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.”

Sunday, October 18 Service:
See No Strangers: Loving Opponents – Listen

Above, our Sunday service with Rev. Pat Bessey

Sunday Services at 10 a.m.

While our building is temporarily closed, we invite you to join us for 10 a.m. Sunday services on Facebook Live or YouTube.

Zoom Coffee Hour
Sundays, 11 a.m. via Zoom video conferencing, through May 24
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Ways to Connect

We offer classes, meditation, prayer services, sing-alongs and more via Facebook Live, YouTube, and Zoom. Subscribe to our email for access to all online offerings. (The sign-up box is in the right-hand column on this page.) If you missed something, check out our YouTube channel and our Facebook video library, where everything recent is posted.

For upcoming activities, please see our Events Calendar.

Sister Lucy Kurien

Sister Lucy Kurien

Guest Speaker Sr. Lucy Kurlen
Sunday, November 1, 10 a.m.

Sr. Lucy is the founder and director of Maher, a community and interfaith organization for abused and destitute women and children, headquartered in Pune, India.

Rescheduled! Retreat with Mirabai Starr

Saturday, November 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. via Zoom. Learn more and register.

Board of Trustees News

Greetings Beloved Community,

Here we are, heading into fall after a beautiful (and highly unusual) summer. I hope this letter finds you and yours enjoying this amazing time of year.

As you might expect we (your Board) have been trying to figure out the best way to approach the re-opening at our physical location. While the crash course in running everything on-line has given us some wonderful experiences we will carry forward, we are ever mindful of the time we can be around each other again in person. Read more

Friday Night Community Time
Fridays, 5-6 p.m.
This is a time to gather and break bread together; bring your own dinner or just yourself. Note: Don’t forget a chair and to dress appropriately. Restrooms will be available. If it rains this event will be canceled.

Inter-Spiritual/Intercultural Celebration
September 23 – November 20

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Change takes a long time, but it does happen. Each of us who works for social change is part of the mosaic of all who work for justice; together we can accomplish multitudes.” ~ Deborah Ellis


As I reflect on this quote, I realize that I am being asked to release some old stale limited beliefs in this time of the pandemic and in the political climate we are experiencing. The heightened awareness of racism in our culture has shown me where I have held beliefs that are contrary to what is true. I have opened myself to looking at where I have been complacent and where I have looked the other way rather than calling out the behavior. I truly believe that as we heal we are adding to the light of the collective consciousness. ~ Rev Pat Bessey

Action for Justice and Equality
Our Community Responds
Sundays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
We will meet at the rotary in Windham ((302/202) and participate in a nonviolent witness for Justice and Equality. Our presence will create greater public awareness of nonviolent change. Signs will be provided. Park in the Mercy Quick Care Parking Lot. Stay 10 minutes or however long you choose. Any action no matter how small has a ripple effect and creates a current of consciousness for change.

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.

Coronavirus-Related Postponements & Cancelations

All in-person Sunday services and other activities are postponed or canceled until further notice.

The decision was made for us when the Maine CDC recommended at their briefing today that folks 60 and over avoid groups of ten or more.

We invite you to join us for 10 a.m. Sunday services on Facebook Live or YouTube.

For anytime inspiration, check out our Sunday blog, which includes video and audio files of recent services.

We are monitoring the Coronavirus along with the world and we invite you to join in the following prayer or one of your own choosing.

We know that God is a Love that has no end and a Power that knows no bounds. God’s healing power of Divine Life is restoring, healing, and revitalizing our world in this very moment. We let go of any fears or anxieties, and we affirm that all are safe, healthy, and protected. We bless all those who support us in maintaining vibrant radiant health. We express Divine Life in all we think, say, and do. We bless our global family with radiant health, peace of mind, and abundant love.

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