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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A Call for Community Prayer for Evolutionary Healing - Holding Our City of Chicago with Highest Intentions
A seed prayer group at Abundant Life Spiritual Center is now being called forth to positively affect our neighbors and communities in the City of Chicago.
In Truth, we know we are One. As One, the blessings of any one of us positively affects the whole. As One, the despair of any one of us negatively affects the whole. As spiritual journeyers it is our work to establish a vibration of Love and Harmony in our world. Prayer and meditation are the ways we connect to the one Presence and Power that is all Love, Peace, Harmony and Joy. It is the foundation of Unity and the foundation of Abundant Life Spiritual Center. Through prayer, we claim what is true and effect action in line with Divine Mind.
Unity created World Day of Prayer—the second Thursday in September—as a global effort to uplift our world in shared prayer consciousness. Since its inception 20 years ago, this sacred initiative has supported more than 15 million people with prayer. As an expansion ministry of Unity Worldwide Ministries, Abundant Life Spiritual Center participates in this sacred event each year with focus and intention.
This year the theme is "We are the Light of the World - Let Your Light Shine." Our participation in Unity World Day of Prayer will begin with a contemplative sacred service at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 10 at the Patty Turner Center. This service will launch our 24-hour prayer vigil as we join with Unity ministries across the globe in prayer.
Whether you are a long time pray-er or are realizing just now that it is time to get prayer firmly rooted in your life, come learn to pray and practice it in a safe environment during this three-week Tuesday night class led by Rev. Carol Saunders. Participants will learn the 5-step affirmative prayer process we use at Abundant Life Spiritual Center with a focus on using the spiritual gift of Imagination to visualize results. Participants will also learn and practice the Master Mind prayer process using the Seven Steps Into the Master Mind Consciousness.
As your birthright, did you know that you are blessed with 12 spiritual gifts from God? Do you know what they are and how to use them skillfully?
Using the book, The Twelve Powers of Man, by Charles Fillmore and How to Use Your Twelve Gifts from God by William Warch, we will learn about each of these powers and how to make full use of them for truly abundant and healthy living.
This class will be taught by Rev. Carol Saunders and Licensed Unity Teacher, Bonnie DeMartini, and will be offered for Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) credit through Unity. You may choose to take it for credit or for personal enrichment.
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 recent performances take a listen to these mp3s:
Prayer is a powerful and practical tool that affirms our unity with God, the unconditional loving Source of all that is. It is practical because a prayer is more than the words we think or speak. The vision and intention we hold in our minds are creative forces in our lives. As one practical example, Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, used affirmative prayer to heal herself from tuberculosis. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore founded the Unity movement in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to create our own experience of reality.
Abundant Life Spiritual Center continues this healing ministry with a team of Prayer Partners. Your Prayer Partners are available to join you in affirmative prayer every Sunday.