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Vision & Mission

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


We serve, build, inspire and empower ministries.


FALL CONFERENCE:

Growing Through Change...Here We Grow Again!

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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


UWSI Seeks Mentors/Hosts for Ministerial Student Interns

Students at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute must complete three internships during their studies, two of which can be in churches. Primary goal of the program is to expand students' skills and experience beyond the classroom. The secondary goals are to enrich the lives and experience of the hosting ministries/ministers. Requirements for Ministers and ministries are detailed in the Handbook for Internship in Church MinistryContact Rev. Jim Gaither, Director of Academics and Student Affairs for details: jgaither@unity.org for details. 


Youth & Family Ministry Activities & Events


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Ready, Set, Go! YFM Training Event

Facilitated by Rev. Chase, CSE, LUT, GLR YFM Training Director
10 a.m.- 3 p.m. EST, Saturday, April 14
Unity Chapel of Light
503 Northwest Ave., Tallmadge, OH 44278

On-Site training equips Youth & Family Ministry leaders in creating a learning environment that encourages youth to express their spirituality. 
​​Ready, Set, Go! Make yourself READY to build the consciousness which recognizes the inherent wholeness of each of us; SET to create opportunities for spiritual discovery, exploration, and understanding; primed to GO to call forth the innate wisdom within yourself and youth. Topics: Social-Emotional Development, Prayer & Meditation, Preparation & Classroom Management

Training is for Youth Directors, Teachers, Uniteen leaders, YOU Sponsors, Parents, CSE Credentialing Candidates; Board Members and Ministers. 

Click here to download printable flyer and registration form. 
Click here to register online. 
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It's Oscar Season! Nominate Your Star YFM Volunteer
for a 
National Distinguished Service Award 

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Do you have an absolutely marvelous person in your Unity community who has 
facilitated the spiritual development of children and teens? Are you wondering how to bring them the recognition they deserve for their loving  and selfless service to Unity youth? Nominate them for the Distinguished Youth Service Award! The purpose of this award is to acknowledge the outstanding people serving Unity youth. It is a national recognition developed by UWM over 30 years ago. Some of the eligibility criteria is:

  1. Minimum seven years serving Unity children or teens.
  2. A track-record of encouraging youth to participate in spiritual growth opportunities in their congregation.
  3. Exhibiting leadership and acting as a model for other adult YFM volunteers.

Nominations are accepted from adults who serve with the nominee locally or

regionally or by youth who have had their lives enriched through the relationship

with the nominee. Click here for info on eligibility criteria and nomination process.


Nominate the person who you feel deserves this honor. Be uplifted by praising

and appreciating them. Bring their contributions and accomplishments to the

attention of Unity Worldwide Ministries. Invite others to celebrate this absolutely

marvelous person with you!

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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.


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

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'Free to be Me' Y.O.U. W.A.W.E

4 p.m., Friday April 6 - noon Sunday April 8

Wesley Woods Conference Center, 250 Stam St., Williams Bay, WI $130 per person, postmarked by March 6, 2018

Hosted by Des Plaines &Chicago Y.O.U.ers
WAWE events bring Y.O.U. chapters from across the Western Area of the Great Lakes Region to together to grow spiritually and commune with each other in a safe, supportive environment. Activities include large and small group workshops, singing, meditation, spritual dancing, and prayer under an umbrella of fun and fellowship.
Click here to download flyer and Registration Form 


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.


News from Around the Region...


Unity Kalamazoo Wins National Environmental Honor
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Unity of Kalamazoo, MI, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s certification for superior energy performance. This makes Unity of Kalamazoo one of only 20 churches in Michigan to earn the designation. ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, “Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community we care, and that we’re committed to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations," said office manager Tracy Process.
Pictured: Rev. Joslyn Mason (center), Tracy Process, office manager. 

Unity on the North Shore Welcomes Oprah's Favorite Parenting Expert 
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6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10

Unity on the North Shore, Evanston, IL
$85 per person/ $145 couple
Dr. Shefali Tsabary comes to Unity on the North Shore for a special evening of sharing strategies for connecting with our children and living in the present moment.  A dynamic and engaging clinical psychologist, speaker, and author, her
 best-selling parenting books include: Conscious Parenting; The Awakened Family; and Out of Control.  She has been featured many times of Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday and Life Class programs.
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Click here to download a poster for the event.
Click here to register. 
 
Promote Your events to UWM-GLR Members 

Promote Your Events to GLURC Members Email info@greatlakesunity.com 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.


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. 


Quick Links


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

UWM-Great Lakes Region Board of Trustees
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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
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