Unity Church of San Marcos
                                               a positive path for spiritual living



Unity Teachings

    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 rights to choose a spiritual path


    God is the 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 fully God expresses in and through our lives.


    The Bible
    Unity cofounders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, studied the Bible as history and allegory, and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey 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 times these were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.


    Our Teachings
    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 supply 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 Ministries
    Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming enviornment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility, and unconditional love and acceptance.
    1. Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God.
    2. Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential.
    3. Teaches children to meditate and pray.
    4. Invites children to experience a loving God.

    Spiritual Action
    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.

    Honoring Diversity Within the Unity Movement
    We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people within the Unity family in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We strive for our ministries, publications, and programs to reach out to all who seek Unity support and spiritual growth. It is imperative that our ministries and outreaches be free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation. 

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