Past Services

[Past Service] 11/27/16 ~ Reawaken a Life of Wonder Through Gratitude



Rev. KevJoin UPHI and Spiritual Director Xavier Eikerenkoetter on Sunday, November 27th at 12:00pm EST as we welcome Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross, Senior Minister of Unity of Sacramento, as our guest speaker with a message on how to “Reawaken a Life of Wonder Through Gratitude.”

Have you ever thought about what would be possible for our lives if we did not view human progress as advancing from one hurdle, challenge and complaint to the next? Join the UPHI Community in person at 4140 Broadway in NYC or streaming live online and find out how to transform your life from the center to the circumference by establishing gratitude as your new paradigm!

About Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross:
Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross is on a mission to inspire and empower everyday people to live extraordinary dreams. For over 20 years, he has been traveling nationally and internationally teaching people to design and live lives of purpose, passion, peace and prosperity. In his role as an author, inspirational speaker, life coach and ordained minister, Kevin uses his many gifts to support people in realizing and reaching their full potential.

[Past Service] 12/11/16 ~ Celebrate the Holidays



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[Past Service] 11/13/16 ~ Post-Election Reflections: Open Dialogue



HandsWhichever side of the election you were on, whether you are shocked and displeased by the outcome or happy for the result, there has been division and consternation on both sides reflected by the ugliness and insensitivity in this 2016 presidential election cycle. So, how do we move forward to create more unity in our communities and as a country?

This division needs to turn into an open conversation for everyone. Not a continuation of the political debate or one where both sides rant at each other; but a conversation where the fears and concerns of all people can be discussed and acknowledged openly without judgment. To that end, we are shifting this Sunday’s service into an open dialogue on Post-Election Reflections.

In preparation for this conversation, we welcome you to consider your deepest thoughts and feelings regarding the election build-up and outcome. Meditate upon how we can move forward to become a more united country, whether you are happy or unhappy about the election results. And then come together to share your heart in spiritual community with us.

Some thoughts to consider:

  • If the election went in my favor am I going to gloat or reach out, be smug or sensitive?
  • If it didn’t go in my favor will I pout or reach out, despair or deepen?
  • How can we come to understand each other better?
  • Even if we don’t like each other, can we agree to live in peace?
  • How do I move forward with dignity?
  • Did I vilify my opposing candidate?
  • Did I negatively judge those who supported an opposing candidate?
  • How did fear play into this election?
  • Can I deepen my compassion through this experience?
  • Where is the Wonder in this national event and how does it reflect something of my interiority?
  • What is the American Experiment trying to accomplish on a meta-level?

Join us this Sunday, November 13th at 12:00pm EST for this interactive service either in person at 4140 Broadway in NYC or online as we stream the service live here. We will be using our streaming chat room and Facebook page (@UPHIPalace) to discuss with those who are unable to make it in person.


[Past Service] 11/20/16 ~ Thanksgiving Harvest Service



HarvestA“Harvest is a time in which you reflect on your own personal ripening of crops, and store them so that they are available for use at all times.” ~ Xavier Eikerenkoetter

November is the month of Thanksgiving, harvest and abundance. We are endeavoring to bring all of these energies together, allowing them to Reawaken Wonder that is within you and around you.

We hope you can join us for our Thanksgiving Harvest Service & Spiritual Baptism on Sunday, November 20th, at the United Palace House of Inspiration in NYC or streaming live online at 12:00noon EST. With songs, the word and a display of harvest from the earth, an overflowing abundance of goodness will be poured out to all who come to partake.

Come experience the transformative power of a spiritual baptism conducted by Spiritual Director Xavier Eikerenkoetter, which symbolizes the washing away of the old and allowing the wave of change to transform. Learn how to release what is no longer useful about your present self-concept and make room for an inflow of empowering gifts and opportunities.


Rev. Heather Shea invites you to the Hebrew Tabernacle for the 3rd Washington Heights Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration and Service, at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 20. Hebrew Tabernacle is a diverse and inclusive center of reform Jewish life, located at 551 Fort Washington Avenue in NYC.


[Past Service] 11/6/16 ~ Living in Gratitude



8 23JBurns AOn Sunday, November 6th, at the United Palace House of Inspiration in NYC or streaming live online at 12:00noon EST, UPHI and Spiritual Director Xavier Eikerenkoetter welcomes Dr. Janine H. Burns as our guest speaker. Her lesson title is: “Reawaken Wonder: Living in Gratitude.”

Gratitude is defined as a feeling of appreciation and the quality of being thankful. Living In Gratitude is a powerful attitude and mindset that sees the good in all circumstances and conditions. It attracts and magnifies this good thus bringing forth the great potentialities of life. And, it carries us beyond the field of doubt into one of perfect faith and acceptance of the omnipresence of God’s good.

Dr. Burns is an Interfaith Minister and Director of the Guiding Light Foundation. She also hosts and specializes in celebration of life ceremonies.