Founded in 1990 by Rev. Victoria Etchemendy, The UNITY Center is a member of the Association of Unity Churches, an international organization based in Lees Summit, Missouri.
The UNITY Center is a “ministry beyond walls,” where people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs celebrate the one common spiritual thread that lives in every heart.
As The UNITY Center, we are a spiritual community living our passion and purpose, individually and collectively co-creating our lives with Spirit. We are a dynamic spiritual center, boldly and powerfully radiating light, love, and universal healing to enrich our world.
We believe in one God, many paths.
We comprise and represent all generations, races, nations, and sacred practices. We arrive through many doors; we come together under one roof to celebrate in joy, to worship in prayer and meditation, to share life-long learning, and to serve.
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 The International Association of Unity Churches and 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.
We create opportunities for community, connection, and participation.
We nurture an environment where all feel accepted and validated.
We encourage and support personal empowerment, learning, and growth.
We create sacred space for the human race through innovative ceremony, ritual, and vibrant music. We provide a visually appealing setting for worship and meditation.
We dwell in spiritual consciousness and provide supportive prayer.
We establish an atmosphere where everyone who walks through the door has the opportunity to feel loved, valued, and a sense of belonging.
We honor and appreciate children and the child within us all.
We value spiritual diversity by embracing all spiritual traditions, diverse religions, and indigenous cultures.
We contribute to world healing and global connections through action and prayer.