Click to view this email in a browser

logo w-map 2

Vision & Mission

Awakening Oneness, we empower an evolving consciousness
that spiritually transforms the world.

We serve, build, inspire and empower ministries.

 Reconfirmations Due by July 1st!
It's that time of year for Ministries, Ministers, LUT's, and Spiritual Leaders to renew or begin their membership in our Great Lakes Region.  These forms are also on the website under the Announcements tab on the front page.  

Please use them also when your contact information changes. Forms are due before July 1st to retain your membership.  Follow the links today!

Click here for Ministries Form

Click here for Individual Form

Register Now for Lowest Rate!


Growing Through Change...Here We Grow Again!

2018 Conference e-news 5
Oct. 1-4, Pokagon State Park, in Indiana

Join us for a Wonder-Filled 4-day Conference of Healing Energy and Spiritual Refreshment to Raise your Vibration!
  • Rev. David McArthur will bring us HeartMath to open our hearts and connect to the power of Love and the intelligence of the Heart on Tuesday.
  • Rev. Doug Duerr will be with us on Wednesday to help us learn new skills to navigate change and conflict as spiritual leaders.
  • Rama Inacio will bring us the Alchemy of Sound with the 12-Powers Crystal Bowls from Unity Village. He will also create wonderful Sound Healing experiences for us with his didgeridoo, gong and other healing vibrations. 
This year's Conference is designed so we can all participate in all the events and RAISE OUR VIBRATION together!
Click here to make your 2018 reservations TODAY and save $150!

2018 Conference Fee Schedule 
$275 through 7/31/18
$300 through 9/4/18
$325 after 9/4/2018
$350 after 9/26/2018

YFM News:                                        


2018 Y.O.U. June RallyImage result for Carthage College pic

Wed.-Sun., June 20-24

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

High School Unity students from all over the Great Lakes Region gather for a week of engaging workshops, singing, meditation, Sufi Dancing, and prayer under an umbrella of fun and fellowship.  Hosted by the Great Lakes Regional Y.O.U. Team, Regional Teen Consultant and Adult Staff, this event is a chance for YOUers and Sponsors to go deeper within our chapter and to get to know other chapters.

Click here to download a printable flyer and registration form. 

YFM Training:
Who, What, How?  -  Gen Z

September 8th
Unity Church Northwest
Des Plaines, IL           10-3pm CT

An experiential training experience that encourages and inspires. It models skills as well as provides knowledge.  We will examine how social emotional learning empowers Gen Z to live the 5 basic Unity Principles and helps them to express their 3 fold nature: body, mind, and spirit.   After training, participants are ready to put in to practice what they have learned. Their ministries are better equipped to serve Generation Z and their families.

Click here for Flyer/Registration form.

YFM Recommended Books

Storybooks for teaching mindfulness and meditation by Rev. Chase:

  • Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey is a book of a minute or less mindfulness exercises for relaxation, focus, imagining, making energy and being calm.  Audio is available at Kira

  • I Am Peace by Susan Verde includes a guided meditation.

  • In the Lemonade Hurricane by Licia Morelli.  An active child learns how to be still.

  • What Does It Mean to be Present?  by Rana DiOrio

Events Around the Region:

SEE in the Field, Unity of Garden Park
June 17 - 22
U Garden park 3

Join us at Unity of Garden Park for our Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) Week, June 17-22, 2018. 

We are offering a selection of five SEE required credit courses taught by Unity ministers and licensed Unity teachers. For more information, contact Tom Sylvester at

Grt Amer.CalendarJune 24th Concert 2 PM
Unity of Fox Valley
Batavia, Illinois
Bradford Newquist and his pianist, Bill Underwood, open up The Great American Songbook with a nostalgic musical journey through the world's favorite American music.   Songs by Gershwin, Porter and Rogers and songs sung by Sinatra, Cole, Clooney and Martin.  Listen to the magic. Fundraiser.   More information here.

Jazz in July Poster 2Jazz in July
Saturday, July 14, 6 PM 
Unity on the North Shore

A fundraiser featuring The Harold and Co. 7 piece big band.  An Evening of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter.  A fundraiser for Unity on the North Shore, Evanston, Illinois

Click here for Ticket information

Help Welcome UWM Board to Our Great Lakes Region                           

Unity N.Shore picMonday, August 6th, 6 PM

To foster connection and build relationships with ministries in the field, Unity Worldwide Ministries' Board of Trustees meets in a different region each summer.  Unity on the North Shore, in Evanston, IL, is honored to host this year's meetings. Great Lakes Unity Region Ministers, Board Members, Licensed Teachers and lay leaders and congregants are invited to welcome UWM Board Members at a special reception, Monday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, coffee and soft drinks will be served.

Don't Miss This:

Interested in Social Transformation? Check Out the Shadow to Light Demo

Image may contain: 1 personFor anyone interested in joining "Shadow to Light", the 12-week program for social transformation developed by Shariff Abdullah and introduced at last year's Regional Conference, here's a link to access a demonstration of the online version of the "S2L" program. Note this demo will only be available until close of business on 
June 26th.

Click here for demo.

Under Construction???  by Rev. Glenda Walden

Is your life, your ministry, your church “under construction”?  I noticed recently that it seems that everywhere I drive in Fort Wayne, IN there are “road construction” signs and those annoying orange barrels.  It seems an outward manifestation of the shifting consciousness of our human family.  I recently shared the story of Nehemiah with my congregation and how we have a choice to find faith and be under construction or to simply continue to die a bit every day.
We are so caught up......  click here to read more on our blog.  

Promote Your Events to UWM-GLR Members  
Email to request that your Church or Center's special event be posted to the GLURC website and/or included in future e-newsletters. 

Please include Title, Date, Location, 25-word description, soft copies of flyers (if available)(,pdf and jpg) and links for details and/or registration info.

Quick Links

Board & Staff Contact Info.............................
Directory of Member Ministries.......................
Events Calendar...........................................
Financial Reports..........................................

UWM-Great Lakes Region Board of Trustees
2017 board banner 5
 left to right
President ~ Rev. Ray Nelson, Unity of Louisville, KY
Vice President ~ Rev. Kurt Condra, Unity on the North Shore, IL
Treasurer ~ Carl Nawrot, Unity of Oak Park, IL
Secretary ~ Rev. Glenda Walden, Unity of Ft. Wayne, IN
YFM Liaison ~ Rev. Meghan Smith Brooks,  New Thought Unity Center, Cincinnati 
Conference Team Liaison ~ Rev. Deb-Hill Davis, Unity of Ames, IA
Licensed Unity Teacher Liaision ~Tom Sylvester, Unity of Garden Park, Cincinnati 
Alternate ~ Rev. Vareta Davis, Renaissance Unity, MI
UWM Liasion, ~ John McMahon,  Unity of Bay City, MI

Like us on Facebook
Great Lakes Unity

Share this newsletter with your ministry leaders.

Visit our web site.
Great Lakes Unity
Let us connect as a region.
Unity Worldwide Ministries-Great Lakes Region • 232 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1502

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Unity Worldwide Ministries Great Lakes Region
3232 Crescent Ave
Fort Wayne,, IN 46805-1502

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Non-Profits Email Free with VerticalResponse!