Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
God - God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power everywhere present. 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 Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.
Jesus - We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show us how to express ours as well in the same way he did. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our wayshower. In Unity, we use the term “Christ” to mean the divinity in humankind, it is a consciousness, rather than a person. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
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 and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
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 the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.
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, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.
Youth and Family Ministry - We are dedicated to our most precious resource – the children. We honor each child and family as an expression of the Christ within. Every Sunday, our Soul School explores the loving and practical principles of Unity through the metaphysical teachings of the Bible, Jesus, Unity curriculum, and like-minded spiritual resources. A living curriculum of engaging lessons, along with our staff of loving volunteers, help support their spiritual growth, physical and emotional health, and positive self-esteem, all while having fun! Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance. Unity beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God.
Spiritual Social 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.