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
What We Believe 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 Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law and Universal Mind. Jesus
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus
as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower. In Unity, we use the term Christ
to mean the divinity
in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in 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 and other master teachers. The
more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives. The Bible
Unity 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. 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.
emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to
evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new 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,
we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness 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 perfect expressions of God.Empowers children
to fulfill their divine potential.Teaches children to meditate and pray.Invites children to experience a loving God.Unity
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.