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Mission | What is Ours to Be and Do


We inspire, educate, and serve to awaken our oneness with Spirit.

 

Vision | What we Seek to Manifest


Centered in divine love, we celebrate a kind and awakened world filled with peace, abundance and joy.

 

Core Values | How We Get There

Living Consciously ∙ God-Centered ∙ Community ∙ Abundance ∙ Inclusion ∙ Love

But how, exactly, can one do all that?

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Living Consciously

We are awake and aware of our opportunities, challenges, and choices and say “yes” to life.

Personal Behavior

  • I have a daily mindfulness meditation practice.
  • I do deep listening.
  • I think before acting or reacting.
  • I journal daily to identify unconscious behaviors and receive guidance from Spirit.

Community

  • We give mindfulness meditation workshops.
  • We take care of the Unity physical facility.
  • We keep our group agreements.
  • We volunteer at Unity.
  • We serve healthy foods.

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God-Centered

We turn within to God for guidance and prayer.

Personal Behavior

  • I meditate daily.
  • I invite Spirit to guide my life.
  • I offer gratitude to God.
  • I have a daily spiritual practice.
  • I contemplate about situations.
  • I pray daily.
  • I see the Divine in others as I see the Divine in me and realize our Oneness.

Community

  • We invite Spirit into conversations when there is disagreement.
  • We pray before any activity.
  • We select prayer partners and meet on a regular basis.
  • We teach how to pray.
  • We have a Prayer Ministry to pray for us.

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Community

We enjoy a loving network of mutual support and plenty of co-creative activities.

Personal Behavior

  • I volunteer for organizations that serve.
  • I am active in community.
  • I invite members to my home to get to know each other on a deeper level (i.e. coffee or tea party, lunch etc.).

Community

  • We welcome newcomers authentically into conversations.
  • We develop group activities and clubs for book study, dancing, taking trips, theater, walking, movies etc.
  • We support each other's spiritual growth.

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Abundance

We practice giving and receiving frequently, knowing Spirit is our source.

Personal Behavior

  • I notice where I limit my sense of abundance.
  • I give and receive expressions of love generously, including items such as supportive cards, calls, time, treasure, and talent.
  • I give gratitude to Spirit for at least one thing received daily.
  • I practice raising my prosperity consciousness through reading books and taking classes.
  • I practice regular giving of my time, talent, and treasure.

Community

  • We serve with organizations that align with our mission.
  • We give workshops on abundance in all its forms: time, talent, and treasure.

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Inclusion

We believe in the intrinsic value of everyone and welcome all into our loving community.

Personal Behavior

  • I socialize with a new person after service.
  • I engage with others wherever I go.
  • I notice when I am excluding someone and shift myself.
  • I practice being compassionate with others.
  • I invite people to join me here at Unity.

Community

  • We invite diversity in all its forms: LGBTQ, interfaith, multi-racial, etc.
  • We teach workshops on compassion.
  • We hold healing services for the congregation.

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Love

We embrace the gift of self love, as the sure path to unconditional love for everyone.

Personal Behavior

  • I practice forgiveness regularly.
  • I practice loving myself.
  • I see the good in people.
  • I do loving things for people.
  • I express love to others.
  • I tell others what I appreciate about them.
  • I practice loving kindness.

Community

  • We teach self love workshops.
  • We teach forgiveness workshops.
  • We teach non-violent communication workshops.
  • We encourage other studies such as A Course in Miracles.
  • We practice loving kindness with projects such as building in Guatemala and Showers of Blessings, etc.

Affirmation

Unity of Santa Barbara

227 E Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805.966.2239

Join us on Sunday

Sunday Services at 10am