Inclusive Spiritual Community
Unity Center of Davis:
- Honors the many paths to God
- Helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives
- Applies universal spiritual principles taught and demonstrated by Jesus, Buddha,
and other enlightened master teachers of other wisdom traditions.
- Open and embracing of all people, faiths, ethnic heritages, ages, sexual orientations
and socio-economic backgrounds
- We embrace our humanity, while seeking to know and express our true Divine nature.
What We Believe
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings
of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and
respects each individual's right to choose a spiritual path.
God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere
present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining
all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we
speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind
how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and
as our Way-Shower. In Unity, we use the term "Christ" to mean the divinity in humankind.
Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
The Nature of Humankind
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and
therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized
and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our
divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Unity co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, studied the Bible as history and allegory,
and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey
toward spiritual awakening. In addition, Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection
of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding
and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written. The Bible continues to be a valuable
spiritual resource for us.
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth.
Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world. Unity emphasizes the
creative power of thought in our life experience. We refer to this as the Law of Mind Action.
When we take personal responsibility to choose life affirming thoughts, words and actions,
we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life. Unity emphasizes the importance of
applying spiritual principles in our daily lives. Unity teachings continue to evolve as we
identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Prayer and Meditation
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of
counterproductive, negative thoughts as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual
truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation
heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.