Unity People's Convention 2020

Save the Dates: June 14–18, 2021

Our 2021 convention will be a virtual event. We are working on the schedule now to include all the things that you love about convention: keynotes, workshops, awards, memorial service, and more!

Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline Extended to November 30, 2020!

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Our convention theme for the 2021 Unity People’s Convention is We Rise Above: Embodying Spirit and Principle. 2020 has turned out to be a challenging year, and we are looking for ways to stay grounded in Principle. How do we rise above these events and stay centered in our Truth?

Do you have a workshop that would help others meet these challenges and avoid getting caught up in the chaos around us? We are looking for workshops on how to embody our spiritual selves and how to use principles to stay in integrity.

We are now calling for workshop proposals to be submitted by November 30, 2020. Please read for more information and submit your workshop proposal here.

Tip: Please draft up to a 250-word workshop proposal and up to a 150-word bio before you complete the proposal form.

Call for Award Nominations

Now is the time to consider whom you would like to nominate for our awards at the 2021 Unity People’s Convention: the Myrtle Fillmore Award, Charles Fillmore Award, and Light of God Expressing Award. Fill out the award nomination form and email to CChristy@unity.org, or fax 816-817-8355, or mail to Unity Worldwide Ministries, Attn: Cathy Christy, 400 Unity Circle North, Suite A, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086.

Please submit your nominations by December 3, 2020.


2020 "Focus on Action"
With Perfect Vision: Seeing Through a Spiritual Lens

Although we couldn't meet face-to-face, we still carried on the many traditions and rites of passage that mark convention week. Enjoy watching the videos of the events below.

2020 Virtual Memorial Service

Our virtual memorial service was held on Monday, September 28, 2020, 1:30 pm. (CT). You can watch it here to remember our beloved Unity leaders who have passed since our last convention in 2019.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.—Rossiter W. Raymond

2020 Passing of the Gavel

This ceremony was held Thursday, August 27, 2020, 1:30 p.m. (CT). At that time, Rev. Patricia T. Bass, Interim CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries, hosted a virtual version of our annual passing of the gavel ceremony from Rev. Toni Fish, the former chair of the Board of Trustees, to John McMahon, the new chair. Rev. Paulette Pipe led a special blessing. They were assisted by Rev. Pat Williamson and Rev. Greg Coles. Please watch and enjoy this touching ceremony. Thank you, Toni, and congratulation, John!

2020 UWSI Graduation

Congratulations to the June 15, 2020, Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI) Ministerial and Religious Studies program graduates! We honor Maggie Alderman, Ellen Barron, Faith Cotter, Jim Ernstsen, Randie Jacobs, Karen Patrick, Brenda Peters, Tracey Quillen, and Cindy Yamamoto. View and enjoy the UWSI graduation ceremony.

2020 UWM Ordination

Congratulations to our newest ministers! We celebrate David Brian Adams, Maggie Alderman, Ellen Barron, James Buchanan, Jill Renee’ Campbell, Mary “Kirti” Cesaratto, Faith Cotter, Tony Cryer, Angela Denton, Christopher James DiGiorgio, Jim Ernstsen, Ken Ficklin, Britt Hall, Rafael Francisco Inoa Bisonó, Randie Jacobs, Sheila Johnson, Gordon Keyler, Joaquin Cornelio, Karla Jean, Yanira Linares Silvestrini, DeeAnn

Weir Morency, Jan Mourning, Karen Patrick, Brenda Peters, Sarah L. Phillips, Beverly Pryor, Tracey Quillen, Carol Raney Moncada, Cherie Ruffo, Tom Sylvester, Wilma Taylor-Costen, Carmela Vuoso-Murphy, Carolyn Warnemuende, and Cindy Yamamoto. You are stepping into service at a most auspicious time. The world needs your light more than ever! Shine bright! View and enjoy the Unity Worldwide Ministries ordination ceremony.

See the 2020 awards recipients and ceremony.