Spring is in the air in the Education and Events division as we prepare for a busy season welcoming many people to the Village for retreats, weddings, classes, seminars, and more!
The ministerial program continues to flourish and we are excited to have 12 graduates for the June 6 ceremony (Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m.). If you can’t be here in person, be sure to catch the livestream provided through the Unity Village Chapel. You are also invited to be our guest at the Wednesday afternoon student chapel services from 4 to 5 p.m. CT via the Unity Institute Student Association livestream.
The SEE Spring Session on campus will be starting in April and, of course, you can register online. If you can’t make it to campus to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness that is Unity Village, be sure to check out the online courses starting May 13.
We’ve even extended online registration to SEE courses offered in churches and centers. The online system will streamline the registration process and make paying for courses and checking grades easier than ever. Sign up for Spiritual Education email updates or like us on Facebook to find out more and be sure to ask your church or center if they are planning to list their courses online!
Lyceum is just around the corner, April 4–6, 2013. In addition to local and international scholars presenting on “Sacred Texts,” Dr. Bart Ehrman and Philip Goldberg will be key presenters. Register online today for this amazing conference.
If you are a licensed Unity teacher or a minster who has attended Unity Institute and Seminary, we want you to be a part of the Alumni Association. Rev. Patty Williams is looking for your input to make this organization a truly “alumni-run” organization. If you are an LUT or minister and want to play a more active role in this, please contact Rev. Patty and make this YOUR alumni association.
If you aren’t joining us for this year’s Spirit of the East trip April 17–May 1, be watching for an announcement in the next letter about our 2014 spiritual journey and plan to be there! This yearly adventure is always a wonderful experience.
Hopefully you have also received a mailing about our new Sustaining Fund, “Educating With Purpose.” We are grateful for those who have already joined us with their support as we continue to reach new audiences and work toward regional accreditation.
For those of you who are Facebook fans, be sure to check out the pages for Unity Institute, the Alumni Association, and SEE and “like” us! Also, if you didn’t receive your new UI poster with all of our students pictured, contact Rev. Mark Fuss to have one delivered to your center.
In the Retreats and Events Department, we are booking our Unity retreats for 2014; stop by often to check out the retreats calendar for updates. Of course, be sure to join us this year for Sarah McLean, Mark Nepo, Jim Rosemergy, and many more.
We also have seen many love stories fulfilled with our fabulous weddings and receptions in our rose gardens, on the Bridge of Faith, and more, and we now offer special tented events in new venues on our beautiful 1,200 acres. And of course, centers are organizing custom retreats with our special “Come Home to Unity” offerings. Bring a group of your own and come enjoy the beauty and peace that is Unity Village!
And while you’re here, we have all new items in the Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop for spiritual and uplifting gifts, books, and music. Plus, enjoy a veggie sandwich, Starbucks drinks, or treat yourself to a sweet indulgence while meeting friends.
Be sure to book a weekend getaway just for yourself and relax in our beautiful, environmentally friendly LEED-certified Hotel and pamper yourself in our VIP suite or one of our comfortable, welcoming rooms in the hotel or in the rustic simplicity of the motel.
Thank you so much for being a part of the many educational offerings and events here at Unity Village. We are proud to be of service!