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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!

Joan Chadbourne

Joan Chadbourne

Mysteries of Aging
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Facilitator: Joan Chadbourne. Cost: Love offering.
In this experiential 5-session course, we will explore the mysteries that can create years filled with love, joy and peace even as we deal with any physical issues, death and the culture’s fear-based myths about getting older. We’ll explore Universal principles and the teachings of leading-edge thinkers to age more creatively. We’ll practice skills needed to embody these ideas. If this course calls to you, please join with others to explore and increase life’s satisfaction and ability to love and live more fully. Expect to laugh and learn. Bring lunch or something to share after class if you choose. Learn more

Celebration of Life Service for Louise Flynt
Saturday, October 20, 1:30 p.m.
Our beloved Licensed Unity Teacher and member for more than 25 years earned her wings and took flight Friday evening. Many in this community took the Quest class with Louise and other classes as well. Refreshments to follow.

Movie: Paper Clips
Sunday, October 21, noon-2 p.m.
Whitwell Middle School in rural Tennessee is the setting for this documentary about an extraordinary experiment in Holocaust education. Struggling to grasp the concept of six-million Holocaust victims, the students decide to collect six-million paper clips to better understand the extent of this crime against humanity. The film details how the students met Holocaust survivors from around the world and how the experience transformed them and their community. Written by Sujit R. Varma. One in a series of events for the Season for Interfaith/Intercultural Celebration. Watch the trailer.

Class with Jen Deraspe: Loving What Is: Finding Ease and Insight through The Work of Byron Katie
Monday, October 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the beliefs that cause stress, anxiety, and depression in your life. Through guided meditation and practicing this potent tool, The Work, allow the mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Learn more

Adult Spirit Camp
Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Camp leader: Eva Goulette. Workshop Fee: $75. Register now.
Dress for the weather, because in this workshop, we will spend some of our time outside finding new, meaningful ways to connect to our natural world.

Science has recently discovered that plants communicate with each other, and when the energy supplying the life force of a plant is interrupted or stops, nearby plants will share energy with the threatened one to help it maintain its life. Let’s explore the energetic connection between humans and plants, as well as the spiritual aspects of our relationship to them. We can be active participants in learning to restore the balance between man and the natural world.

Guest Speaker & Workshop Presenter Dr. Garland Landrith
Sunday-Monday, November 4-5
Dr. Garland Landrith will be the guest speaker at our 10 a.m. Sunday service on November 4 and will present a two-day workshop, Living Your Dreams by Unlocking Your Subconscious. Workshop sessions will be noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 4 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, November 5.

Dr. Landrith’s research was cited in the movie What the Bleep and by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Neale Donald Walsch. Dr. Landrith has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows and has taught over 30,000 people effective techniques on how to manifest their dreams by letting go of their intentions.

View this flyer for complete information about Dr. Landrith’s visit to Unity of Greater Portland.

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