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Registration Cost Increases April 15


The cost of registration will increase from $400 to $450 effective April 15, 2024. Register now for a better rate!


The format is a little different from previous years. This is a change just for this year and was based on feedback we received from you all. It will have both retreat and some convention elements and you will have the option to choose what you would like your experience to be. 

Registration options include:

  • Full Convention Registration
  • 2024 Meal Ticket
  • The Power of Focused Ministry
  • Retired Ministers Event
  • Silver and Gold Fundraising Event
  • Kid's Camp
  • Extra Banquet Ticket

As this Convention is a design-your-own experience, you can select your workshops on Tuesday of Convention. Options will include retreat experiences and/or workshops, all available for CEU credit. 

For example: you can design a full retreat-like experience, a convention-like experience, or a combination of both.

The is an onsite event. Only the Monday Credentialing Ceremony will be live streamed.

Convention Overview

This year, based on the feedback we received from you, we are offering both convention and retreat-like breakout sessions. You’ll get to create your own experience in a mix-and-match of any sessions you’d like! No advanced sign up needed. Nearly all sessions are available for CEU credit.

Abide: A Spiritual Direction Workshop - (Joni Lorraine) 
Connecting to Presence Through Creative Expression - (Rev. Glenda Walden) 
Embodied Practices of Mysticism & Transcendence - (Rev. Tim Lytle)
Express Yourself - (Rev. Jen Hutchins & Jenny Hahn) 
Guided Labyrinth Walk - (UWM Staff)
Guided Meditation in Myrtle’s Garden - (UWM Staff)
Meandering in the Natural Mystic: Nature Hike - (Rev. Ken Fendrick) 
Silent Unity Open House - (Silent Unity)
Sound Bath - (Susan Harp) 
Spiritual Journaling - (James Pycior) 




A Journey into Experiential Learning - (Lori Erwin-Johnson & Rev. Diane Venzera)
A Unity Homecoming Celebration - (Rev. Kevin Ross) 
African American History/Storytelling: Group - (Juneteenth origins)    
African American History/Music - (Unity Choir) 
Becoming a Peacemaker in Our World - (Rev. Suzanne Carter)
Board Panel Discussion – (UWM Board of Trustees)
Finding the Comic in You - (Rev. Shawn Moninger)
Directing the Flow - (Denise Rosier) 
Memorial Service
Principles for How We Treat Each Other - (Rev. Roxanne Graves & Rev. Diana Kennedy) 
Public Courage for Social Change: An Experiential Workshop for Game Changers & Peace Makers - (Rev. Kevin Ross)
Unity Principles & Practices of Social Activism - (Rev. Leona & Matthew Evans)



Juneteenth falls during Convention this year, and we have special events planned. Details coming soon!

Our Banquet theme this year is the 1970's! While you are not obligated to dress for the occasion, we're going to have a groovy time!

Banquet Theme: 1970s


Unity Worldwide Ministries has pre-arranged room blocks at the following hotels:


Hampton Inn, 1751 NE Douglas Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

•    $145/night
•    Free Parking
•    Room block cut off: 5-17-2024
•    Click here to book at Hampton Inn (Preferred browser: Chrome; booking complications may be experienced if using Apple Safari)

Fairfield Inn, 1301 NE Windsor Drive Lees Summit, Missouri 64086

•    $129/night
•    $3.00 parking/night
•    Room block cut off: 5-24-2024
•    Click here to book at Fairfield Inn (Preferred browser: Chrome; booking complications may be experienced if using Apple Safari)

Holiday Inn Express: 1201 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

•    $159/night
•    Free Parking
•    Room block cut off: 5-5-2024
•    Click here to book at Holiday Inn Express (Preferred browser: Chrome; booking complications may be experienced if using Apple Safari)
•    Guests may call the hotel directly at (816) 600-2405 and request to make a reservation with the Unity People's Convention 2024

There will be a bus running for approximately 3 hours from Unity Village to the three hotels twice a day as follows:

Monday: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 6:30 - 10:30 pm

*Current schedule as of January 31, 2024. Subject to change.


Any transportation needs outside of these hours must be arranged on your own (i.e. carpooling, ride share).

A break room will be available all day to lounge as needed.

Enjoy this video from Unity World Headquarters showcasing our beautiful campus!

Q: What if I've purchased a ticket for 2024 but cannot attend?
A: 2024 Convention tickets are non-refundable and do not roll over to future years. Please email Joy Perrie if you wish to donate your ticket or sell your ticket to someone else.

Q: If I'm already registered, can I purchase additional ticket options?
A: Absolutely! Add ons are available until May 31, 2024 when registration closes.

Q: How is food being handled this year?
A: We are offering a meal ticket option for $175 that includes lunch and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, and lunch and the Banquet on Thursday, for a total of 6 meals. All meals will be served on campus, buffet-style, to include regular, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options.

Q: Will there be a business meeting during Convention?
A: At the business meeting held during the 2023 Convention, a vote was cast to separate the Annual Business Meeting from future conventions going forward. This was affirmatively passed, with an amended stipulation the business meeting will always be in hybrid or online-only formats.

Q: Will anything during Convention be live streamed or available on Zoom?
A: Only the Graduation/Licensing/Ordination Ceremony on Monday, June 17, will be live streamed on the UWM Facebook Page. A Facebook account is not required to view.

Q: If I choose some retreat options during convention, are CEUs still available?
A: Yes, all workshops and retreat options are available for CEU credit. Your welcome packet, provided at check in, will include a form for you to track your selections and credits.

Q: Is there a theme for the Banquet?
:Our Banquet theme this year is the 1970's! While you are not obligated to dress for the occasion, we're going to have a groovy time!

* Check back for more FAQ updates in the coming months.

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