Rapid Response

We at Unity Worldwide Ministries feel deeply disturbed and heartbroken by the decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, denying the constitutional protections of women’s reproductive rights which have been in place for the past fifty years. The implications of this decision are far-reaching, since there is a real possibility that other human rights are in danger of being revoked as well.

UWM believes that all human life is sacred and worthy of respect. Because of our deeply held spiritual beliefs regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion we stand for the rights of women to make their own decisions concerning their bodies and their medical treatment. We believe that reproductive rights are human rights, which do not require government intervention, and we will advocate for those rights based on the foundational principles of our faith.

To the women who are being impacted by this decision, please know that our member ministries are committed to supporting you in every way we can. We pray that the combined efforts of all spiritual communities who advocate for human rights will make a powerful and positive impact on legislation that will free women to have autonomy over their reproductive rights and medical care.

Prayers for Guidance

Unity Worldwide Ministries joins in prayer for right outcomes. We acknowledge the worth of all people, including women, and we affirm the presence of infinite intelligence that guides decisions regarding their life's unique path including their health and reproductive choices. We give thanks for the insights, resources, and support that show up as answered prayer.

Nosotros en Unity Ministerios Mundiales nos sentimos profundamente perturbados y desconosolados por la decisión de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de anular Roe v. Wade, negando las protecciones constitucionales de los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres que han existido durante los últimos cincuenta años. Las implicaciones de esta decisión son de largo alcance ya que existe una posibilidad real de que otros derechos humanos también estén en peligro de ser revocados.

UMM cree que toda la vida es sagrada y digna de respeto. Debido a nuestras creencias espirituales profundamente arraigadas en la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión, defendemos los derechos de las mujeres de tomar sus propias decisiones con respecto a sus cuerpos y su tratamiento médico. Nosotros creemos que los derechos reproductivos son derechos humanos que no requieren la intervención del gobierno y lucharemos por estos derechos basados en los principios fundamentales de nuestra fe.

Para las mujeres que se ven afectadas por esta decisión, sepan que nuestros ministerios miembros están comprometidos a apoyarlas en todo lo que podamos. Oramos por que los esfuerzos combinados de todas las comunidades espirituales que abogan por los derechos humanos tengan un Impacto poderoso y positivo en la legislación y dé libertad a las mujeres de tener autonomía sobre sus derechos reproductivos y cuidado médico.

Oraciones por guianza

Unity Ministerios Mundiales se une en oración por los resultados correctos. Reconocemos el valor de todas las personas, incluidas las mujeres y afirmamos la presencia de una inteligencia infinita que guía las decisiones sobre el camino único de su vida, incluidas sus opciones reproductivas y de salud. Damos gracias por las ideas, los recursos y el apoyo que se manifiestan como oración contestada.

 

We join Together, Holding the Highwatch for Those Affected by Recent Weather Conditions

Our concerned hearts link together with yours in prayer as we hold the highwatch for the people and animals affected by the recent hurricane in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In addition, we pray for those affected by the earthquake in Mexico, and floods, fire, tornadoes, and elevated temperatures around the world. We hold the highest vision for rescue and medical teams to safely reach those in need. We also affirm appropriate shelter, food, water and other support. We know the presence and power of God is mighty and is active in every situation. We affirm right outcomes!
 

 

 

 

 


 

After Recent Gun Violence, We Join our Prayers with Yours

We enfold our world in prayer, joining together in thoughts of well-being, peace and safety for those affected by recent shootings, including those in Highland Park, IL; Buffalo, NY; and Lexington, KY. We affirm that the Love of God is mightier than hate and greater than any challenge that we may encounter. God is an endless stream of love and light which expresses through all souls and brings about harmony and healing. Together, we pray for, envision, and claim a loving world that works for all! Through inspired action, we do our part to bring this about.
 

 

 
 
 
 

Together We Pray for the People of Ukraine

Our hearts join together in prayer for the people of Ukraine. We hold the highest vision for peace and tranquility! We give thanks knowing that God is present in every situation.

During World War II, an adviser to Prime Minister Winston Churchill organized a group of people to stop whatever they were doing at a certain time each night to pray and usher in peace, safety, and security.

