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Why Should You Take Classes?

Self Care
SPD 113

Sunday - Wednesday
June 2 - 5
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Led by Juanita Johnson, LUT

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Self-care involves making choices that reflect a consciousness of well-being. As we become aware of the care of our mind, body, and spirit, we discover that when we are our best self, we make contributions to our family, our communities, and our world consciously.


This course will provide guidelines and action plans for instilling practices of self-care in the areas of awareness, mindfulness, setting boundaries, letting go, forgiveness and self-love. The class will be both reflective and interactive as we build self-awareness and share what works in applying self-care practices into daily life. We will identify how to use this foundation in times of stress and chaos as well.

Juanita Johnson, became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2022, specializing in administration and communication. Her adult education focus is health and healing. She is also a health and wholeness coach, meditation teacher, and member of Unity of Washington, DC since 1999. Juanita’s passion for health and wellness began as a young adult with holistic healthcare, meditation, and yoga practices. She is trained in several meditation practices including Transcendental Meditation® and Mindfulness Meditation. Juanita applies her business administration technical expertise at Unity of Washington, DC to enhance communications, finance, and event planning.

Foundations of Unity
HTS 100

Sunday - Wednesday
June 2 - 5
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Led by Rev Kelly Isola

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Building consciousness, knowledge and skills in any endeavor begins with learning the foundational principles. This course is designed to be the first course students take when embarking upon any of the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute’s learning paths. Students will explore foundational principles from Lessons in Truth, Discover the Power Within You and other historical texts. They will also learn how to integrate the foundational principles into daily life.

Rev. Kelly Isola, MDiv, is a consultant, teacher, author and transformative mentor who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development. Kelly partners with faith communities and non-profit organizations to move through times of change efficiently, effectively and with sustainable results. She is a Unity theologian, and loves sharing her wisdom in the classroom as adjunct faculty for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. 
 

Meditation Practices
SPD 105

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Led by Rev. Edith Washington-Woods 

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This course focuses on the practice and the experience of various forms of meditation. Benefits of the various forms of meditation will be explored as well as methods to deal with resistance to it. There will also be helpful tips for developing a regular meditation practice. Practicing the Silence, Unity’s meditation practice, is fundamental and foundational to Unity teachings. Therefore, it will be the primary meditation practice for the duration of the course.

Rev. Edith Washington-Woods serves as Senior Minister at Unity of Gaithersburg. She is an empowering, motivational and engaging speaker who loves teaching Unity Truth Principles. Rev. Edith was ordained (2009) by Unity Worldwide Ministries (UWM) and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Unity Institute & Seminary. She is also a Licensed Unity Teacher specializing in Adult Education.

Overview of Christian Scriptures 
SCS 105

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Led by Jane McCarthy, LUT 

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This course provides and overview of the books of the Christian Scriptures including the Gospels, letters, history (Book of Acts), and apocalyptic literature (Book of Revelation) that comprises what is more commonly known as the “New Testament” of the Judeo-Christian Bible. Students will learn about the historical framework in which the Christian Scriptures were written and the meaning for the people to whom they were written. The Christian Scriptures are the response of early Christian writers to both the person and the message of Jesus Christ. In this course the Christian Scriptures will be examined as a testament about Jesus by early Christian communities. 

Jane McCarthy has been a Unity member since 1978 and active in Unity churches of Washington DC, Fairfax VA and Gaithersburg MD. Upon finding Unity she felt like she had come home. She finished her education as a Licensed Unity Teacher in 2010 focusing her work on SEE Bible classes. She has visited several Middle Eastern countries including Israel, Jordan and Egypt, witnessing first-hand the antiquity of human civilization. She also holds a doctorate in Physiology from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.  Presently she serves as an LUT at Unity of Gaithersburg teaching SEE classes.    

Metaphysics 1 
HTS 105

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
12:45 - 2:45 pm

Led by Rev. Paul Hasselbeck  

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Embark on a transformative adventure with our course, a tantalizing exploration into the depths of existence. Uncover the secrets of Metaphysics and Truth, unravel the profound truth that Life is Consciousness, and unlock the key to Self-Knowledge. This course is not just an exploration; it's an invitation to a life-altering voyage. Are you ready to embrace the Silence, unlock your innate DIVINITY, and connect with others on a spiritual journey? Enroll now for a juicy, soul-stirring experience! 

Paul Hasselbeck is a rock star in the Unity movement, widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on metaphysics. He is the author of eight books, including Heart-centered Metaphysics: A Deeper Look at Unity Teaching, the main text for the teaching of metaphysics by Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. For ten years, he was dean of instruction for the Spiritual Education and Enrichment program. He has also written extensively about the 12 Powers, interpreting the original concepts of Charles Fillmore for modern readers. An ordained Unity minister, Paul continues to teach and speak around the country and internationally, challenging students with a lively and engaging style and an infectious enthusiasm.    

