now, the design or pattern beneath the physical world that activates the continuous emergence of greater consciousness, freedom and order in the universe comes into sharper focus. In essence, we discover the hidden ‘Code of Evolution’.

In the pre-scientific era, this Code has been revealed by mystics for millennia. Western traditions have alluded to the last days and intimations of a new life after death as ‘a new heavens and a new earth; a new Jerusalem; Paradise’. Now, inVISIONS, we make visible and viable the mystery of the next stage of human evolution as we present the 21st century’s potential for the next stage of life based on the harmonious use of our new capacities in the spiritual, social and scientific realms.

VISIONS touches the ‘transcendent yearnings’ of life itself within us; life that when it hits a limit to its own growth either goes extinct or innovates and transforms itself as it repeatedly has done during our great 14 billion year tradition. In VISIONS, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard will bring together some of the greatest minds of our time to reveal the potential for the next stage of human evolution, the next turn on the spiral of ‘Our Story’. VISIONS will take us across the ‘evolutionary gap’ from here — a warring, polluting, over-populating species on the brink of self destruction, to there, — a cocreative, universal humanity at the dawn of the first Universal Age of Conscious Evolution, a future filled with infinite possibilities.

Featured on the video:

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Visionary Futurist

Dr. Chris Bach, Professor of Philosophy & Religion

Rev. Michael Dowd, Evolutionary Theologian

Freeman Dyson, Physicist Institute for Advanced Study

James N. Gardner, Complexity Theorist

Nassim Harmein, Unified Theory Physicist

Dr. Jean Houston, Scholar Philosopher

Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, Cellular Biologist

Dr. Gregory Stock, Biophysicist

Rick Tumlinson, Space Visionary

Artist’s Way Study Group ~ Sept. 21-Dec. 14, 11 am-noon

August 31, 2011

Are you interested in discovering and/or recovering your creative self? Are you searching for the “real you” hidden beneath all the facades you have created? Are you ready for a dynamic breakthrough? Join us for a 12-week study of The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, which is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today-or perhaps even more so-than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work.

This is not a book strictly for those who want to be artists! It is for everyone who wants to creatively pursue their gifts and talents to the fullest.This amazing book links creativity to spirituality by showing in nondenominational terms how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity with the creative energies of the universe, and guides you through a variety of highly effective exercises and activities that spur imagination and apture new ideas.  Discover how to move through the blocks to creatively expressing  your gifts: blocks such as limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions, and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence, spiritual power, and abundant results.

Tools for this class:

  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron (available at book stores,, Kindle, thrift stores, etc.) Here is a link to the book on, which has it available new or used
  • A notebook or journal
  • A willingness to participate fully in this highly interactive study group

11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Wednesdays, Sept 21-Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23).

USLC, 2604 Carver Street, Durham, NC 27705

David Hiller Workshop: Now is the Time to Do Greater Things ~ Nov. 6

July 14, 2011

Don’t miss this fabulous workshop: Now is the Time to Do Greater Things!

The Christ said that “We can do all the things He did and Greater”   2011 is the time to activate that truth! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011 

Imagine – doing all the things Christ did & greater!

Learn how to synchronize the mind and the heart to create miraculous outcomes

  • Experience an exceptional Psych-K process to install and activate the Christ belief that “We can do all the things he did and Greater” into the Subconscious
  • Learn how to give and receive powerful laying- on- of- hands healing and prayer
  • Angelic Healing Experience

Join Rev. David Hiller for the Service and Workshop at 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

2604-H Carver St., Durham, NC 27705 * (919) 471-3504 

Workshop presented in support of your magnificence!

 Suggested Donation:  $22 – $33 * No one turned away.

Need some One-on-One time? David is available for private counseling and Psych-K sessions on

Monday, November 7 at $65/hr. Call the church at (919) 471-3504.                    

