Music Videos by World Singing Day

World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.

Founded in 2012 by Colorado (USA) musician Scott Johnson, World Singing Day brings people together in their communities all around the world through the simple act of singing together.

World Singing Day is not religious or political, and encourages people to put aside their differences and celebrate what we all share as human beings. World Singing Day is for everyone, regardless of your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, singing ability, and age.

World Singing Day is a joyful community experience for musicians and non-musicians alike, from shower singers to celebrities, as they gather in their communities and sing together without the pressure of performing.

World Singing Day is not a competition, and no rehearsals are required. Anyone can join in the fun.

Live Music performed by Teri Wilder

Teri Wilder is passionate about healing and wellness through vibration, sound, and energy – and offers transformative sessions with her unique three-pronged approach. She is delighted to express her energy healing talents as a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner and Gong Player, Reiki Master, and Certified Medical Intuitive Practitioner that interface for a comprehensive session for her clients.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, she has traveled extensively across the country for keynotes, concerts, gong meditations, and energy work to support wholeness, creativity, and peace. Understanding the restorative power of sound and music led Teri to study the science of vibrational and energy-based healing and to pursue certifications to
practice her energy healing modalities. At her San Diego-based Teri Wilder Healing Sanctuary, she offers an intimate space for her soothing and rejuvenating work with clients. She can provide insight as a gifted and trained Medical Intuitive to help identify root causes that may impact a client’s health, and she combines Reiki and Sound Healing Sessions to help restore physical and emotional well-being and to support the body’s the natural rejuvenation process.
While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, her sessions have enabled countless clients to restore health, reduce stress and discomfort, and achieve a greater sense of peace and lightness. Teri’s dedication to raising the vibration of the planet is the theme running through all of her pursuits. You may contact her at

Tuesday’s Sacred Gong Experience with Teri Wilder can be used toward 1 General CEU credit.

2019 E-News Blasts


  • Nov 2019-New Board Officers and Regional LUT Rep, Conference Review and Updates, News from around the Region
  • Aug/Sept 2019-Conference Registration Open! Details on program, Youth Educators Retreat details.
  • June/July 2019-Conference Registration Open! Details on program, Youth Educators Retreat details.
  • April/May 2019– Conference Theme and dates announced, Rev. Denese Schellink moves, Camp Angels, new Alhambra contact info
  • March 2019– Alhambra Prosperity Luncheon, Retirements: Rev. Larry Schellink and Ken Harrison
  • Feb 2019– Key Leader Event details, SEE in Mesa AZ, Alhambra Foundation Sub-Regional Lunch at Unity in Anaheim
  • Jan 2019– Key Leader Event in Phoenix Feb 21, SEE in Mesa Feb 24, Alhambra gifts and luncheon in March
  • Dec 2018– Facebook ad to promote all centers in region for Christmas, Bolder Together: Living Room Conversations, Key Leader Event announced.
  • Oct/Nov 2018 – Photos from Conference, message from LUT Rep and gratitude message from YFM Consultant.

A listing of archived 2018 E-News Blasts is available by clicking here.

Core Value Statements

Unity SW Core Value Statements 

Spirit Led

We are guided by Spirit in all that we do.



We welcome diversity and foster an equitable culture of oneness.    



We honor our heritage while intentionally seeking evolution and expansion.



We affirm lucidity in purpose and intent; we act with ease and grace.



We share our spiritual understanding, connecting in a manner that is current with today’s world.

