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Rev. Pat Bessey

We behold the Light in you

Welcome to Unity Center for Spiritual Growth! 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.”


What’s Happening Next

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth 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!


Jack Seery

Jack Seery

Spiritual Autobiography
Wednesdays, February 12, 19 and 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This class will provide the opportunity and structure for each of us to reflect on our lives, recalling some of the key people, events, and turning points. We will pay attention to what we might consider the spiritual dimension of our history. How have we been affected by these experiences? We will have the opportunity to share some of this history with each other. Our goal is to have a clearer awareness in consciousness of who we are spiritually as the foundation of our present spiritual consciousness. We will provide newsprint, markers, crayons, and media of your choice and encourage you to express your history however you wish.

Facilitated by Jack Seery. Cost: love offering.


Wednesday Noon Prayer Circle
Wednesdays, noon-12:30 p.m.
Please join us weekly as we raise our vibrations through prayer, sound, and silence. We hold the intention of love, peace, and kindness for all.


Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 23, noon
In August of 2019, the board voted to change the fiscal year-end from December 31 to August 31. This has many benefits for the ministry, and one of them is that our annual meeting will be in the fall rather than in February. As a result of this change, we will not be electing new board members until the fall. We will present a nine-month budget at this meeting that will go through August 31.

With the changes, we thought it would be a great opportunity to use this meeting to do a burning bowl ceremony to release our former name and fiscal year, and then embrace our new name, Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, and create a new vision that will come forth from all of you present. Everyone is welcome at the meeting.


Potluck and Game Night
Friday, February 28, potluck at 6 p.m.; games and cards at 7 p.m.
Bring a dish to share and then stay to play some games or cards. We will have games for both children and adults. Sign up on our bulletin board if you plan to attend.

Mirabai Starr is coming to Maine for these special events:

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr

Book Signing and Conversation
Friday, March 13, 5-7 p.m.
Join Mirabai Starr and Dr. Vaishali Mamgain, Director of the BCB Center for Compassion, as they discuss the embodied contemplative practices that connect (or reconnect) us with sacred feminine wisdom and deepen our relationships with ourselves and each other.  Following this intimate conversation, Mirabai will be signing copies of her book, Wild Mercy. Learn more

One-day Retreat with Mirabai Starr
 A Fierce & Tender Wisdom: Reclaiming the Feminine Across the Spiritual Spectrum
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
SOLD OUT! But you can join our waiting list
As traditionally male-dominated structures topple across the landscape of the human community, the feminine is rising, carrying cups of mercy and spreading flames of truth-telling.  Long-buried wisdom teachings and previously ignored women mystics are revealing themselves to be urgently relevant as we pass through a global dark night of the soul and into a radically renewed humanity. Learn more

Taking Refuge in the Feminine Heart
Mirabai Starr at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth
Sunday Service, March 15, 10 a.m. 
A Q&A session will follow, noon-1:30 p.m. Cost: love offering.


The Foundations of our Spiritual Journey: Spiritual Practices
Wednesdays, March 11, 18 and 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey and Jack Seery.
The spiritual journey is a life-long process that requires attention and intention. At various times we need different practices to foster the journey. The focus of this class is to expose participants to a variety of spiritual practices and encourage them to practice those that foster the development of their spiritual consciousness.

Sign up on church bulletin board or call the office at (207) 893-1233 and leave a message that you want to sign up; include your name and contact information in your message.

Cost: love offering.


Finding Yourself in Transition
Mondays, March 16-April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This course is based on the book Finding Yourself in Transition by Rev. Robert Brumet. Life is filled with constant change. Our ability to recognize, manage and learn from the many personal, social and economic changes that occur in our lives can help us enjoy a higher quality of life and deepen our spiritual understanding. Every change marks a transition from the old to the new. This course will not only help participants understand and manage the phases of transition in their lives, but also see transitions as opportunities for personal transformation and spiritual awakening. Facilitated by Christine Wolf, Licensed Unity Teacher. Learn more


Growing in Relationship
New date and time: Sunday, March 22, noon-2 p.m.
This is a workshop for couples in committed relationships (both partners must attend). We will explore ways to deepen the intimacy in your relationship.

Facilitated by Revs. Pat Bessey and LeRoy Lowell. Cost: love offering. Learn more.


Fr. John Dear

Fr. John Dear

Afternoon Talk & Book Signing with Fr. John Dear
Saturday, March 28, 2-4 p.m.
Join us as Fr. John Dear talks about, reads and signs his new book, Praised be Peace: The Psalms of Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of War and Climate Change. Fr. John will reflect with us on the anti-war, pro-peace psalms, and the psalms that celebrate creation, as a way to ground ourselves in faith and trust in the God of peace during these times of war and climate change. He will then take questions and sign books. Learn more


Bible studyBecoming a UCSG Member Through Independent Study
Have you wondered about becoming a member at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth and didn’t know how to go about it? We have an independent study program that you can complete on your own schedule. If you are interested please contact us.


Unity Center for Spiritual Growth’s Storm Policy

If the local status is categorized as “winter storm watch,” a decision will be made by 9 p.m. the night before any scheduled activities by the Board President and Minister. As soon as the local status becomes “winter storm warning,” Unity Center for Spiritual Growth automatically closes. This cancellation applies to all activities at the ministry – Sunday and weekday events.

Definitions: A storm watch means that the weather has the chance of turning into a storm. A storm warning means that the weather has become potentially dangerous and is headed our way.

Our policy is caution; we always want you to be safe in your travels. If you have questions about if a class or service will be held due to weather conditions, you may call 207-893-1233 and press #4 for storm cancellation information. Of course, even if a class or service is being held, the weather may be different in your location. Please use your own best judgment – safety first.

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