What Is Unity?
"Unity is a link in the great educational movement inaugurated by Jesus Christ; our objective is to discern the truth in Christianity and prove it. The truth that we teach is not new, neither do we claim special revelations or discovery of new religious principles. Our purpose is to help and teach mankind to use and prove the eternal Truth taught by the Master."
- Charles Fillmore, founder of Unity
125th Anniversary of Unity: 1889-2014
Services begin at 10:30 AM. There is a quiet time of prayer and meditation from 10:15-10:25.
9228 Walnut Grove
Cordova, TN 38018
Monday: 1 pm – 5 pm; Tuesday -Friday: 8 am – 5 pm.
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People often ask me about my affirming, “Thank You, God, Thank You, God, Thank You, God” at the end of my prayers. Well, here is the story.
Many years ago, just after I finished Unity Ministerial School, I was an Associate Minister in Florida. One of my responsibilities was supervising the Youth Education Program. Each Sunday we had an opening assembly with all the kids before they went to their age level classes. One morning a child who had been attending a Catholic Church with his family asked why we did not have the crucifix and pictures of Jesus and Mary – usual staples in a Catholic Church. I told him that Unity does not have a lot of images like that, and then I suggested that we create something for ourselves. I simply provided some practical guidance and the kids demonstrated their creativity. Here’s what they manifested.
1 - You begin with your hands held high toward the sky in a position to receive. You say Thank you, God as you bring your hands downward and you receive all of God’s goodness. Pause when your hands have reached all the way down.
2 – You then say Thank you, God as you raise your hands upward and you give all that you are back to God. Pause when your hands are fully raised.
3 – You then say Thank you, God as you lower your hands and extend your arms in a position to embrace and give yourself to the world.
This fluid motion moves your energy in a very positive way, and also makes the sign of the cross. I suggest several cycles upon arising in the morning, and as often as practical throughout the day. The celebration can also be experienced internally without the outward movement. Enjoy!
- Rev. Lawrence Palmer
Five Basic Principles of Unity
1. There is only one Presence and one Power active as the universe and as my life, God the Good.
2. Our essence is of God; therefore, we are inherently good. This God essence, called the Christ, was fully expressed in Jesus.
3. We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.
4. Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind with God. Denials and affirmations are tools we use.
5. Through thoughts, words and actions, we live the Truth we know.