From the Board

Your NW Regional Board wishes you a new year that is filled with new possibilities, renewed energy, and deep spiritual peace.
Rev. Carrie Kenyon has completed the Spirit Group training and is starting with the smaller churches who don't have spiritual leaders to see if she can get Spirit Programs going as they can be a great avenue for growth, and at least serve to connect members beyond Sunday morning.
We are making progress on other ideas that you'll hear more about in coming months. For now, check out the idea for a regional prayer training that Rev. Bonnie Barnard, the spiritual leader for Unity Center of Spokane has put forth.
Also, we are beginning a new section of Shareable ideas. At the retreat, we went around and shared some ideas that were working. But given the time limitations, we weren't able to share all the ideas. If you have a good, replicable idea, this newsletter is a place you can share it. 

Shareable Ideas


Unity Spiritual Community of Central Oregon offers a monthly potluck newcomers' dinner. This is held at the home of the minister or one of our key leaders and is open to people who have just started coming to Unity. It's a way for people to start making a few friends and learn a little bit about how to get involved. We always go around the table and talk about our spiritual journeys as well as what's current in our lives. We put the invitation out in our newsletter and announce it on Sundays and people register online. Hint: Inviting newcomers personally has turned out to be the best way to fill the table. We also include people who have been around for awhile when seats are available.

Classes & Events


Metaphysics 3

4:00 - 5:30pm

w/Rev. Cylvia Hayes

Jan. 15 - Feb. 19

History of New Thought Class

11:00am - 12:30pm

w/Rev. Cylvia Hayes

Jan. 16 - Feb. 20

Ethics CEU Class

10:00 - 11:30am

w/Audrey Pitchford, LUT & Barbara Thorp, LUT

Jan. 20

Youth Team Conference

January 26-28

Gold Bar, WA

Quantum Living Training


w/Rev. Denese Schellink

Feb. 1 - Mar. 7

Prayer Chaplain Training

Tuesday Evenings, monthly

w/Rev. Bonnie Barnard & Rev. Jane Hiatt

Beginning March 12




Summer Unitreat - Save the Date!

Camp Cedar Ridge in Vernonia, Oregon

July 28-Aug 2. 

Why Summer Unitreat? To make Unity connections with practical spirituality with experiential curriculum. Open to all 6th, 7th, 8th graders, 11-14 year olds. Uniteen sponsors & supporters requested! Cost - $450.00.

When finishing 5th grade your last year at Kids camp is important for you. Kids Camp, also at Cedar Ridge is June 30-July 3. 


Youth Team Conference


The Breath of Life: The World is Our Teacher
January 26-28, 2024 Gold Bar, WA

Early registration ends 1/8! Registration closes 1/15!

Youth Team Conference is an educational gathering: a time to rejuvenate, connect, inspire, and exchange mentoring wisdom. Please join us to immerse yourself in a loving, supportive community, vision a bright and vibrant future, and connect with others that are passionate about youth ministry. Mark Stanton Welch will, once again, bless us with his music! Learn more


IYOU Chapter X


Reigniting Youth of Unity with Passion and Innovation! As we continuously release new episodes, the curriculum library at keeps expanding, offering a wealth of resources for teens. The next meeting is on January 14, 2024, with more dynamic content – stay updated and register via Please share this with your teens!

YOU Event


Spreading My Wings - Leadership Empowerment Training for YOUers (14-18) and Sponsors. 

March 22-24 on Zoom
Join with YOUers and Sponsors from around the US for this leadership experience that will build community, create connections, and help you identify the next steps for your YOU program. All levels of experience are welcome.
Sign-up here to receive more information as it becomes available:



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