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We invite you to become a part of a loving, nurturing and supportive spiritual family.  As you discover the spiritual principles taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ and other Masters, you will begin your own personal transformation to living a happy, joyous and free life.

Each day we create the environment and opportunities for personal transformation through our practice of spiritual principles.  It is through this process that we will truly make a difference in our world.

Journey to Bethlehem

This Advent season we embark upon a mystical journey to our own inner Bethlehem where our Christ child, our divine nature, is preparing to be born. We will discover that each character of the Christmas story symbolizes something that exists within you ready to emerge!

Invite your friends and family to join you each Sunday at 10:30 am as Rev. Linda guides us through our journey.
November 27: The Journey of Faith
December 04: The Journey of Peace
December 11: The Journey of Love
December 18: The Journey of Joy

Let Your Light Shine this Christmas Eve

Join us on Christmas Eve as we complete our journey to our inner Bethlehem and give birth to the Christ child within.
 
Come be uplifted and inspired by the lights, music (with special songs by our Unity Singers and more), and messages that recount this miraculous story of long ago and the story of the Christ still unfolding today.  

Jesus said, "Let your light shine."  You are a radiating center of the Christ Light. Your triumphant Spirit is a contagious influence for good; it is the greatest gift you can share with the world.

Come and be swept away by the joy of the Season, and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child this Christmas Eve.

RECENT SUNDAY MESSAGE

This Advent season we embark upon a mystical journey to our own inner Bethlehem where our Christ child, our divine nature, is preparing to be born. We will discover that each character of the Christmas story symbolizes something that exists within you ready to emerge!  

Services are uploaded here as well as to the COU App, our Facebook page and our Youtube channel so you will be able to enjoy them any time.
 

Welcome

We are happy that you’ve found us!  We have so much to offer and you’re invited to visit our Sunday services, our classes and any special events we host.  By experiencing the fullness of our spiritual community, you’ll have an opportunity to determine if we are a fit, as we are for so many.  You’ll find that we will always welcome you, free of judgment and full of love!

You’re encouraged to explore our website and if you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

sundayS | 10:30 am

An Overview of COU

Get to know more about what makes us different.

Who We Are

COU is a community with a vision of touching others with the Christ Light and growing together on a journey of awakening.  We see ourselves as both a church and a spiritual center, and we make available a wide range of experiences for spiritual development.

Our community is varied and inclusive, and we strive to live out our vision of being Free of Judgment and Full of Love.  In addition to our regular Sunday worship service, we offer a Prayer & Meditation room, a bookstore, multiple online discussion and learning groups, spiritual programs, seminars, musical experiences, children’s programs, and much more.

Our caring board and staff, as well as numerous volunteers help propel our mission forward.

What To Expect

You will be greeted at the Welcome Desk and given a bulletin, which are also available via a QRCode.  You will then be taken on a tour of the church.  If you have children in your life, you and they will be taken to Youth Ed where you’ll be introduced to the teachers.  If children won’t be joining you, 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.  

A typical service will last about 60 minutes.  We sing a good mix of contemporary and traditional music that is led by our worship team.

After service, you’re invited to visit Inner Journey Bookstore to find items for your holistic and spiritual health needs or our Prayer & Meditation room where you can find a quiet space for reflection and connection.  There's also a labyrinth at the back of the property for you to walk.

That’s it!  It’s our hope that you 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.

What's Different

COU is a different kind of church experience. We are a spiritual center for inspiration and transformation, teaching and living principles that are life-enhancing, affirmative, and practical. Reaching beyond that of traditional churches, our philosophy and teaching is based first upon the life and teaching of Jesus. Concurrently, we are dedicated to teaching the foundational affirmative principles of Charles Fillmore.  Further, we draw insight from a broad spectrum of New Thought and other contemporary spiritual teachers and authors. We are an exciting spiritual family that accepts everyone free of judgment and full of love.

Our 10:30 am Sunday Service has several parts.  We start with the congregation singing a couple of joy songs, followed by a welcome, meditation, and talk.  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 during which new guests are welcomed. Last, but by no means least, the children come in from Youth Ed and share what they’ve learned.

You will love the COU experience!

