Minister’s Book Group

Thursday | March 25 10:30 AM CT

Special Presenter: Rev. Thomas Thorpe

Tom Thorpe is a 1985 graduate of the Unity School for Religious Studies Ministerial Education Program.  Tom has served Unity ministries in Sacramento and Fresno, California, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Sedalia and Independence, Missouri.

In 1990, Tom returned to Unity Village, where he taught for 23 years, first as Chairperson of Ministry Studies and Skills for the Association of Unity Churches, then as Chairperson of Communication Studies and Skills for Unity School for Religious Studies, and finally as Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) Faculty Member and Subject Matter Expert for Unity Institute and Seminary.  Tom has also taught and lectured at Unity Centers in the United Kingdom.

Tom is the author of Through A Loving Lens:  Gentle Observations About Life, Love, and God.  He has also been published in Unity Magazine, and Daily Word.

Tom hosted the Unity Online Radio program, Discovering Eric Butterworth, from June, 2010 through June, 2013.  Archives of the program remain available at

Tom, his wife, Barbara Quinn, and their  cat Dickens make their home in Raytown, MO

Thursday | March 4 – 25 | 10:30 AM CT | via Zoom
Practical Metaphysics: A New Insight in Truth by Eric Butterworth

Dear Friends,

Eric Butterworth has been one of the biggest influences on my ministerial career.

I love how he spoke and wrote.  He did not seem to waste one word.  He was certainly not simple, but very clear and concise.  He always stretches my thinking and leaves me wanting more. I was blessed to be able to attend services when he filled Avery Fisher Hall each Sunday in New York.   He usually taught for at least 40 minutes of the one-hour service; I sat spell-bound listening to every word.

I love facilitating his material and this book, which was published after his death from articles and a series of tapes, is no exception. And yes, I own the tapes.  Why metaphysics? Because once we begin to understand the metaphysics of Rev. Butterworth, and begin to apply them in our life, instantly things begin to change.  I invite you to this journey of spiritual discovery.


Love and Blessings, Rev. Pat

Please read the following chapters to prepare for our time together:

  • March 4      –  Chapters 1 & 2
  • March 11    –  Chapters 3 & 4
  • March 18    –  Chapters 5 & 6
  • March 25    –  Chapters 7 & 8






Suggested Love Offering: $10 per class or $35 for the 4-week series

Facilitated by: Rev. Pat Williamson