What Is Unity?


Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home. Unity is an open-minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God and helps people discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.

Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help people live more abundant and meaningful lives.

A positive alternative to traditional religion, Unity seeks to apply the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path. Unity is considered a movement of new thought, providing spiritual education through god-centered beliefs. 

Unity affirms the power of prayer and meditation to help people experience a clearer realization of a oneness with God every day.  For more about The Power of Prayer click here.

The Five Basic Principles

We encourage you to explore and apply Unity teachings based on your own spiritual understanding. The five basic ideas that make up the Unity belief system are:
•    O– One Presence. God is the source and creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere.
•    O– Original Virtue. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore, all people are inherently good.
•    M – Mindful Co-Creation. We create our life experiences through our way of thinking as co-creators with God.
•    P – Prayer & Meditation. There is power in affirmative prayer, which we believe increases our awareness of God. We source divine ideas through our meditation practices.
•    A – Action. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them.

Unity of Wilmington

Our vision:  United in Love, the world celebrates joy, abundance and harmony

Our mission:  We are a vibrant, loving spiritual community expanding consciousness and inspiring personal transformation.

Core values:  Spiritual, Uplifting, Dynamic, Loving, Inclusive Community

Intention Statements and Objectives:  
Unity of Wilmington is a loving, vibrant, inclusive, Spirit-led community.
   •Transformational small group ministries
   •Vibrant Youth & Family ministries
   •Inspirational celebration services

Unity of Wilmington's congregation is a powerful force of love and joy, embracing diversity and living Unity spiritual principles.
   •Nurturing/evolving programs and practices
   •Open dynamic congregation
   •Affirmative prayer and meditation ministries
Relationships at Unity of Wilmington are centered in integrity, authenticity, and unconditional Love.
   •Supportive, welcoming and accepting ministries
   •Compassionate and fulfilling in-reach and out-reach
   •Expanding community presence
Unity of Wilmington is an inspirational, expanding ministry demonstrating successful leadership, prosperity and responsible stewardship.
   •Broad-based committed congregational ownership
   •Enlightened effective leadership
   •Outstanding building and grounds

The Unity Movement

Unity is not just one spiritual center. Unity is a denomination, a collective of spiritual centers around the world. Unity publishes books, CDs and magazines including inspirational messages for each day, The Daily Word.

For over 125 years, the Unity movement has provided free 24/7 prayer support called Silent Unity. Silent Unity is a global resource with nineteen prayer centers around the world speaking six languages. You may call Silent Unity at any time: 1-800-669-7729.

Unity also sponsors full-service websites and a 24/7 online radio network:


Although personal and spiritual growth comes from within, most people appreciate learning, friendships, support and companionship along the way.


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