A Positive Path for Spiritual Living


In Our Sanctuary & Online: November 12th - 14th



Individual or Virtual Tickets

This is an educational event that explores the foundation of Unity and then discusses the future of Unity and the New Thought movement in the Twenty-first century. The metaphor of the tree roots and leaves implies that our future is built on the solid foundation of spiritual principles that allowed Unity to take root. Our Twenty-first century expression of these principles are the fresh new leaves.

  Virtual Tickets:  You will be sent a link to the broadcast one week before the event takes place.  

  In-House Tickets: Include a continental breakfast Saturday morning and lunch on Saturday afternoon.  All in house tickets will be converted to virtual tickets IF there are changes in state or federal regulations concerning covid-19.  

Event Information

Event Date 11-12-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 11-14-2021 11:00 am
Registration Start Date 09-13-2021
Cut off date 11-11-2021
Individual Price $75.00
Location Unity Chapel of LIght


Friday Night

7:00 PM

Festival Kickoff and Welcoming

7:15 PM

Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett Introduction and opening.

8:00 PM


8:15 PM

Rev. James Gaither Introduction and opening


8:00 AM

 Continental Breakfast for In-house Attendees

9:15 AM

Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett: Unity's Roots.  Where we come from: Prayer, Meditation and effective practices.

10:30 AM


10:45 AM

Rev. James Gaither: Unity's Roots.  Where we came from- Metaphysical and Principle Roots

12:00 PM

Lunch Break and Book Signing for In House Participants

1:15 PM

Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett: Fresh New Leaves.  Meditation, Prayer and where we are going.

2:30 PM


2:45 PM

Rev. James Gaither: Fresh New Leaves. Metaphysics, Principles and where we are going.

4:00 PM

Special Guest Appearance from the Vatican, Rome: "Father Guido" a hilarious impression by Rev. James Gaither


10:00 AM

Sunday Morning Service - Senior Minister of Unity Chapel of Light, Rev. Ric Schumacher will join Rev. Linda and Rev. James in a panel that will answer questions prepared in advance and from our audience both in building and from our live stream participants.

End of Festival

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Individual Event Attendance at Unity Chapel of Light

Attendance In Person at Unity Chapel of Light

Individual/Household Virtual Attendance

Virtual Ticket for Online Event Viewing



Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett

Author & Director of Silent Unity


Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett Vice President of Unity Prayer Ministry. Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett joined Unity World Headquarters in 2017 as vice president of Silent Unity®. An author (How to Pray Without Talking to God and Divine Audacity) and ordained Unity minister. She also served on the Unity Board of Directors and is a licensed Unity teacher. She was senior minister at Unity Church of San Antonio, Texas, for 13 years and served in various roles at the Unity Church of Omaha for more than 17 years. Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in leadership from Bellevue University.

Rev. James Gaither


Rev. James Gaither has been a Unity Minister since 1979. He has a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Kansas, where he also took Doctoral courses. He has a Doctorate from Holos University. Jim served in two churches, in Collinsville, IL for 5 years and New York, NY for 8 years. He was a professor at the Unity seminary for 20 years specializing in Metaphysics, theology and history of religion. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, Unity Urban Ministerial School, Holos University Graduate Seminary, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute through the University of Kansas. Jim is has been writing regularly for "Unity Magazine" since 1981 and has authored two books: "The Essential Charles Fillmore: A Guide to Practical Mysticism and Metaphysics" (2020) and "The Hidden Realm of God: the Historical Jesus and His Healing Philosophy" (2014, available through Amazon.com).