A Path for Spiritual Living
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
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.
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.
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.
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 emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our
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.
- 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.
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.