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. 

Scheduled Calls

All calls are Central Time.

  • UWM Townhall Meeting: Monday, Oct 23, 2023. 3:00-4:30p.m. Central
    As part of UWM's continued effort to keep our members informed and voices heard, we are going to be adding a new communication opportunity that we are calling the UWM Town Hall Meeting. This will be an online gathering in the Spring and Fall of each year, where you can meet the UWM staff, hear updates on what we are currently working on, as well as join in a live Q&A. The first of these UWM Town Hall Meetings will be this Monday, October 23, at 3:00 pm Central and we invite you not only to join us, but to also summit questions ahead of time that you would like us to address. These questions can go to, and don't forget to add the date and meeting link to your calendar. See you there!


New Monthly Parents in Unity Calls beginning:

2nd Sunday of the month, beginning Sun, Sept 10, 2023. 7:00 p.m. CT.

What if Unity parents could connect with other Unity parents, receive an idea and be supported in parenting more positively? What if there was a monthly Parents in Unity Zoom calls to connect with Credentialed Unity Leaders, who have parented children in Unity, about an idea to incorporate into the lives of families and then have a period of sharing, and questions. We hope you'll join us 2nd Sundays, as follows: ET: 9pm; CT: 7pm; MT: 6pm; PT: 5pm  Zoom link  

New Monthly Pioneers Cohort Forming Fall 2023:

Do you have a new idea for sharing the Unity message with your community?  Is the thought of planting a new ministry both overwhelming and exhilarating? Or maybe you’ve done all this before and have some timeless wisdom to share? This cohort is your opportunity to be in community with friends and colleagues who are asking the same questions and facing the same challenges. 

Our First Connection Call is September 21 at 2:00 Central Time (see below).  For more information please email the Evolving Ministry Coordinator at 

Monthly Calls:

Spiritual Direction: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. CST (Beginning in November)
  • Join Joni Lorraine, our Spiritual Direction Program Coordinator for an informal, but informational look at UWSI’s Spiritual Direction Certification Program. If you’re curious about this new program, visit with Joni and other spiritual directors about this new opportunity to explore an ancient practice of caring for souls.

Expansion Ministries Connection Call: 1st Thursday of the month 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

Whether you are an expansion (formerly alternative) ministry that is new or you've been around for awhile, this is an opportunity to connect with other colleagues in the field to share challenges and successes.

Minister of Record Connection Call: 2nd Thursday of the month 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

If you are part of the Minister of Record Program join us on this call to connect with other colleagues in the field to share challenges and successes.

NEW Unity Pioneer Cohort: 3rd Thursday of the month, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT (Starting September 21, 2023)
  • The Pioneer Cohort is a 6-month action-oriented learning experience meant to provide you with the tools to expand your existing ministry or create a new Unity Community.  For more information email:

    • Registration:  Once your account is created you will be able to register for the Pioneer Cohort Course at no cost and will have access to the collaborate classroom link, discussion board, and articles posted on Wiki. 
    • Resources:  We will use Becoming Church: A Trail Guide for starting Fresh Expressions as our guiding literature for our discussions and learning experiences.  

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

Board Updates

  • Connection Space Conversation: Financial Audit (Facilitated by UWM Board Chair John McMahon, and Rev. Shad Groverland, President/CEO)

Caring for Self & Others


Ministry Going Forward

  • Opening Up Again,  (Moderator: Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster Facilitators: Rev. Myra McFadden, Connie Savage, Rev. Denise Shubert (CSL) 4/20/21 Summary Document
Ministry Support
Next Generation Unity
Technology Topics

Youth & Family Ministry

  • "What's Working in Virtual YFM?(Speakers: Nevin Valentine, Unity of Tustin; Akosua Washington-Woods, Unity San Diego; Mary Nowroozi, Unity Fox Valley; & Vanessa Black, Christ Church Unity, Orlando) 2/14/21

Time Zone Converter

Archives of Conversations with Unity Leaders 

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019, Topic: Prayer and Discussion on Gun Violence 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. Effective January 1, 2020, ministries will be required to utilize this template, requesting preapproval from Member Support for changes. 

Thur, Jan 17, 2019, Topic: Unity Outreach Program Training Webinar. For questions about the Outreach program, contact Cheri Jamison at 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

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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