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.”

What’s Happening Next

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!

Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 24, noon
Rev. Pat Bessey and UGP’s Board of Trustees extend a hearty welcome to all to attend our 2019 Annual Meeting. At our annual meeting, we review and discuss a number of important items, such as:
• events of the past year
• the Ministry’s focus for the upcoming year
• financial statements for the past year
• proposed budget for the current year
• election of new board members

Everyone is welcome at the meeting. Only those who are members may vote. We would be honored to have your voice and your support!

Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon

This book explores the nine stages essential to living an authentic life, combining storytelling and interpretation to lead women along a path to self-fulfillment and happiness. This is not a book to just read. With the group dynamics and the exercises in the book it promises major life changes.

Discussion will be led by Rev. Pat. Class provided on a love offering basis. Book available if you email Rev. Pat.

The Energy of Money
Wednesdays, January 16-February 27, 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.

Mind FULL Eating
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
In this 90-minute class with Mindy Rosseland, you will receive tools to help you make informed food choices, learn what Mind Full Eating really is, understand hunger, and have an opportunity to experience Mind Full Eating.

Cost: $25. Please bring a small portion (approximately half cup or less) of a food you love.

The I of the Storm: Embracing Conflict, Creating Peace
Sunday, March 10, noon-2 p.m. Love offering.
What if everything in your life — every judgment, every failure, every obstacle, every conflict, illness, and loss was really about exposing your capacity to make the difference — grist for the millstone of your own becoming? And what if you really knew the difference between you and your experiences, that you are not your experiences? You have experiences, but experiences don’t have to have you. What difference would you make when your way of relating was inspired by who you are, who you have come here to be, instead of what’s happening to you?

This workshop with Rev. Pat Bessey presents a heart-intelligent approach to transforming any situation into opportunities for personal healing, awakening, and empowerment.

Participants will learn how to:
• Recover from judgment and criticism
• How to dismantle the belief that someone or something is against them
• Gain relevant skills for dealing with stressful situations

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!

Pilgrim Lodge

Coming in September: Women’s Retreat: Reclaiming Your Preciousness
Friday-Saturday, September 20-21
Led by Rosie Deer Heart at Pilgrim Lodge, Gardiner, Maine
View the flyer.

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