Guest Speakers and Special Performances


Senior Minister Rev. Ogun Holder typically delivers the 10am Sunday service talk.
Unity on the River is pleased to announce a variety of guest speakers, workshops and special classes/events
throughout the year.
Please read more information about speakers by following the links in the descrptions.

2019: Guest Speakers and Special Performances

Rev. Denise DeSimone
Sunday, February 3 at 10am
Talk:  "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself"
12pm Workshop "Transformation Through The Sound of Self Love"

Join Rev. Denise DeSimone for her 10am talk "Love thy Neighbor as Thyself",  and 12 pm workshop entitled "Transformation Through The Sound of Self Love".
Reverend Denise DeSimone is an author, motivational and inspirational speaker, and workshop leader, with an extensive background in Interfaith Ministry, and a wide range of holistic healing practices.
These healing practices include: Sound Healing, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Shamanism and Process Therapy.Denise's first book, From Stage IV to Center Stage is an extraordinary story of courage, strength and inspiration.  She travels extensively throughout the United States speaking and teaching. Denise resides in Danvers, MA.She and her team are in the process of creating a powerful documentary for the cancer community and those who support anyone dealing with cancer.



Rev. Paul Hasselbeck
Friday, Feb. 8-Sun.-Feb 10th: Twelve Powers Class
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10am talk
12pm Workshop "Fundamentals of Raising Consciousness"
(please see details for the class and workshop)

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Unity on the River welcomes back a favorite guest speaker-Rev. Paul Haselbeck for a Sunday talk,
afternoon workshop and new class! 
Rev. Dr. Paul Hasselbeck is one of Unity’s leading Metaphysics authorities
and has had a major role in bringing Unity's Metaphysics into the 21st
century.  With a genuine passion for clarity, precision and making Unity
teachings understandable. Paul guides people to awaken awareness and
deepen understanding. He is well versed in the published and unpublished
writings of Myrtle and Charles Fillmore. Paul teaches and speaks around
the United States.
Paul has written or co-written the following books:
Point of Power
Heart-Centered Metaphysics
Applying Heart-Centered Metaphysics with Rev. Dr. Cher Holton
PowerUP with Rev. Dr. Cher Holton
PowerUP Your Life the Rev. Drs. Cher and Bil Holton
Get Over It with Rev. Dr. Bil Holton
Get Over These with Rev. Dr. Bil Holton
Unity and A Course in Miracles with Rev. Bill Heller
Paul has been hosting or co-hosting a version of Metaphysical Romp for
over 11 years.
He also posts a weekly blog, The Absolute Word, the Sunday Daily Word
written in more Absolute and Oneness language.
He serves as an adjunct faculty member for Unity Worldwide Spiritual
Institute; teaches for Unity School of Christianity of Great Britain, was a full
time faculty member for Unity Institute; Dean of the Spiritual Education and
Enrichment program for Unity Institute; retreat minister for Unity Village and
Minister of Pastoral Care and Prayer for Unity Church of Overland Park,

Jackie Woodside
Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 10am
12pm Workshop: "Living in Quantum Consciousness"

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Jackie Woodside, CPC, LICSW is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, radio and television personality and seminar leader who is passionate about the expanding the edge of human potential. Jackie has written two best-sellers, “Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather than Your Time” and “Time for a Change!” Jackie was featured along with Jack Canfield and Don Miguel Ruiz on the Wake Up! TV show in 2015.Jackie provides custom training programs, workshops and keynote speeches for businesses, government and non-profit organizations, spiritual centers and national organizations around the country.  Read more about Jackie here!

Rena David and Tom Paolini
"Letters From God"
Sunday, February 24, 2019

We will write a letter to God, expressing the good things we want to manifest in the New Year. The sealed, self-addressed envelopes will be held for  blessings. At a later date, they will be mailed back to us unopened. It’s very exciting to receive your own letter in the middle of the year to see which of your prayers have been answered. For many of us, this is an important ritual to help us on our spiritual path.


Rev. Paulette Pipe

Wed., March 6-Ash Wed. night service 7pm
Saturday, March 9th-Oasis of Stillness 9:00-1:30pm
Sunday Guest Speaker: Sunday, March 3 and Sunday, March 10

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Rev. Paulette Pipe is dedicated to prayer and meditation which inspired her pioneering Touching the Stillness Ministries, a prayer and meditation ministry. You can listen to Paulette on Touching the Stillness,a lively and popular prayer and meditation radio program on Unity Online Radio that airs live on Tuesdays. Born and raised in the UK, Paulette is the former spiritual director of the United Kingdom (UK) Unity headquarters and former manager of the retreats department at Unity Village, Mo. Rev Paulette is a writer and sought-after speaker who leads prayer-based retreats, workshops, and Sunday worship services in the United States and abroad. She holds a BA in Ministerial Studies.

Oasis of Stillness Mini Retreat
Sat. March 9

Please read details about the mini prayer retreat "Oasis of Stillness" and register here. 



Jana Stanfield
Friday May 10 at 7pm-Concert
Saturday May 11 Workshop:  tbd

Sunday May 12 at 10am

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You’ve heard her music on 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, Oprah, the movie 8 Seconds, and radio stations nationwide. Her compositions are sung by Reba McEntire, Andy Williams and others, and Jana has shared stages with fellow performers ranging from Kenny Loggins to The Dixie Chicks.
Jana describes her music as “psychotherapy you can dance to.” With soaring vocals, acoustic arrangements, and meaningful lyrics, Jana Stanfield says that her goal is to use her music to give people a “faith-lift.” Her fans say the music is the ideal alternative to Prozac… all the mood elevation with none of the water retention.
For the past 15 years, Jana has made her living as a Keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events. Learn more about Jana Stanfield Live. See Jana’s live video clips and hear what other business leaders are saying about the Jana Stanfield Keynote Concert Experience here: Jana Live Video.

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Please join us May 5-12th for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! 
Scheduled to appear are Unity World Wide CEO, Jim Blake, Founding Minister Shipley Allinson,
Musician Curtis Haynes, Amadee Castenell and more!!