Awards & Dance Party

The Alhambra Foundation wants to keep the celebrations of togetherness going and will be hosting a dance party, DJ’d by our own Rev. Ken Fendrick just following the Innovation Awards on Tuesday night.

In keeping with the Family Reunion theme, we’ll be dancing through the decades!

Heavy appetizers will be served to keep your energy up, and we’ll have plenty of space to move in our main convention room space. No judgement, just joyful movement.

Disco ball may or may not be included.

It’s a Life Celebration

The Alhambra Foundation will be celebrating the life of their Founding President, Ken Harrison, with this dance party at our SW Region Conference.

Memorial Service

It is our tradition to honor those from our region who have made their transition during the year since our last conference gathering. This year, in keeping with the theme of a family reunion, we will be holding an interactive ceremony to also acknowledge how those who came before us still walk with us on this journey, led by Rev. Sheryl Padgett.

Please bring copies of photos to share and place in a memorial space.

We know we will be including Rev. Flo Dibbley, Rev. Irma Oestmann, Rev. Brent Fletcher, Rev. Margee Grounds, Rev. Richard Meri Ka Ra Byrd and Ken Harrison.

If you know of someone else who has made their transition since October of 2021 who we have not included here, please let us know.

If you have photos or stories to share, please send them to us at unityswregion@gmail.com.

Taizé Service

Taizé (pronounced: tay-zay) is a prayerful form of music known for its simple, yet rich and meditative character. Taizé music often takes the structure of an ostinato (a simple melody that repeats over and over) and is meant to serve as a kind of musical centering prayer.

We will be having a Taizé service during our conference, led by our conference musician, Gary Lynn Floyd with Rev. Jonathan Zenz.

Workshop – Rev. Shad Groverland

4 General CEUs are available for attending.

Tues, Oct 25th, 10am-12pm and 1:30-3:30pm

Join Rev. Shad Groverland, Executive Director of Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM), will be offering a workshop designed for ministry leaders, future leaders, and those who train these leaders.

The world of ministry is rapidly changing and there is a chance we could be left behind, unless we can acquire tools that will keep us current, relevant, focused, impactful and enjoying the work we do.

Through presentation, group discussion, brainstorming and connecting with Spirit, we will learn these tools that create the foundation for a thriving modern ministry.

Music by Gary Lynn Floyd

Gary Lynn Floyd is an American singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart with his soulful style.

A native of Houston, Gary began picking out melodies on a piano at four years old, and he’s been making music ever since. Today, he writes deep and meaningful music and shares these songs to audiences across the country. His style is a mix of pop, rhythm, and blues, combining silky vocals with powerful lyrics.

It is Gary’s openness to divine inspiration that fuels his endless supply of musical ideas and creates his inspirational lyrics. That’s the light that shines through his performances. With his piano, Gary is a catalyst for positive change and raises the collective vibration through his music and his welcoming presence on stage.

Click the image below to hear his new song!