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Upcoming Retreats and Events

Compassion for Couples: Three-Day Unity Village Residential Retreat

Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program teaches how to build a strong and healthy foundation for relationships. It also provides skills to help navigate the difficulties that arise within us and between us.

This program is designed for:

Committed couples of all types who wish to deepen their compassion practice in service of strengthening a healthy relationship that supports partners in actualizing their dreams. It is not designed to be couples therapy.

Partners attend together and will learn to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of yourself, your partner, and shared relational patterns
  • Identify shared values
  • Build a base of warmth, security, and connection
  • Comfort yourself and your partner
  • Skillfully relate to your partner in times of difficulty

Presenters: Michelle Becker, LMFT, and Pittman McGehee, Ph.D.

Registration information: Register online at

Contact: Aimee Eckhardt at 816-213-1638

April 6-8, 2018
(Registration closes March 6)

Program Cost: $975 per couple (February 7-March 6, 2018)
Special Early Bird Offer: $875 per couple (before February 6, 2018)

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Soul Writing

Soul Writing is a written form of meditation. It is a transformational tool that gives the writer a perspective that otherwise would have eluded him/her when in a conscious state. It is a method of communication that accesses information from a higher source. Some people believe that source is God. Others credit their guardian angels or spirit guides, while still others believe it is their higher self or subconscious mind.

Edgar Cayce, the most renowned psychic of the 20th century, said it is everyone’s birthright to communicate with Source and listen to that still, small voice coming from within one’s soul—a voice that guides and inspires us to find the answers that lie within. That is the essence of Soul Writing.

Presenters: Joanne DiMaggio

Registration information: Call 1-800-333-4499 or register online at Soul Writing with Joanne DiMaggio.

Date: April 7, 2018

Cost: A.R.E. members $79, nonmembers $99. Add $20 at the door.

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Saving Hearts One Mile at a Time
1-Mile/5K Run/Walk Honoring Jaleel Freeman

We are honoring the memory of Jaleel Freeman with a 1-mile/5K run and walk. The Jaleel Freeman Foundation partners with a local organization that provides comprehensive heart evaluations for children and adults ages 8 to 25. Athletic Testing Solutions has performed more than 5,000 heart checks through local schools. ATS has identified many children who had serious heart defects that would otherwise go undetected. This event helps raise money for those screenings and early detection for congenital heart defects.

This event is held in honor of Jaleel Freeman, who passed away March 4, 2015, from cardiac arrest. Jaleel was a senior at Raymore-Peculiar High School and a member of the track team, when he collapsed at practice and wasn’t able to be resuscitated. This run is to honor his memory.

Presenter: Adraine Freeman

Register online at and search for “Saving Hearts One Mile at a Time.”

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30-11 a.m.


  • Early bird for 5K run/walk: $29
  • 5K run/walk: $34
  • T-shirt: $15
  • The Mile for Jaleel Fun Run: $29
  • Kid’s Dash: Free

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Register online at and search for “Saving Hearts One Mile at a Time.”

“I AM: The Power of Prayer in Unity” A Silent Unity Retreat

Please join us for the 2018 Silent Unity Retreat* and be immersed in the uplifting power of affirmative prayer.

  • Delve into the purposes and practices of Unity prayer.
  • Cultivate spiritual capacities also known as the Twelve Powers, with which to claim divine Identity.
  • Realize the power of “I AM."
  • Devote time in silence and in spiritual celebration.


  • Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, Vice President of Silent Unity
  • Rev. Elizabeth Longo, life coach and senior minister at Unity of Fort Lauderdale
  • Joy Perrie, Director of Silent Unity
  • Music by the Grammy-nominated duo Full Moon Eye.

April 26–29, 2018

Cost: Early bird $499 through March 1, 2018. $549 after March 1. Cost includes retreat experience and meals. Hotel and transportation not included; must be booked separately. Limited space at Unity Hotel, so book early!

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*Note: this is not a silent retreat, but rather being led by the Unity prayer ministry called “Silent Unity.”

2018 Nehemiah Service Retreats

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”—Mahatma Gandhi

Like Nehemiah in the Bible, our Nehemiah Retreat volunteers come together in sacred service to rebuild and restore the grounds and buildings of Unity Village for one week. In exchange, Unity provides complimentary room and board. Enjoy spiritual programs by Rev. Michael and Joy Perrie and a special meditation by Rev. Therese Lee.

2018 Dates

  • April 29–May 4, 2018
  • October 7–12, 2018

Both weeks FULL!

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2018 SpiritGroup Leadership Summit

If you're a SpiritGroup leader, new host, Program Leader, or Minister of a SpiritGroups campus, make sure you mark your calendar for our one big live event each year!

Our third annual SpiritGroup Leadership Summit provides an opportunity to learn best practices, strengthen your team, hear what's new for the year, and connect with other New Thought leaders who are using SpiritGroups as part of a mission-centric leadership strategy.

You'll hear from some of the trailblazers of small group ministry in our movement, as well as enjoy live music, mastermind sessions with other leaders, and time to connect, relax and enjoy the spiritual inspiration of Unity Village.

Register by visiting the SpiritGroups website

Presented by Mendhi Audlin

June 8 2018–June 10 2018

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Heartland Yoga Festival

Join us June 22–24, 2018 at Unity Village for the premier yoga festival and celebration in the Midwest!

An idea brought to life by three Kansas City yogis, the Heartland Yoga Festival will feature amazing area yoga teachers, tons of local Kansas City shops, beverages, and delicious bites, plus provide a beautiful space for you to dive deeper into your practice, connect with nature, and get to know the KC yoga community better. More than 50 yoga, wellness, and mindfulness workshops, local rock star teachers, amazing KC vendors, marketplace, sunshine, and heart-filled community!

Your ticket includes classes, workshops, and Saturday lunch!

Dates: June 22–24, 2018

Cost: January 1–March 31    $300
          April 1–June 22    $375

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Fillmore Festival: Roots and Wings 

Immerse yourself in the history, legacy, and consciousness of Unity founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, at the Fillmore Festival. Walk the grounds the Fillmores walked, meditate in their offices, and help us rededicate the Myrtle Fillmore Grove at Unity Village. Celebrate these archival treasures with others who care deeply about Unity heritage and the Fillmores’ teachings.

Dates: August 16–19, 2018
Unity World Headquarters in Unity Village, Missouri

Cost: Early bird $199 through June 1, 2018; $249 after June 1.
Cost includes retreat experience and three meals. Hotel and transportation not included.
Space is limited. Register now!

To register, call 1-866-324-5996

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