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.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.

UWSI Education Redesign. Join us for a call during which we will be sharing where we are with the education redesign and gathering your feedback and additional ideas. 

 

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.
Minister of Record (MOR) Ministers: 1st Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST (STARTING JANUARY 2023)
  • Are you a Minister of Record or part of a MOR ministry? Would you like to share your experiences of what’s working and what’s not and connect with others on the same journey? Then join us for our monthly Minister of Record Connection call and let’s grow together!
Expansion Ministries: 1st Thursday of the month, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST
  • Congregation-based, Community-based, Service-based—Where do you fit in? If you are part of a new ministry or thinking about starting an expansion ministry, then this call is for YOU! UWM Evolving ministry coordinator will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate discussions of how to thrive. This is a time to connect with your peers who are also finding innovative, unique ways to reach others with the Unity message.

Special Dispensation Program Participants: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST (STARTING JANUARY 2023)

  • Are you a part of the Special Dispensation Program? Would you like to network with your peers in the SD program? Would you like to share your experiences of what’s working and what’s not and connect with others on the same journey? Then join us for our monthly SD Participant Connection call and let’s grow together!
Special Dispensation Program Mentors: 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST (STARTING JANUARY 2023)
  • Are you a mentor for the Special Dispensation Program?  Would you like to network with fellow mentors of SD program participants? Would you like to share your experiences of what’s working and what’s not and connect with others on the same journey? Then join us for our monthly SD Mentor Connection call and let’s grow together!
Future Unity Ministry Pioneers:  3rd Thursday of the month, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST (no call until September 2022)
  • Are you passionate about getting Unity principles out into the world? Do you have ideas about building relationships in your community that will lead to creative expressions of Unity Ministries? Are you ready to explore how to plant a Unity ministry with others who share your passion? Then join us for our monthly Pioneer connection call! Each month we will share support and ideas about how to build communities that are missional, formational, and ecclesial.
Mentor Team: 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CST (STARTING JANUARY 2023)
  • Are you a mentor for one of our various programs?  Would you like to network with fellow mentors?  Would you like to share your experiences of what’s working and what’s not and connect with others on the same journey?  Then join us for our monthly Mentor Team Connection call and let’s grow together!

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, Executive Director)

Caring for Self & Others

Diversity/Inclusivity

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

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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 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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