Schedule of Activities for Monday, September 27th

10:00 am

Prayer and Meditation in Spanish and English with Carmen Scaffidi, LUT


10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Upgrade Your Immunity to Change

LUT and LUT Candidates Training / Connections

Presented by Rev. Kelly Isola and Amy Joslin, LUT, Eastern Region LUT Representative

As we imagine what our spiritual communities will look, feel and act like – whether that’s a few months from now or in the years ahead – we know we will be creating a new model, a new paradigm, that doesn’t currently exist. This, of course, will require us to move through change. Have you ever encountered something about your own behavior or communication that you want to change, but have a hard time changing it?

If you’re like most people, you’ve made sincere commitments to change. You’ve participated in training or educational classes, invested in books, outlined self-improvement plans, and set accountability measures, done your denials and affirmations, journaled, and, and and… Maybe you can get things to shift for a little while, but eventually you return to a habitual way of relating, working and thinking. What’s going on here? Is it a lack of willpower? Are you dealing with a fundamental flaw that can’t be changed?

In our time together you will discover a learning process informed that will transform you, discover your unconscious Big Assumption that drives your immunity to change. Instead of writing off any particular habit as “bad,” or blaming or sharing ourselves, learn what good purpose the habit might actually be serving. In this learning process you will improve your ability to receive critical feedback, create a healthier work-life balance, have more courageous conversations, be more collaborative and evolutionary, develop healthier eating or exercise habits, but most of all, uncover your Big Assumption that has been serving you, yet keeping you from abiding in the change you desire.

 

Rev. Kelly Isola

Rev. Kelly Isola, is a culture-builder and a catalyst for personal and organizational development, and co-founder of project_SANCTUS – a safe, brave, online space to discover and be our Holiest self, and in so doing, together, create a world of equanimity, justice and love for all. She is a transformative consultant, teacher, and author who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development – focusing on how we create and relate to ourselves, each other and the world – as well as her specialty: the spiritual practice of conflict transformation through embodying paradox.

 

Amy Joslin, LUT

Amy Joslin, LUT serves as the LUT Representative for Unity Eastern Region, and as an LUT at Unity on the a River in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Amy is passionate about building connections and supporting other Truth students on their path.

 
 
 


2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Four Questions for Birthing a New Paradigm

Minister Training / Connections

Presented by: Rev. Pat Bessey UWM Eastern Region Ministry Consultant with Rev. Chris DiGiorgio and Cheryl Fare, LUT

Ministry leaders are called to this session for an active experience of generating fresh ideas and dynamic energy together! The new paradigm we are birthing is based on our inherent Power of Love, Divine Wisdom, and our tremendous Zeal for collaboration around four key questions:

1. How and where will we do ministry?
2. What individuals do we want to attract?
3. What community partners are we seeking?
4. What teachings are our guides?

 

 

 

Rev. Patricia Bessey, UWM Eastern Region Ministry Consultant

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Cheryl Fare, UWM Eastern Region Vice President

Cheryl Fare is a Minister Candidate in the Field Ministry Path of Unity Worldwide Ministries, and a Licensed Unity Teacher, inspirational speaker, published playwright, actor, producer, director, singer/songwriter, organizational consultant, and heart-centered metaphysician. Cheryl has a passion for Unity Principles, and shares openly how using these real and practical Truth teachings have guided her through several exceptional life challenges. Cheryl holds an MFA in Theatre administration and management from VA Tech, and is pleased to bring her 30+ years of experience in performing arts to her work in Unity.

 

Rev. Chris DiGiorgio

Christopher DiGiorgio is a transformative spiritual teacher and ordained Unity Minister. He has led many workshops on spirituality and meditation. He is group leader of Unity Pride a gay men’s spiritual discussion group in NYC. Chris has a diverse spiritual background-Graduate of the Unity Urban Ministerial School, GAYLA Brother and Elder which is a gay men’s spiritual retreat in Maine and is a student of various spiritual teachers including Steve Thomson whose primary teaching is developing psychic senses, Meredith Young Sowers where Chris received a certificate in Intuitive Perception and Energy diagnosis and Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi a living Hindu Saint where he received the designation of Wisdom Teacher. Chris recently launched a Podcast called the New Thought Experience which is available on many Podcast platforms and a Zoom New Thought Study Group held on Sundays at 5pm. Chris lives in Tuckahoe NY and owns a private Optometry Practice in New Rochelle, NY.

 


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PHYGITAL MINISTRY – A Whole Person Endeavor – Part 1

Presented by Revs. Ogun Holder and Kelly Isola

Phygital Ministry – A Whole Person Endeavor

  • Developing an effective ministry model which builds on your physical ministry by helping it grow and multiply digitally
  • Blend of physical and digital ministry – phygital – not as a replacement of community, but a birth of a new kind of community engaging the head, hands and heart in order to evolve and thrive
  • Deconstructing the traditional Tabernacle Church Model and reconstructing and reimagining from a different paradigm
  • Reimagining traditions, practices, celebrations, giving, healing and more

PART 1: Mindful Alignment – Embrace the Business

In this two hours we will cover the “head” elements of ministry, which is largely the business side of church/spiritual community. We will take a look at the trends that have been emerging for decades, as well as the rapid and unexpected shifts of the last 18 months, as well as what works and what doesn’t as we reconstruct ministry. Topics include

  • Governance (roles and accountabilities), what changed, what’s working, what’s not
  • Shifts needed in resource allocation
  • Mission-based cash flow plan (as opposed to budget)
  • Marketing plans, efficient and effective social media (including tools)
  • Technology use (how, when and what)
  • Innovative leadership shifts

 

Rev. Ogun Holder

Rev. Ogun Holder is an ordained Unity Minister, a certified Spiritual Coach, and co-founder of project_SANCTUS – a safe, brave, online space to discover and be our Holiest self, and in so doing, together, create a world of equanimity, justice and love for all.

His many titles over the years include speaker, teacher, author, podcaster, blogger, musician, parent, social media consultant, a WEPSS Certified Enneagram Instructor, and a self-proclaimed geek.

Originally from Barbados, Ogun moved to the USA in 1994 to pursue a degree in Music Therapy. As a Music Therapist he worked successfully with a variety of populations in schools, hospitals, adult day-care facilities, and his own private practice. He is also an experienced church music director, having served multiple communities.

A humorous and engaging speaker, Ogun has been invited to speak and lead workshops at churches and spiritual centers across the country.

 

Rev. Kelly Isola

Rev. Kelly Isola, is a culture-builder and a catalyst for personal and organizational development, and co-founder of project_SANCTUS – a safe, brave, online space to discover and be our Holiest self, and in so doing, together, create a world of equanimity, justice and love for all. She is a transformative consultant, teacher, and author who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development – focusing on how we create and relate to ourselves, each other and the world – as well as her specialty: the spiritual practice of conflict transformation through embodying paradox.

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