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Statement of Diversity

Unity teaches that all people are created with sacred worth and that no one exists outside the heart of God. To reflect its inclusiveness, Unity issued a formal Statement of Diversity in 1995: “We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity family spiritually and emotionally.

Interfaith

Unity teachings are based on universal spiritual principles that run like a thread through the world’s religions. These are laws that seem to govern humankind no matter where we live, how we view the Divine, or even whether we are aware these principles exist. They have been expressed in many ways through thousands of years.

LGBTQ Inclusive

Additionally, in 2011, Unity launched an LGBT Resource Center on its website to provide spiritual resources geared to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community. The resource center includes articles, podcasts, prayer support and a list of Unity churches and centers around the country. Site resources are provided by teachers, authors and contributors both inside and outside the Unity movement.

Our Philosophy

Unity teachings are based on universal spiritual principles that run like a thread through the world’s religions. These are laws that seem to govern humankind no matter where we live, how we view the Divine, or even whether we are aware these principles exist. They have been expressed in many ways through thousands of years.

The 5 Basic Unity Principles

  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 God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
  3. We create our life’s experiences through our way of thinking.
  4. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God.
  5. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

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.

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.

Our Teachings

  • Heaven is not a place, but a state of consciousness; we create our own heaven and hell here and now.
  • We all have an innate capacity to know God through direct experience.
  • The “Christ” is that part of God that is in every person. There is a spark of divinity within all people, just as there was in Jesus.
  • Prayer works.
  • We are here to set a positive example and be a role model for others.
  • We are here to make the world a better place.

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 Bible

Unity 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.

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.

Unity’s Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

We pray, meditate, educate, serve, and celebrate as we awaken to spirit’s empowering presence in our lives, our community, and our world.

Our Vision

We are an ever-evolving spiritual community beaming a relevant message that transforms human potential into divine expression.

Our Core Values

Love is the energy that flows as:

Inclusivity – We unconditionally embrace each person as a unique expression of spirit.
Integrity – We embody and model what we teach in thought, word, and deed.
Abundance – We bring forth an unlimited supply of spiritual energy through faith and imagination.
Gratitude – We appreciate and celebrate the fullness of life.
Harmony – We blend our unique and diverse perspectives into an integral and cohesive whole.

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Spiritual Growth

6025 Ada Dr SE
Ada, Michigan
(616) 682-7812