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!

Unity Book & Gift Store Holiday Sale
Our Unity Book and Gift store is having a sale now through the end of the year. Any regularly priced item is 20 percent off, and many items are marked down even further – Prices in “Red.” Looking for a last-minute gift? Come on in and check it out.

Christmas Giving

Stuffed Animals Christmas Drive
We’re collecting 300 stuffed animals for Boston’s Shriners Hospital for Children to be delivered this week.

Winter Kindness
We are collecting NEW hats, socks and mittens for the homeless. There is a bin at the church for you to put them in. Email Elizabeth Peterson with questions.

Opportunity Alliance Tree
Members of our congregation have donated gifts for children and adults served by Opportunity Alliance.

Pretty Girls Sing Soprano
Friday, December 14, 7 p.m.
Fun-loving acoustic trio serving up folk, country, bluegrass, and rock with tight original vocal harmonies.

Our own Deana Gurney is a Pretty Girl, contributing vocals, keyboard, percussion, and original songs. Concert celebrates the release of their new CD, Bag Full of Lessons.

Men’s Gathering
Winter Solstice Pot Luck: Out of the Darkness Into the Light
Friday, December 21
4-6 p.m. — Settle in
6-7 p.m. — Dinner – Speech and Silence: From the Heart and to the Soul
8:30 p.m. — Fire Ceremony
10 p.m. — Kings Council
After Cleanup, Departure

Please email Don Lovoie or call him at 207-233-0381 with what you are bringing for the potluck, or find out what is needed, as Don is our kitchen elder.


Sunday, December 2, 8 and 10 a.m. services
First Sunday of Advent: A World of Hope

Sunday, December 9, 8 and 10 a.m. services
Second Sunday of Advent: A World of Peace

Sunday, December 16, 10 a.m. services
Third Sunday of Advent
Play: A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 23, 8 and 10 a.m. services
Fourth Sunday of Advent: A World of Love

Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, 7 p.m.
Christmas carols, candle light, moments of quiet in the rumble of the season and a time to reflect on the beauty and birth of the Christ.

Sunday, December 30, 8 and 10 a.m. services
A World of Joy

Monday, December 31, 7 p.m.
The Burning Bowl Ceremony is a symbolic expression of releasing and letting go.

Sunday, January 6, 8 and 10 a.m. services
White Stone Ceremony
“You shall have a new name.”

The Energy of Money
8 Wednesdays, January 9-March 6, 6:30-8 p.m. with Rev. Pat Bessey. No class on February 6.

Would it really be all right with you if life got easier?

Do you want:

  • To be successful with your goals and dreams?
  • To learn a simple method you can use to turn any situation into an opportunity for growth and success?
  • To see how to turn obstacles into opportunities?
  • To discover how to bring out your own inner strengths, as well as the strengths of others?

The Energy of Money gives you tools to engage with your life that guarantees personal or professional satisfaction and fulfillment.

Required book: The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth (available in our Book and Gift Store). This is a sacred giving class: suggested generosity is $20.

Unity of Greater Portland’s Storm Policy

winter roadIf 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!

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