This year, the Eastern Region Fall C.A.R.E. Conference will take place in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The host ministry, Unity of Charlottesville, joins the Fall Conference Planning Team and the Eastern Region Board of Trustees in inviting you to the 2018 Eastern Region Fall C.A.R.E. Conference! We are pleased to share a program of events and activities with a strong Unity core as well as new approaches to connection, alignment, renewal and enrichment.

Registration is Open

You can register online or by mail NOW, so don’t delay. Registration needs to be completed by September 7th.

You can register for the full conference and reap the benefits of all included sessions and two dinners, three breakfasts and one lunch. Also included with your full conference registration is VIP seating to the Marianne Williamson kickoff event. We highly recommend the full conference package as we are often told that meaningful connections are experienced in the unplanned, in-between moments.  However, you can also register for selected events such as the Marianne Williamson Kick-Off event separately.

We do understand differing financial and scheduling circumstances, so you can also register for portions of the conference. Please note that partial registrations do not include meals (with the exception of the Welcome Dinner and evening session on Monday, September 24th.)

If you would like to make a donation to our Conference Scholarship Fund, you can do so by indicating a separate amount of your choice along with your registration or by making an online donation designated to Conference Scholarship Fund.

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Charlottesville Virginia


Charlottesville is centrally located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Central Virginia region. Charlottesville’s rich cultural, natural, and artistic history is showcased in a selection of first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, and parks dispersed throughout the area.

Our host ministry, Unity of Charlottesville calls this beautiful natural backdrop home and is only one mile from our conference hotel. Unity of Charlottesville is a center for spiritual growth and healing dedicated to uplifting consciousness in our community and our world. Their beautiful sanctuary and fellowship hall are the location for our Wednesday mid-week service during the Conference and healing sessions will be available during Conference week in their healing center (and in the Prayer and Meditation room at the hotel). Their amazing outdoor labyrinth is modeled after Chartres and is available for contemplative walking throughout the week.

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2018 Conference Schedule

SUNDAY, September 23rd
7:00 -10:00 pm Kick-Off Event with Marianne Williamson and music by Jan Garrett and JD Martin
MONDAY, September 24th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Time and
Healing Sessions
2:00 – 5:30 pm Registration
2:30 – 4:30 pm LUT Roundtable with Lynn Tranchell, ER LUT Representative
2:30 – 4:30 pm MinisteringToMinisters – The Six Key Relationships Every Minister Should Develop with Dr. Charles H. Chandler
5:30 – 7:00 pm Welcome Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 pm Emotional Intelligence: The Awakening of Your Authentic Self with Rev. Dr. Karmen Smith and music by Jan Garrett and JD Martin
TUESDAY, September 25th
7:00 – 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 am Conference Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am BIG UNITY Meeting with Rev. Donna Johnson and More
11:00 am – 1:00 pm F.E.A.R. From Ego Altering Reality with Rev. Dr. Karmen Smith and music by Jan Garrett and JD Martin
1:00 – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:30-5:00 pm Heart of Harmony: Stay Tuned Workshop with Jan Garrett and JD Martin
5:00 – 8:00 pm Free Time and Dinner on Your Own
Healing Sessions
WEDNESDAY, September 26th
7:00 – 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 am Conference Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am Eastern Region Business Meeting
11:00 – 1:00 pm Healthy Boundaries with Rev. Pat Bessey
1:00 – 5:00 pm Free Time and Lunch on Your Own
Healing Sessions
5:00 – 6:30 pm Connection Dinner with Subregions
6:30 pm Transport to Unity of Charlottesville
7:00 to 9 pm: Desserts and Mid-Week Service at Unity of Charlottesville
THURSDAY, September 27th
7:00 – 7:30 am Morning Prayer and Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 am Conference Breakfast
8:30 – 10:30 am Undoing Unconscious Bias with Rev. Michele Synegal
11:00 – 12:30 pm Show Up and Shine: Embracing Love with Rev. Dr. Karmen Smith and music by Jan Garrett and JD Martin