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.”
Letters from Prison: The Language of Resistance
Presented by Susan Stein via Zoom
Sunday, February 21, 1 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is 34 years old in 1963 when he writes his Letter from the Birmingham Jail. Etty Hillesum is 29 in 1943 when she writes her Letter from Westerbork, a concentration camp in The Netherlands. Reading these letters side by side, we eavesdrop on a conversation between these great writers and thinkers as they choose love over hate, live and breathe their commitment to non-violence while bearing witness to unspeakable brutality and terror, and make a home inside themselves as a dwelling place for God.
The Call of Challenging Times: A Workshop with Gregg Levoy
Sunday, March 7, 1-4 p.m.
In the central creation story in the Western world (Genesis), Chaos with a capital C is described as the condition of the Earth before it was formed. i.e. Chaos precedes Creation.
The vaccine that’s finally arrived for the coronavirus works on the same principle: We introduce a little chaos into the system in order to strengthen it, shake it up for the sake of helping it grow and evolve. The “chaos” of the pandemic year has the potential to do the same thing, and this Zoom webinar is an opportunity to explore how your own life might grow and evolve as a result of it, whether creatively, professionally, interpersonally, or spiritually.
The Joy of Rest
Sunday Services at 10 a.m.
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.
Unity Men’s Meeting
Tuesday, February 2, 6-7:30 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. For more information, contact Matt Purinton at (207) 650-9483 or Todd Glacy at (207) 229-9965.
Women Empowering Women
Rev. Pat Bessey, Facilitator
First Thursday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m. Next meeting February 4.
Purpose: To create a safe environment where women can come together to explore issues relevant to their growth of body, mind, and spirit. To give and receive support for fulfilling their dreams, goals, and to dismantle beliefs that limit them from reaching their maximum potential.
Invite friends to join you. This will be a Zoom event. Register now.
Winter Warmth for the Homeless
Winter is knocking on our door and for many of us it just means getting out our winter garments. It also means putting an extra blanket on the bed. However, for our homeless brothers and sisters, that isn’t an option.
It is time for us to make sure they stay warm… put a new or gently used blanket or two, along with new or spare gloves and hats into a bag and drop off at the church. It doesn’t have to be limited to just these… you can add new socks, gently used boots and other items that would keep someone warm. Please leave in bags by the front door. They will be picked up regularly.
Giving Back Week
The Board of Trustees has designated the last week of every month as “Giving Back Week” — a window through which we can express how much we value all that our community is offering to us during this time. Donate now
Action for Justice and Equality
Our Community Responds
Sundays, February 7 and March 7, 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.
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.
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.
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.