2019 Theme: “Time to Fly”
September 24-27, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
Keynote Musician: Rickie Byars
Last year we “Rose Up” together, knowing our love and oneness. This year it’s time to put wings to our prayers and practice our 5th Unity principle: we must live the Truth we know! Let’s take flight!
Our theme this year is based on Rickie Byars’ new song “Time to Fly.” You can listen to her newest music at www.rickiebyars.org.
Rev. Linda is a Unity minister and author and the VP of Silent Unity. Her website is www.ur-divine.com.
Here is a basic retreat schedule for the week of September 23-27:
- Tuesday morning: Ministers’ time with Rev. Linda
- Tuesday afternoon: Retreatants arrive
- Tuesday evening: Rickie Byars keynote presentation
- Wednesday morning: Rev. Linda offers Unity Village update and keynote presentation on Affirmative Prayer and the 12 Powers
- Wednesday night: Rickie Byars concert open to the public
- Thursday morning: Inspirational program presented by the Kanuga Retreat Team with the Spirit I AM Band
- Thursday evening: Concert and Talent Show
- Friday morning: Closing Ceremony with Revs. Beth Boillot and Kimberly Heck
This is not a conference. There are no business meetings! Just lots of fellowship, music, learning, meditation, walking, strolling, eating and laughter! … Add Kanuga’s beautiful natural surroundings, wide shady porch with rocking chairs, cool breezes coming up from the lake…. an uplifting, educational, musical, memorable, laid-back, fun gathering of Unity friends from the southeast and beyond.
Our retreat open to everyone, from any region of the country or world. Often a church group will come to the retreat together, to build community within their center and among the region.
Kanuga Conference Center Kanuga.org
130 Kanuga Chapel Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739 Google Maps
Blue Ridge mountain Kanuga Conference Center recently renovated 62-room Inn and historic cabins in the woods. Plan to join us in beautiful Hendersonville, North Carolina, for a wonderful time to explore spiritual teachings, relax and center yourself amidst the mountain splendor, and enjoy playtime with fellow seekers!
Ministers arrive at 2pm Monday to prepare for your arrival on Tuesday afternoon.
Enjoy a wide variety of work/playshops, meditations, discussions offered by ministers from the Unity Ministers of the Mid-Atlantic States (UMMAS), as well as inspiring sessions with our keynote presenters.
The daily schedule is packed with interaction and activity. You can choose when to engage with others and when to retreat into nature, take a nap, or drive into town to enjoy the quaint hospitality of Hendersonville and Flat Rock.
Start the day with a Morning Meditation guided by a UMMAS minister in the beautiful woodland Chapel … Or wake up your body with gentle, healing Tai Chi on the pavilion overlooking the lake… mist rising… birds singing as the sun peeks over the pine trees reflected in the tranquil waters… ah…
Inspiring, original music will fill the air and your hearts… including…our very own Unity musicians and our fabulous “Spirit Sharing” Talent Show and our 3rd annual Retreat Choir
Stretch your body…. take a hike, walk the labyrinth, play tennis, or visit the waterfront. … Paint on our community canvas, to record your impressions of the retreat.
Still your mind with Vespers a guided meditation by a UMMAS minister in the quiet beauty of the Chapel… then drift off to dreamland in cool mountain air… or visit and laugh with your new friends.
Massages & Bodywork by local professionals will be available for a separate love offering that you give to the body-worker. Please indicate on your registration form that you plan to treat yourself to bodywork so we can plan times and availability.
Children are welcome, but we do not currently provide a children’s program.