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2020 Board and Key Leader Event

Church and Politics - Helping to heal the divide

Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14

     In today’s world, “politics” has become one of those things we avoid discussing in polite company, especially in church! Given that Unity is about the practical application of our spiritual principles, such avoidance inherently undermines our spiritual understanding, growth, and connection (i.e., our “unity”) with one another.

“When we choose to engage, not evade, the tension of our differences, we will become better equipped to participate in a government of, by, and for the people”  Parker J. Palmer.

     It all begins with finding "a more perfect union" within our own hearts and the hearts of family and friends. Reverend Sheila Johnson will offer a model to assist us in doing our own healing first so that we can show up in our communities with our hearts and minds open, engendering deeper understanding, trust, and connection, thereby creating a safe space for all. 

     Given that 2020 will be a particularly “political” (and potentially divisive) year, Reverend Vicky Elder will facilitate discussion and exercises that will help us make our churches and spiritual centers safe places where respectful, authentic, and non-partisan dialogue around our values and principles can occur in alignment with our Unity teachings.

     This workshop is based on Healing the Heart of Democracy – the courage to create a politics* worthy of the human spirit by Parker Palmer (*politics referring to the way that people living in groups make decisions).

This workshop will focus on discussing issues and values, NOT partisan positions or candidates.

Schedule: 
Friday, March 13, 2020
5:30 pm to 7:30 PM Registration
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Light supper and networking
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Interactive Cinema with Rev. Larry Schneider
 
 
Saturday, March 14, 2020
8 AM to 9:30 AM   Registration
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM   Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM   Welcome, Prayer, Participant Introductions
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM  Reverend Sheila Johnson
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM   Lunch
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM   Reverend Vicky Elder and Wrap Up
           
Where:
Unity of  the Valley Spiritual Center
350 North Orchard Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688
 
Cost: $80.00 per person
 

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May Rally / Leadership Retreat

May 15, 16, 17 2020

Sponsor: Mike Gomez cell 707-301-0960 or mike@hotmail.com

 

Y.O.U. Rally

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Sponsor: Mike Gomez cell 707-301-0960 or mike@hotmail.com