We are off to a great autumn in the Education and Events Department with new students and lots of new activity!
At Unity Institute and Seminary, we are honored to have our newest full-time faculty member, Rev. Dr. Jesse Tanner. See his article “Mysterious Gates and Theophanies: The Hermeneutical-Spiritual Frameworks of Chinul and Gregory of Nyssa” published in the Peeters-Leuven journal Studies in Spirituality, Volume 24 (2014).
We are excited to have 42 graduate program students as well as 17 Field Licensing Program students in classes this year. We are also seeing more ministers, LUTs, and others auditing classes as a refresher or to learn something new to share in their church or center. For a list of graduate classes open to the public, check out our schedule of classes (We have four online classes beginning January 6!). Contact Rev. Mark Fuss at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
In Spiritual Education and Enrichment, we had nearly 300 registrations and welcomed more than 75 students to campus for our fall SEE sessions. We are also excited for the upcoming spring launch of our new online registration system (allowing students in churches to enroll directly online for SEE credit) and next year’s rollout of our new online course delivery system.
Next year we also have something new for Spiritual Education and Enrichment, with an opportunity to simply relax with like-minded people or take a class for credit through “SEE at Sea” as we cruise the Mexican Riviera. Make your fully refundable deposit today to get the early bird benefits.
We will be offering another international spiritual and educational journey next September to “The Heart of Europe” … including Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and more. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for these great journeys. Register early and get an extra night free in Prague!
Are you a licensed Unity teacher or have you taken ministerial classes at Unity Institute? If so, you should join the 190 other members of the Alumni Association by contacting Rev. Patty Williams to learn more about the benefits of being a part of this great group!
If you’re on campus, be sure to check out the Library and Archives featuring two new temporary exhibits. You can still catch the exhibit of the iconic Unity Tower or “Living Well: Unity’s History of Healing” for a couple more weeks before Rev. Eric Page gets an all-new Christmas exhibit ready.
A special thanks to those who have pledged to our Sustaining Fund, “Educating With Purpose,” allowing us opportunities to reach new audiences and work toward regional accreditation. If you haven’t already done so, please consider sharing a donation to the fund.
In the Retreats and Events Department, we are still the ones to call for a special “Come Home to Unity” retreat, next year’s Spanish Retreat, or any weddings, receptions, or events you’d like to host at the Village. Simply contact Kelly Hatch in our Events department to find out how your group can have its own special time here at the Village.
Of course, there is always something new to find at the Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop. Stop in for a sandwich, scones, great Starbucks® coffee, or some wonderful apple butter or jalapeño jelly from the Unity Gardens! In addition to the many great food and drink items, we are also the place to do your Christmas shopping, with special gift items, books, music, and more.
And if you need a great place to stay, our new motto is “book early!” Unity Village is no longer the “best-kept secret” and we are often fully booked in our beautiful, environmentally friendly, LEED-certified Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center. We love having you stay with us!
From all of us in Education and Events, special thanks for being a part of Unity and supporting all that we do for the world.