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Schedule of Activities for
Wednesday, October 4th

10:00 AM

Extended Musical Prayer and Meditation

Facilitated by Sahffi
Sahffi Lynne

Sahffi Lynne (they/she) is an international medicine musician, vocal coach, retreat facilitator, and music meditation guide, offering their music, meditations, and teachings as medicine to illuminate our connection to our own divine inner knowing. With a performance degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music, a #1 house music song in South Africa, six independently released albums, a 2015 Individual Artist Award in Solo Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council, and a 2022 Baker Artist Award nominee, Sahffi sings songs channeled through them with a passion to open and connect hearts around the world. Sahffi is honored to teach private voice lessons for those ready to release their singing voice and their fears using Sahffi’s own “Vocal Ladder” teaching method in their online vocal studio, “Vocalize Your Soul.”

10:20AM Comfort Break / Movement Break

10:30 AM

All Unity Session

Facilitated by Unity Worldwide Ministries, Unity World Headquarters and UUMS
Presented for a Love Offering

Join us for updates from representatives of Unity World Headquarters, Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity Urban Ministerial School. This session is being offered with English to Spanish translation.

2:00 PM

The Abundant Life: The Legacy of Prosperity in New Thought

Facilitated by Rev. Gaylon McDowell (UFBL)
Presented individually for $47 or as part of the full conference.

New Thought is a forerunner of the modern prosperity message but often the message is only partially taught. This workshop will evaluate the original ideas and foundational principles for prosperity taught by New Thought and how to use those principles to prosper New Thought ministries and practitioners.

Rev. Gaylon McDowell (UFBL)

The Reverend Gaylon McDowell is the Executive Minister, Senior Assistant Minister and Director of the Johnnie Colemon Institute at Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, IL. Is an ordained minister for the Universal Foundation for Better Living. He is a keynote speaker and author of New Thought metaphysics and consciousness transformation.

He is the host of the more than decade long podcast, “Truth Transforms with Rev. Gaylon McDowell”, a program that provides New Thought metaphysical lessons and insightful interviews to assist with people’s spiritual growth to living better lives.

6:00 PM

The Unfettered Power of Joy: Elijah, The Ancestors, and You

Facilitated by Rev. Jacquie Fernández
Presented individually for $57 or as part of the full conference.

In 2 Kings, Elijah is ascended in a whirlwind into heaven which makes for great metaphysical exploration. But let’s not forget in 1 Kings, we are introduced to the critical role of snacks and naps in a successful ministry! Rev. Jacquie Fernández, MDiv (Unity Church of Overland Park) will lead us through an experience of discovering the Unfettered Power of Joy in returning, like Elijah, to the ancestors, coming face-to-face with the divine, receiving the restorative nourishment of snacks and naps, and in a divine whirlwind transmute your pain points to joyful divine direction. This interactive experience will ignite the power of joy that is you! Jacquie is excited to be back with the Eastern Region conference!

Rev. Jacquie Fernández

Rev. Jacquie Fernández, MDiv (she/they) serves as senior minister at Unity Church of Overland Park and is an international award-winning writer and filmmaker. She founded Folx with Faith, an LGBTQ+ affinity group that gathers monthly for spiritual discussion and empowerment, offers the annual LGBTQ+ retreat at Unity Village, and is developing an affiliate program for New Thought ministries. Her passion is to create spaces of empowerment and healing through ritual, ceremony, and connection. She is the columnist for Unity Magazine’s Spirit of Scripture, metaphysics column, has been a select presenter at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (Toronto), Agape International LGBTQ+ Ministry, the Missouri Democrats Convention, and the Kansas Latino Day at Capitol Hill. She is a proud and inspired mother of three amazing humans.

8:00 PM

Conference Closing Celebration: Flying in Faith

Facilitated by Rev. Christine Boylan and Unity of Greater Hartford
Presented individually for an In-Person Love Offering

Unity of Greater Hartford
919 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074

Join us for an in-person celebration (and on Zoom immediately following the “Unfettered Power of Joy: Elijah, The Ancestors and You” session) journeying through Flying in Faith with Unity of Greater Hartford.

Our Conference will close with a celebration of our Flying in Faith journeys. 

Every community has had an opportunity in the last several years to release and renew. Let’s come together through prayer, stories and music to rejoice as we continue to Fly in Faith.

A love offering will be gratefully received at this event for the continued Flying in Faith journey of Unity of Greater Hartford.  

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