They did this every day, and it was as if the city stood still, such was the power of prayer. The result was so overwhelming that the bombings were stopped after a short time!

Now we are organizing again, a group of people of different nationalities, to spend one minute praying daily for the peace, well-being and security of our countries, for an end to the problems that oppress, and for Spirit-guided decisions of leaders around the world.

Join in this initiative with a prayer from your own spiritual tradition as you feel led. Please feel free to share out to those you know in your congregations and communities!

Unity Worldwide Ministries has designated 50% of its monthly tithe to organizations that are supporting the Ukraine.

Our Prayers Continue for the Coronavirus Outbreak
 
We invite you to join in one of the following prayers or one of your own choosing.
 
We wrap our world in prayer today, knowing God is greater than whatever we face—greater than illness, loss, injustice, and confusion. God is an ever-flowing stream of love and wisdom, pouring through each of us to anoint our earth with healing, harmony, and wholeness.

We know that God is a Love that has no end and a Power that knows no bounds. God’s healing power of Divine Life is restoring, healing, and revitalizing our world in this very moment. We let go of any fears or anxieties, and we affirm that all are safe, healthy, and protected. We bless all those who support us in maintaining vibrant radiant health. We express Divine Life in all we think, say, and do. We bless our global family with radiant health, peace of mind, and abundant love.
 
 

Communications from UWM
Updates on Recent Challenging Weather (tornadoes)

9/20/2022 UWM is getting in touch with our ministries in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic following the recent hurricane, Fiona. In addition, credentialed leaders and ministries in Mexico are being contacted afte the recent earthquake. All ministries are being contacted to learn the extent of damages. We remain in prayer for the safety and well-being of our credentialed leaders, congregants, and their dear ones.

12/14/2021 UWM has been in touch with our ministries in Kentucky and Illinois where recent tornadic activity caused widespread destruction. To date, no ministry has reported damage and we commit to staying in touch to learn of any updates.

 

Just wanted to send out a quick update about our ministries in Puerto Rico. So far, the ones we have been able to reach are doing well, everyone is safe, and none have reported significant damage to their churches after the storm. There are some areas that are flooded and without electricity and internet so we ae trying to reach everyone by phone. We will update when we have more to share. Fiona made landfall in the Dominican Republic today, so please keep both islands in your prayers. We will be checking on them as well and will share any news we receive. 

Thank you,

 

 
Reopening

Fall 2021 COVID Recommendations from UWM

Helpful Guidelines from California. COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies (May 25, 2020)

Opening Up Again (Moderator: Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster Facilitators: Rev. Myra McFadden, Connie Savage, Rev. Denise Shubert (CSL) 4/20/21 Summary Document

Reopening: 4 Phases by Ken Braddy

We hold Toni Boehm, Greg Coles, Martha Creek, Beth Head, and Robin Volker in our hearts with great gratitude for their contributions to the creation of the next two templates for you to customize. Thank you!

4-28-2020, Reopening: Questions to Consider: As restrictions on in-person events start lifting, are you ready to start meeting again? Here are some things to  consider before you reopen your meeting space.

UWM Board of Trustees Prayer by Rev. Paulette Pipe  Audio Version

Unity Online Radio

Teens and the COVID-19 Crisis
Rev. Jacquie Fernandez is joined by her 17-year-old daughter, Josie; Rev. Diane Venzera, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Ministries; and mental health consultant Brijin Gardner, LCSW. They discuss how teens are experiencing the pandemic, what resources are available for those working with teens, and how we can support our youth.

The Grief of Isolation, Separation, and Sheltering at Home
Many of us are on an enforced sabbatical from our daily lives, being told to shelter in place. What can we do to alleviate feelings of isolation and separation, and how can we connect in a way that doesn't involve face-to-face contact? Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, vice president of Unity Prayer and Practice at Unity World Headquarters, and Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck are the guests.

Zoom

Hold Your Annual Meeting Via Zoom. UWM Parliamentarian Dr. Leonard Young offers his services.

Financial Considerations

Our HUG (Help Unity Grow) Fund may be able to assist your ministry.