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Centered and United in God, We Celebrate An Awakened World Of Abundance, Compassion and Joy

The 5 Principles of Unity

  • God is absolute good and everywhere present.

  • 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 connection to God.

  • Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

There is only One Presence and One Power in the Universe, God, the good omnipotent. God is “ALL,” more than we can humanly imagine.

Made in God’s image and likeness, man is Divine. God is individual in every person as the Christ.

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” [Col 1:27]

This divinity is fully demonstrated in Jesus the Christ.

Our minds are our field of operation. Thoughts are powerful and creative. The “Law of Mind Action” is:

“Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind,”

“Whatever you give your attention to prospers,”

“You create your reality through your beliefs.”

The tools we use to access the divinity within us are denials and affirmations, prayer and meditation.

Denials and affirmations affect man’s mind (not God’s) and therefore our thoughts and beliefs. They provide the

“transference of power from error belief to the faith in the Truth.”

Prayer should be an acknowledgement and affirmation about the Truth of God and our relationship to Him/Her. Prayer and Meditation are ways to open ourselves to insight, intuition, and conscious awareness of the greater reality. Forgiveness and love are our primary purpose and primary functions. Every thought, word and action can move us toward the divine perfection that is God’s will for us.

In order to realize these truth principles, we must put them into practice. Unity is “practical spiritualism.”

The Bible is an inspired source book of Truth; a spiritual map we interpret, mainly metaphysically, to help us find our way to the unfoldment of our spiritual nature.

Unity is a worldwide Christian organization more than a century old. Because of similarity in names, Unity has on occasion been confused with other organizations. However, there is no connection between Unity and Unitarianism or the Unification Church.

Unity is an extremely positive approach to life, seeking to accept the good in people and all of life. God is seen as having many attributes, but most important that God is LOVE. Unity stresses that God is not a physical man in the sky, for this limits Him. God is Spirit, everywhere present, the one and only Spirit behind, in and through all things, visible and invisible.

Unity denies the existence of any power or presence opposed to God. It sees that there are evil appearances and suffering in the world, but ascribes these to man’s ignorance and erroneous use of God’s laws of life.

Unity proclaims the divinity of Jesus, but goes further and assures that you, too, are a child of God and therefore divine in nature. Jesus expressed His divine potential and sought to show us how to express ours as well. Salvation is then the expanding understanding of one’s innate divinity and perfectibility through living the life demonstrated by Jesus.

Unity explains the mind as your connecting link with God or Divine Mind and shows how the action of your mind affects your body and circumstances. Much emphasis is placed on the effective power that every thought, feeling, word and act has upon your life.

Prayer is not seen as a technique for changing God, but for expanding and transforming your mind, and thus changing you.

Unity seeks to relate religion to daily needs, affirming that for every need there is God’s perfect answer. Its main textbook is the Bible and it relates its lessons to your life and everyday experiences.

Unity does break from tradition some in that it has no creedal requirements, dogma, ritual or ecclesiastical garb. Unity chooses to believe that there is good in every religion. Different religions are like spokes on a wheel with the hub being God. They may be set apart by a variance of beliefs and approaches, but they are all seeking the one God as the hub of all life. Consequently, Unity does not deny anyone the right to have his or her own beliefs.

Unity sees worship as serving God by uplifting and glorifying God’s spirit in man, in positive, glorious ways. It seeks not to emphasize one’s sins of the past, but instead gives attention to the good that exists in every person and what can be done with the “now” to transform one’s self and his life.

Its main concern is not so much with a “future life,” but with teaching people how to live fully in the present, seeing the good in all things. Unity also believes in eternal life and views the present moment as part of eternal life.

Unity does not impose any financial burdens or pressure on its adherents. It believes the desire for giving should be initiated from within the giver to reap the joys of sharing. Consequently, all support is by freewill offerings.

Unity is non-denominational and welcomes in dignity and love people of all races, colors, religions, social background and economic levels.

In summation, Unity emphasizes the divine potential within every child of God and teaches that through a practical understanding and application of what Jesus taught, every person can realize and express his or her divine potential for a happier, fuller and more successful life.

The essence of a spiritual community is being with people you enjoy being with. Shared values, common interests, and mutual support. Feeling comfortable and safe with others while being just who you are.
When sound relationships are in place, you can join together with others to explore spiritual thoughts and ideas, and discover your own unique path. Your own very personal direction and purpose in the world.

And when enough people come together in a common set of beliefs or shared interests, we can become a force for good in the community and in the world. Supporting projects that assist, encourage, and empower others and ourselves in the process.

Our Mission Statement embraces these ideas and answers the question: ‘Why we are here and what is our unique contribution?’

“We are a thriving spiritual community embracing and expressing the Christ Presence in ourselves and in the world.”

The Christ Presence is that awareness of Divinity within each of us that is our birthright, that awareness that Jesus demonstrated so well and described simply as Loving God, and Loving your Neighbor as yourself.

We’d love to have you join us and become part of our spiritual community.

We Are A Thriving Spiritual Community Embracing and Expressing the Christ Presence in Ourselves and the World

The 10 Prosperity Principles

  • Whatever I believe in will come to pass.

  • Whatever I focus my attention on will expand.

  • As I think prosperous thoughts, I become more prosperous.

  • My prosperous thoughts always precede the manifestation of my prosperity.

  • My prosperity can bless everyone involved.

  • God is the source of all abundance. God can do no more through me than I am willing to experience.

  • My enjoyment of prosperity increases my experience of prosperity.

  • I will be as prosperous as I believe and conceive myself to be.

  • As I am willing to do the mental, emotional and physical work to be prosperous, I will be.

  • Prosperity is my divine birthright.