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.”

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!

Membership Informational Meeting
Sunday, September 30, noon – 1 p.m.
Membership isn’t a requirement to attend Unity of Greater Portland. We have many amazing people who attend services regularly and are very active in our ministry, yet have not joined. If you’re one of those folks, why should you consider taking the time and effort to join? The benefits! Becoming a member confirms to you and your spiritual community that you are committed to living a life of love, abundance, and meaning. It affirms a sense of commitment to personal spiritual growth, ownership of your individual beliefs, and a willingness to make a difference.

• Members can be involved in key church decisions, such as electing members to the Board of Trustees.
• Members are eligible to become Team Leaders to a ministry team.
• Members can be elected to the Board of Trustees.

Join Rev. Pat and learn the easy 1 -2 -3 steps to membership.

A Startling Evening With Modern Mystic Mary Reed
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
Despite growing up agnostic, in 2011 Mary Reed left her executive life in Washington, DC for a monastic life in the Himalayas after years of veering uncontrollably into otherworldly realms embodying unfathomable wisdom. Today she travels the world detailing profound insights that reveal wildly inspiring perspectives on the significance of these extraordinary times.

In this one-night-only event, Mary will use the lens of mystical experience to reveal the entire course of humanity’s evolution, from the origins of life and the mechanism of creation to the incredible unitive consciousness we are entering now. She will also lead the audience in an exercise that offers an experiential remembrance of Oneness. After the talk, Mary will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her award-winning book, Unwitting Mystic. This is a sacred giving event; suggested generosity is $20 or more.

Peace Literacy Fundamentals Training
With Rev. Pat Bessey, Kim Cowpertwaite and Pam Mills
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m. – Noon
We have designed this training especially for UGP’s teachers, but all interested in Paul K. Chappell’s work in Peace Literacy are welcome. We will learn about the nine non-physical human needs, understanding aggression, and treating others with respect. We hope you will join us, as this work is relevant for all of us!

“If peace is what every government says it seeks and peace is the yearning of every heart, why aren’t we studying it and teaching it in schools?” ~ Colman McCarthy

Joan Chadbourne

Joan Chadbourne

Mysteries of Aging
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 10 a.m. – noon

Facilitator: Joan Chadbourne. Cost: Love offering.
In this experiential 5-session course, we will explore the mysteries that can create years filled with love, joy and peace even as we deal with any physical issues, death and the culture’s fear-based myths about getting older. We’ll explore Universal principles and the teachings of leading-edge thinkers to age more creatively. We’ll practice skills needed to embody these ideas. If this course calls to you, please join with others to explore and increase life’s satisfaction and ability to love and live more fully. Expect to laugh and learn. Bring lunch or something to share after class if you choose. Learn more

Write for Joy and Insight Using Writing Prompts!
Thursday, October 11, 10 a.m.-noon
Facilitator: Jan Strout. Suggested donation: $10 (no one turned away).
Are you a “blocked writer”? Or just interested in the possibility of writing for fun, family history, personal insights or more….? Come join us for a fun morning of writing, fiction or non-fiction, with time for 5 to 7 timed writing prompts and time to share (or not, as you wish!)

Bring your favorite writing tools – pen or pencil, paper or tablet, etc. Jan Strout is an author whose short stories have been published in various newsletters. She is working on a book called Stories From The Barn & Beyond: Growing Up In Rural Maine. She credits a writing prompts group for getting her started.

This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to our new roof! So please give as generously as you are able.

Rev. LeRoy Lowell

Rev. LeRoy Lowell

Save the Date!
Men’s Gathering with Rev. LeRoy Lowell
Friday, October 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a common meal.
This is an opportunity to come together and create a safe space to explore issues relevant to all men… Come with an open mind and leave with an open heart and an open mind. Love offering. RSVP by email by October 7.

Garland Landrith

Guest Speaker & Workshop Presenter Dr. Garland Landrith
Sunday-Monday, November 4-5
Dr. Garland Landrith will be the guest speaker at our 10 a.m. Sunday service on November 4 and will present a two-day workshop, Living Your Dreams by Unlocking Your Subconscious. Workshop sessions will be noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, November 5.

Dr. Landrith’s research was cited in the movie What the Bleep and by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Neale Donald Walsch. Dr. Landrith has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows and has taught over 30,000 people effective techniques on how to manifest their dreams by letting go of their intentions.

View this flyer for complete information about Dr. Landrith’s visit to Unity of Greater Portland.

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