Summary and Introduction

Unity Church of the Hills (UCOH), in Northwest Austin, has a very active Course in Miracles community, and all are welcome, whether you attend Unity Church of the Hills or not. All groups are facilitated by long-time Course students, and you may join at anytime. Each group has a slightly different focus, so we encourage you to try a few of the groups to see which one is a good fit for you.  Come join fellow like-minded students on the path to remembering the spiritual beings that we really are, and always have been!

A Course in Miracles Books

We use the 2nd or 3rd editions of A Course in Miracles, published by The Foundation for Inner Peace, so we all have consistent page, paragraph and sentence numbers. Most of the focus of our studies is on the main text of the book, but the Wednesday evening study group studies the workbook lessons. The book can be purchased at the physical or virtual UCOH bookstores, which is the last remaining metaphysical bookstore in Austin. A variety of related ACIM books are also available in the bookstore. We have extra books at the study groups / classes if you don’t have a book yet.

ACIM Study Groups

The Study Groups are held in a discussion-based format, where we read a few paragraphs, discuss, read a few paragraphs, discuss. The insights gained from fellow students are priceless, as we help each other to understand and apply the spiritual principles in our daily lives. Newcomers are welcome at any time, regardless of where we are in the book, as the same eternal truths are repeated over and over again until we get them! We have extra copies of A Course in Miracles, for those who do not yet have the book.

Sunday Morning Study Group for Newbies – 10:00 am – 11:10 am

Outdoors on the Unity Oaks Pavilion with an inclement-weather alternative of Room 203 in the Unity Oaks building. 

This group is intended for those relatively new to the Course. We meet in person on the pavilion on Sunday mornings and study the main text of the ACIM book. Veteran students of the Course are encouraged to join the other study groups and classes.

For those that are relatively new to the Course, appropriate questions might be “I have no idea what we just read!” or “I disagree with everything; it’s all upside down!” or “Why would God do this to us?!” The course can sometimes seem dense and impenetrable, but when you discuss it with others, the meaning comes to life.

To participate, all that is required is an open mind and a little willingness. We will walk through the Course page by page, week by week, with like-minded travelers on the path to remembering the eternal truths so beautifully presented in this timeless work. Join facilitator Neil Feiereisel, a long-time student of the Course, as we enjoy the journey together.

Wednesday Evening Study Group – 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Room 202 Unity Oaks and via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/589232734?pwd=OVk3Z29FaFFEeVZQaG5aWW1LdzRtUT09

The Wednesday Evening Course in Miracles Study Group just started studying the Workbook Lessons in January of 2022. This is a multi-year journey with an emphasis on the practical application of the spiritual principles of the Course. As we study the lessons together, we will share how we are applying these truths in our lives.

The pace at which we study the lessons on Wednesday evenings will vary from multiple short lessons in a single evening to just a portion of a longer lesson. Individuals are encouraged to simultaneously study the lessons on their own, at their own pace, and there will be time each week to share experiences that have come up as we apply the lessons in our daily lives. You are welcome to join us at any time; the best time to start studying the ACIM lessons is now! You are never “done” with the lessons, and simply roll around again for another pass. So even if your study of the lessons is in fits and starts, it’s perfectly fine!

Newcomers, as well as long-time Course students are all encouraged to join us as we embark on this journey together, learning from each other as we discuss the deep practical teachings in the Workbook lessons that reinforce the more cerebral concepts laid out in the main text of the Course.

We meet both in person and over Zoom in a hybrid meeting format. It works surprisingly well. We meet in Room 202 of the Unity Oaks building. Masks are optional as of March 2022.

Come join us, either in person or via Zoom, for a spiritual adventure with like-minded travelers. We meet every Wednesday night except for occasional holiday conflicts, which can be seen on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

Cost: Voluntary love offering;

Saturday Morning Study Group – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend this “A Course In Miracles” Study Group, which studies the main Text of the Course.  You’ll find that most of the students in this group have been studying ACIM for years, and many view it as a weekly “re-centering” as we apply the Course in our daily lives. 

This group meets in person in Room 202 of the Unity Oaks building. Masks are optional as of March 2022.

ACIM Classes

The ACIM classes, offered by Jennifer Feiereisel, are designed to focus on total comprehension of the Course teachings. Jennifer breaks down difficult concepts through topical and subject matter studies. The structure of the class does not follow the linear structure of the text; instead, passages and clues are taken from all 3 parts  of the Course (Text, Workbook Lessons, and Manual for Teachers) to bring about clarity and understanding.  It is Jennifer’s intention to meet the consciousness of the class as it presents itself and yet take leaps and bounds as Spirit directs.

The Way of ACIM: Finding the Present – Class

“If you accept your function in the world of time as one of healing, you will emphasize only the aspect of time in which healing can occur. Healing cannot be accomplished in the past. It must be accomplished in the present to release the future.” (T-13.IV.9:2-4) Offered by Jennifer Feiereisel, this 16-week series is offered on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings on Zoom (with the possibility that Friday might switch back to in-person in the future). Both new and returning students are welcome.

Taught by Jennifer Feiereisel, the ACIM classes are designed for both new and longtime students. The classes are structured and organized by major concepts and teachings of the Course and offer understanding and clarity to all who are interested in ACIM.

Thursday evenings (Zoom), 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – January 27 – May 19, 2022 (skipping March 17) Register here

Friday mornings (Zoom), 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – January 28 – May 20, 2022 (skipping March 18) Register here

Cost: A love offering is collected after each class of which 50% goes to the general fund of UCOH.

No prerequisite

ACIM Essentials Class – Next Date TBD 10 am – 3 pm

ACIM Essentials is a 4-hour in-depth introduction and overview of A Course in Miracles, presented by Jennifer Feiereisel, a long-time ACIM student and teacher.  This class is designed to cover the essential teachings of the Course over 5 hours including a lunch break.  There will also be prayer/meditation, and Q&A throughout.

ACIM tells a way of living in the world but not of the world.  It helps us to recognize the illusions we have about ourselves and the world, allowing them to be forgiven and released. It gives us the tools to reclaim our true identity and guides us through the seemingly endless maze and senseless complexity of this world.

Come join Jennifer on an exciting journey to the words of ACIM.  For the January 15 in-person class, bring your lunch (heat it up in the kitchen microwave) or do your own thing during the one-hour lunch break.

Cost: $30. Click here to register.

 

Calendar

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A Course in Miracles Study Group
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The Way of A Course In Miracles - Finding the Present - ZOOM
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The Way of A Course In Miracles - Finding the Present
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11:00 am
A Course in Miracles Study Group
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A Course in Miracles Study Group for Newbies
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A Course in Miracles Study Group
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The Way of A Course In Miracles - Finding the Present - ZOOM
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The Way of A Course In Miracles - Finding the Present
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A Course in Miracles Study Group
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A Course in Miracles Study Group
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The Way of A Course In Miracles - Finding the Present - ZOOM
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A Course in Miracles Study Group
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