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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.”

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth is excited to be part of #GivingTuesday, a worldwide event that offers you a chance to give back to our community. Learn what our goals are for this exciting day and make your #GivingTuesday donation now.


What’s Happening Next

Unity Center for Spiritual Growth 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!

Men’s Group
Tuesday, December 3, 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. We now meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month.


Andrea Wenger

Andrea Wenger

Sacred Sound Meditation with Andrea Wenger
Friday, December 6, 7-9 p.m.
Let go and ride the sound waves, allowing them to transport you into a deeper experience of yourself and reality.

Reiki and Sound Healing gently, yet powerfully, support the process of awakening to our power to respond differently and create change in our lives; nourishing our whole selves; embodying new ways of being that are aligned and authentic; and exploding past the “rules” to a life of passion, vibrancy and joy!

Learn more. Cost: $20 at the door, or pay online.


Join Us in Helping Children This Christmas
We’re collecting 300 stuffed animals for Boston’s Shriners Hospital for Children to be delivered on Tuesday, December 11. Stuffed animals must be NEW, unwrapped and with price tags attached.

The deadline for donations is December 5. A collection box is at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth.


Unity Kindness for the Homeless
We are collecting 200 pairs of socks, 200 Dunkin Donut cards, and candy for Preble Street Resource Center for our homeless brothers and sisters

Please bring in by Sunday, December 8 and join Elizabeth Peterson in putting them together on Saturday, December 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Elizabeth Peterson with any questions.

Support for Asylum Seekers
If you want to volunteer time and/or services to help support asylum seekers in Portland, you can get more information and sign up here.

We warmly invite you to join us for holiday services!

Sunday, December 1, 8 and 10 a.m. services
First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 8, 8 and 10 a.m. services
Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. services
Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 22, 8 and 10 a.m. services
Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service
Tuesday, December 24, 7 p.m.
Here at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth, our Christmas Eve candle lighting services have become our most beloved tradition. We gather to sing and be uplifted by the music, to pray together, to be inspired by the message, but most of all to share the light. We take this light out into our lives and truly we become the change we wish to see in the world.

We warmly invite you to join us as we celebrate the joy and wonder of Christmas and the birth of the Christ child within each of us. Please join us to share in the joy of this special service and season!

Sunday, December 29, 8 and 10 a.m. services

Tuesday, December 31, 7 p.m.
The Burning Bowl Ceremony is a symbolic expression of releasing and letting go. The New Year is a perfect time to reflect and release the past and that which no longer serves your highest good. Make room for the sacredness of Spirit and a fresh start in the New Year as Rev. Pat Bessey leads us through a very special Burning Bowl Ceremony. Please join us and renew your spirit. Let go and let God!

Sunday, January 5, 8 and 10 a.m. services
White Stone Ceremony
“You shall have a new name.”


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.


Unity Center for Spiritual Growth’s Storm Policy

If 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 Center for Spiritual Growth 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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