Schedule of Activities

Schedule of Activities at a Glance

*Subject to change without notice


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Monday, June 12, 2017 




Intenational Forum

4:30-6:00 p.m.        First Time Attendee Orientation
6:00-7:00 p.m.         Opening Reception

7:00-9:00 p.m.         


General Session/Opening Ceremonies--Karen Tudor

Special Music: The Unity Singers from Unity of New Braunfels


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
8:00-9:00 a.m.       Associate Ministers Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m.     


General Session: Rev. Sylvia Sumter with special music by Rev. Melinda Allen

Meditation by Rev. Paulette Pipe

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     Lunch on Your Own

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


Gay & Lesbian Ministries Lunch

Licensed Teachers Lunch

African American Lunch

1:30-3:00 p.m.










Gangs & Social Enterprises: The Ethics of Kinship--Fr. Gregory Boyle

Ministry in the Digital Age--Mark Hicks

Through the Valley: Clergy Self-Care Through and After Trauma--Rev. Therese Lee & Rev. Ogun Holder

Using the Connection Practice to Uplift Your Ministry--Rev. Rita Marie Johnson

Noetic Balancing: Transformation Through Living Love--Dr. Robert Waterman

Connecting via Social Media Level I--Rev. Jacquie Lenati


Memorial Service

5:00-6:00 p.m.LRDT Meet your Candidates Session
6:00 p.m.Dinner on Your Own

5:30-6:30 p.m.


Women Ministers Dinner

Rev Kyra Baehr

7:00-9:00 p.m.     


General Session
Special Music: Celebration from Unity Church of the Hills, Austin, TX
Keynote: Fr. Gregory Boyle

9:00-10:00 p.m.Fellowship
10:00 p.m.Friends of Bill Wilson
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


General Session
Business Meeting

12:00-1:00 p.m.


Lunch on Your Own

FLP Luncheon

International Celebration Luncheon

1:30-3:00 p.m.



General Session

Board Q & A

Regional Meetings

7:00 p.m.Courageous Conversations Continued
Thursday, June 15, 2017 
8:00-9:00 a.m.Expansion Breakfast
9:00-10:30 a.m.
General Session
Shariff Abdullah
Special music by The Unity Singers from Unity of New Braunfels
12:00-1:30 p.m.Lunch on Your Own

12:00-1:00 p.m.

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Past President’s & Chairs Luncheon

UWM New Board Member Training Luncheon

1:30-3:00 p.m.

Sea Change in Ministry--Rev. Cynthia Vermillionp-Foster & Rev. Toni Boehm

Innovations in Technology--Rev. Kristen Preud'homme & Allyson James

Retirement and You--Are You Ready?--Rev. Bruce Verkruyse

Unique Expressions--Rev. Deborah Frownfelter     

Connecting via Social Media Level II--Rev. Jacquie Lenati

12 Global Challenges--Finding our Success in Turbulent Times--Shariff Abdullah                                      

3:00 p.m.Break

3:30-5:00 p.m.


Sea Change in Ministry--Rev. Cynthia Vermillionp-Foster & Rev. Toni Boehm

Website Best Practices--Rev. Kristen Preud'homme & Allyson James

Contract Negotiations for Ministers & Ministries--Rev. Bruce Verkruyse

Unique Expressions (Repeated)--Rev. Deborah Frownfelter

Connecting Via Social Media Level III--Rev. Jacquie Lenati

Awakening the Heart of Your Church--Rev. David McArthur

6:00pmSocial Hour

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Banquet/Passing of the Gavel/Dancing


Friday, June 16, 2017 
7:30-9:00 a.m.Regional Leadership Breakfast

9:00-11:00 a.m.


General Session
Special Music: The Music Team from Unity of San Antonio
Keynote: Rev. Paul Smith

12:00 p.m.

Award Gala Lunch

Light of God Expressing Award

Charles & Myrtle Fillmore Awards