Rev. Pat Bessey

Rev. Pat Bessey

We behold the Light in you

Welcome to Unity of Greater Portland! We would love to have you come and celebrate a deeper walk in God with us. We are a loving community that celebrates together our love of God, of each other, and all of life. Many who have come here for the first time commonly express, with a sense of awe and gratitude, “I feel like I’ve come home.”

You may know about Unity from the Daily Word, our daily devotional that brings comfort and insight to millions of people around the world, or from Silent Unity, our worldwide prayer ministry.

Unity is a non-denominational Christ-based community and, as its name implies, welcomes and cherishes all people. Our greeting to each other is “Namaste,” meaning “I behold the Light in You.”

two men on mountainTwo Sunday Services!

8 a.m. Early Bird Service: A 40-minute contemplative service with lesson/talk (no Children’s Church or coffee hour)

10 a.m. Service: Regular service with same lesson/talk with lunch following service (Children’s Church during service)

Upcoming Sundays & More

Unity of Greater Portland provides many opportunities to connect with friendly people, explore new ideas, celebrate, and grow spiritually. Please check our Calendar for complete information about all the ways we can bless you!

Mindy Rosseland

Mindy Rosseland

A Gift of Nutritional Support
Tuesday, May 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
If you feel frustrated with knowing how to eat healthy or feel like there is too much conflicting information out there on nutrition, Mindy Rosseland is offering support to navigate the vast sea of information on what is a true health food and what is a marketing scheme. Sadly, there are unhealthier “health foods” that are just that, a marketing scheme.

Regardless of whether you are Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Omnivore, or any other dietary style, the healthy hype could be draining your energy and your wallet. Learn more

Rev. Elizabeth Peterson

Rev. Elizabeth Peterson

The Kindness Experiment
with Rev Elizabeth Peterson
Mondays, June 5-July 10, 6:30-8 p.m.

Do you want to live a kinder life? Do you want to inspire others as well? Then this experiment is for you! For 30 days, we will focus on gratitude and kindness. Once a week we will come together in prayer, meditation, inspiration and kindness sharing. Have you ever wanted to change the world? Well, this is an opportunity for YOU! Suggested love offering is $20.

Bio: Rev Elizabeth Peterson is an Interfaith Minister who is committed to changing the world one act of kindness at a time. She lives her daily life focused on gratitude and kindness. She firmly believes that there is no act of kindness that is too small. Each act of kindness creates a ripple effect thus making the world a better place for ALL.

Season for the Earth

Season for the EarthUnity of Greater Portland observes and celebrates the Season for the Earth, April-June 2017, with a series of events (more to be announced).

soulcraftSoulcraft Class
Wednesdays, April 26-May 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey and Rev LeRoy Lowell and the Soulcraft Team (Bonnie LePage, Pam Mills, Debbie Vashon, Sierra Parker, Monty Hoskins).

This experience will take you on a journey that will reveal answers and even deeper questions and practices for you. This class will lay a map for you seeking to explore and launch beyond the psychic and social limitations assumed in modern society. Are you ready for the adventure?

We will be using the book Soulcraft, written by depth psychologist, ecotherapist, and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin. The book is available in our Unity Bookstore and is required.

Suggested Weekly Donation $20. For more information, email Rev. LeRoy.

Coleen O'Connell

Coleen O’Connell

Events With Coleen O’Connell

Workshop: Active Hope – Turning Pain to Power (Deep Ecology): Reconnecting Ourselves to the Big Work of our Times
Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Take part in the healing of our world! Join us for an experiential weekend around the “Work That Reconnects,” based on Deep Ecologist, Joanna Macy’s efforts. Includes lunch. Learn more

Bowing to Our Adversaries
Sunday, June 4, 10 a.m. Service
Learn more

Workshop: Participation in the Great Turning – Showing up for Change
Sunday, June 4, Noon-2 p.m.
In this workshop, we will explore the multiple ways to participate in this turning to life and share stories of our own participation in these times of great change. Learn more

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center

Silent Retreat at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
May 25-28 — Thursday evening — Sunday lunch
This is an invitation to join members of the Unity of Greater Portland community for a three-day silent retreat. It is an opportunity to withdraw from the constant noise and demands of our lives and listen to our inner voice, the inner voice of our deepest self, the inner voice of God, however experienced. It gives us the opportunity to bring a spiritual perspective to our lives. It creates a new level of spiritual awakening. Learn more

Chant with Swan Kirtan
Friday, June 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Join us to sing and enjoy an evening of devotional chanting. People of all faiths are welcome. Swan Kirtan is a devotional chanting group of musicians. Swan Kirtan is a fusion of Eastern and Western music. Learn more

childrenSpirit Camp:
Ancient Wisdom for a Child’s Mind, Body and Spirit

Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For children ages 5-10. Curriculum Includes: Yoga  ♦  Drumming  ♦  Meditation ♦ Law of Attraction  ♦  Attitude of Gratitude ♦ Power Animals  ♦  Guided Visualization  ♦  Chakras Work.

Registration Cost: $275. Before and After Childcare Provided for an Additional Fee. For more information, email Eva Goulette or call 207-680-6942.

plantingWanted: Green thumbs, warm homes, and sunny dispositions!
Many of you have already expressed interest in hosting some of our intrepid seedlings for our summer gardens! Thank you! We will be providing small “flats” of vegetables and herb seeds for at-home care after the service. This is just one round of vegetable fostering; each week will provide more opportunities for new fosters. So if you’re not around this Sunday, or there aren’t plants available, have no fear; there are more to come! Tomatoes and eggplants, cabbages and herbs are settling into their earthen beds (in cups and more formal planting attire) this week. Please send an email if you’re interested in taking some little ones home this Sunday. And don’t worry if you don’t have a good seedling germination/nursery area; there’s plenty more to do.Welcome all! And thank you.




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