David Hiller has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and serves as an Interfaith Minister, Spiritual Counselor, Psych-K Consultant, and Healer.  He has conducted healing and fear release seminars for 27 years in churches, hospitals, colleges, and mental health agencies & has witnessed thousands of miracles.  David & his wife, Margaret, co-authored the popular New Thought book, “Dare to Dream – Healing Fears, Creating Miracles & Living Your Dreams.”  He is available for individual sessions by phone at (843) 333-8260.

How to Forgive When You Can’t: Special 1-day Workshop

June 15, 2011

Special 1-Day Workshop:

How to Forgive When You Can’t

 (based on the award-winning book)

Saturday, June 25   ~   10:00 am – 4:00 p.m. 

Led by award-winning author

Dr. Jim Dincalci

  •  Imagine your world and your life free of resentment and anger!
  • Discover the 13 blocks to forgiving, and how to break through them to achieve a life of inner peace and joy.
  • Release and let go of the victimhood and guilt so you can experience peace of mind, abundant love, and empowered living!

This is what you will take away from this incredibly powerful workshop! Sign up in the USLC foyer area, email, or call us at 919-471-3504.

Dr. Jim Dincalci, a university instructor and retired child & family therapist, brings 41 years of work in healing therapies, including nine years teaching forgiveness in universities, hospitals, and public seminars. He is the creator of The Forgiveness Foundation.

CLASS: Potpourri of Meditation Techniques ~ Wednesdays, June 1-15. 7:00 pm

June 1, 2011

Having trouble making meditation work for you? This highly interactive class provides a variety of different meditation practices, allowing you to explore and discover what will work for you!  Learn how to:

  • tame your “monkey mind,
  • create time for a regular practice, and
  • get the most our of your meditative experience.

Facilitated by Rev. Cher Holton

Download All Class Handouts Here: MeditationClass-Handouts

Class: The Search for the Historical Jesus, Wednesdays, 04/27-05/25

March 15, 2011

The search for the historical Jesus and what it means in your life today

Wednesdays, April 24 – May 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


This exciting, interactive, research-based class begins with the question: “what do we really know about this historic figure called Jesus?” We will then move on to modern scholarly alternative interpretations about the message of Jesus, and relate these understandings to Unity beliefs. The class will be facilitated by Jim Cox, who is currently a Board of Trustees member, sings with Synchronicity, and serves as a YOU leader.
Here’s a rough idea of the course outline:
Week I: Who was Jesus?
  1. First principles: what facts are more or less indisputable?
  2. Original sources and biases:
  1. Perspectives of the three different Christian sects in the early church: Nazareans, Paulians, and Gnostics
  2. Canonical and noncanonical early sources: including Canonical letters, Canonical Gospels, Q, Gospel of Thomas, Hebrew Gospel.
  3. Earliest historical perspectives: Josephus, Clement, Origin, Eusebius, etc.
  1. Techniques used by modern biblical scholars to attempt to extract truth from these disparate sources.
  2. Pass out Jesus Seminar chart detailing their estimates of probability of truth for every saying and event in Jesus life, to whet appetite for week II.

Week II: Separating wheat from chaff about Jesus’ life: What has modern scholarship deduced?

  1. Regarding what Jesus actually said.
  2. Regarding politics of Jesus.
  3. Regarding virgin birth.
  4. Regarding childhood.
  5. Important people in Jesus’ life: and why some of these end up being disguised.
  6. Regarding miracles.
  7. And the big one: regarding resurrection.

Week III: Different Modern Perspectives on meaning of Jesus’ life and teachings.

  1. Jesus as son of God (e.g. William Craig, standard Catholic/Protestant belief).
  2. Jesus as savior of Man through sin atonement (particularly Protestant belief)
  3. Jesus as apocalyptic prophet (e.g. Bart Ehrman, E.P. Sanders, John P. Meier)
  4. Jesus as Revolutionary messiah (e.g. Robert Eisenman, Gerd Theissen)
  5. Jesus as Myth (e.g. Earl Doherty, G.A. Wells)
  6. Jesus as Wisdom Sage (e.g. John Crossan, Robert Funk, Stephen J. Patterson)
  7. Jesus as Man of Spirit  — at very end, whet appetite for week IV.

