Creative Shifts and Changes
Focus Groups Postponed · Shared Board Training Available
· Conference in Creative Format· Unity EarthCare Summit
· Alhambra Innovation Prize Nominees · Youth Program Updates · Prayer from UWM
Focus Groups Postponed
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The Focus Groups announced in last month's newsletter for June have been cancelled.
Rev. Charli Tupper, Board President, says, "we may try this at another time, but right now people seem to have a lot going on."

If you have questions, or ideas you would like to share, please send them to unityswregion@gmail.com.
Shared Board Training Available
Board Training
Our Region is facilitating a shared
Board Training via Zoom
The first training is set for July 10 & 11. 
Times to be announced.
Cost: $175 per ministry for three ministries to share the cost.
Facilitated by Rev. David Mosher, a UWM Ministry Development Consultant and Ministry Transition Specialist.

Areas of focus the training will encompass includes:
1) understanding the system — the life cycle of a church, the development of minister to community to mission-centric ministry, and the Thriving Ministry Model;
2) an introduction to emotional and spiritual maturity — the concept and brain science, creating conscious communications;
3) leadership skills and best practices — roles and responsibilities, effective meetings, system evaluations. 
Built into the training will be time to look at some of the issues that face your spiritual community.

Rev. David requests that participants take a Friendly Profile for People at Work assessment that will bring in an understanding of their own approaches and basic styles of others around the table. The cost is $13.00 per person. 

For more information, download the flyer from Rev. David
and RESERVE YOUR SPOT by contacting Rev. Charli Tupper at
revctupper316@gmail.com.
Conference in Creative Format for 2020
The Board of Trustees has made the decision to create the Region Leadership Conference in a new way. 

We have canceled our reservations for Embassy Suites in La Quinta for this year.

Instead, we will be having the conference virtually, with possibly some in-person components.

Curious?

Watch this newsletter for more details!

The dates remain the same: October 26 – 29.
Unity EarthCare Summit June 20
First Annual Unity EarthCare Summit
From Perfect Vision to Meaningful Action
Saturday, June 20, 2020, 4 p.m. Pacific Time
Please join the Unity Worldwide Ministries EarthCare Ministry Team, via Zoom, for the first annual summit on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
EarthCare’s vision is that all humanity lives in a spiritual consciousness that manifests as loving co-existence with all creation and care for our Earth home. It is for all of us in Unity to discern “what is ours to do” to improve the quality of life for all beings and our planet.
Alhambra Foundation Innovation Prize Nominees
The Alhambra Foundation would like to celebrate innovation by offering an award, to be given at the SW Region Conference in October.
Our first nominees who have shared innovative approaches to ministry are:


  • Turning On the Light Entertainment - for multi-ministry productions on Easter and Mother's Day

  • Angie Keyes - for the virtual Regional Youth Ministry program (see below)

Congratulations on your nominations!
Nominate someone in your own ministry or someone else’s
within our SW Region.
Our Alhambra Foundation Board will evaluate nominee programs on criteria including originality, success, sustainability, creativity, and potential to spread the Unity message.One selected nominee will be awarded a cash prize of up to $1,000 to boost that avenue of ministry and assist in its success.

Two runners up will receive recognition at the ceremony, thereby sharing their idea and promoting it within the Region. They may also receive smaller amounts of cash, matching, or non-cash awards such as coaching, tech support, online promotion, etc.

We will post the top 5 applicants on our website and allow the region to learn about the programs and vote as well. Award to be given during the banquet (or equivalent event) at the SW Region Conference in October.

Share your programs with us and let us help you grow them!

Malayna Dawn, Alhambra Board Chair
UnityAlhambra.org
Youth and Family Ministry Update
from Angie Keyes, Southwest Region Youth and Family Ministry Event Director
This weekend was the first Virtual Y.O.U. Official Rally !! We came together on Zoom to connect and celebrate. Mark Stanton Welch shared his music, and the Y.O.U. elected their new Regional Officer Team.
I am excited to share that this year our YOU Regional Officers are Graham Ros of Unity of the Oaks, Fiona Mulvany of Unity San Diego, and Emily Nolan of Unity of Phoenix. This team has already shown great skill and dedication to leadership. I can't wait to see what they create for the coming year!!

Upcoming Events:
Unity Summer Camp
June 22-26, we will hold online Summer Camps for our Unikids and Uniteens.
Our Kids Camp will be learning about the 5 Unity Principles, while the Uniteens will be practicing tools for centering and creating a "Mindfulness Kit."

Y.O.U. Leadership
July 24 and 25, our YOU Leadership Rally will be held online this year. We will be learning the history of Unity and tools for stepping into leadership.

If you have any questions or if I can support your Youth Ministry Program, please contact me.

Seeing you healthy, whole, and supported.
Angie Keyes
Southwest Region Youth and Family Ministry Event Director
949-584-3556
From Unity Worldwide Ministries
A Prayer for the Wounded Heart of Humanity

We call upon God’s Love in this important moment, knowing that Divine Love is the greatest power in the Universe . We pray for the wounded heart of humanity as we grieve, rage, cry, and despair over injustice and inequity. May Divine Love enfold and comfort everyone who is hurting. May Divine Wisdom guide each person and institution in taking inspired action to ensure that all are celebrated for their inherent goodness as a part of God’s creation. May we remain resolute in walking the course of human rights and social justice for all . We pray in the spirit of unity, love, and oneness.
Amen.
Image by Ioachim Marcu from Pixabay
Share your News and Contact Info with our Region
Check your listing on our spreadsheet!
Send the news or updates you want to share with the region to our new regional mailbox at unityswregion@gmail.com.

Or post it directly to the SW Region Facebook page, which will appear on our regional website at unityswregion.org!
Remember, Unity.org has links to Unity Village, Unity Worldwide Ministries, Silent Unity and Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, as well as resources and publications, all in one place.