What Visitors Want to Know
When are Sunday Services?
Our service is at 11 am.
How long is your service?
Our highly-inspirational service usually lasts one hour and fifteen minutes.
How large is your community?
We have nearly 150 members and we are growing.
What happens at a Sunday service?
Our service is inspiring and meaningful. It includes prayer; guided and silent meditation; and excellent, uplifting New Thought music. The message (Sunday talk) by our nationally-recognized co-ministers offers insights that foster spiritual growth, practical life-affirming solutions to everyday challenges, and spiritual practices that awaken you to your spiritual nature. We feature our regular musicians as well as guest musicians chosen carefully for their gifts as performers as well as their alignment with Unity teachings. Even though our service is purposefully upbeat and inspiring it also includes many opportunities for quiet reverence and personal introspection. We are a warm, inclusive and welcoming community.
As a first- time visitor, what can I expect?
We invite first-time visitors during the announcements portion of our service to raise their hands so we may recognize them. We also give you a welcome booklet and invite you to sign up to be on our mailing list, if desired. We suggest that you arrive at least ten minutes, or so, early so you can get the parking you want and the seat you want. During the service you can sit back and relax, sing along with us, and fine yourself moved like the rest of us at Rev. Bil and Rev. Cher’s inspiring message. Immediately after the service you are invited to join us for a snack and fellowship in our hospitality hall. That gives you a chance to get to know us better and meet our ministers, and it gives us an opportunity to meet you and your family.
What do I wear?
Whether you choose casual or Sunday best, we welcome the style that makes you feel comfortable.
I have children. May I bring them?
Absolutely! We have an outstanding program for children and youth. We also provide infant care at the 11 a.m. service and Sunday classes for ages 4 – 18. You may want to arrive ten-to-fifteen minutes early so we can assist you in making your children comfortable in our youth and children facilities.
How can we continue to keep in touch?
Our calendar of events, as well as service opportunities, are posted on our state-of-the-art website. There are also links to our Facebook and twitter pages, which we hope you will visit. When you sign up for our newsletter, you can also receive emails on upcoming services as well as information about classes, workshops and events at Unity in Greensboro. You will also receive our quarterly newsletters with articles by our ministers and other members. We do not contact you unless requested to do so and never share your personal information.
About Unity As A Spiritual Movement
Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home. Unity is an open-minded, accepting, worldwide spiritual community that honors all paths of awareness that seek to understand our relationship with the Universal Presence we call God. It helps people discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.
A positive spiritual alternative to negative religion, Unity seeks to apply the teachings of the Christ as Jesus as well as other spiritual teachers. Unity affirms the power of meditation, prayer and healing and helps people experience a stronger conscious connection with God expressing Itself in, as and through them.
The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of affirmative prayer and the power of our expanded consciousness to create our own reality. He became known as an American mystic for his intuitive guidance and his contributions to allegorical interpretations of Scripture.
According to Charles Fillmore the name Unity was adopted in 1895, denoting that Unity was devoted to the spiritualization of all humanity and takes the best from all religions. He said the following regarding the eclectic belief system of Unity:
“We have studied many isms, many cults. People of every religion under the sun claim that we either belong to them or have borrowed the best part of our teaching from them. Well, we have borrowed the best from all religions. That is the reason we are called Unity. Unity is not a sect, not a separation of people into an exclusive group of know-it-alls. Unity seeks the Truth that is taught in all religions, simplified, so that anyone can understand and apply it. Students of Unity are not required to sever their church affiliations.”
Although the Fillmores had no intention of making Unity into a denomination, their students wanted a more organized group. Charles and Myrtle were among the first ordained Unity ministers in 1906. Myrtle Fillmore made her transition in 1931. Charles remarried in 1933 to Cora G. Dedrick who was a collaborator on his later writings. Charles Fillmore left his physical body in 1948.
Unity Worldwide Ministries regards the Christ as Jesus as the great example rather than the great exception when it comes to actualizing our Divine Nature. Unity interprets the Bible and all sacred scripture metaphysically and teaches that God, the Eternal Presence is present within – and as – all of us.
There are nearly 1,000 Unity churches and groups worldwide. Unity World Headquarters is in Unity Village, MO, just outside Kansas City, MO. And Unity Worldwide Ministries is in nearby Lee’s Summit, MO. The Mediterranean-style campus includes 1,400 acres of beautiful countryside including formal gardens, an extensive metaphysical library, bookstore and coffee shop, Silent Unity, a state-of-the-art Conference Center, the Awaken Whole Life center, the Daily Word Publishing center, and the Unity Village Chapel. Unity also sponsors a full-service website at www.unity.org and broadcasts free online radio networks on www.unity.fm.