Southeast Unity Ministries, Inc. Regional Conference
Love Expressing thru Thought, Word, Action
Virtual Conference via Zoom Oct. 25-27, 2021
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To Register: https://seunity.breezechms.com/form/20e5bf
Let’s open our virtual conference with an evening of fun and connection. Karen Drucker will lead us in opening our hearts with music and we will connect with each other in breakout groups.
Karen’s message is all about healing and love – whether singing one of her positive message songs or sharing stories that are funny, inspiring, and heart opening. She is a keynote speaker, women’s retreat facilitator, and entertainer who has recorded 20 CDs of her inspirational music. Karen is also the author of the best selling book “Let Go of the Shore - Songs & Stories To Set The Spirit Free.” Her chants and songs are used around the world and often help people deal with illness and loss, or help them fill the need to feel more centered for the day. Karen’s intention is to make a difference by using her music to open hearts and share a message of hope, acceptance, and love.
TUESDAY CELEBRATION OF LIFE - MEMORIAL SERVICE - 10:30A - 11:00A
Rev. Robin Volker will lead a "Celebration of Life" Ceremony honoring those Unity Leaders who have made their transition in the past couple of years.
Tuesday Business Meeting 2P-5P
Join us to meet those new to the region and to hear the latest from Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters.
Music and Program Daniel Nahmod and Dr. Orestes Gutierrez
Orange County, California-based Singer/Songwriter, Producer and Humanitarian DANIEL NAHMOD (\pronounced Nay-mod‚) has performed his profound, heart-opening original music for over one million people in 45 U.S. states and Canada since beginning his music career in 1999... selling 110,000 CDs (and 10,000 printed songbooks!) to date and receiving literally thousands of standing ovations along the way. His songs are recorded and performed all over the world on a weekly basis. Recent media appearances of Daniel's music include Saturday Night Live, The Voice, American Idol, The Super Bowl, and the Today Show.
Daniel's poetic and evocative message of peace, love and compassion across all nations, cultures and faiths has found overwhelming acceptance wherever he has performed. He was a recent keynote performer at the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto in 2018 with his friend and collaborator Nimo (www.emptyhandsmusic.com), and has been featured on numerous cable and radio broadcasts in over 90 countries; at cultural festivals, interfaith and environmental fairs, workshops and conferences, youth rallies, 9/11 services; and as a keynote musical presenter at benefits for such organizations as Habitat For Humanity, Operation USA, Achievable and Anti-Defamation League. Daniel has also performed for various U.S. governors and mayors, and for congressmen in Washington, D.C.
Daniel has presented his spectacular music and message for nearly all of the world's major faiths, including Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Bahai, and Mormon audiences, and has worked with some of the most influential and brilliant speakers and leaders in the world --- including Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson ("A Return To Love"), Deepak Chopra ("Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"), Mark Victor Hansen ("Chicken Soup For The Soul"), Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), Yolanda King (daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.), Rhonda Britten (of NBC's "Starting Over"), and Neale Donald Walsch ("Conversations With God").
In response to Hurricane Katrina, Daniel visited the Houston Astrodome for two days, walking amongst the survivors talking, shaking hands and singing songs. Following late 2004's humanitarian crisis in Asia, Daniel organized, produced and hosted two soul-stirring benefit concerts, raising over $15,000 for Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based relief agency working in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. And in 2000, he was nominated as National Hospital Volunteer Of The Year for his musical work at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Daniel lives and works in Orange County, California with his wife, jeweler Melina Nahmod (jewelrybymelina.etsy.com) and son Jude.
Key note: Five Habits for Optimal Health: L.O.V.E.S. The Answer
I will discuss the scientific basis for the five Unity principles and practical applications(habits) so that we can bring them to life...and express the love in our thoughts, words, and deeds!
Orestes Gutierrez, D.O., DABFM, DABIHM
Oregon Regional Assistant Dean, PNWU
Gutierrez Holistic Family Medicine, Eugene OR 97405
Office # 458 205 5907
Fax # 855 205 2323
After serving in the United States Navy during the Iraq War, Dr. Gutierrez completed training as a Family Medicine Physician at the renowned Mayo Clinic. During residency, he presented original research on exceptional longevity and nutrition internationally. The Florida Academy of Family Physicians awarded him its Distinguished Scholar Award in 2009. In 2010, he received the Mayo Clinic Resident Research Award.
From a blue collar, immigrant background, he is the first in his family to attend college and truly enjoys connecting with people from all walks of life. He came to America on the Mariel Boat lift as a four-year-old. As a refugee, against all odds, he overcame enormous obstacles, in search of the American dream. He was raised in the inner city of Miami by a single mother, with English as his second language. He was given the opportunity in this great country to pursue his dreams. Through hard work, he is living the American dream and is a successful business owner of Gutierrez Holistic Family Medicine, LLC.
