Our History

Unity Church of Peace

The History of Unity

Unity was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1889 by Charles Fillmore (1854–1948) and Myrtle Fillmore (1845–1931) after Myrtle Fillmore had been cured of her tuberculosis, she believed, by spiritual healing.

This resulted in the Fillmores’ studying world religions, spiritual healing, and the link between science and religion. They were influenced by Dr. E. B. Weeks, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emma Curtis Hopkins and Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science).

In 1891, the Fillmores named the movement Unity and began publication of their first magazine called Unity. Later magazines included Wee Wisdom (for children) and Daily Word

A Brief History of Unity Center of Spiritual Growth

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, previously known as Unity Church of Peace, was founded in 1992 by Rev. Ann and Rev. Jim Ashby. 

We started out in a Grand Rapids hotel room in 1992 and then progressed to renting space in Cascade Country Square. In1998 we bought our own building on Ada Dr.

We welcome everyone to come experience a positive, uplifting Sunday Service with us.