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.”

sunriseNow 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!

woman at sunriseMeditation Sampler: Connecting to the Light Meditation
with Sue Vittner
Wednesday, July 13, 6:45-7:45 p.m.
You know how energy follows thought? Well, in this meditation we will explore ways we can use the power of our imagination to connect and play with the “Light” and the center of the earth and expand our energy throughout the Universe. If there’s time, we will also explore how to organize energy within our bodies.

portland-retreatsSilent Retreat
Saturday, August 20, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
This is an invitation to join other members of the Unity of Greater Portland community for a day of silence in community. 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 authentic self, the inner voice of Spirit, however experienced. Being in community creates a supportive atmosphere that allows us to surrender into that silence. Being in silence creates a deeper sense of community and a deeper relationship with Spirit. Learn more

A Course in MiraclesA Course in Miracles: The Relationship to Christianity
Wednesdays, July 20-September 21, 1:30- p.m.; repeated same dates, 6:30-8 p.m.
This class will cover a number of questions and issues related to the relationship between Christianity and A Course in Miracles. There will be a short reading and presentation with question and answer time and open discussion. Class offered by Sharon Quinn, an ordained Christian minister and doctoral student with All Faiths Seminary International, with Jon Mundy as her mentor. Learn more

woman in griefGrief Recovery Method
Thursdays, July 21-September 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Would you like to move beyond the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by loss? One of the least acknowledged and least addressed concerns in our society is grief, a normal and natural response to change. Learn more

Vegan Potluck
Thursday, July 21, 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. Learn more

Women's RetreatWomen’s Retreat
September 1618
Your soul is calling you to come together and to support and be supported by your sisters. It is calling you into greater harmony and cooperation. It is calling you to take the next step on your spiritual journey. You will be opening yourself to giving and receiving love. You will be giving yourself the gift of communing with nature, walking the beach, singing and drumming, and being in rhythm with your soul.

4:30 p.m. Friday, September 16 to lunchtime Sunday, September 18. View the retreat brochure. Contact us to register.

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center

Men’s Retreat
5:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, (evening meal) to Sunday, October 9 (ending with lunch)

Presented by: The Men’s Spiritual Progress Group at Unity of Greater Portland

“The universe is the primary revelation of the divine, the primary scripture, the primary locus of divine-human communication.” — Thomas Berry

This retreat provides the opportunity for you to connect with the wild delight and soul-fire in the belly through ritual, fellowship, and solo time on the land.

Cost: $195. Deposit of $90 due by August 1, of which $50 is non-refundable after September 1 if need to cancel; partial scholarship available. Learn more and register now.

Jack Seery

Jack Seery

Silent Retreat
November 10-13, Thursday evening through lunch on Sunday
Facilitated by Jack Seery
Do you feel drawn to a deeper oneness with God or a deeper consciousness of your relationship with God? Do you feel a desire to take the time to withdraw from the challenges of daily living and reflect on the spiritual truths that are important in your life? Learn more

Fight Back FestivalFight Back Festival 2016
We have a FUN opportunity to join as a Unity community to support the Cancer Community Center by doing their Fight Back Festival 5K Walk (approximately 3 miles) through Pinelands meadows and woods on Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. (start of the 5K walk).

We want to plan ahead as a group and start raising money for this wonderful cause.
Unity has a TEAM: Unity of Greater Portland! You are invited to join our team for a beautiful, fun walk for a great cause! It will be exciting to have a “PACK” of us getting exercise, connecting with each other, and connecting to our larger community! Here’s the link to join the team, to volunteer for CCC, or to donate! Choose UNITY OF GREATER PORTLAND Team. Enter your info to register or make a donation in Unity’s name.

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