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About Unity

Unity’s Founding Statement:

There is only one power and one presence in the Universe and in my life, God the good.”

UNITY

Unity is a positive path for spiritual living. Unity  is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. This is our way, however Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.

The following is an overview of some of our spiritual principles and understandings:

God

God is Spirit, the loving Source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are as Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.

Jesus

We see Jesus as the master teacher of universal truths and as our Way-Shower. We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to teach humankind how to express theirs as well.  In Unity, we use the term “Christ” to mean the divinity in humankind – that spark of God in every individual. Jesus is the greatest example of the Christ in fulfilled expression.

The Nature of Humankind

We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.

The Bible

Unity co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, studied the Bible as history and allegory, and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind’s evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor Biblical writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be our most valuable spiritual resource and is considered Unity’s primary textbook.

Our Teachings

Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world.

Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.

Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new scientific discoveries.

Prayer and Meditation

Affirmative Prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, “listening prayer”, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and Meditation heighten our awareness of the divine and thereby transform our lives.

Youth and Family Ministry

Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance.

Unity beholds all children as whole and inherently perfect expressions of God.  Unity:

  • Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential
  • Teaches children to meditate and pray
  • Invites children to experience a loving God
  • Provides a strong spiritual foundation for children’s lives.

Spiritual action

In Unity, we feel a sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our churches, our communities and our world.