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Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST
Unity of Phoenix Spiritual Center
1500 E Greenway Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Morning Session: I AM Diversity — Workshop Leadership Course To explore our prejudice, bias and racism. Taking full ownership of our participation mentally and spiritually.
Afternoon Session: Music: Part of the Heart of Ministry – Are your song selections and themes beneficial to the ministry? Energy, resources, licensing, singalongs & more!
I AM Diversity — Workshop Leadership Course led by Gino Walker
This beautiful work is a soul call from within. The purpose to explore our prejudice, bias and racism. Taking full ownership of our participation mentally and spiritually.
A personal journey, an awareness of our inner thoughts, beliefs and old stories that we have kept alive through our past experiences, media, family and social contagion.
Using Universal Principles, we will explore exercises that call us to a higher listening and meditative practice.
1. Take responsibility 2. Acknowledgment 3. Forgiveness 4. Release 5. Create New Feeling Pattern
“Your mission in life is where your deep joy and the world’s deep hunger meet” ~ Richard Nelson Bolles
We have arrived. It is our time to approach our diversity within ourselves. It is only then that we can let go of prejudice, racism, violence and hatred. Let us Be Powerful, Invincible and Loving on our Quest. – Gino
The ‘elephant in the room’ represents our unresolved, possibly unknown, bias and prejudice. The elephant is sort of round, like the world, and in the folds of the elephant’s skin are words hidden. You have to look really hard to find them. The words are both positive and negative like: love, peace, joy, togetherness, healing, cooperation, tolerance, prosperity, hate, prejudice, bias, intolerance, segregation, anger, fear, separation. Our work is to acknowledge and examine what is present, and learn to talk about it to move forward together.
Music: Part of the Heart of Ministry
Leadership Course led by Gino Walker (master musician) and Craig B. (Unity of Phoenix Music Director) to talk about:
The Energy of music and how to utilize it.
How to use Sing-a-longs.
Is music a vital part of your ministry?
Are your song selections and themes beneficial to the ministry?
What resources are there?
What about licensing problems?
Both Gino and Craig will offer some musical selections.
For more information, click to download these printable documents, provided by our workshop leader, Gino Walker
Reported by your SW Region Communications Consultant, Malayna Dawn
The April 12, 2018 web conference call on the topic of Ethics was led by Cynthia Vermillion-Foster, UWM Member Services Director. About 20 people logged in via computer and phone to be part of the discussion.
Cynthia explained that a task team has been put together, following discussion at the last People’s Convention, to explore the concept of expanding the ministers’ code of ethics, with some adjustments, to apply to all leaders. The team was scheduled to meet just after the conference call to take what they heard into their next steps.
CURRENT AND CHANGING CODE
Rev. Denese Schellink, our Regi. Rep. confirmed that the most recent Code of Ethics is the one currently available online, which is dated 2012.
Unity of Mesa will be offering an SEE in the Field program February 4-9, 2018. You can access the flyer and registration forms using the links below.
As a special bonus this year, Dr. Gary Simmons will be offering his Mission-Centric Ministry seminar on Saturday, February 10th and his class, The Q Effect: The Art and Practice of Living with Nothing and No One Against You, February 11-13. Flyers and registration form for these are also available at the links below.
Also, you’ll notice that the Alhambra Foundation has funding available to support SEE in the Field. You can click on the link below to access their updated application form.
Monday Oct. 16
3:30 – 7:00 Conference Check in
5:30: Evening Reception at the “Lounge” – complimentary appetizers & drinks
7pm – 8:30pm: Welcome, Opening Ceremony, Introduction to Integral Ministry Conversation Circles, Music by Mark Welch
Your Conference Committee has put together a program that aims to integrate all levels of the work we do. We’ll take care of business and learn new tools and techniques, but we’ll also enjoy more time together: to connect, to inspire, to share and be in prayer together, as well as time for personal renewal and meditation.
Who is invited to attend? We envision all areas of Unity leadership coming together to share their insights and experience. Unity ministers both active and retired, spiritual leaders, board members, youth ministry directors and any other key leaders and volunteers. The conference program will include opportunities to learn from each other in discussion circles to support the various areas of your ministry. Continue reading “Conference Theme and Registration 2017”→