Who We Are and What We Believe
Unity of Sacramento is a thriving intercultural, international, interfaith, transdenominational, spiritual community of love open to all people. We are an affiliate of Unity Worldwide Ministries and Califoria's first and oldest Unity church.
We espouse the universal, spiritual principles handed down through the ages and exemplfied by our Wayshower, Jesus the Christ
We are a Bible-based church for thinkers and emphasize the "metaphysical" or "esoteric" interpretation of scripture.
We are a positive path for spiritual living and our message is affirming, Our music is inspiring and uplifting. And our community is inclusive.
We are a loving, non-judgemental community and thus, we honor all spiritual paths and people from all paths are welcome to worship with us in our services.
We are a soft place to land. A place to heal and a space to grow and we believe in prayer, spiritual counseling, and sacred service as paths to healing.
We are a Mental Health Friendly Congregation and people with lived expeirence will find that our language and culture is embracing of them.
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.
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.