What is Unity?
Unity is positive, practical Christianity. We promote a way of life that leads to health, prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind.
Unity has established centers of study and worship throughout the world where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. We address physical, mental, and emotional needs through affirmative prayer and spiritual education. We serve those who seek inspiration and prayer support as well as those who use Unity teachings as their primary path of spiritual growth.
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth, and we strive to reach out to all who seek support and spiritual growth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. Our ministries and outreaches are free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, and sexual orientation.
Our sincere desire is to create spiritually aware organizations that are nondiscriminatory and support diversity. (From the Unity website, www.unity.org)
What are Unity's basic teachings?
Unity encourages you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding, or consciousness. These are the five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system.
1. God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
2. We are spiritual beings, created in GodÔ's image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
3. We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
4. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of our connection to God.
5. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is wonderful, but by consciously living them we empower these principles in our lives.
Do these principles resonate with you?
Then you might want to visit a Unity church near you. You can go
to www.UnityOnline.org to find a church in your area.
As in any vital, thriving organization, you may find some slight differences between one Unity spiritual center and the next, including the format of the Sunday service, classes, activities, music program, youth education, and more.
Underlying all the Unity churches are the 5 principles and a belief that one's spiritual journey is a unique, ongoing, inward-led process. We invite you to join with Unity and others of "like mind" as we explore a life of spiritual consciousness!
At Unity Athens we celebrate ~ ~ One loving, empowering, supportive God, Human diversity in all of its delightful forms, An open atmosphere of positive thinking, And the expansion and renewal of our spiritual nature.
If you are in the Athens, Georgia area, we'd love to see you at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth!