Celebrating 100 Years of Unity Village
On June 27, 1919, the Fillmores purchased 58 acres of rolling timber and meadows from Warren W. Thurston of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. About 15 miles southeast from Kansas City, the area grew from a weekend retreat of tents and ponds into Unity Farm.
“The idea of the farm was to furnish a clean, quiet place for Unity workers to spend vacations and weekends.”
Unity minister Rev. Phil Pierson joins host Rev. Bob Brach on a “100 Years of Unity Village” special edition of Unity Classic Radio, recorded from the Tower at Unity Village on July 9, 2019. They talk about the history of Unity Farm.
Today Unity Village is its own township, covering 1,200 wooded acres with two lakes, a town council, and the largest fountain display in the region. Unity Tower and the Education Building are on the National Register of Historic Places, and the grounds feature award-winning rose gardens.
For a century, Unity workers, constituents, and guests have felt that Unity Village is home. Here they have gathered to connect, pray, and to cocreate a more peaceful and abundant life for themselves and for others.
Wee Wisdom: A Retrospective visits again the golden age of children’s literature. The 64-page booklet intertwines history and stories with the popular art, lessons, and poetry of Wee Wisdom , the beloved “Character-Building Magazine for Boys and Girls.”
Truth Be Told:
From the Legendary Writers of Unity
Nothing stirs us quite like the fire and passion of the early Unity writers as they discovered universal principles that were new to them, yet ancient.
Truth Be Told includes seminal writings by Mary Kupferle, Myrtle Fillmore, Dorothy Pierson, Eric Butterworth, H. Emilie Cady, James Dillet Freeman, and many more.
"It was a pleasure to stop in these modern times and return to yesteryear
to peruse the words of some of Unity's heralded figures."