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Key Leader Event – Feb 21, 2019 in AZ

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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

Elephant in the Room
The Elephant in the Room

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

Ethics Call: Conversations with Unity Leaders

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.



Rev. Denese Schellink, our Regi. Rep. confirmed that the most recent Code of Ethics is the one currently available online, which is dated 2012.

There are areas in which the wording in the Code of Ethics probably wouldn’t change, but opportunities to do work as a movement may be raised. In such cases, one can speak to Carrie Kenyon, Transitional, Employment & Evolving Ministries Coordinator. Continue reading “Ethics Call: Conversations with Unity Leaders”

Key Leaders Event – May 18 in San Diego


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Friday, May 18, 2018 at Unity San Diego

3770 Altadena Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

Cost:  $59 – includes light lunch

This workshop meets the new UWM requirements for Ministers/Spiritual Leaders to take at least one hour of Ethics and Boundaries Training each year.

Click to download the Southwest Region Key Leader Event Schedule and details

Register online by clicking here!

SEE in the Field and Gary Simmons Too

Early bird rate extended to January 21!

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.

SEE in the Field 2018 Mesa flyer

Dr Gary Simmons Registration

Q Process Flyer Unity of Mesa Gary

Unity of Mesa Mission-Centric Flyer revised

Alhambra Foundation Application for Funding

Conference Schedule 2017

Unity Southwest Region 2017 Conference

Click here for the updated SW Conference Schedule at a Glance

Click here to download a printable flyer to share with your leaders

Schedule at a Glance

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

Tues. Oct. 17 Continue reading “Conference Schedule 2017”

Conference Theme and Registration 2017

SWRegConf2017-finalDate: Oct 16 – 19, 2017
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa


This link will take you to our Event Information  or “Landing” Page.
Then, simply scroll down to find the “Register Now” button.

OR find the email we sent, and click the links you find within it!

Click here to download a flyer to share with your leaders!

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”