Vision, Mission and Values
We are an ever-expanding community of love and acceptance where lives are transformed.
Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, describes love as a ‘healing, harmonizing power.’ We believe that we are all fashioned in love and as love. It is in loving that all healing takes place and our true power resides.
We are all innately sourced with Divine Guidance and Inner Wisdom. When we allow ourselves to be led, individually and as a Spiritual Community, life unfolds with greater ease and grace. This is God’s Church and we follow Spirit’s Guidance for the highest good of all.
Acceptance is a cornerstone of spiritual maturity and ensures that we are working with, not against life. As Eckhart Tolle said, Accept—Then Act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it…this miraculously transforms your whole life.
We are spiritual beings having a spiritual experience in physical bodies. We are here to continually grow and experience life. That being said, we believe that life is more about unlearning than learning. The truth of us is wholeness, love, and perfection. Our “job” is to uncover and release all the blocks that prevent us from living that truth.
As Gandhi beautifully stated, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Just as Unity Church of the Hills exists to serve the needs of our spiritual community, we continually seek and offer opportunities for our congregants to give back, both within our Spiritual Home and out in the world.
Statement of Inclusivity & Acceptance
Webster defines the word “unity” as the “state of forming a complete and pleasing whole…” At this time in the evolution of the planet and the lives of human beings upon it, the task of “forming a complete and pleasing whole” is the imperative for positive evolution and harmonious existence for all.
We must now remember more than ever, that we have much more in common than that which divides us.
The Unity movement stands for and will tirelessly work for harmony so all people may know the freedom of peaceful expression; so they may know their own inner worth and essential contribution to the whole of life.
- Where there are divisions of opinions, beliefs and perspectives, Unity embraces curiosity, exploration and expanded awareness of the gifts of diversity.
- Where there is fear of “the other,” Unity stands for inclusivity and peaceful acceptance of another’s right to create the life of their choosing.
- Where there is oppression and confusion, we stand for justice and understanding, and for extending compassion, kindness and forgiveness to restore balance.
- Where there is discrimination, we stand for inclusivity and equality. We are advocates for the well being, respect and civil freedom of every human being.
We only support proposals and actions which honor individuals or classes of individuals based on equality, regardless of national origin, class, creed, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender identity. This is in alignment with the core beliefs and values established by our founders.
We choose Unity. In harmony with the divine Spirit we stand, so we may live in a spiritually awakened world that is continually evolving.
This is our prayer and our decree. Through our actions, we let it be.