Connection Space

We Welcome Your Participation

(formerly Conversations with Unity Leaders)

It is our joy to be in conversation with you about ideas to explore, solutions you've discovered, topics of interest, and concerns you may have. We welcome you to participate in, share and learn more about what is going on in the Unity movement.

Connection Space: Support for You

Connection Space is designed to be a time of community and Q&A on a variety of timely topics. Each session will feature a specific topic and will be staffed by facilitators well versed in the subject matter. The facilitators will share their knowledge and then offer a time for Q&A. There is no need to register, just show up with your questions. Our intention is to offer a Connection Space on Thursday afternoons, as we can line up presenters.

Scheduled Calls

Meeting time is 1-2:30 p.m. CDT.

  • RESCHEDULED! Thursday, June 11, "Embracing Our Common Humanity: Supporting Healing & Justice"
    In honor of George Floyd's memorial service on June 4, 1 p.m. (CT), in Minneapolis, we are rescheduling this event to June 11.
    Panelists: to be determined
    Recent events have shone a light on the acute pain of injustice and the need for healing.  Join us for a connection space conversation to support one another through our heartbreak and explore ideas for responding to this situation with compassion, integrity, and spiritual principle.
Meeting time is 1-2:30 p.m. CDT.
  • Thursday, June 18, "Hybrid Lesson Planning for YFM"
    Panelists: Rev. Diane Venzera & YFM Regional Leadership Team
    As we look to the time when we again gather together in-person, how do we stay engaged with youth and families who may prefer an online experience? Join us for a conversation on creating hybrid YFM lessons that meet the needs of both those gathered online and in-person.

To Join the Connection Space:

  • If you are unable to connect via the link above, you can join us by phone only using the following number: 571-392-7650 and then entering the Pin #: 534 960.6656. If joining by phone only, you will not be able to view the PowerPoint presentation and only 25 people can use the phone only option.

If you are new to using Collaborate, this short video explains the basics.

Link to our Rapid Response webpage


Connection Space & Webinar Recordings

Caring for Self & Others

  • UWM Updates (April 2, 2020) with Rev. Patricia Bass, Interim CEO, and Rev. Toni Fish, UWM Board Chair
    • Includes updates on possible online convention, business meeting, "Loaves & Fishes Fund," CARES Act, Central Office Resources, and Better Together focus groups

Diversity/Inclusivity

Ministry Going Forward

Technology Topics

Youth & Family Ministry


Time Zone Converter

Archives of Conversations with Unity Leaders 

Check out the archives of Evolving Ministry calls too (formerly called expansion ministry).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, Topic: New Group Health Insurance Plan. See Group Health Insurance webpage for further information and application.

Thursday, August 8, 2019, Topic: Prayer and Discussion on Gun Violence Video

Thurs, July 11, 2019, Topic: Group Insurance Plan Video

Wed, May 22, 2019, Topic: CSL Reciprocal Agreement Video

  • We recently finalized a reciprocal employment and ordination agreement. It provides a simple path for Unity ministers to receive a CSL ordination while serving in a CSL ministry—and for CSL ministers to receive a Unity ordination while serving in a Unity ministry.

Thurs, March 21, 2019, Topic: New Bylaws Template Video

  • We have a new bylaws template for Unity ministries. Ministries are encouraged to provide feedback to Member Services by Sept 1, 2019 - email Cynthia Vermillion-Foster at CFoster@unity.org. Effective January 1, 2020, ministries will be required to utilize this template, requesting preapproval from Member Services for changes. 

Thur, Jan 17, 2019, Topic: Unity Outreach Program Training Webinar. For questions about the Outreach program, contact Cheri Jamison at outreach@unityonline.org or 816.347.5531.

Wed, Jan 16, 2019, Topic: Special Dispensation / Video

Wed, Nov 28, 2018, Topic: Credentialing Update: Path to Ordination

Wed, Oct 17, 2018, Topic: CEUs and Code of Ethics / Video

Wed, Sept 19, 2018, Topic: Safe Ministries Video  (Additional Resources regarding Armed Intruders)

Thurs, Sept 6, 2018, Topic: 1 Unity, update from the Core Team Video  /  Español

Thurs, July 12, 2018, Topic: 1Unity, Video  /  Presentación 1 Unity

Thurs, May 3, 2018, Topic: Bylaws, 

Thurs, April 12, 2018, Codes of Conduct, Video

Thurs, March 8, 2018, Outreach Program (new Caregiver brochure) If you have any questions or would like to request outreach materials, please email Cheri Jamison at outreach@unityonline.org.

March 1, 2018,  Recognizing and Dealing with Harassment

November 16, 2017 Dialogue Call about CEU's for Ministers

October 3, 2017 Communications with UWM (~55 second sound delay)

April 27, 2017 Identifying Your Ministry Online Voice (~30 second sound delay)

November 15, 2016 Promoting Ministry Activities & Electronic Event Invites

July 21, 2016 Unity Principles on Twitter

May 18, 2016 Create a Social Media Marketing Plan

April 28, 2016 Education Transfer Update (SEE) - Video / PowerPoint

January 21, 2016 Creating & Training a Social Media Team

January 13, 2016 Education Transfer Update - Video / PowerPoint

December 8, 2015 Multiple Models of Ministry, article reference in discussion

December 3, 2015 Education Transfer Video / PowerPoint

November 11, 2015 Social Media Policy

July 2, 2015 Open Discussion

April 9, 2015 SEE and M&RS Transition Task Team

March 26, 2015 Credentialing: Ministerial Education

February 26, 2015 Voting Alternatives (off-site, ratio of votes) Ministry Team Report

Jan 15, 2015 Licensed Teacher and Regions Voting

 

 


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PowerPoint of President Donna Johnson's convention 2015 business meeting presentation

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