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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!


Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Guest Musician Julie Thompson
Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m. Services
Ms. Thompson has opened for The Kingston Trio, sung in the back-up chorus for the rock group Foreigner, toured for 10 years with the New England-based “Julie & Brownie,” and appeared on CMN and TNN in TJ Booker’s music video Wine into Water. Besides publishing songs, she is an internationally published author (Charlesbridge Publishing) and narrator of several children’s books.


Save the Date!
Unity of Greater Portland’s Women’s Retreat
Y.E.S. Your Evolving Self
September 28-29
Registration and $50 deposit due by Sunday, August 19.
View the retreat brochure for complete information, including all registration deadlines.
Pilgrim Lodge
103 Pilgrim Lodge Rd.,
West Gardiner, ME  04345
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Silent Saturday
Saturday, August 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
An opportunity to go to the most silent places of your soul. Join us for the whole day or just for a part of the day. Bring your own lunch. Learn more

The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart
Tuesdays, August 21 – November 6, 10:30 – Noon
Facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey
This is a 12-week course on learning to reach out into ever-broadening creative horizons. Class will be closed after the second class.

Julia Cameron draws from her remarkable teaching experience to help readers reach out into ever-broadening creative horizons. As in The Artist’s Way, she combines eloquent essays with playful and imaginative experiential exercises to make The Vein of Gold an extraordinary book of learning-through-doing. Inspiring essays on the creative process and more than one hundred engaging and energizing tasks involve the reader in “inner play,” leading to authentic growth, renewal, and healing.
This is not a book to read. It is a book to do, and it promises major life changes.

• Offered on a love offering basis
• Book available in Unity Book and Gift Store


Deb Engel

Deb Engel

Getting Past Stuck: The Shortest Route to Living with Joy
Wednesday, August 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A workshop with Deb Engle, author of The Only Little Prayer You Need. $25 registration (please see Steph Plourde in the church office). Please register early

• Identify the fear-based thinking that keeps you stuck.
• Address fear-based thoughts about everything from finances to relationships, health concerns to family conflicts.
• Achieve a new level of self-worth.
• Live fearlessly to create a better life for yourself and your loved ones.

Note: Deb Engle will be the guest speaker for Sunday services on August 26.

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