Unity sees God as Universal Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one and only power in the universe and is, therefore, involved in and engaged with every aspect of life and existence.
Whether you have a church home, have never joined a church, or already practice Unity principles, we welcome you as a kindred spirit who is learning to apply spiritual principles in pursuit of a happier, healthier, and a more meaningful and abundant life.
In this touching interview, first aired on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday show, Maya Angelou discusses her experience with her Unity church and the idea in Lessons in Truth, a classic Unity text, that changed her life.
Five Basic Unity Principles
- God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
- We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
- We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
- There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God.
- Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.
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.