Fillmore Festival at Unity Village, Unity traditionalists, Unity heritage, Fillmore legacy

2019 Fillmore Festival: Legacy
August 15–18

Come to Unity Village for the 2019 Fillmore Festival and connect with the legacy, history, and consciousness of the Unity movement and its founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.

The Fillmore Festival, first held in 1967 in California, is a rich, meaningful gathering for anyone with a passion for Unity heritage and the Fillmores’ teachings.

At this year’s Fillmore Festival, you’ll explore the true foundation of the Unity movement and the Fillmores’ legacy at the historic Unity Village campus. Also, there will be opportunities to experience:

  • Meditations
  • Speakers
  • Panel discussions
  • Tour of historic buildings important to Unity around Kansas City

“We have no human leader, no temporal head to this work. We welcome you to one family, with God, the Father, at the head. God ‘hath made of blood all nations of men.’ The only visibility is the visibility of Spirit. We are all one in Spirit.”

—Charles Fillmore, 1923

Cost: $399, which includes the retreat experience and five meals. Hotel and transportation are not included. Our Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center is sold-out, but there's still plenty of room at the retreat with accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, less than one mile away and with a free shuttle service.

Schedule: Download the schedule.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen (Universal Foundation for Better Living)
  • Mark Hicks, LUT
  • Rev. Paula Mekdeci
  • Richard Mekdeci (also a retreat musician)
  • Rev. Duke Tufty
  • Rev. Paul Hasselbeck
  • Rev. Anna Shouse
  • Rev. Rose M. Whitham

To register, call 816-251-3540. You can also visit FAQs for more information, including accommodations, transportation, and special needs.

These Fillmore Festival events will be free and open to the public:

Fillmore Festival Opening Event

Kicking off 100 years of Unity Village celebration.

Thursday, August 15, 7-9 p.m.

Unity Hotel and Conference Center

Free, RSVP requested. Email Cheri Jamison at

The Fillmore Legacy Through Johnnie Colemon

Keynote with Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen

Friday, August 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center

Free, RSVP requested. Email Cheri Jamison at

Save the Date:

  • 2020 Fillmore Festival: 100 Years of Unity Village 
  • August 13–16, 2020 

Cost: $299 preregistration price through September 5, 2019; $349 early bird through June 1, 2020; $399 after June 1, 2020.  

Hotel rate: $136 plus taxes at Unity Village Hotel or Holiday Inn Express (free shuttle provided). Also available in 2020: Fillmore Manor Airbnb, and Hummingbird Vista Airbnb.