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Time to Renew Your UWM-GLR Membership!
Stay Connected with Great Lakes Colleagues 

Complete and return renewal forms for you and your ministry TODAY!

Click Here for MINISTRY Renewal Form
Click Here for INDIVIDUAL Renewal Form


GLR CONFERENCE

Unity's Role in Transforming Society
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Potawatomi Inn, Angola, IN
Mon.-Thurs. Sept. 25-28  

This year's annual conference promises to be as inspiring as it is relevant to our times and to our Great Lakes Region. Keynote Presenter, Dr. Shariff Abdullah is an attorney, academic, and writer, working for social, cultural and spiritual transformation. As a leading proponent of an inclusive global human society, his empowering message will bless us personally, professionally and collectively.

Faith Rivera will provide extraordinary music throughout: and powerful breakout sessions have been added to this year's schedule. In addition to the business meeting, ice cream social and banquet, we're allowing ample time to enjoy the incredible beauty of the lakeside setting and nature trails of Potawatomi Inn. 

Click here to download printable brochure.
Click here to download Week-at-a-Glance.
Click here to register!


LUTs: Tom Sylvester Wants Your Info!

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Licensed Unity Teacher Board Representative Tom Sylvester is eager to connect with all LUTs in the region. He's collecting and updating contact information to better communicate news, share resources and build networking opportunities.

To confirm your info, or help him contact colleagues who may have drifted away, e-mail him at
 lutrep@greatlakesunity.com 


Quick Links

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


Events Around the Region...

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Spiritual Education in the Field:
Quickening of the Spirit 2017

Unity of Oak Park, Oak Park IL
Sun.-Fri., Aug. 6-11

Five credit classes offered in one week. Classes presented are: Development of the Unity Movement, Prosperity, The Christ, Bible Interpretation ~ Acts-Revelation, and The 12 Powers.  For  info and class schedule, click below or call 708-848-0960. 
Click here to download registration form. 
Click here to download an 11x17 poster.


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Spiritual Retreat Facilitated by Stowe Good:
Beautiful Brokenness: Living in the Light 

Unity of Bay City, Bay City, MI
9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat., Aug. 12

Through story, song and facilitated exercises, Karen and Stowe lovingly open a window in the "broken" places in our souls, revealing the Light that shines from our divine and authentic nature. 
$45/ person or 2/$80 (bring a guest). Lunch included. 
Click here to download a flyer
Click here to download a poster
Click here for letter from Rev. Greg Coles


R.Billings-H.GreeneGratitude Gathering
Celebrating Revs. Richard Billings & Helice Greene 

Unity of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL
Sunday Aug. 20, 12:15-1:30

Plan to join friends and members of Unity of Oak Park as they celebrate the many years of service, dedication and love Helice and Richard have poured into Unity of Oak Park. Honoring starts at a special Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m., followed by a wonderful time of community, fellowship and gratitude.
Call 708-848-0960 for more information.

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Spiritual Education & Enrichment in the Field
Unity Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
Monday-Friday, Sep. 25-29

Rev. Pat Williamson and Unity Minneapolis invite you to experience an exceptional week of study.Courses and instructors are: Bible Interpretation-Hebrew Scriptures with Rev. Jeanette Bohen; Lessons in Truth with Rev. James Stacey; and Rev. Geo Downer will facilitate Metaphysics 3 and Jesus' Teachings. 
Click here to download a brochure.
Click here to register online. 

Beyond the the Region...

SEE by the Sea 
Spiritual Education & Enrichment in Southern Florida
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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:  www.unitypompanobeach.org.  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 Training Opportunities


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Youth & Family Ministry Training 
Autumn YFM Training with Rev. Chase, CSE, LUT

Unity Minneapolis, Golden Valley, MN
Connecting: Fri., Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Training: Sat., Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us for this on-site training during which we will draw out your wisdom and knowledge in facilitating an experience that encourages youth to express their spirituality. We will begin with an optional time of connection Friday.
Click here to download printable flyer and registration form.
Click here to register online.  


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 
yfmtrainingdirector@greatlakesunity.com 
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.


2017 Uniteen/Y.O.U Retreats & Rallies: Save these Dates!

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Fall Unitreat

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 6-8

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 dance and party on Saturday night, and a closing ceremony on Sunday morning. Paperwork available soon!



Youth Of Unity Fall Retreat

Fri.-Sun. Oct. 20-22

Camp Lutherdale, Elkhorn, WI

High School Unity students from all over the Great Lakes Region gather for a weekend 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 Y.O.U.ers and Sponsors to go deeper within your chapter and to get to know other chapters.

 
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