Scroll down for New info on Conference (including a music video!), a video about UWSI Online Courses, Alhambra August 27 Luncheon Details, Ministerial Job Openings, and a testimonial, too.
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Join us for the Southwest Unity Region annual conference,
October 7 - 10, 2019 in La Quinta, CA.

Whether you are a lay leader, volunteer, Minister or Spiritual Leader, Youth & Family Ministry leader or LUT this conference is for you!
More Conference Program Features
Workshops from
Psychologist and Storyteller,
Dr. Jonathan Young

Available for Continuing Education Units

First Session: The Inner Journey
This presentation explores how familiar characters provide clues for our own
quests. We will follow Little Red Riding Hood on the path toward the old woman of the forest. The symbols in the tale can help us move toward personal awakening and strengthen our sense of interconnection. Dr. Young will draw on his work with Joseph Campbell to investigate what we can learn from the mythic imagination.

Second session: Wisdom Tales We Live By
This session presents personal applications of initiatory tales. We will revisit
Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz to ponder the gifts of the mythic quest. The format is storytelling with discussion of key elements, such as hearing a calling, and serving worthy goals. In a spirit of play, we will follow each stage of the adventure to find hidden riches.

Third session: The Magic of Storytelling
There is an enchantment in being told a story. Fairy tales reflect major events in our lives. We will use The Talking Eggs, a traditional yarn from the bayous, to explore telling a tale well, opening up key images, and framing discussions effectively.
A Magical Musical Moment with this year's
conference musician,
Harold Payne
Multi-Platinum Songwriter and Performer
And as you know, in addition to our great workshops and music, our Conference program includes all of this:
~ Retreat-style connection activities...

~ Updates from Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village...

~ Crossover conference interaction with our region's Youth Educators for our Family and Teen Ministries...

~ Regional Business Meeting to learn and connect with our colleagues...

~ Plenty of free time to rest, rejuvenate or socialize...
~ Lots of time to meet over meals! Hotel guests enjoy a full breakfast each morning and appetizers and cocktails each evening...

~ Conference Registration includes complimentary lunch Tuesday afternoon, and a banquet dinner Wednesday evening. More time to break bread together!

~ And you're all invited to celebrate Ken Harrison's retirement, with hors d'oeuvres and a presentation during the cocktail hour, hosted by The Alhambra Foundation.
Here's a conference testimonial from Jacquie Hardesty, LUT:

I have attended the SW Unity Region conference yearly for the past 20 years. My experience each time has been wonderful! 
I love meeting new Unity friends and connecting with my colleagues. I also enjoy the music, educational pieces, rest and renewal time, and even the business meetings. I always come home feeling spiritually filled. Conference offers an environment that supports building relationships, which is really important to me. I look forward to seeing you this year!
Many of the 16 partial scholarships are still available!
Click the button below for more information.
Alhambra Sub-Regi Luncheon
August 27 in Yucaipa
Our lunch gatherings are always a wonderful way to connect with our colleagues and friends in the area.

Together, we can learn from each other and share the challenges and successes unique to our work.

If you didn't meet Rev. Deanna Joseph at our last luncheon, now is your chance to welcome this new spiritual leader, and get to know the community at Unity of Yucaipa.

Get a sneak preview of what you can look forward to at conference, and get the networking juices flowing!

Please RSVP by Aug 20th so they know how many to expect for lunch!
Share UWSI Online Courses with Your Congregations
Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute
Offers Spiritual Education Designed for YOU

UWSI offers many areas of study to assist you in exploring your spiritual potential. In your pursuit of a more compassionate and fulfilling life, you can explore:

  •  Individual courses to explore areas of interest
  •  Self-determined path of spiritual enrichment
  •  Credentialing paths to become Licensed Unity Teacher or Licensed or Ordained Unity Minister
Regional Opportunities
Open Ministries in our region, from those listed on the
Unity Worldwide Ministries Employment page. Click the links below to learn more.

Full-time Associate Minister-Spiritual Education | Date Added 8/23/18

Full-time Associate Minister | Date Added 8/27/18

Full-time | $4000/mo | Average Attendance: 40-65 | Date Added 7/3/19

Full-time | $900-1000/wk | Average Attendance: 30-50 | Date Added 5/30/19
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