About Unity

What is Unity?

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 spiritual path.

God

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.

Jesus

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.

The 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.

Our Teachings

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 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 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.

 

Welcome Home!

Welcome from Rev. Anne Ahokangas

 

 

I am delighted your spiritual journey has brought you here. I want you to know that whoever you are and wherever you are on your spiritual path, you are welcome here. 
Our classes, music, messages and service opportunities are all designed to support the unfoldment of your spiritual path. 
I hope you enjoy the new website and find it a valuable resource. Please let me know what I can do to further assist your journey. 
I look forward to meeting you in person.

Welcome Home

Anne

 

Thoughts for this Week

The Crucifixion  
Rather than focusing on the crucifixion of Jesus as a tragedy, what if you looked at it as a step toward a great understanding . In its purest form, Jesus in his words tells us “The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear. What if Judas was simply playing a part as a catalyst so that Jesus could demonstrate the unreality of death, eternal life?
 Pontius Pilate foolishly believed he had any power over the situation, ultimately demonstrating that there is no power in external circumstances The only power lies with God.  
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)  
In Truth, God does not forgive, because God has never condemned, but this statement takes on more meaning if we read it as, “Father, I forgive them for they know not what they do.”
In this world, forgiveness is the mightiest of spiritual acts. And, Jesus perfectly modeled unconditional forgiveness even in this extreme setting. There is added power when we call on the Holy Spirit to energize our willingness to forgive. 
 
“… today you will be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:43) 
 

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