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Upcoming Retreats and Events

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

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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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“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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She: Women’s Summit

She is. We are. One. A time of receiving, renewal, and self-love. In an intimate, safe, and sacred environment, you'll be inspired, empowered, and have the opportunity to connect to yourself and to other women.

Come gently. Come with your heart. Join us in:

  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Yoga
  • Chakra Dancing
  • Sacred Song
  • Ceremony

And more!

Presenters: Dr. Jill Strom, Nancy Fabiano, Kirsten Harwick Mills, Melanie Nicsinger, Carol Paysinger, Autumn Paige Moler

Registration information: Call 913-499-7053 or register online at

Dates: June 15-16, 2018

Cost:  $199 through May 1, 2018; $249 after May 1

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Kansas City Dirty Duo 5K

Get down and dirty at the 2018 Kansas City Dirty Duo 5K. It’s 3.1 miles of mud, mystery obstacles, mud, music, mud, and more mud! It all happens on the scenic trails of Unity Village, Missouri, just outside of Lee’s Summit. Your registration includes food, fun, live entertainment, a one-of-a-kind Kansas City Dirty Duo finisher’s medal, a race day T-shirt, and a special surprise at the end of the race.

Costumes are encouraged, so grab your crew and join us for the muddiest 5K in Kansas City! In addition to the Dirty Duo’s unique finisher’s medal and race day T-shirt, there will also be prizes awarded to the top female and male finishers.

All proceeds benefit TNC Community, a nonprofit providing support and care to adults who have disabilities.

Presenters: TNC Community

Registration information: Call 816-373-5060 or register online at Kansas City Dirty Duo 5K

Dates: June 16, 2018

Cost:  Regular registration: $40/person (ends May 31, 2018)
           On-site registration: $45/person (after June 1, 2018)
           Group registration (four participants or more): $35/person

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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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Dance in the Spirit Retreat

Many ancient cultures and traditions knew the power of dance to celebrate, communicate, ask, change, heal, grow, and receive. Drawing on dances from ancient people’s spiritual practices from around the globe, this retreat expands bodily connections to intuitive knowing. You will come away with these outcomes:

  • Energized daily sacred dance practice and knowledge of your Inner Mystic Dancer
  • Connect sacred dance through self moment by moment and increase your awareness
  • Living more fully from the spiritual center
  • Tapping in to collective spirit consciousness through dance
  • Shared spiritual bond with others

The format includes learning the Spiritual Dance Posture, warming up, dancing with music, reading, meditating, writing, and reflecting. The researched and historically accurate dances will be presented in pedestrian moves, such as walking, turning, etc. The dances are low impact. No prior dance experience needed. This workshop is designed for adults 18 years and older.

Dates: September 28–30, 2018

Presenters:  Dr. Carla Stalling Huntington, Unity Magazine® author of “Dance That Really Delivers” (May/June 2018 issue), presents this retreat. Carla has published numerous books and articles, including Dance, Consumerism, and Spirituality, and is the owner of Dance in the Spirit, an organization dedicated to bringing sacred dance to the world to facilitate a positive human experience.

Registration information: Register online at

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