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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!

Andrea Wenger

Sacred Sound Meditation with Andrea Wenger
Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Calm anxiety, quiet your mind, release stress, and restore harmony to your whole being. Bathe every atom of your multi-dimensional self in the healing vibrations of bells, chimes, drum, rattle, sacred songs and Andrea’s angelic vocal toning with crystal singing bowls… allowing the old limiting beliefs and constructs to fall away, your heart to open, and your consciousness to expand.

No prior experience with sound or meditation necessary. Simply come, relax, and find peace within.

Suggested love offering: $20.


Unity Men’s Meeting
Tuesday, August 20, 6 p.m.
A time of fellowship, discussion, and sharing, with an eye toward our supporting and helping each other as we continue to evolve into the truth of who we are. All men are welcome.


Tuesday Morning Book Study
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon starting August 20. The number of weeks we’ll meet is to be determined.

We will be discussing God of Love by Mirabai Starr. Rev. Pat Bessey is the facilitator. Come join this Tuesday morning book study and contribute to the wonderful sharing that is part of the experience.

Cost: love offering.

About the book: God of Love is Mirabai Starr’s passionate and personal exploration of the interconnected wisdom of the three Abrahamic faiths. She shares an overview of essential teachings, stories of saints and spiritual masters, and prophetic calls for peace and justice.


Deb Engel

Debra Engel

The Power of One
Guest Speaker Debra Engle
Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m. Service
What if you had just one job, one goal, and one purpose? If your life seems complicated right now, the power of one will make it manageable again, giving you a spiritual focus and foundation for all your decisions and relationships.

Workshop: Be the Light that You Are 
Wednesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Inspired by Debra Engle’s book of the same name, this workshop with Debra is for anyone who wants to put her spiritual practice in action. Filled with real-life examples, it provides a simple path to kindness, decency, and authenticity in troubled times. Learn more


Community Meeting
Sunday, September 8, noon
All are welcome to join us for our quarterly community meeting.


Woman’s Retreat: Reclaiming Your Preciousness
September 20-21, 2019 at Pilgrim Lodge, a rustic retreat center on beautiful Lake Cobbosseecontee, Gardiner, Maine
New registration deadline: September 13
Led by Rosie Deer Heart. “Awareness builds consciousness. We each have a joy gene that is linked to our Preciousness and our authentic self. Reconnecting with our innate sense of joy, in spite of our past history, empowers our connection to spacious awareness and brings a heightened sense of creativity, freedom, compassion, and wisdom. I’ll meet you there!” — Rosie Deer Heart

Learn more and/or register now


Becoming 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.


World Day of Prayer Service
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
The theme of this year’s World Day of Prayer is Infinite Presence, Unlimited Potential, expressed in the affirmation: I celebrate the vast possibilities for my life.

Please join the Prayer Partner team as we join with tens of thousands of people all over the world, focusing on the truth of our divine nature and on expressing it in our own experience. It promises to be a time of opening, combining words of Truth with fertile silences. All are welcome.


Unity Kindness for the Homeless
We continue to collect NEW socks and Dunkin Donut gift cards for the homeless. There is a collection box at Unity to put them in. Contact Elizabeth Peterson with any questions.

Support for Asylum Seekers
If you want to volunteer time and/or services to help support asylum seekers in Portland, you can get more information and sign up here.


SnowBird Lodge

Men’s Retreat at Snowbird Lodge
November 8-10
Details to come

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