His undergraduate degree in 1999, is Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Philosophy and Biology from Florida International University. During his college years, discipline and love of philosophy led him to study Egyptian yoga with Dr. Muata Ashby, P.h.D. of the SEMA Institute and advanced Integral yoga at the Yoga Research Foundation. Since 1998, Dr. Gutierrez has practiced daily meditation and has followed a whole-foods plant-based diet for optimal health.
Dr. Gutierrez graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 with honors. While studying osteopathic medicine, he instructed a weekly yoga class for students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Gutierrez is President-Elect of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon. He is passionate about teaching and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Western University and Pacific Northwest University. He is also the Oregon Regional Assistant Dean for Pacific Northwest University Medical School. Orestes shares a holistic lifestyle with his wife, Pamela, their three children, and two
CEU Wednesday - 9am - Noon , 1:30pm - 3:30pm and 4pm - 7pm EST
9A-12 Noon How to Grow Your Hybrid Congregation Using the Guest-to-Member Journey Map
Imagine the “journey” a person takes from the moment they discover your church/center, to trying you out, to becoming more involved in your spiritual community, to becoming an engaged and active member. The journey even continues when they leave the area and stay loyal and supportive to you.
How are you actively influencing people’s decisions to return, get involved, and donate to your success and growth? The Guest-to-Member Journey Map process can help you intentionally and creatively orchestrate the experience your guests have, transforming them into enthusiastic, participating members—and moving your members from silent observers to active volunteers and supporters.
As a result of this interactive workshop, you will be able to:
· Understand and effectively use the Guest-to-Member Journey Map as an on-going tool to ensure church growth, including virtual, hybrid, and live;
· Identify and evaluate Milestones and Touchpoints, to create powerful action plans for positive change, using our 36 Super Growth Strategies;
· Reframe the experiences of guests and members, to ensure relevancy, value, and growth, and engage people at every touchpoint along the journey.
Combine a flair for the dramatic, a deep understanding of MetaSpiritual teachings, an ability to think outside the box, and a knack for bringing scientific research and spiritual practices to life in practical ways, and you have defined the dynamic duo at the heart of Unity Center for YOUniversal Prosperity.
Revs. Drs. Bil and Cher Holton were ordained through the Unity Field Licensing Program in 2012. After serving pulpit ministries (2005-2014), they are now committed to a more global ministry through the Unity Center for YOUniversal Prosperity, a Unity-approved Events-driven alternative ministry. Their mission is to inspire people to awaken to their Divine Nature and walk the spiritual path on practical, positive, prosperous feet.
Revs. Bil & Cher are prolific authors, speakers, and coaches. They have published over 50 titles, including The Manager’s Short Course to a Long Career (ISBN1-893095-00-2) which was selected by SoundView Executive Summaries as one of their Top 30 Business Books, and New Metaphysical Versions of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — the first ever verse-by-verse metaphysical interpretation of the four Gospels.
On a personal note, Bil and Cher stretch their limits by taking Indiana Jones Vacations, such as White Water Rafting, Sky Diving, and even Fire Walking! But one of their proudest achievements is being National Amateur Student-Couple Ballroom Champions in several ballroom dance categories!
1:30P-3:30P Connecting Ethics, Diversity and Spirituality
Connecting Ethics, Diversity and Spirituality
Aly Colón, Chair in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University describes the connection between ethics and diversity by saying, “ethics serves as the soil in which the seed of diversity must be planted and from which our understanding of the relationship grows.” Each spiritual community has its own values, culture, and ethical standards--and diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational elements of the community’s values. In order to grasp diversity, equity and inclusion, a spiritual community must possess an ethical and fertile soil. This two-hour workshop qualifies for the one CEU hour required in ethics and boundaries and the one CEU hour needed in diversity and inclusion. Hank Lewis will facilitate the workshop and the panel discussion.
Hank Lewis is a Licensed Unity Teacher (LUT) at CCU in Orlando, Florida. He is a member of the Unity Worldwide Ministries’ (UWM) LUT Ministry Team and is the LUT representative to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Region of UWM. He is the founder of Serving Ministries and Ministries Collaborative (smmconline.org) where he speaks at churches and teaches classes for those spiritual centers without licensed teachers.
Hank is the Assistant Director of Academic Program Quality at the University of Central Florida where he is also an affiliate faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies.
4PM - 7PM - ASK ME ABOUT UNITY! Facilitated by Rev. Beth Head
“What is Unity?”
Were you ever stumped for an answer when someone asked that seemingly simple question?
Did you find yourself tongue-tied; trying to put into a few simple words something that is such a huge concept?
Did you ever want to share with friends and family what Unity has meant in your life, but didn't know how to start?
If so, this workshop is for you.
Learn how to answer, in your own words, the simple question,
"What is Unity?"