Spiritual Retreat in the Woods 2020
Spiritual Education and Enrichment in Chapel Hill
Looking to enrich your experience of the world in a restorative setting? Our upcoming spiritual retreat can deliver! UCP is hosting 6 courses from Unity's Spiritual Education and Enrichment curriculum during the week of March 23-27, 2020. All are welcome - from the novice seeker on consciousness to the seasoned veteran looking to fulfill their requirements for ministerial school.
Registration for next year's learning retreat is now open. Classes are $75 for UCP members and $85 for non-members. Ready to sign up? Click Here
If you are taking classes for credit you must register and pay the additional per class fees directly to UWSI.
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The following classes are scheduled for next year: Self Care, Metaphysics III, Overview: Christian Scriptures, Meditation Practices, Bible Intrepretation: Acts to Revelations and an elective, The Game of Life and How to Play It. Click the button below for course descriptions and schedule.
March 23-27, 2020 (Monday - Friday)
- 6 courses
- In person or via Zoom (limited availability)
- Wellness options
- Outdoor Sacred Spaces
- Walking trails
- Lunch and Dinner info coming soon
The Game of Life and How to Play It
Following thisNew Thought classic by Florence Scoville Shinn. If you have never gotten acquainted with this acclaimed New Thought spiritual writer, you owe it to yourself to have fun discovering her prescription for joyfully growing to the next dimension of spiritual consciousness.
Elective, M-Th, 7-9:20pm. Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden instructor.
Extensive research on meditation practices has revealed that regular meditation has many mental and physical benefits and that there are many effective ways to meditate. This course explores 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.
SPD 105, M-Th, 7-9:20pm. Rev, Mindy Tucker instructor.
Overview: Christian Scriptures
This course explores 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 JudeoChristian Bible. The student will develop a basic understanding of the Christian Scriptures’ meaning for the people to whom they were written. This course is based on the premise that, whatever else the Christian Scriptures may be; they most definitely are the response of early Christian writers to both the person and the message of Jesus Christ. This course examines the Christian Scriptures as a testament about Jesus by early Christian communities
SCS 105, M-F 3:30-4:50pm. Rev. Dr. Nickie Golden instructor
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 applyingself-care practices into daily life. We will identify how to use this foundation in times of stress and chaos as well.
SPD 115, M-F 3:30-4:50pm. Rev. Mindy Tucker instructor.
Bible Interpretation: Acts to Revelation
Unity’s “maieutic” and metaphysical approach to interpreting scriptures aims to help the interpreter cultivate self-knowledge and make contact with the Higher Spiritual Self commonly called “Christ within” and “Christ consciousness.” Students discover inner spiritual meanings of Christian Scriptures (Acts through Revelation) as they continue to apply the Unity method of interpretation to “the New Testament.”
Recommended Prerequisites: SCS 105 – Overview: Christian Scriptures and SCS 110 Bible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
SCS 115, M-F 1-2:50pm. Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck instructor.
The third phase in metaphysical study focuses on opening the way for greater expression of the student’s Divine Potential. To that end, students will be encouraged to investigate, analyze and use basic metaphysical tools for living.
HTS 120, M-F 9:30-11:20am. Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck instructor.