What We Believe

Our Vision:

We are an open-hearted spiritual community,

powerfully transforming our world

by honoring the sacred in all.

 

Our Mission:

Inspired by our shared spiritual awakening,

we offer practical teachings that empower

healthy, abundant and meaningful living.

 


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About Our Vision and Mission

These statements were created in 2016 to to update our sense of who we are and what we do.

The Vision Statement is the foundation of what we believe, and it challenges us to remember the divine in all, no matter how they are behaving at a given time. We also honor all sentient beings and the Earth itself. Such a perspective truly would transform our world.

The Mission Statement describes what we do. Having grown spiritually ourselves, we share whatever we have learned to help others improve their lives as well— not just lofty spiritual teachings but the practical application of spiritual laws.

 

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Unity Teachings

 

God

God is 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 Unity, God is also known as 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.

In Unity, we use the term "the Christ" to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus fully embodied this Christ energy in his human experience.

 

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 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

The Bible is our basic text. Unity recognizes the Bible is a complex collection of writings, compiled over many centuries, reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time.

We look to the Bible for what we can learn about ourselves in today's world.

 

Beliefs and Practices

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. 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 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 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 of our own divinity and thereby transform our lives.