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July Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter
 
Kudos to our Youth Ministry Team
for rising to the challenge of creating online Summer events for our youth.
 
The 2020 Virtual Unitreat was a big success! 
To read more about it, click HERE
VIRTUAL YOU Rendezvous 2020
“The Artistry of Reality”
July 24th -27th
 
 
YOU Rendezvous is a 4-day communion with Spirit. The gathering will be hosted online and include: large group workshops, small group discussions, meditation, dancing, prayer and vespers.
 
OUR MISSION: As the Northwest Youth of Unity Leadership Team, our mission is to listen to the community and divine guidance with open minds in order to empower all within Northwest YOU We serve as forces of illumination to light the paths ahead. This light holds both inner strength and confidence that will allow free, full, and authentic expression of ideas and Spirit.
 
HOSTS: The Northwest Regional Youth of Unity Leadership Team:
 
Danika Buck | Representatives 2019-2020
Cody Little-Reece | Representatives 2020-2021
Nick Muncie-Jarvis | YOU Consultant | 503-568-1692 | you@unitynwregion.org
 
ELIGIBILITY age requirement to attend: YOUers must be at least 14 years old [or in ninth grade] & no more than 18 years old [or high school senior] exceptions for regional officers.
 
Participants attend the portions of the weekend that they are able. They are active members in their YOU group who have demonstrated maturity, self-discipline & self-responsibility. Rendezvous is for people who have a sincere desire to learn more about Truth and are willing and able to contribute by actively participating in Rally activities. It is recommended that those attending Rally have attended at least 4 chapter meetings in the last 3 months.
 
(Registration Closes July 20th)
 
For questions, contact Nick Muncie-Jarvis
 
Help our Youth Consultants stay in touch with your ministry. 
 
Please follow this link and submit your current Youth Ministry contact information. 
 
 
Rev. Jim Peterson (ordained 1976) made his transition on June 7, 2020. 
 
He had served ministries in Salt Lake City, Utah; Anchorage, Alaska; Tacoma, Washington; and Santa Barbara, California. Your prayer support is welcomed by his beloved wife LaDonna. 
 
A memorial service will be August 9, 3 p.m. (MT), hosted on Zoom by Unity Spiritual Community of Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah. To attend, send your email address to LaDonna and she will send the link. Thank you, Jim, for your many years of faith-filled service.
 
Online SEE week at Unity Community of Central Oregon 
Sept 14-18, 2020
 
  • 12 Powers  with Rev. Paul Hasselbeck                                       
  • Metaphysics 4  with Rev. Paul Hasselbeck                             
  • Overview of Hebrew Scriptures with Rev. Jane Hiatt
  • Foundations of Unity with Rev. Jane Hiatt and Cylvia Hayes
  • I of the Storm with Rev. Rachel Simpson       
 
Registration will be up later, but SAVE THE DATE.                                   
 
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. We are working out the details of the format shift, and will be letting you know all the particulars soon. What we do know is that there will still be wonderful keynotes and connection, and you will be able to get Continuing Education Units. 
 
In an effort to support each other, we have created a page that lists the various services and meetings happening at Unity communities across the region. Please you'll let us know if you have things you'd like to add. To access the page, follow this link
 
There you can also access the Digital Music Library being created for all to use. 
 
 
Unity in Lynnwood is currently presenting a Zoom Book Study based on the best-selling book by Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist. The response has been enthusiastic (the event is full), so watch for future book studies on this subject presented by Region churches.
 
SEE Conversation Skills Class on Zoom
 
July 25, August 1, 8, 15
 
10:30am-1:00pm Pacific Time
 
Audrey Pitchford, LUT, will be teaching a "Conversation Skills" class that is available for SEE credit and will be held via Zoom. Download the flyer HERE
 
Cost is $80 and registration is available on Unity of Olympia's website at www.unityofolympia.org/classes
 
The books being used are: 
"Crucial Conversations" by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Sitzler, McGraw-Hill 
"Nonviolent Communication" by Rosenberg, Marshall B. 2nd Edition
 
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. 
 
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:
 
 
 
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.