Who We Are and What We Believe
Unity of Sacramento is a non-denominational ministry led by the Rev. Kevin Kitrell Ross based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Recognized for its outstanding spiritual teachings, conscious expanding meditations, world-class music, and powerful prayer ministries, Unity of Sacramento has more than 600 congregants.
In accordance with the first principle of Unity as taught by co-founders Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, Unity of Sacramento believes that there is only one power and presence of God, and that God loves each one of us equally. We, therefore, honor the many names for God, the many paths to God, and the many ways to worship God.
There are no requirements to join Unity of Sacramento other than to know God and to understand, love, and accept His law of being. Unity leaves you wholly free to live your life according to the inspiration and guidance of the spirit of truth within you.
Unity is a positive path for spiritual living, providing practical teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. We teach the effective daily application of the principles of Truth taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ. Unity has established spiritual communities of study throughout the world where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. We address physical, mental and emotional needs through affirmative prayer and spiritual education. We serve those who seek inspiration and prayer support as well as those who use Unity teachings as their primary path of spiritual growth.
We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Our ministries and outreaches are inclusive and open-minded, free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation.
We honor all paths to God as we provide a philosophy that is spiritual, not religious; and love-based, not fear-based. We strive to help individuals have a stronger connection to God every day by helping them to feel empowered, accepted, loved, inspired and connected.
To learn more about our connected Vision, Mission, and Values, you may visit our the Unity Worldwide Ministries headquarters website for extensive information on our global movement here at www.unity.org
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world. Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. When we take personal responsibility to choose life-affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to evolve as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.z
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.
In Unity, we feel a sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our churches, our communities and our world.
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.
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 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.
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.