What Is Unity

Unity is:

[1] more a positive attitude than a doctrine

[2] more a call to affirmative prayer than a church

[3] more interested in meeting spiritual needs than in writing creeds.

Check us out, without obligation (ever).

Please don't let the word "church" in our name turn you off. Meeting as we do on a Sunday morning, we seem somewhat church-like. Don't let the word "Christianity" turn you off. Initiating our scriptural search with what has been said about Jesus Christ, we move onward to include all inspired writings without prejudice. We are about developing our spirituality, not about promoting our religion.

Unity is best described by its name.

Because we are all connected by Spirit, Unity acknowledges the oneness of all people with God and with each other. Since its founding as a Kansas City, MO, prayer ministry in 1889, Unity has embraced all people of all philosophies with love and understanding. International headquarters for Unity are located in Unity Village, Missouri (about ninety miles east of Topeka). Unity Village offers prayer and spiritual support services to persons of all faiths, world-wide, by way of a free, 24-hour prayer ministry that can be contacted by telephone [(816) 246-5400] or mail [Silent Unity, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, 1\10 64065]. Unity Village also offers spiritual classes and retreats, inspirational books, audio and videotapes, and magazines (such as the widely read DAILY WORD and UNITY publications).

Unity is more a school than a church. It is an educational movement dedicated to helping people live wiser, healthier, and more prosperous lives. Those who practice the Unity way of living recognize that any difficulties we or a loved one may be experiencing develop from faulty thinking in the areas of guidance, health, or prosperity. It is in these areas that we focus our affirmative prayers.

Unity believes in practically applying spiritual principles to daily physical living. We know God to be Spirit, as Jesus taught, and that we are spiritual as well as physical beings. We believe that through affirmative prayer and positive thinking, any barrier to our good can be overcome.

Unity has no creed or dogma, and the Unity doctrine consists of only five points:

1. Unity understands God as Absolute Good, lawfully unfolding, and the only spiritual power in the universe.

2. Unity understands people as eternal souls, operating from a center of original virtue, not original sin.

3. Unity understands that thoughts create the nature of our daily experience; accordingly, we prefer to think positively and to affirm goodness in every situation.

4. Unity understands the value of practicing an awareness of the presence of God through private meditation.

5. Unity understands that our lives improve only to the degree that we put into action our awareness of God's absolute unconditional goodness, the original virtue of people, the power of the mind, and the importance of meditation.

The Unity center at 9126 SW 10th is a place for study where people of all races, religions, and backgrounds assemble to examine and apply principles of abundant living taught by Jesus and other spiritual leaders. In this gathering of caring friends, we find mutual support and loving encouragement as we seek to live fuller, happier, and ever-improving lives.

With improvement the goal, Unity is happy to serve as a supplement to ones religion of choice. If we assist a Lutheran to practice Protestantism or a Catholic to exercise Catholicism or a Jew to enjoy Judaism with greater zeal, then our purrpose has been met. If we provide a church home for those turned off by traditional religion, then our purpose has been met, but we do not attract such seekers through proselytizing. We know (as do the Eastern philosophies) that when the student is ready the teacher will appear.



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