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The Eastern Region Board of Trustees and Conference Planning Team invite you to the 2024 Eastern Region Fall Conference.

This year’s conference is totally unique – you asked for opportunities to be in-person and you asked for opportunities to be online – and we are doing both!


September 23-26 we are offering our in-person components at the beautiful Hotel Hershey, a four-star hotel centrally located in Hershey PA. You will want to attend these conference sessions if: you are eager to be with your Eastern Region friends and family in person; if you would like to experience four-star food, spa and accommodations; are seeking a break from the day to day, and have access to the history and beauty of Hershey Gardens and the surrounding area. The in-person sessions also include a visit to our host ministry, Unity of Palmyra to fellowship with them during dinner and a Taize service. Seeing how others are doing ministry up close and personal and meeting friends, new and old is a highlight of the in-person experience.


October 6-9, 2024 are our online Zoom conference sessions. You will want to choose the online sessions if you are more interested in doing conference from the comfort of your home or office; making a more economical conference choice and not traveling. You will want to review both conference schedules and make a choice about what is the best fit for you.


You can register for this event online NOW, so don’t delay. Registration needs to be completed by Monday, September 2, 2024.

We do understand differing financial and scheduling circumstances, so if a partial scholarship would be helpful, please fill out a scholarship application and submit it prior to August 2, 2024. Need to discuss multiple payment options?

 Please contact us directly!


Conference Sessions en Español

This year we are offering English to Spanish language translation for selected sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and for both of the required trainings on Thursday.

If you prefer to experience the conference with Spanish translation, please notate this during the registration process.

Need Assistance to Attend Conference?

Complete an Application for a Partial Conference Scholarship

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund During Conference Registration

If you would like to make a donation to our Conference Scholarship Fund, you can do so by indicating a separate amount of your choice along with your registration or by making an online donation designated to Conference Scholarship Fund.


How will the conference be held?

The 2024 Fall Conference will be offered in both in-person and online sessions. The schedule is not exactly the same for both in-person and online sessions, due to the nature of some of the in-person sessions. We have made every effort however, to have all session be a very high quality experience suited to the audience, whether it is in-person or online. Whether you choose in-person or online, all sessions are designed to allow for interactivity and participation. Our fall conference sessions are created to meet the need for yearly CEUs in the areas of general CEUs, Ethics and Inclusivity/Diversity


Read our list of helpful hints to make your Zoom-based Virtual Conference experience easier.


all times listed are in ET

Download a PDF version of the Schedule of Events

SUNDAY, October 1st
2:30 to 2:50 pm Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Daniel Kepel
Comfort Break
3:00 to 5:00 pm

“Moment to Moment” Youth and Family Ministry Training & Connections

With Janell Renshaw, LUT and Unity Eastern Region Youth Consultant

MONDAY, October 2nd
10:00 to 10:20am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Sahffi and Daniel Kepel  
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

“Nurturing the Soul Through Coffee, Connection and Renewal” with Rev. Cherie Ruffo and Meico Whitlock

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Music Lessons, Life Lessons: Exploring Our Words and Voices in One Great Tapestry with Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

6:00 to 8:00 pm

“Where Do We Go From Here?” with author Jan Phillips

With Music from Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

TUESDAY, October 3rd
10:00 to 10:20am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Britt Hall and Spiritus
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Unity Eastern Region Business Meeting with Eastern Region Board and Consultants

2:00 to 4:00 pm

Creating Life Anew with Reverend Cynthia James (CSL) 

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Answers to the Question You Didn’t Know to Ask with Reverend Jim Rosemergy

With Special Music from Sahffi and Daniel Kepel

WEDNESDAY, October 4th
10:00 to 10:20 am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Sahffi     
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:30 pm All Unity Session with Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters and UUMS
2:00 to 4:00 pm

Prosperity: The Ongoing Legacy of New Thought with Reverend Gaylon McDowell (UFBL)

6:00 to 8:30 pm

The Unfettered Power of Joy: Elijah, The Ancestors, and You with Rev. Jacquie Fernandez

Plus a Conference Closing Celebration with Unity of Greater Hartford

THURSDAY, October 5th
10:00 to 10:20 am Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation with Daniel Kepel       
Comfort Break
10:30 am to 12:00 pm

SubConscious Bias and How That Influences our Behavior with Claire Tse       

1:00 to 3:00 pm

Unity Ethics with Reverend Pat Bessey