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.”
8 a.m. Early Bird Service: A 40-minute contemplative service with lesson/talk (no Children’s Church or coffee hour)
10 a.m. Service: Regular service with same lesson/talk with lunch following service (Children’s Church during service)
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!
Sunday, March 25, 8 & 10 a.m. services
Come celebrate the beginning of the Holy Week by attending a service at 8 or 10 a.m. today. As part of the 10 a.m. service, an adult Spiritual Baptism will be offered to all who would like to participate. We will walk the palms to signify the journey to Jerusalem. Palms will be available to take with you.
Holy Thursday Service
Thursday, March 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Through meditation and shared reflections, we will enter into the spirit of servanthood as manifest in Jesus’s actions during the Last Supper. This meditative energy will draw us into a foot washing and Communion Service. Led by Rev. Pat Bessey and Jack Seery. Love offering basis.
Sunday, April 1, 8 & 10 a.m. services
We invite you to join your Spiritual Community for a joyful celebration of Easter. It will be a time to honor the resurrection of our Christ Consciousness and includes a great message, music and flower ceremony.
Thursdays, March 22-June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Steph Plourde, this course features a series of DVD lessons with Mary Morrissey, one of the most dynamic prosperity teachers on the planet. This program shares simple techniques that will help you move toward an ever freer, fuller, expanded version of yourself if you are willing to try them. Learn more
Bible Interpretation: Acts through Revelation
Mondays, April 16-May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Rev. Airin Wolf. Unity’s “maieutic” and metaphysical approach to interpreting scriptures aims to help the interpreter cultivate self-knowledge and make contact with the Higher Spiritual Self commonly called “Christ within” and “Christ consciousness.” Students discover inner spiritual meanings of Christian Scriptures (Acts through Revelation) as they continue to apply the Unity method of interpretation to “the New Testament.” Learn more
Sunday, April 29, 12:15 p.m.
Do you have a performing talent that you want to share with UGP? Do you sing, play an instrument, perform magic, dance, tell jokes, etc…? This is a great way to get your feet wet in a safe environment. If interested, please sign up on the church bulletin board. If you have any questions use our contact form to get in touch with Rev. Elizabeth Peterson.
Silent Retreat with Jack Seery
April 20-22 — Thursday evening — Sunday lunch at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
Is it time for you to go deeper into the Mystery? Silence is the way into a deeper oneness with yourself and that which is the Source of all that is. It is the path to a refreshment of soul as you experience the Presence in the inner depth of oneself and the beauty of nature that surrounds you. This has been a transformative experience for many of us. Learn more
Peace Literacy: Skills & Leadership Summer Workshop
Sunday, August 5 to Friday, August 10 at St. Joseph’s College
Presented by Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A graduate of West Point and a veteran of the war in Iraq, he created the idea of Peace Literacy after his time in the military. He develops the idea further in his seven-book series The Road to Peace, where he writes about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human.
This week-long workshop is offered by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Unity of Greater Portland. Learn more and reserve your place now.
Unity of Greater Portland is hosting Dancing Jaguar Inspirations’ Spirit Camps for all ages in 2018.
Visit Dancing Jaquar’s website for information about camps for adults.
A Course in Miracles
Sundays, noon-12:45 p.m.
This discussion group is facilitated by Matt Purinton and explores A Course in Miracles chapter by chapter, each week focusing on key ideas of each chapter. Additionally, participants consider teachings from the book Unity and A Course in Miracles by William Heller and Paul Hasselbeck.
Winter 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 of Greater Portland 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!