#COU KIDS

Sundays | 10:30 am
The Advent season has begun and will continue through the December 18th, there will be no Sunday School on December 25th.
For the month of December the Youth Ed will be collecting travel size personal grooming items for Church on the Slab to support their ministry meeting the needs of the homeless.  Look for the collection basket near the Youth Ed hallway.  The items we are collecting are:
Toothbrushes/toothpaste/mouthwash, Shampoo/conditioner, Body wash, Hand/body lotion, Razors/Shave cream, Chapstick and Deodorant

Beginning in January we will be exploring Truth Principles through a Star Wars based curriculum, "May the Force Be With You" through March.

Childcare is provided for children 0-4 years of age, and Sunday School for ages 5 to High School.
Be sure to like our Facebook page #COUKids to see what we've learned each Sunday and any announcements reminders.

Classes & SERVICES

Weekly growth classes and services are offered with various workshops that will show you how to transform your life into the joyous experience that God meant for us all.
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Sunday Service

Sundays | 10: 30 am
*in-person & online
Come enjoy our service in-person or from the comfort of your home every Sunday.  Simply visit us on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.  Our service is filled with music, meditation and an inspiring message .
(No service Dec. 25)

Adult Sunday School

Sundays | 12:00 pm
*online only - 894 508 078 73
Join us online for an interactive and lively discussion focused on the Sunday message.  

Each class is self-contained.
(No class Dec. 25)

Metaphysical Bible Study

Tuesdays | 11:30 am
*online only  - 702 400 166
Join Rev. Linda each week for discussion of various aspects of the Bible.  These powerful lessons can turnaround any negative situation in your life and refocus your attention on the good that God is making available to you.
Each class is self-contained.
(No class Dec. 27)

Book Club

4th Saturdays | 11:30 am
*online only - 668 351 119
We will meet via Zoom DECEMBER 17th to decide what books we will be reading in 2023.  Please be thinking of book titles you’d like to suggest (fiction, non-fiction, a mix, whatever you want).  All books must be less than 350 pages long.  Anyone and everyone is welcome, whether you've been before or not!

15th Annual Holiday Spirit Gallery with Jennifer Farmer

Saturday, December 03 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*in-person only
Here's the link to the Holiday Spirit Gallery.
https://conta.cc/3EfmlTf
 
Come and experience this powerful Spirit inspired special holiday event, as medium Jennifer Farmer brings the Spirit World closer to you.  

Advance Reservations Highly Recommended.  $35 per person, $40 at the door. 

1st Sunday Lunch

Sunday, December 04 | 11:45 am
*in-person only
This month, you’ll enjoy a baked potato bar with all of the trimmings, so come and enjoy some time with your spiritual family!  Lover Offerings are greatly appreciated.

Pizza and a Movie Night

Wednesday, December 14 | 6:00 pm
*in-person only
Join us for pizza and a movie, featuring the Christmas comedy classic, "Elf."   
Reservations for pizza are required (click image). 
Dinner at 6:00pm – Movie at 6:30pm.
Love offerings gratefully received.

Guided Meditation with Jennifer Farmer

Sunday, December 11 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
*in-person only
Reserve your spot by December 9th - Bring a friend for free!
Meditation is one of the most natural ways to reduce or even eliminate anxiety and depression from your life.  In addition, meditation opens the doorway improved intuition, Divine awareness and a higher vibration. This is your chance to do something awesome for your mind, body and spirit.

Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service

Sunday, December 24 | 5:00 pm
*in-person only
Invite your friends and family to come and be swept away by the joy of the Season, and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child this Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day Potluck

Sunday, December 25 | 2:30 pm
*in-person only
Bring a dish to share and come to Center of Unity for a warm celebration.  Wear your PJs, comfy clothes, or dress up, whatever moves you!
Who:  You!  Invite family and friends too!
What:  Christmas Celebration with potluck dinner, gift exchange, caroling, and more!
Where: In Fellowship Hall.  Park in back.
If you want to take part in the white elephant gift exchange, please bring one gift per person in your party.  The gift should be a nice one, not a gag, and should cost no more than $20.00.
Please RSVP by December 22nd.

