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!

StoweGood Concert
Friday, September 29, 7-9 p.m.
A Unique Blend of Powerful, Life-Affirming Presentations Mixing Heart, Humor & Hutzpah!

Stowe Dailey & Karen Taylor Good. Together, they are StoweGood!

Stowe Dailey is a singer-songwriter, best-selling author and recent cancer survivor. She co-wrote the hit song Long Time Comin’ for the group Shenandoah. Her album, Angel Chants, was the sound track of Angel Stories, featured on T.L.C. She has co-authored five books, including Flying High, her newest book, which was featured at the “I Can Do It!” conference in Toronto.

Karen Taylor Good is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-author with numerous radio hits by Patty Loveless, Al Jarreau, and Melissa Manchester, to name a few. She has recorded albums and movie soundtracks with Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Al Green. Many of her songs are used as flagship songs for organizations including ChildHelp USA and the National Hospice Foundation.

Trunk Sale, Bake Sale & Raffle
Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
It is time to create more physical space for our children. Bring items that no longer serve you and sell them from the trunk of your car; this is easy and effortless! All proceeds go to UGP and the next step in our vision for more classroom space.

Monthly Healing Service
Sunday, October 1, 12:15-1:45 p.m.
The Healing Service is offered on the first Sunday each month to facilitate healing by the flow of energy through the power of grace. Those serving as facilitators of healing know that their services represent their commitment to support the emergence and acceptance of the wholeness that Spirit intends for us by applying Unity’s principles of healing as well as other modalities. Please invite your family, friends, and others who may benefit from this service.

All who attend will have the opportunity to receive a personal time for healing if they choose. Everyone is invited to remain for the whole service, even after receiving a private healing session, as to help support the service. These services are offered as a gift to our community; no fees are charged. Your love offerings will be gratefully accepted and will support the work of the Healing Ministry and Unity of Greater Portland.

Prayer Workshop: Come Apart for Awhile
Sunday, October 15, 12-2 p.m.
Many of us as little children learned to pray “Now I lay me down to sleep…” and now, as adults, are we comfortable praying? This workshop will explore your prayer life using uplifting, affirmative prayer. It will also address praying for others, contemplative prayer and removing any blocks to answered prayer.

Facilitated by Rev. Pat. Cost: Love Offering.

BibleBible Interpretation: Hebrew Scriptures
Mondays, September 11-October 16 (5 weeks – skipping September 25), 6:30-8:30 p.m.
In this course with Rev. Airin Wolf, students will experience the rewarding process of Bible interpretation. Students will learn, step-by-step, how to metaphysically interpret a Bible story and apply the meaning to their lives.

The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity with Steph Plourde
Wednesdays, September 13-October 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please join us as we read and discuss Edwene Gaines’ The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity (book required). This is a very nice, somewhat different perspective on the topic of prosperity. Edwene defines prosperity as:

  • A vitally alive, healthy body through which you experience relationships that are always satisfying and intimate, honest, and nurturing;
  • Work you love so much that it’s not work – it’s play;
  • All the money you can spend.

We will discuss one law each week: Tithing, Goal Setting, Forgiveness, Divine Purpose.

This will be very interactive, with a little bit of (optional) homework. It’s a wonderful opportunity to understand more about what blocks abundance and how to release those blocks! Please also note that, like Prosperity Plus, this is a tithing class. SEE elective credit available for this class (fee: $45).

SnowBird Lodge

SnowBird Lodge

Men’s Retreat
Friday-Sunday, October 13-15
Theme: Soul Centering Through Nature — The Innocent/Sage
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. Presented by The Men’s Spiritual Progress Group at Unity of Greater Portland at SnowBird Lodge in Harrison, Maine. Learn more

sunriseWomen’s Retreat
Friday-Sunday, October 27-October 29
Theme: Y.E.S. Your Evolving Self – Living, Laughing, Loving
Facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey.

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. Learn more

A Course in Miracles
Sundays starting November 4, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This discussion group is facilitated by Matt Purinton and explores A Course in Miracles chapter by chapter, each week focusing on key ideas of each chapter. Additionally, participants consider teachings from the book Unity and A Course in Miracles by William Heller and Paul Hasselbeck.

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