News From Dean Ted

Dean Ted Collins

November 2014

The Education and Events departments are keeping very busy with many exciting events, classes, and more.

We were pleased to be at five Unity Regional Conferences around the country this fall to meet with spiritual leaders, share detailed information on the Village, and answer questions.

We are also excited about our next Unity Institute travel opportunity, when we will perform valuable service work for the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, and explore the beauty of Costa Rica. Check out our travel page to learn more.

Our fall SEE classes were once again filled with many future spiritual leaders in the on-campus A, B, and C sessions. Be sure to check out our updated pages with easier navigation and look through the new syllabi for classes and additional instructor resources. And of course, you can register online for credit classes through your church or center … just go online or call us to find out more.

If you’re looking for something spiritually uplifting, join us Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. (CT) in the Fillmore Chapel for our Student Chapel Services. Can’t be on campus? Then join us online, via livestream, through the generosity of the Unity Village Chapel website.

The Library and Archives is grateful to have many new items being digitized and available online from the history of Unity Farms, through a joint venture with the Missouri Digital Heritage website. And, of course, we continue to add items to the Charles Fillmore Collection, Eric Butterworth page, and the Myrtle Fillmore Collection by expanding 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 “Unity Stories in Seven Objects.”

You’ll also want to be here for academic enrichment in next spring’s annual Lyceum 2015: The New Contemplative with speakers Mirabai Starr and Rev. Robert Brumet. If the researcher in you is looking for something new, you may even want to submit a paper proposal for presentation.

We also invite you to learn more about Unity Institute and Seminary by reading the 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.

In the Events department, we are busy 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 the Village? Then tune in to Chef Michael Willett in one of his YouTube cooking videos! After that, you’ll want to come to Unity Village and enjoy his cooking firsthand with your own Come Home to Unity retreat. Just contact Kelly Hatch and she will be glad to help you plan the perfect spiritual getaway.