Be sure to join us here at UUCL on Sunday, February 2nd, 10:00am for a service on "The Mystic Heart of the Baha'i Faith" presented by guests: Claire and Stewart Mathison.
Claire Mathison was born and raised in California as a Catholic. She abandoned the Faith at an early age and did not follow any religious practice for many years. While having a conversation with her “spiritual mother”, she realized she had not formed a “love affair” with God. This is when she came to the Baha’i Faith. She had known about it since she was 11 years old and decided to declare as a Baha’i in 1999. She has come to know for herself that, although the Baha’i Faith has given her the foundation of knowing and loving God, it was the vehicle which gave her the wings to search for her own place in spirituality. Claire practices other forms of spirituality, such as meditation, chanting and shamanism.
Claire is a practitioner of Reiki, Acupressure and Lifestyle Nutrition, with a practice in Lake Geneva. She lives with her husband, Stewart, and two dogs, Oscar and Brodie, in Lake Geneva.
G. Stewart Mathison was born and raised on a farm just south of Lake Geneva. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and took graduate coursework in the Master of Theological Studies program at St. Norbert College in De Pere near Green Bay. Stewart has spent his professional career in marketing and advertising and was a lecturer in the Business Department at St. Norbert College. From a religious perspective, he was raised as a Roman Catholic. He moved away from formal religious practice after high school but returned to his roots full force in his late 20s, eventually studying towards the Catholic priesthood for 2 years as a member of the St. Norbert Abbey community in De Pere. A spiritual seeker, he eventually began exploring the Baha’i Faith in 2003 and, after what he refers to as “taking the scenic route”, became a member of the Baha’i Faith 6 years later. Even prior to becoming a Baha’i, Stewart referred to himself as a “BaBuCaDu” — a Baha’i Buddhist Catholic Hindu — as he draws upon the wisdom of each of these spiritual traditions. Stewart is married to Claire and they reside in Lake Geneva with their two dogs, Oscar and Brodie.
ALL are welcome!
Sunday, February 16th at 10:00am will be a service on "Forgiveness, a Gateway Virtue" by International Award Winning Author, Robert Crown
After living through the experiences described in his Multi-Award-Winning book Suffering Ends When Awakening Begins, Robert succeeded in breaking the patterns of dysfunction that had been a part of his family for generations. Although he has made great strides to identify and correct paradigms that had prohibited him to evolve and grow, he continues to remain focused on a continual quest to learn more about his higher self and the expanding of his consciousness.
Today he enjoys a quiet life with his wife and children in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he was born and raised.
He has owned and operated a residential real estate brokerage in the area for eighteen years and has been active in community service. He remains focused on a continual quest to learn more about the expanding of his consciousness, speaking, and sharing his story and experiences.
ALL are welcome!