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UWM-Great Lakes Region Board of Trustees

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September's annual conference was rich with activity, collegial connections and opportunities for renewal of mind and heart. In addition, the conference body re-elected Rev. Glenda Walden and elected Rev. Meghan Brooks to serve three-year terms ending September 2021. Following are roles and home ministries for trustees serving the 2017-2018 term. (Pictured above, 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 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

Feel free to contact any board members regarding GLR activities. Contact information can be found on the website under "About Us" or click here. 

In Sacred Service to Your Region

The strength of our region is a perfect out-picturing of the time and talent invested by the dedicated service of our members. Please consider supporting our vibrant work by volunteering to serve in any of the following areas:  

Policy Procedure Manual Update Team -- If you're a stickler for rules and appreciate the clarity generated by well-crafted accountablities, help and revise and reconcile our PPM to be congruent with current practices. Click here to request more info. 

Finance Team -- Support the Board and Treasurer in ensuring the accuracy and good stewarding of GLR's financial resources. Team meets monthly via conference  to review financial statements prepared by our bookkeeper. Members also help to shape the annual budget process. Click here  to request more info. 

Conference Team -- Team members plan and coordinate every facet of our annual conference in accord with budget objectives: site selection and logistics, presenters and programming, banquet and social events. Event planning experience a plus. Click here  to request more info. 

Technology Team  -- Avid Facebook, Twitter, Instagram users please apply. We'd like to develop a strong social media following to promote individual center events, create greater connection between members, and leverage the power of cyber bonding. Click here  to request more info. 

E-news Team  --  Be part of the team that keeps members apprised of regional events and developments. Writing, editing, proofreading skills desired. Familiarity with online email apps desired but not required. Click here  to request more info. 

Events Around the Region...

Promote Your events to UWM-GLR Members 

Promote Your Events to GLURC 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), and links for details and/or registration info.

Beyond the the Region...

SEE by the Sea 
Spiritual Education & Enrichment in Southern Florida
SEE by the Sea

Monday-Friday, Nov. 6-10
Unity of Pompano, Pompano, FL

With great anticipation and excitement, Unity of Pompano Beach is now accepting registrations for its S.E.E. Intensive Week, featuring 16  classes. Registration and payment are online thru our website. Please encourage  students and potential students to take advantage of the earlybird fee of $65.
Click here to download a flyer.
Click here to download a registration packet.  

Youth & Family Ministry Activities & Events

TeenMinTrain-UofDayton-thumbTeen Ministry Training Event

Saturday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Unity of Dayton

Click here to register by NOV. 2

On-site training especially for Uniteen Leaders YOU Sponsors and Youth Directors will draw out participant's wisdom and knowledge in facilitating an experience that encourages youth to express their spirituality. Attendees can expect to hear tips, practices and experiences that will strengthen your YFM Team, and become familiar with resources that will increase the good flowing through your program. Note: Teachers; parents; CSE Credentialing Candidates; Board Members and Ministers will find this training valuable. 

Estimated  Cost: $20 to $40 (Per person cost to be based on number of participants divided into the total training cost, $500, Once the registration count has been received, you will be notified of the per person cost. Your payment will be made to Unity of Dayton.)


YFM Directors Connecting Through Monthly Prayer Circles

First Thursday of the month 
Midday: 11:30 a.m. Central / 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Evening at 6:30 p.m. Central / 7:30 p.m. Eastern
For call-in instructions, e-mail Rev. Chase at 
or call  937-242- 8180.

Praying together uplifts everyone involved. Prayer requests are personal and professional. Whatever they are, they are held in confidence. Prayer is a tool to create the youth and family ministry you desire. Prayer is the tool to bring out the good in the youth and family ministry. Praying connects us with God and each other. "How to teach youth about prayer?" is a common question. Youth learn by example and so do adults. By being part of a prayer circle, YFM directors are imparting this life skill to others. The integrity of their walk and talk radiates from their being. They are also meeting their own desire of connection.

 If you want to be part of a prayer circle and you can’t participate when this circle meets, contact Rev. Chase.

2018 Uniteen/Y.O.U Retreats & Rallies: Save these Dates!

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2018 Spring Unitreat

Fri.-Sun. May. 4-6

Camp Lutherdale, Elkhorn, WI
Uniteens (Grades 6-8) from all over the Great Lakes Region gather to enjoy fun, fellowship, and spiritual connection at beautiful Camp Lutherdale in Elkhorn, WI. They experience interactive and engaging lessons in Spirit Groups, large group activities in Funshops, free time, a group dance and party on Saturday night, and a beautiful graduation ceremony for 8th graders on Sunday morning. 

2018 Y.O.U. June Rally

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.


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