A Message from the Registrar

UUMS Winter Term 2023/2024 Begins November 1, 2023
by Rev. Karen Saunders (UUMS 2012), Registrar

Ministerial Preparatory Program classes (1st Year/S.E.E.) can be taken for credit or audit. Ministerial Studies Program classes (2nd & 3rd year) are available for students accepted to the Admissions Path or for anyone needing CEU credits. 

To view courses being offered, go to https://uums.org/academic-calendar/. For additional information, contact Rev. Karen Saunders at re******@uu**.org.

Kudos to Rev. Karen for being elected in July to serve as Regional Representative on the Unity South Central Region board of directors. 

Rev. Dr. Jim Gaither is returning to UUMS to teach Introduction to Theology (BI-6006) during this Winter term. This is a recent change, so please sign up right away if interested in taking the class for credit, audit, or Continuing Education Units for credentialed leaders. Rev. Gaither has served in Unity churches for 13 years. He succeeded Eric Butterworth and was named “Pastor Emeritus” at the Unity Center in New York City. This signature class presents the basic categories of Christian and Unity theology, including basic ideas in “theology of pluralism” and “comparative theology” as it relates to religion and spirituality.

Thank you Rev. Gaither!

Rev Dr James Gaither will teach Introduction to Theology. Jim Gaither has been a Unity Minister since 1979. He has taught Unity seminary and spiritual development courses for most of that time and has served as a Minister in Unity churches for 13 years. He was Eric Butterworth’s successor in New York City and was named “Pastor Emeritus” of that Unity Center. He has a M.A. in Philosophy and a ThD. Jim is also a recipient of the “Charles Fillmore Award for Visionary Leadership.”

BI6006 – Introduction to Theology – The class presents the basic categories of Christian theology and Unity theology. In addition, basic ideas in “theology of pluralism” and “comparative theology” will be discussed in relation to Unity thought and spirituality

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