Nehemiah Service Retreats

Rebuild. Renew. Rejoice.

Upcoming Nehemiah Dates:



October 2-7
April 30-May 5
October 29-November 3
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted, and behold! Service was joy!” —Rabindranath Tagore

Like Nehemiah and his community of volunteers, our Nehemiah Retreat volunteers come together in sacred service to rebuild and restore the grounds and buildings of Unity Village for a week. The main part of each day consists of restoration and construction work, while morning and evening programs provide time for inner restoration through spiritual renewal and fellowship. View typical schedule.

Each Nehemiah Service Retreat focuses on a different work project. Volunteers should be able to lift objects weighing up to 40 pounds, climb up and down ladders and work on their feet for three hours or more at a time in hot or cool weather. Work can include but is not limited to:

• Painting (both interior and exterior) • Rebuilding stone walls
• Repairing stucco surfaces of buildings • Landscaping

In recognition of the service each volunteer provides during these retreats, Unity provides each guest with complimentary room and board for the week. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to Unity Village. The retreat begins at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday evening and includes dinner and orientation. You are welcome to check in to your room as early as 3 p.m. on that day. Please contact Customer Care at 800-669-0282 if you need to arrange an earlier check-in time. The retreat officially ends on Thursday evening with our Celebration Banquet at 5:30 p.m., and Friday is an optional day to stay and enjoy the Village. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Banquets and Dining on Friday.

Because of the limited space and physical requirements of the Nehemiah Retreat, volunteers must submit an application. There are three ways you can apply:
  1. Quickest: Just click on the “ONLINE FORM” button below, fill out the form, then hit Submit. Your application will go directly to Customer Care for consideration. We will receive your application immediately. Please allow one business day for a response.
  2. Fairly Quick: You can download the application from the “DOWNLOAD FORM” button and return it to Unity Customer Care by fax: 816-251-3554, by email:, or by postal mail: 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001. After we have received your documents, please allow two businesses day for a response.
  3. Not so Quick: Or you can call Unity Customer Care at 866-348-6489 to request an application be mailed or emailed to you.

However you choose to send in your application, our helpful and friendly Customer Care Associates are available to assist you, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CT).

See the full Retreat Calendar for other opportunities for spiritual renewal and growth at Unity Village.