Schedule of Workshops and Activities

Our 2017 retreat was wonderful! Plan to join us next year!

Wonderful activities and classes provided voluntarily by UMMAS ministers and partners in ministry.

schedule of 2017 activities and classes:

Tuesday September 26

2:00-7:00 pm ~ Registration, Greetings, Hugs, sign up for “Spirit Sharing” and holistic treatment providers – in the Lobby

6:00 – 7:00 pm  ~ Dinner together -Dining Hall  (included with your registration)

7:30-9:30 pm ~ Welcome Celebration: Rev. Christy Snow and the “Spirit I Am” Band

9:40 pm Vespers after evening program Tues-Thursdays (approx. 9:40)  -Chapel

Relax and Renew: Throughout the retreat, massage therapists and other body workers will be available in five Cabins at Minkler Grove across from Balthus Hall. You can sign up at the registration tables upon your arrival. Payment is a love offering payable to the body worker at the time of your appointment.

Wednesday September 27

7:00 – 8:00 am Wed-Fri~ Tai Chi by the lake – Pavillion (Jana Weed, Tai Chi for Health _1808847_origInstitute Certified  Instructor

7:30 – 8:00 am Wed-Fri~ Morning Meditation  – Chapel



9:00 – 11:00 am  Keynote: Rev. Christy Snow – Balthus Hall

11:00 – 12:00 Free Time or Yoga –1st Floor Lounge Room      

Gentle Flow Yoga ~  or chose Free time…. Walk around the lake… try out a rocking chair… talk with a friend… grab a little nap or a game of tennis.  


Free Yourself, Live Your Truth & Feel Your Incredible Power 

…We invite ourselves to know how powerful we are, to know that all things are possible, that we are incredible creators, … Powerful miracle shifting & healing stories and sacred ceremony healing experiences. David & Margaret Hiller, Myrtle Beach, SC  – Balthus Hall

12 Powers Meditation   

Your innate potential is within and you can focus on them through the 12 Powers. Learn about them and enjoy an empowering guided meditation. Pat Veenema, NC – St. John’s Room

Lake Walk  

Connect to the peace, resiliency, and healing power of nature as you mindfully walk around the lake, … call up the healing power of Mother Earth / Mother God / Infinite Spirit.    Bronte Colbert, Athens, GA   Meet in the lobby.


The Power of Presence  

Learning to be fully present … In this “hand-on” experiential workshop you will not only learn the secrets of “having presence” you will experience it. Victoria Loveland-Coen, Chapel Hill NC  Balthus Hall

Brahmavihara: Helping you be freely you  

This ancient Buddhist meditation engages your ability to love others freely, and also look at shadow parts of yourself that you can observe equanimously so as to be free of pain, resentments, etc. Ed Kosak, Charleston SC  -St. John’s Room

Freeing Ourselves in The Moment   

…  mindfulness techniques and exercises to live more fully in the moment, including body awareness, identifying and dealing with emotions and pain, awareness walk, …. .  Larry Henson, Raleigh, NC   -St. Paul’s-Calhoun Room

Christy Snow
2017 Keynote speaker/singer Christy Snow

7:30 – 9:30pm    Keynote: Christy Snow  – Balthus Hall

Tithe to what feeds you spiritually.”  You will have an opportunity to tithe at this session to give gratitude to UMMAS.


Thursday September 28


9:00-11:00 am Keynote: Christy Snow  – Balthus Hall


God in a Bag   

… opportunity for artistically expressing your ideas and sensory experience of God. …  be divinely amazed by your own creative genius!  Mindy Tucker/ Nickie Golden, Wilmington NC   -St. Paul’s-Calhoun Room

 The Relating Meditation 

Freedom lies in your ability to be authentic and stand in your spiritual power. The Relating Meditation …  be authentic, come from your heart and stand in your spiritual power in all of your interactions with others.  Shirley Bowman, Murfreesboro, TN   -Balthus Hall

 How to share the Unity message with the World!  

When we can express our beliefs confidently – we will not be intimidated by others.  Can we be free to be ourselves …  how to, “be the change we want to see in the world.”  James King, Greenville, SC  -St. John’s Room


Free to Be Aware of My Self- Understanding Your EQ   

…learn to recognize, understand and manage your own emotions and learn to recognize and understand how you influence the emotions of others. (EQ=Emotional Intelligence)  Therese Lee, Hilton Head, NC  -Balthus Hall

 Mountain Hike   

Join our annual silent hike up a challenging path to the top of the mountain on the Kanuga site! … in the beauty and serenity of nature.   Dale Worley, Savannah, GA  –Meet at General Store

What Would I Do If I Believed I Could?   

Do you have inner dreams and desires?   …  Come and play, and unleash your inner dreams.  Robin Volker, Gainesville, GA  -St. John’s Room
Kyle Posi Promo

7:00-7:30 Music by Georgia Kyle

7:30-9:30 pm  Spirit Sharing Annual retreat favorite ~ Bates Reed MC. -Balthus Hall

Friday September 29

10:00 – 11:30 ~ Closing Ceremony:

a wonderful time of community meditation, ritual and blessing. Be sure to stay for this remarkable experience! ~   Rev. Dale Worley (Savannah GA)  -Balthus Hall