Sunday Service 10am
OUR MISSION: A positive path to spiritual living. Whoever you are, where ever you’ve been, we welcome you here into our hearts
We invite you to come and experience the light & love energy of our Unity of Tempe Spiritual Center. Come to a Sunday Service or one of our many activities or events.
We are explorers into deep transformation and dedicated to living according to the principles we teach and share. It is our greatest desire to create an environment for everyone to feel instantly loved, accepted and embraced into our community. Listen to your intuition and let your Spirit play in the Infinite field of Presence as we venture into The Great Mystery together.
We Welcome You in Unity!
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.
The five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system are:
1. God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
2. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
3. We create our life experiences through our way of thinking.
4. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God.
5. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.
For more about Unity, go to www.unity.org.
What We Believe
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.
At Unity of Tempe you will hear an invitation to “commune with the God of your understanding.” You will often hear terms for God like Infinite Presence, Oneness, Beloved, Source, Mother/Father God, The Divine, and many others. We invite you to create a personal relationship with God that works for you and we realize that our individual realization of The Divine evolves in our path of awakening awareness and enlightenment.
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.
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, feelings, 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.
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.
God is our Source at Unity of Tempe. We know it, we feel it, we vibrate with it, and we trust it. All our needs and desires are fulfilled abundantly. We are in gratitude, joy, and peace. Thank you, God!