Burning Bowl Ceremony

with Gigi Johnson, LUT
Saturday, December 31 | 11:30 am
*in-person only
Join us in Fellowship Hall to take part in the Burning Bowl Ceremony with Gigi Johnson, LUT.  This ceremony can be powerful as you focus on the symbolic release of that which no longer serves you, or never did, making room in your life for the good.  It offers a sacred way to release negativity and welcome new beginnings in 2023.

White Stone Ceremony

Sunday, January 01 | 10:30 am
*in-person & online
Each person will be presented with a white stone.  During the course of the service, Rev. Linda will guide us through a meditation to help connect with Spirit.  You will be invited to ask for guidance on what your word or words will be for the year that will represent your highest intention.  That word is then written upon the white stone and serves as a reminder of our intention in 2023.

Alzheimer's Prevention & Nutrition Class

hosted by Katherine Lawrence-Ireland, owner of Food Saved Me in Southlake
Saturday, January 21 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
*in-person only
This class is for everyone!!  Younger folks will learn to establish good food patterns that will go a long way toward protecting them from the memory confusion that comes with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Older individuals will benefit, too, from information on making some easy changes to stay healthy.  Not only is this class loaded with information, but the food samples are delicious!  Sign up now to save your spot!

Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday, January 22 | 11:45 am
*in-person only
Join us in the sanctuary after service.
Each voting member and past, or non-voting, member will receive a membership re-verification card in the mail.  The completed card must be returned by January 9th to be eligible to vote on Sunday, January 22, 2023. 

other Events

For a complete list of classes, services and events, visit our Events page by clicking the button below.

COU COMMUNITY SPEAKS

Members of our community share a message about how COU has inspired spiritual growth in their lives.

Resources

Daily Word

A Unity Publication
Daily Word® is a source of joy, inspiration and encouragement for a million plus readers worldwide.  This publication offers inspiration, insight and divine guidance to people of all faiths. 

Care Team

Care Team Prayer Line 817-251-2341
At Center of Unity, we believe in the transformative power of prayer.  Our Care Team is always available to support you in confidential prayer.  All prayer requests in our ministry are forwarded to Silent Unity, who joins us in continuous prayer for 30 days. 

Bible Interpretation  

"Interpret This" with Rev. Jacquie Fernández    
Have you ever wondered how a specific Bible verse might be interpreted metaphysically? Interpret This provides greater insight into the hidden meanings of the Bible. 

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Our Mission

We inspire spiritual growth through prayer, education, and sacred service.

Our Vision

Centered in God, we envision a world free of judgment and filled with love.

Our Core Values

Unity is part of the larger New Thought movement that started in the 1800's and continues to grow today.  Without the heavy dogma, judgment and rigidity of some traditional churches, Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer.  We honor the universal truths in all religions and respect each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
  • Spirit-led: We are open to guidance from Spirit and seek it in all that we do.
  • Service: We lovingly serve our spiritual community and the community at large.
  • Inclusive: We embrace the unique and diverse experiences of everyone.
  • Joy: We express deep and abiding feelings of peace and delight, acknowledging the Christ in each of us.
  • Prosperous: This church receives and accepts abundance in all forms, including friendship, financial good, and prosperity.

Unity Principles

Each day we create the environment and opportunities for personal transformation through our practice of spiritual principles.
There is one presence and one power in the Universe;
God the Good, omnipotent.
The divinity is in all humankind.  
Jesus was not the exception, rather the example.
We have direct access to God through prayer and meditation.
We create our life experiences through our way of thinking, feeling and acting.
We can demonstrate now the good we desire.

How it all started...

In 1982, a group of friends sitting at a kitchen table were inspired to begin Unity Church of Northeast Tarrant County, a church where people could take a positive and practical approach to Christianity.  In 1997 we moved to our current location at 1650 Hughes Road in Grapevine, Texas.  In 2016 we changed our name to Center of Unity (COU).  In 2018, our founding minister, Reverend Carol Record retired.

We are affiliated with Unity Institute, Unity Village, the Daily Word, the International Association of Unity Churches, and Silent Unity, the worldwide prayer ministry.
We offer a Primary Program for children ages 18 months to 5 years.  Class is from 8:30am - 2:30pm - 3, 4 or 5 days per week.  
Our teachers are Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) or American Montessori Society (AMS) trained as well as CPR/First Aid.