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August Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter
The 2020 Northwest Region Online Conference
Sept 21-24
The conference team is excited to provide a conference experience that you can join from wherever you are.
The main presenter will be Mendhi Audlin, LUT, author of “What if It All Goes Right?” Mendhi will lead us in developing Engagement Strategies for growth on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and in the what if it all goes right practice during our opening Monday evening. Mendhi’s three presentations are eligible for 5 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s).
Thursday morning the keynote presenter is Mitch Hunter from Unity of Seattle who is on the LUT path and is a leader in transgender education in the Seattle area. He will be speaking on Transgender Non-Binary Inclusion and it will count for your annual diversity credit.
Becca Palm is coordinating music for the conference. 
A great thing about a digital conference is that distance is no obstacle for folks to share their gifts. In the afternoons we will have presentations from Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters, and our Annual Meeting. We will also hear stories from Rev. Phillip Zemke and Wisdom Spots from folks in our region.
There will be times for formal break-out sessions and for informal gathering. 
Ready to Engage? Click here to register 
We strongly believe that the content of the conference will be valuable to many in our region, and hope that by keeping the registration cost low, some of you who can’t usually make it to an in person conference will be able to attend. We’ve also set up an à la carte
option for leaders outside the region who may be interested in the keynotes.
Regular Registration: $150
Mendhi Audlin Experience only: $75
Mitch Hunter Talk only: $25
Late Registration (after August 20th): $200
Register now! Share with your friends! Let’s Engage!
An Opportunity for Unity Vendors
This year at Conference we have the opportunity for a limited number of vendors. These will be prioritized for members of our regional Unity communities who have products/services that would be useful for ministries or members of our communities. There will be select times when 'booths' will be open and vendors can set up a display of products or be there virtually or a combination of these. As this is the first time we're doing this, there is no charge to be a vendor, though we encourage tithing on generated income. If you or someone you know would like to know more, contact our conference coordinator at amianna.lantzy@gmail.com
Online SEE Week 
presented by Unity Community of Central Oregon
Sept 14-18
Metaphysics 4
Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck  
12 Powers
Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck 
Overview of Hebrew Scriptures
Rev. Jane Hiatt       
Foundations of Unity
Rev. Jane Hiatt with Cylvia Hayes and Rev. Jim Pasmore
The I of the Storm
Rev. Rachel Simpson
Registration is available at https://unitycentraloregon.org/calendar/  and at https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/uwsi Classes are exclusively on Zoom.
2020 YOU Rendezvous
This last weekend's YOU Rendezvous was a great success! We explored the theme "The Artistry of Reality," which involved seeing beauty in ordinary things, creating art starting with what you have as a metaphor for life, and accepting and appreciating yourself and your creations rather than being critical. We also looked at using the power of Will to make intentional actions.
18 people from 8 Northwest Region ministries participated and we had Mark Stanton Welch as a guest presenter.
As always, thank you for your support of our youth!
Congratulations to Nick Muncie-Jarvis and wife Ashley on the arrival of their healthy baby boy, Hugo Richard Muncie-Jarvis, who joins big brother Max.
Help our Youth Consultants stay in touch with your ministry. 
Please follow this link and submit your current Youth Ministry contact information. 
The EarthCare program exists to help your congregation grow and thrive by fostering awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and promoting active care of creation.
Resources to help:
The UWM Rapid Response Webpage Has Resources
Our Rapid Response webpage is your go-to webpage for the latest in supportive resources during this pandemic. We have added some Zoom setting suggestions to get your music sounding better when conducting an online service. Please bookmark this page and visit regularly for updates. We also link to our Connection Space so you can keep up with informative calls to help you through this time. We are here with and for you! Feel free to contact us with your questions. 
General Information
Scholarships for Young Adults
The Region is offering scholarships to young adults to take SEE classes or attend regional conference funded by the NGU scholarship fund. Our goal is to support young adults in furthering their spiritual growth and deepening their relationship with Unity.
To read more click on this link.
High Profile Speakers
If anyone has one or more high profile speakers coming that others could piggy back on, please send that information to be included in this newsletter.
NW Region Newsletter
This is a monthly e-newsletter with information from any NW Region churches that have an event, program or job opening that would be of interest to other churches in the Region. Please send information to MarySue Brooks, Executive Assistant on or before the 25th.