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 Institute 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
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
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
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
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