News From Dean Ted

Dean Ted Collins

Fall 2014

As always, we are doing a lot in the Education and Events departments! 

Our summer SEE classes went very well and we enjoyed the SEE Leadership graduation in early August. We are proud of our newest spiritual leaders! If you’re looking for great classes that you can take from the comfort of home, be sure to check out our online offerings and our new online delivery system. You can even register online for credit classes through your church or center … just go online or call us to find out more.

We are excited to have 20 people joining us for the Heart of Europe trip in September when we visit Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. If you can’t join us in Europe, be sure to check out our Spring Trip to Costa Rica, where we will enjoy a balance of fun and relaxation with spiritual social action as we volunteer at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace.

If you’re looking for a unique balance of head and heart, check out next spring’s annual Lyceum academic conference on “The New Contemplative” with speakers Mirabai Starr and Rev. Robert Brumet. You may even want to submit a paper proposal for presentation.

We also invite you to learn more about UI by reading Unity Institute’s annual Sustaining Fund brochure, Progress 2014. If you haven't checked it out, there is a wonderful story about Rev. Robert Brumet, student profiles, and an opportunity to get a free, signed copy of Rev. Brumet’s book, Living Originally.

And whether you are on campus or not, our Library and Archives has much to offer online with the Charles Fillmore Collection, Eric Butterworth page, the Myrtle Fillmore Collection, and new offerings in books and online databases, including e-books and more.

Finally, UI is grateful to Martha Creek, who will be here presenting her Healthy Congregations Facilitator Training for our students in October.

In the Events department, we are busy with nearly 100 wedding events, multiple charity events, and retreats with Awaken Whole Life Center. Just last month we welcomed nearly 60 participants to our annual Spanish Retreat. To plan your own Come Home to Unity retreat with your church or center, just contact Kelly Hatch and she will be glad to help you plan the perfect spiritual getaway.

Of course, the wonderful Unity bookstore and coffee shop is always getting new items for gift-giving, and we welcome you anytime at our LEED-certified hotel.

Many thanks for all of the support you give to us here at the Village, online, or in your local church or center. We look forward to seeing you soon!