2019 Region Business Meeting Info

Southwest Region Business Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:30 AM

  • Call to Order – Karen Epps
  • Opening Prayer
  • Welcome new Ministries
  • Approve Agenda
  • President’s Report – Karen Epps
  • Secretary’s Report – Arlene Meyer
  • Approve minutes from October 3, 2018 meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report – Richard Maraj
  • Approve Treasurer’s report
  • Election of Board Members – Lori Fleming
  • Family Ministry Liaison Report – Jacquie Hardesty
  • Regional Representative’s Report – Lori Fleming
  • Welcome LUT’s and LUT Report – Jacquie Hardesty
  • Alhambra Foundation Report – Foundation Board
  • Closing Prayer

Bios of those running for Regional Office:
Michael Schoonover    |     Lori Fleming     |     Richard Maraj

SchoonoverRev. Michael A. Schoonover, a California native, has attended Unity Way Church in Vista, California, since 2005. He became Minister in 2017. He holds a BA degree in Communications. Rev. Michael’s grandmother was a long-time Unity student. He started diligently studying Unity in the early 1990’s and became a LUT in 2012. Attended Unity Urban Ministerial School and was licensed in 2015 and ordained in 2016. He is fond of saying he is a loyal Fillmorian Unity Truth student of the Holy Invisible Ethers.

Rev. Michael assisted in background research material for the Unity-published book “The Many Faces of Prayer: How the Human Family Meets Its Spiritual Needs,” by Dr. Rev. Thomas W. Shepherd. He also had one of his questions submitted to Shepherd’s Unity Magazine column published in the Unity book entitled “Good Questions.” Rev. Michael sends out weekly inspirational Truth affirmations to over 300 people.

A meta-inspired Bible scholar, Rev. Michael has an extensive collection of originally signed Truth book editions and a massive collection of Unity-printed books, pamphlets, magazines, Daily Words, Weekly Unity, etc. And a loyal Truth student of famed Fillmore teachers, Emma Curtis Hopkins and Annie Rix Militz. He is a practicing meta-physician, lover of ancient metaphysics, and cherishes the healing histories of our beloved Unity School of Christianity movement.

Richard Maraj-headshot Rev. Richard Maraj inspires people to live better lives through his powerful spiritual teachings. His charismatic, relatable speaking style combines a depth of spiritual knowledge, sharp intellect, great sense of humor and contagious enthusiasm to touch and energize his audience into expanding their understanding of God, life and themselves. Richard’s positive, uplifting messages have helped many people experience greater joy, peace and prosperity through the practical application of basic spiritual principles.

For many years Richard worked as a successful motivational speaker who traveled throughout North America to address large Fortune 500 and other companies. During the early 1990s he felt a strong call to ministry, and was compelled to attend ministerial school. He was ordained as a Unity minister in 1998, and began his ministry as an Associate Minister in Raleigh, NC. Soon afterward he became Senior Minister of Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, MO, and quickly became a much sought-after guest speaker for churches throughout Canada and the United States. He is currently the Senior Minister of Unity of Phoenix, one of the largest Unity ministries in the world, where he has served since 2005.

Richard has a degree in political science from McMaster University and continues to have a passion for learning. He is a strong advocate for community service, and also enjoys a variety of activities and hobbies, which include performing as a stand-up comic. In addition, Richard is currently completing a book called The 4 Most Important Questions You Can Ask Yourself.

 LoriFlemingRev. Lori Fleming has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida with a major on religious studies.  She is an ordained Unity Minister who graduated from Unity Institute in 2006 and has served at the Unity Church in Sarasota, FL, the Unity Church of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI, the Unity Church in Venice, FL, Unity of Chandler in Chandler, and Unity of Carefree Cave Creek.  She is currently the Pastoral Care Minister at Unity Phoenix Spiritual Center.

Lori was a Youth of Unity Teacher/Sponsor for more than fifteen years and in 1999 was awarded the Distinguished Youth Services Award from Unity Worldwide Ministries.   Her greatest passion is living and teaching Unity principles and watching people transform as they learn to use these principles in their lives.

Lori has served on Unity Worldwide Ministries’ L & O Ministry Team, Leadership Recruitment and Development Team, Annual Summit Team, Ethics Review Team, and Ministry Wellness Team.  She is past President, current Vice-President, and Regional Representative for the Southwest Region.

Lori lives in Cave Creek, AZ with her husband, Mark. They have three grown children and two grandsons.