Week IV: Jesus as Man of Spirit and relating that to Unity beliefs

  1. Process theology
  2. Panentheism
  3. Various viewpoints of scholars who adopt this type of position
  1. Geza Vermes
  2. Stevan Davies
  3. Marcus Borg
  1. Irony: Why two major religions were created after the death of two anti-religious but spiritual men (Jesus and Buddha).
  2. How this relates to New Thought and Unity.


SEE-in-the-Field: Spiritual Enrichment Classes – June 20-24 + Bonus Class 6/26

March 8, 2011

SEE = Spiritual Education & Enrichment! June 20-24 ~ SEE-Raleigh, 2011

Please join us for a SEE-in-the-Field Week in Raleigh, NC, co-sponsored by our three Unity churches in the area: Unity Church of the Triangle; Unity Spiritual Life Center, Durham; and Unity Church of Raleigh. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in one, or up to four different classes, each offered for 2-hours a day, for the week-long class! An amazing array of spiritual education and enrichment opportunities.

Here’s the link for more detailed information:

When you go to the link, you can download posters and tri-folds describing the event, along with registration forms.

This is our third SEE-in-the-Field, and we are very excited about continuing this great spiritual education tradition! This year we have added three opportunities for evening classes, to allow more working people to be able to attend!

Please tell everyone you know about SEE-Raleigh, and encourage them to attend! The week is scheduled for June 20-24with classes held at Unity Church of the Triangle in Raleigh, and a bonus class on Sunday, June 26 at Unity Spiritual Life Center, Durham.

Rev. Paul Hasselbeck, Dean of Spiritual Education & Enrichment at Unity Institute, will be joining us, offering:

  • Metaphysics 2, Part 1 and
  • Discover the Power Within You.

In addition, the following courses will be offered:

  • Bible Overview, Hebrew Scriptures (Ogun Holder);
  • Myrtle & Charles on Healing & Wholeness (Rev. Jennifer Holder);
  • Metaphysics 1, Part 1 (Revs. Bil & Cher Holton);
  • Prosperity (Ogun Holder);
  • Wisdom of the Heart (Rev. Neusom Holmes); and
  • Five Love Languages (Revs. Bil & Cher Holton).

Rev. Paul Hasselbeck will also be offering a BONUS class for 4 hours of SEE credit (or audit) on Sunday, June 26 at USLC, Durham, entitled PowerUP with Metaphysics: Another Metaphysical Romp with Paul Hasselbeck.

Feel free to direct your questions to Rev. Cher Holton at

Please join us in spreading the word about this incredible opportunity to earn SEE credits and meet up with like-minded folks right here in our sub-region! And we hope to “SEE” you there YOU too!

Orientation to Being on the USLC Board of Trustees ~ Class, January 22, 2011

December 29, 2010

Are you interested in becoming a Board Trustee at USLC? Are you interested in what is involved in being on our Board? Do you want to know what goes on “behind the curtain?”

We invite you to come be a part of special training session, led by our own Revs. Bil & Cher Holton.

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Cost: Love offering

Information covered will include:

  • Understanding the various sizes of ministries to help ministers and boards more effectively serve their congregations and follow Spirit’s calling for the ministry;
  • Field Dynamics of our Ministry
  • The 3-Legged Stool Concept, and the Role of the Board in Keeping It Solid
  • Setting the Board Up for Success: 3 Key Questions to Answer
  • Clarifying Roles & Expectations of Board Members [and how members interact with the congregation and the minister(s)]
  • Confidentiality: What It Is, Why It’s Non-negotiable, and When There is an Exception

Sign up is required for this program, so we can be sure we have enough materials. Each participant will receive a detailed workbook. This will be an interactive class, with time included for discussion and questions. We hope you will consider joining us!

Note: Attendance at this class meets the  prerequisite for serving on the USLC Board, as described in the USLC Bylaws.


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