"I" of the Storm 
SPD 111

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
12:45 - 2:45 pm

Led by Rev. Pat Bessey  

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This course is based on the books, “The I of the Storm” by Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons and “I of the Storm for Teens” by Rev. Dr. Jane Simmons. In this course, students will explore the principles of embracing conflict and creating peace in everyday life. This course is designed to help students function from their heart center, demonstrate Unity principles in times of conflict, and complete a 21-day reconciliation process. 

Rev. Patricia Bessey is a Unity minister, serving Unity Center for Spiritual Growth in Windham, Maine. Ordained in 1996 she has been a retreat leader, seminar presenter, and consultant to many Unity ministries as well as a spiritual and life coach.


In 2015 she received from Unity Worldwide Ministries the prestigious Charles Fillmore Leadership Award.
Rev. Pat is committed to supporting others in becoming their best selves and to live a healthier, happier and more abundant life through sharing her thorough understanding of spiritual principles. 
 

Metaphysics 2 
HTS 110

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
3:15 - 5:15 pm

Led by Rev. Paul Hasselbeck  

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Embark on an electrifying journey of self-discovery with our course, a riveting exploration into the core of existence. Uncover the secrets of Beingness and revel in the transformative power of Oneness, where boundaries dissolve, and unity prevails. Navigate the intriguing divine paradoxes and delve into the sacred trinity with profound insights into the Holy Trinity. Challenge conventional perspectives as we unravel the mysteries surrounding Sin, Evil, and the Devil. 

Paul Hasselbeck is a rock star in the Unity movement, widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on metaphysics. He is the author of eight books, including Heart-centered Metaphysics: A Deeper Look at Unity Teaching, the main text for the teaching of metaphysics by Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. For ten years, he was dean of instruction for the Spiritual Education and Enrichment program. He has also written extensively about the 12 Powers, interpreting the original concepts of Charles Fillmore for modern readers. An ordained Unity minister, Paul continues to teach and speak around the country and internationally, challenging students with a lively and engaging style and an infectious enthusiasm.   

Self-Awareness  
SPD 110

Monday - Friday
June 3 - 7
3:15 - 5:15 pm

Led by Rev. Kelly Isola   

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Embark on a transformative journey with this “Self-Awareness” class, designed to foster personal growth, emotional intelligence, and a deeper understanding of oneself and others. Human beings are physical bodies with spiritual, mental and emotional dimensions - all of which are equally important. Over five sessions, participants will engage in reflective practices, mindful exercises, and meaningful discussions that will not only enhance self-awareness but also cultivate empathy, challenge biases, and encourage a holistic approach to well-being. This class is perfect for anyone looking to connect more deeply with their inner self and the community around them.

Each session is crafted to be an immersive experience, providing you with the tools and insights to continue growing long after the class has concluded. Join us for this enlightening exploration into the heart of self-awareness.

Rev. Kelly Isola, MDiv, is a consultant, teacher, author and transformative mentor who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development. Kelly partners with faith communities and non-profit organizations to move through times of change efficiently, effectively and with sustainable results. She is a Unity theologian, and loves sharing her wisdom in the classroom as adjunct faculty for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. 

Diversity Training  

Thursday
June 6
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Led by Rev. Kelly Isola   

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This continuing education class for Unity LUTs and ministers will focus on the Unity spiritual community dedicated to advancing spiritual awakening and transformation in the world to address the issues in today’s world around inclusion, diversity, equity, and acceptance.

Rev. Kelly Isola, MDiv, is a consultant, teacher, author and transformative mentor who shares her passion for living the two-fold path of an engaged spiritual life – embracing the inner path of wisdom and healing, as well as demonstrating the outer path of compassionate service. She holds several certifications in leading edge models of human and organizational development. Kelly partners with faith communities and non-profit organizations to move through times of change efficiently, effectively and with sustainable results. She is a Unity theologian, and loves sharing her wisdom in the classroom as adjunct faculty for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute. 

Ethics Training  

Friday
June 7
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Led by Rev. Pat Bessey   

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Curious why ethical solutions vary? Share newfound knowledge at Unity Ethics. Engage in small group dilemmas, testing learned insights. Examine Unity Worldwide Ministries' current ethics and other policies. Join us in navigating diverse perspectives for collaborative ethical growth.

Rev. Patricia Bessey is a Unity minister, serving Unity Center for Spiritual Growth in Windham, Maine. Ordained in 1996 she has been a retreat leader, seminar presenter, and consultant to many Unity ministries as well as a spiritual and life coach.


In 2015 she received from Unity Worldwide Ministries the prestigious Charles Fillmore Leadership Award.
Rev. Pat is committed to supporting others in becoming their best selves and to live a healthier, happier and more abundant life through sharing her thorough understanding of spiritual principles. 

Q & A on the Unity Ministerial and Licensed Unity Teacher Programs

Wednesday
June 5
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Led by Rev. Diane Venzera, Worldwide Spiritual Institute, Unity, Lee Summit, MO   

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