2020 Annual Summit
“Taking a Stand
for Beloved Community”
Monday, February 10–Wednesday, February 12
Hosted by Unity Atlanta Church
Unity Atlanta Church, 3597 Parkway Ln, Peachtree Corners, GA
Host minister Rev. Jennifer Sacks
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Peachtree Corners/Norcross, 440 Technology Park, Peachtree Corners, GA
Click here to book your room.
Group Name: Unity Worldwide Transient
Group Code: uw2
Rate: $119 a night
Monday, February 10: 6 p.m., gathering reception; 7:15 p.m.–9 p.m., opening session in the sanctuary
Tuesday, February 11
Morning Sessions, 9 a.m.–Noon: prayer; heart-checks with colleagues, facilitated by Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States (UMMAS); listening to beloved community in the field, with UWM, UWH leaders
Lunch on your own: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Afternoon concurrent, small group sessions: 1:30–2:30 p.m. and 2:45–3:45 p.m. on such topics as Finance; Inclusivity in Beloved Community; Social Action; and Planning Worship and Music.
Afternoon closing session, 4–5:15 p.m.: continuing the conversation of listening to beloved community with UWM, UWH leaders and sharing from the small groups
Evening and dinner on your own
Summit Bus Trip Overview: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Depart from Unity Atlanta at 8 a.m.
1st stop – Martin Luther King Center
2nd stop – Lunch at the Ponce City Market
3rd stop – Jimmy Carter Center
4th stop – Unity North Atlanta in Marietta for a tour and dessert
The Unity North Atlanta spiritual community is excited to welcome you to our campus and the Global Mandala, an enormous work of art put together by our artist in residence, Sonia Osio. Our entire sanctuary floor will be cleared and thousands of discs from all over the world will be integrated into a stunning visual of humanity’s common dream. Circles, decorated with beautiful expressions of hope by children of all ages, from seven continents and all fifty states are integrated into a spectacular mandala that demonstrates a global desire for peace and unity. The emotion you feel as you silently walk through the labyrinth of possibility and promise is breathtaking. Refreshments follow the experience in our Holy Grounds Cafe so that we may share our personal reflections. International singer/songwriter Dennis Warner will be joining us for the official opening of the mandala upon your arrival.
Final stop – Back to Unity Atlanta for a Southern-style buffet dinner, time to visit with colleagues, and evening closing program: "A Unity Meta-costal Revival"
We would like to thank the Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States (UMMAS) for their generous $1000 tithe which helped reduce the cost of the bus.
Schedule subject to change.
Previous Annual Summits
"The Changing Face of Church: Showcasing the Unity Experiences in Houston," February 4-8, 2019
The 2017 Annual Summit, formerly known as the Winter Meetings, was held January 30-February 3, 2017. The theme was "Making It Real: Living Our Unity Dream."
Listen to Rev Donna Johnson's Introduction to the 2017 Annual Summit.
Click here for the PowerPoint from the 2016 Winter Meetings
We have created a Regional Relations webpage to house the information from the work of our 2015 Winter Summit and the Regional Relationships Task Team.