Adult Education Ministry

Featured Summer Workshop


Mindfulness in Action: Conscious Living in a Crazy World

Join us for a retreat with Rev. Robert Brumet, ordained Unity minister, founder of Mindfulness Ministries, Insight Meditation teacher, spiritual director and author of four books, including Finding Yourself in Transition, The Quest for Wholeness, Birthing a Greater Reality and Living Originally.

Meditation Time  |  Small Group Connections  |  Mindfulness Practices
Being Comfortable with Uncertainty   |      Discover What is Emerging

There is a hidden order in the universe. As we are willing to dance with chaos in our life … we open the door to the possibility of personal and global transformation unfolding in ways we could never predict. The key is to be open and mindful of the hidden rhythms in our life. All things are possible when we learn to dance with the … energy.”
~ Robert Brumet, Birthing a Greater Reality

Co-sponsored by Unity of Columbia and Show Me Dharma, the retreat is appropriate for beginners and experienced meditators.

Retreat Schedule
Friday, July 21: 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In the Fillmore Room of the Founders Wing

Bring a sack lunch for Saturday. (A refrigerator and microwave oven are available.) Light snacks and non-caffeinated beverages served.

Registration fee:  $55 – $100 (you decide)
Space is limited to 50 participants. A wait-list will be created, if needed. Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis.
Refund Policy: When requested in writing, we will honor a 100% refund prior to July 10. No refunds after that date.

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Summer Classes: 2017


Unity Orientation (required for membership)

Discover what Unity of Columbia is, what we believe, and how we can serve together.

Sunday, July 23, 10:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., Fillmore Room
Facilitator: Carol Schultz, LUT


Heart of Unity (required for membership)

Explore the heart of Unity teachings: Unity’s 5 Basic Principles, prayer and meditation, the Bible as a metaphor for the evolution of consciousness. You will also learn a little history of the Unity movement.

Sundays, July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20 (4 weeks), 2:00 –  4:00 p.m., Founders Wing Classroom
Offered on a Love Offering basis
Facilitator: Rev. Lauri Boyd and Carol Schultz, LUT


Unity Prayer

This class offers an in-depth study of Unity’s unique approach to prayer. It is open to all members. This class is required for membership on the Prayer Ministry Team. Special guest Rev. Diana Kennedy will teach the class.

Thursdays, Aug. 17 – Sept. 7 (4 weeks), 7 – 9 p.m., FW Class
Registration Fee:  $80
Facilitator: Rev. Diana Kennedy
Required Book: How to Pray Without Talking to God by Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett

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Summer Art & Spirituality Workshops


My Medicine Basket with Tricia Dietrich

Everyone carries their own gifts that, when expressed, are powerful medicine for the world. Join us for a couple hours of paint and play as we explore and share these gifts with one another. You will leave with an 18 x 24 inch painting. No art experience or artistic ability needed. What lies in your medicine basket?

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., in Friendship Hall
Registration Fee: $30
Space is limited so register early (min. 4 participants / max. 10)

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Basket Workshop with Ann McGinity

Participants will create a small, rounded garden basket using seagrass, reed, and other natural materials. With easy and simple methods, the form becomes both artful and useful. All supplies and tools will be provided. The basket can be completed within the class time. Beginners welcome!

Saturday, June 24, 1:30 – 4 p.m. in Friendship Hall
Registration fee: $15

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Season of Change with Adah Watson

Join us for a unique experience of spirituality, art and food. This workshop includes guided meditation, painting, drumming and an exotic creole lunch inspired by the Island of Seychelles.

Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. – noon in Friendship Hall
Registration fee: $45 per person
Space is limited so register early (min. 6 participants / max. 10)

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Online Courses at Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute

Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) courses are for adult learners of all kinds who are seeking individual spiritual growth or a deeper understanding of Unity teachings.

Live, interactive online courses allow you to build relationships with students from around the world. Self-paced courses are also available to accommodate your busy schedule. More information for spiritual explorers can be found on the Spiritual Education and Enrichment page at Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Check out the current schedule of online classes here: Online Course Schedule

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