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 Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons, as we can line up presenters.
Schedule: All meeting times are 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CDT
- Tuesday, April 7: "Making Online Giving Easy," with Rev. Richard Bunch, Rev. Becky Whitehead, & Rev. Dale Worley
- Thursday, April 9: "Providing Support Through Times of Grief and Trauma," with Rev. Richard Carlini, Rev. Bill Englehart, & Randie Jacobs
To Join the Connection Space:
- We are using Collaborate Ultra for our Connection Space. Google Chrome is the preferred browser so either clicking on this link or copy and paste the link into Google Chrome: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c2e8830cb42e4f5aacfb5057c6df2f75
- 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
- "Live Streaming" (Facilitated by Rev. Jean-Marie Schweizer & Owen Howson: Contact)
- "Leveraging Social Media in the Pandemic" (Faciltated by Rev. Jacquie Fernandez + guests)
- “Keeping Connections Alive in Our Virtual World” (Facilitated by Rev. Pat Williamson, Rev. Myra McFadden, & Ellen Barron, LUT)
- UWM Updates with Rev. Patricia Bass, Interim CEO & 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
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
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.
Wed, Nov 28, 2018, Topic: Credentialing Update: Path to Ordination
Thurs, May 3, 2018, Topic: Bylaws,
Thurs, April 12, 2018, Codes of Conduct, Video
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
January 21, 2016 Creating & Training a Social Media Team
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
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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