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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 mountainNow Two Sunday Services!

NEW 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!

Service of Remembrance
Sunday, December 1, noon
You are invited to join us for a Service of Remembrance to honor and remember family, friends and pets who have passed away this past year.


vegan soupVegan Potluck
Thursday, December 15, 6-8 p.m.
Come, break bread with us as we share together the beautiful food our Earth provides for us. Eating vegan is one of the most powerful ways we have to put our principles of peace, compassion, and nonviolence into the practice of our daily lives. Bring a dish to try or an old favorite, as long as it contains no eggs, dairy, or meat.


Silent Saturday
Saturday, December 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This is an opportunity to enter into silence, meditate in our beautiful gardens and open yourself to the Divine Presence. In this supportive atmosphere you will be able to put aside the preoccupations of daily living and listen to the inner movement of Spirit. During the day you will be alone to engage in whatever form of meditation suits you. There will also be a couple to periods in which you will have the opportunity to sit in silence with others. Learn more


Christmas candlesChristmas Eve Service
Saturday, December 24, 7 p.m.

Christmas carols, candle light, moments of quiet in the rumble of the season and a time to reflect on the beauty and birth of the Christ.

Please note: No Sunday Services on December 25.


Christmas Giving 2016
We are giving to the Opportunity Alliance. Gifts due back on December 11.

The Opportunity Alliance is the Community Action Agency for Cumberland County. Through multiple integrated community based and clinical programs, the alliance serves more than 20,000 people annually throughout Maine.

Christmas childFor 50 years, they have provided advocacy, leadership, and support to help individuals, families, and communities identify goals and address their needs.

Programming includes:

  • Early Childhood Education;
  • Family and Community Supports;
  • Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Adults;
  • Crisis Intervention and Prevention;
  • Information and Referral;
  • and Community Initiatives.

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