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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!


Book Study: Radical Spirit
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon, January 14-March 31
Cost: love offering. Facilitated by Rev. Pat Bessey.

We are studying Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Sr Joan Chittister.

Feeling burnt-out from life, strung-out from social media, and put out by a society that always wants more from you? Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, offers a practical, character-building, and inspirational guide to help you take control of your emotional life and redirect your spiritual destiny.


The I of the StormI of the Storm Workshop
Sunday, January 26, noon – 2:30 p.m.
This workshop presents a heart intelligent approach to transforming any situation into opportunities for personal healing, awakening, and empowerment.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recover from judgment and criticism
  • Dismantle the belief that someone or something is against them
  • Gain relevant skills for dealing with stressful situations

Presented by Rev. Pat Bessey. Cost: love offering. Learn more


Potluck and Open Mic Night
Friday, January 31, 7 p.m.
Sign up on Unity Bulletin Board for both Open Mic and Potluck. For more information, contact Elizabeth Peterson.


Growing in Relationship
Sunday, February 9, noon – 2:30 p.m.
February is “love” month! What better time to give attention to your relationship? 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


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.
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.


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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