Join Unity Church of Hawaii's Ministry Partner Gregory Rouillard for this engaging and fun Easter Sunday service filled with music, joy, reverence and meaning. Together we Rise Up! and celebrate the rebirth of the Christ within each of us and the limitless possibilities of Spirit arising in our community.
This week we welcome soloists, Faith Rivera and Rev. Ryan Souza.
Click HERE to learn more about our Ministry Partner Gregory Rouillard.
Join us in person this Easter Sunday at either 9 am & 11 am in our beautiful Chapel or live on the web at 9 am and 11 am Hawai‘i Time (11:00 am and 1:00 pm Pacific Time; 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm Eastern Time).
Updated Workshop Schedule Below:
6 – 8 PM on Mondays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6
Do grief and a sense of loss related to community ever arise in you? Would you like to fully experience and express this life energy in a space of safety, trust and respect? Every Monday through May 6 Gregory offers a Healing Circle, where we hold space for each other to share from our hearts about these experiences. Using the simple yet potent practice of the Way of Council, we create a safe and compassionate container for one another to reveal our inner life with transparency and authenticity. All are welcome to attend as many sessions as desired.
Applications of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
6 – 8 PM on Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7
Now that we have learned the basics of NVC, it’s time to practice! Bring your real-life situations and a willingness to learn together through application. In these sessions, Gregory facilitates individual, small group and full group activities, inquiries and practices related to whatever content the participants bring into the room. No experience necessary; a basic understanding of NVC principles is helpful. All are welcome.
Transforming Enemy Images: Cultivating Peace
7 – 9 PM Friday, April 26
Are there people in your life you hold with a negative view or see as bad or the “enemy?” Would you like to learn how to transform this view and find ways to communicate with them? Join this session to learn and try out a powerful practice of self-exploration. Beginning with the awareness of Universal Human Needs, we can heal our negative views and bring curiosity and compassion to the most difficult people in our lives. No experience necessary and all are welcome; a basic understanding of NVC principles is helpful.
Pathway to Living Interdependence: Foundations of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
10 AM – 5 PM Saturday, April 27
This intensive community learning opportunity complements the Introduction to NVC and Applications of NVC classes. Building on a review of the basic principles of NVC, we learn and apply several new skills and practices. You will leave this class with the basic skills to begin living interdependence more fully in all your relationships. No experience necessary; attendance at one or more previous NVC classes with Gregory is helpful. Click HERE to visit Gregory's website, The Way of Community, for more information and UCoH workshop resources.
The Art of Mindful Feedback: Transforming Praise and Criticism
7 – 9 PM Friday, May 10
How do you feel when you hear the word “feedback?” If that word scares you, would you like to transform this fear? In this session we discover and practice a new way to reveal the life in us, and receive the life in others, that contributes to connection, meaning, shared understanding and effectiveness. All are welcome and no experience necessary; a basic understanding of NVC principles is helpful.
Creating a Restorative Culture: Moving Beyond Blame and Victimhood
10 AM – 5 PM Saturday, May 11
How do you experience conflict and difference in your community? What happens when someone “breaks the rules?” During this intensive embodied learning opportunity, we begin to recalibrate our view of conflict to see it as a natural and healthy part of life in community. We integrate our previous learning and practice, cultivating curiosity and openness about what’s alive in ourselves and others when we disagree. As a grand finale, we collaboratively design a Restorative Menu for UCOH as a method for responding to difficult situations in the future. All are welcome with the request that participants have attended at least one NVC class with Gregory prior to this session.