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Announcing our new Virtual Experiences department. Welcome, Paul Wiltz! Read about changes to our Member Services Dept. Check out the many trainings offered to you. Are you going to the YOU Alumni Spring Rally? Send proposals to Northwest Region.
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Vision: A world powerfully transformed through the growing movement of shared spiritual awakening.
Mission: Advancing the movement of spiritual awakening and transformation
through Unity, a positive path for spiritual living.
Purpose: Develop, equip, and support Unity leaders and communities to grow in innovative, sustainable, and cutting-edge ways.

February 18, 2021
To: <<First Name>>

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Membership Matters
Education
Leadership Development
Connect
UWH
UUMS
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Membership Matters

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Announcing the Creation of the Virtual Experiences Department! The responsibilities of this new department include creating online webinars, trainings, micro-learnings, and digital resources and hosting both virtual and hybrid events, such as the annual convention and summit. This department also supports the growth and development of youth and family ministry programs through the use of print, digital, and online resources. Rev. Diane Venzera heads up this department, which includes new staff member Paul Wiltz, and Joy Perrie.
Member Services Team Changes. Rev. Carrie Kenyon has been the heart of Member Services for several years. She is moving into a new position of Care and Connections Coordinator. Diane Pletcher is moving into the role of Field Services Employment Coordinator. She has been assisting Carrie with employment for the past three years, always doing this work with excellence. Rev. Doug Duerr is moving into the role of Manager of Member Services, where he will lead the areas of Member Services that pertain to Ministry Leadership Development. Read more about these exciting changes, as we realign our staff to best support you.

Education

Educating Unity Leaders in Spiritual Principles

Virtual SEE Week, April 5-9, 2021. Unity Centre of Montreal, Canada, and Unity Windward, Kaneohe, Hawaii, are delighted to announce “Reaching Around the World,” a week of virtual Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) classes, April 5-9, 2021! Eight classes, taught by Unity ministers and licensed teachers from around the globe, are being offered. Please see the flyer and/or contact fulcrum8www@gmail.com for more information.

Leadership Development

Training Unity Leaders in Effective Leadership

Webinars and Trainings. Please visit our Trainings webpage for a complete list of offerings, descriptions, deadlines, and registration information. All times listed are Central Time, unless otherwise noted. Most are available for CEUs.

Upcoming Registration Deadlines
  • Integral Christianity and Unity. Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration closes: March 7, 2021.
  • Energy Leadership. Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021, 3-5 p.m. Registration closes: March 9, 2021.
  • Let’s Get Real About Grief. Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:30-3 p.m. Registration closes: March 14, 2021.
  • Power Matters: Build Your Own Collaborative Systemic Power Framework. Date: Tuesdays, March 16–30, 2021, 12:30-3 p.m. Registration closes: March 11, 2021.
  • Help Us Soar: Teen Ministry in Action. Date: Thursdays, March 18–April 1, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m. Registration closes March 11, 2021.
  • Energy Leadership in Action. Date: Thursdays, March 25–April 1, 2021, 2:30-4 p.m. Registration closes: March 18, 2021.
  • UWM Overview. Date: Tuesdays, April 6–May 18, 2021, 2-4 p.m. Registration closes: April 1, 2021.
Mindful Eating: What Is It? As you prepare for dinner tonight, consider where your food was grown, be grateful to the farmers and those who harvested it, the trucker who delivered it, and the clerk who rang you up. Bless the food that nourishes and sustains your body. Eat slowly, savoring the meal with all your senses. This is an example of mindful eating. Learn more about it and the Unity EarthCare program at our Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Facebook page and our EarthCare webpage.

Connect

Providing Resources and Opportunities for Unity Leaders

Changes


Unity Spiritual Center, Bellingham, Washington, is seeking a full-time minister.

Unity of Lehigh Valley, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, has updated their opening for a full-time minister.
 
A listing of all current openings for ministers and ministry personnel can be found at UnityWorldwideMinistries.org/openings. No login is needed. Send questions/comments about ministry employment to Carrie Kenyon or Diane Pletcher. Ministry staffing, status changes, and transitions are available online.
YOU Alumni Network’s Spring Rally, “Showing Up, Radically Vulnerable,” is open to all Youth of Unity (YOU) alumni and sponsors on March 12-14, 2021, on a love-offering basis. This is an online rally experience where you can connect with other YOU alumni and sponsors from all over the world, and have the chance to feel uplifted, loved, grateful, and aware. While the mediums that we connect through have changed, it’s all still the same. Click here for more information and to register. Registration closes March 5, 2021. Please share this with all the YOU alumni and sponsors. Thanks!
NW Region Calls for Proposals. The Northwest Unity Regional Conference Team is putting out a call for presenters for their online conference, September 20–23, 2021. Their theme is “Building Bridges: Touching the World with Our Truth.” There will be several tracks in this conference: inclusivity, classic Unity teachings, and technology. Please submit your recommendations or personal proposals by March 15, 2021. Send them to janeyhiatt@gmail.com. Find out more on the region’s website.

Unity World Headquarters

at Unity Village

Prayer Retreat. Your congregants can deepen their knowledge of affirmative prayer as taught in Unity by attending Affirmative Prayer for the 21st Century: A Unity Prayer Ministry Training Retreat from March 26–28. This online event is for students who already have a foundation in Unity affirmative prayer. They will build upon their prayer practice as they study how to inspire others by praying with them the Unity way.
Unity Includes Everyone. UWH recently updated its LGBTQ page with resources for you and your congregants, including the Worthy booklet, podcasts, and articles. The booklet highlights personal stories of those who have overcome rejection to find Truth. Many of the Worthy contributors were bullied, beaten, and ridiculed and—perhaps most hurtful of all—told they were unacceptable to God. Yet, these are stories of healing—even triumph.
Do You Get These Updates? UWH has two insider emails, just for you. Postcards from the Village is video news and resources for Unity ministers and LUTs, direct from our executive team. New Products from Unity Books delivers you first looks at our new spiritual products, books, and specials.

Unity Urban Ministerial School

Focusing on Urban Ministerial Skills

Women of Wisdom Conference. This year’s conference, “Celebrating Spirit of Women: United We Are One,” runs March 11–14, 2021. The soul-filling, inspiring weekend features special guests Terry Tempest Williams and Yeye Luisah Teish. UUMS instructor Rev. Vernelle Nelson is among the presenters. The weekend offers workshops and interactive activities. The cost is $139 through March 10, 2021. Register and check out the special pricing.
Congratulations to New Board Members! UUMS expresses gratitude to new Board of Directors members Revs. Kathy Beasley, Richard Carlini, Kenneth Ficklin, Ernestine Furlow, and Eileen Patra. Rev. Ficklin was elected to the position of treasurer. The UUMS Board is committed to direct the activities, affairs, and business of the school from the highest consciousness of each member for the good of the organization, faculty, and students.

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