Q. Is Unity non-denominational?
A. No. Unity is a denomination founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore as part of the New Thought movement. Unity should not be confused with Unitarian Universalism or Unification.
Q. Are there Unity churches all over the United States?
A. Unity churches are found across the nation and world-wide. Unity’s magazine, The Daily Word, has millions of readers.
Q. What does Unity believe?
A. See Beliefs.
Q. How should I dress?
A. Dress here is casual. Congregants wear boots and jeans, walking shorts, dress clothes and everything in between. If we had a dress code, it might be, “clean, neat and appropriate”.
Q. What can I expect when visiting for the first time on a Sunday?
A. TOUR You will be greeted at the door and the person serving as Ambassador that day will give you a tour of the church. If you have children in your life, you and they, if they are with you that day, will be taken to Youth Ed where you’ll be introduced to Marion Solis, our Youth Ed Director. From there, Marion will take over and show you the rest of the church. If children won’t be joining you at church, you’ll be shown key areas of the church and will be introduced to others along the way. You’ll be asked to sit wherever you’re comfortable sitting and the Ambassador will most likely let you know where to find them during and after the service.
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
Country Truth at 8:15 am consists of 30 minutes of music, with the congregation joining in for some of the songs. Then, at 8:45, Rev. Carol Record or the guest speaker (usually Bill Brooks, who heads up Country Truth) gives the week’s talk until 9:15. People often wear jeans to this service, which is a more sparsely attended one with 20+ people. It has a very casual feel. Our regular service at 10:10 is broken into several parts. We start with the congregation singing the week’s 2 joy songs, led by Bill Brooks or someone who may be filling in for him occasionally. After joy songs, someone does the announcements that tell everyone what is going on in the church for the next several weeks. Announcements are followed by a meditation, after which Rev. Carol or a guest speaker gives the week’s talk. Generally, we welcome a guest speaker once a month. When the talk is over, a collection is taken during which we’re entertained with musical talent. Most often, Bob Snook, our wonderful pianist, does one of the songs and a guest does the other. This is also the time that new guests are welcomed. When this part of the service is completed, the children come in from Youth Ed and share with us what they’ve learned.
TASTE OF UNITY AND FELLOWSHIP HALL After service, first, second and third time guests are invited to and encouraged to stop at Taste of Unity table, where they’re welcomed and are given a gift. Here, questions are answered and socializing continues. From there, you’re invited to Fellowship Hall to meet people and to have coffee or tea and a snack.
That’s it! It’s our hope that new guests will take advantage of all that is offered on a Sunday, and at other times. It’s the best way to get a feel for all that is offered here.