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.”

A Season for Nonviolence

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth participates in the international observance of Athe Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence, January 30 – April 4, which are the dates of the assassinations of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., respectively. We have many offerings for you to participate in. Use the links below for more information about each event.

The Season is an international, educational, media and grassroots campaign dedicated to promoting nonviolence as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and our communities. The Season for Nonviolence began in 1998, inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This international movement strives to honor the vision of these great peacemakers through action and education. Learn more

The Call of Challenging Times: A Workshop with Gregg Levoy

Sunday, March 7, 1-4 p.m.

Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy

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.

Learn more and register

Vaishali Mamgain

Vaishali Mamgain

What is Ours to Do to Bring Change

Sunday, March 14
10 a.m. Sunday Service; Coffee Hour on Zoom after Service
Join Vaishali Mamgain as she shares with us how paying attention to our physical responses to events like the Capitol attack can help white people better understand the experiences of Black-, brown- and queer-bodied folks.

Vaishali received her PhD. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Maine and the Director of the Bertha Crosley Ball Center for Compassion. Learn more

Bukeka Blakemore

Bukeka Blakemore

Special Musician Bukeka Blakemore
Sunday, March 21, 10 a.m. Celebration Service
Bukeka Blakemore is a motivating singer/songwriter who captures the beauty of life in her beautiful crafted lyrics and music which provides a very intimate and emotional performance each and every time.

What makes her music so unique is the “feel good quality.” So no matter if the song is upbeat or ballad, audiences are mesmerized and impacted by every performance by Bukeka. She is known for “giving it all she’s got.” Her remarkable ability to infuse story and music leaves individuals hanging on to her every word.

Living Originally: A Courageous Shift in Identity

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
You must be subscribed to our email to receive Zoom meeting access. If you do not already receive Heart Thoughts, our weekly email newsletter, use the subscribe form in the right-hand column of this web page.

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.

How to Use Spiritual Power Tools to Support Your Soul
Wednesdays, April 7, 14 ,21 and 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m. with Rev. Pat Bessey via Zoom
How to Use Spiritual Power Tools to Support Your Soul was created to demystify and de-glamorize soul growth in a simple step-by-step process. There are no distracting details, just an outline of essential and practical actions. You will discover exciting ways to create measurable changes in your thoughts, attitudes, and decisions and unveil the hidden knowledge contained within your soul.

The author of the book, Jane Elizabeth Hart, is offering her book at no charge to the first 16 to register.

Register now!

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center

Silent Retreat with Jack Seery
April 11-14
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 the soul as you experience the Presence in the inner depth of yourself and the beauty of nature that surrounds you. This has been a transformative experience for many of us. As a participant, you will have a private room and all meals provided at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center. Special dietary needs can be addressed at an additional cost. Learn more

Unity Men’s Meeting
Tuesday, March 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 March 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
Sunday, 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.

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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