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Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and celebrates the Oneness that connects us all. Just as our name suggests, Unity focuses on our similarities, not our differences.

Unity was founded more than 100 years ago during the time of the transcendentalists such as Emerson and Thoreau. Our co-founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, realized the power of experiencing God within each of us: how we move, live, and have our being, rather than an outer Deity. Unity is often called "spiritual not religious." Instead of religious dogma, Unity teaches affirmative prayer and meditation to connect with one's Divine nature.

Unity is a place to begin to live the life you were born to love!

All Are Welcome Here!

Regardless of your age, your ethnicity, your religious background, your sexual orientation, or your lifestyle choices, you are one of the bright colors in the tapestry of life, and it would be a delight to meet you!

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What We Do

Our people say that church feels like "home." Those who follow our spiritual teachings find themselves on an enlightening journey to discover their true awakening. At Unity, everyone is recognized as a spiritual being. For anyone who is searching for a love-focused place of worship that embraces all people and honors all spiritual paths, Unity is just that place.

What We Do

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The Unity spiritual movement began in the late 1800s when Charles and Myrtle Fillmore (a Kansas City, Missouri couple) began to harness metaphysics, the power of mind-over-body, to heal their physical ailments.

Charles Myrtle History

They felt compelled to share their newfound spiritual teachings, so they started a magazine called “Modern Thought” in 1889, now Unity Magazine®.  Soon after, they formed a prayer group now called Silent Unity, a 24/7 prayer ministry. Eventually, classes taught by the Fillmores blossomed into the Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, including nearly 600 churches and study groups across the globe.

Today, millions of people have found awakening, freedom, and healing through Unity’s teachings.

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Unity's Five Basic Principles

There are five fundamental Truth Principles which, when understood, form the foundation on which the teaching of Unity rests. All other ideas flow from these five Truth Principles.

 Unity's Five Basic Principles


Unity of Santa Barbara

227 E Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Join us on Sunday

Sunday Services at 10am