News From Dean Ted

Dean Ted Collins

July 2015

Summer has arrived and we are enjoying lots of activity in the Education and Events departments with many visitors experiencing wonderful events, classes, and more.

We had a great time at the Unity People’s Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, sharing details about the upcoming move of credentialed education from Unity World Headquarters to Unity Worldwide Ministries (in August 2016). We were honored to hear heartwarming stories from many who had been here for their own customized “Come Home to Unity” retreat.

In the Education department, we hope you’ll join us on our next Travel With Unity opportunity, as we head to amazing Ireland and stay in castles and manor houses. Learn about the spiritual and educational connections between Celtic and Unity traditions, enjoy Daily Word® readings, and see the beauty that is Ireland. Check out our travel page to learn more.

Our summer Spiritual Education and Enrichment classes are available for registration … There is nothing quite like taking a course here on the historic grounds of Unity Village. Be sure to check out our updated pages with easier navigation, and look through the new syllabi for classes and additional instructor resources. Of course, if you can’t make the journey this summer, you can register online for credit classes through your church or center. Just go online or call us to find out more.

Also, be sure to check out the Library and Archives pages to see the many new items in the Charles Fillmore Collection, the Eric Butterworth page, and the Myrtle Fillmore Collection, as well as newly digitized information available from the history of Unity Farm, through a joint venture with the Missouri Digital Heritage website. Of course, we continue to add items to the new offerings in books and online databases, including e-books and more. If you’re on campus, be sure to check out the current Archives display “Letters of the Fillmores.”

We also invite you to learn more about Unity Institute® and Seminary by reading the annual Sustaining Fund brochure, Progress 2015. 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.

In the Events department, we are once again bustling with nearly 100 wedding events, multiple charity events, and retreats with Awaken Whole Life Center. Want to learn some of the secrets of our great food here at Unity Village? Tune in to one of Chef Michael Willett’s YouTube cooking videos!

And, of course, our Unity Village Bookstore always has wonderful gifts, music, and food items for you to enjoy. Grab a salad, a latte, and a good book and find your own perfect spot by the fountains!

If you’re ready to book your “Come Home to Unity” retreat, to experience Awaken, enjoy the trails, relax in the peacefulness of the bookstore, or just sit back and meditate, simply contact Kelly Hatch and she will be glad to help you plan the perfect spiritual getaway.

We look forward to seeing you and being of service. Blessings!