Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
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 our Wayshower, a master teacher of universal spiritual truth. In Unity, we use the term “Christ” to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression. The name Jesus Christ signifies his full spiritual realization.
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.
The Bible is Unity’s foundational text book. We recognize the Bible as a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We see these writings as reflecting the authors’ understanding of God and of humankind’s journey to spiritual awakening. We study and interpret the Bible metaphysically, letting the scriptures come alive in us. We honor our Unity co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, whose intensive intelligent study of the Bible showed us how practical application of its spiritual insights transforms our lives and feeds our souls.
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 deepen as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
In this touching interview, first aired on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday show, Maya Angelou discusses her experience with her Unity church and the idea in Lessons in Truth, a classic Unity text, that changed her life.
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.
Youth and Family Ministry
Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self image, personal responsibility and unconditional love and acceptance.
• Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God
• Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential
• Teaches children to meditate and pray
• Invites children to experience a loving God
Unity provides a strong spiritual foundation for children’s 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.
We Are an Enthusiastically Welcoming Congregation!
“Our God is Love, Our Race is Human, and Our Religion is Oneness” — Rev. Jim Rosemergy
Thank you for your interest in Unity of Austin. We are a Christ Conscious community that we create with intention and express with love. We endeavor to learn, practice, and live the Jesus Christ principles of love, joy, abundance, and oneness. We trust that you will find here riches for your soul, nourishment for your heart, and light for your mind. We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. We celebrate and welcome the infinitely diverse ways that God shows up in human form. We actively engage in the work of becoming aware of and releasing our own embedded biases as individuals and as a spiritual community. Humbly owning that there are many ways we are still unconscious keeps us open to continuing growth. We celebrate your participation in this spiritual community in the way that you uniquely express. We are glad you are here!
Statement for Peace
Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many paths to God, the many ways to worship God; for there is only one power and presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally. It is therefore the position of Unity to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever the name for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.
Adopted by: Unity School of Christianity and the Association of Unity Churches, February 1, 2003