Thank you for visiting our spiritual community, where you're sure to discover our hearty welcome, our authentic acceptance and our genuine kindness. Please know that our services, our classes, our groups and our events are available to you.
You will find that Unity will not seek to convert you from any one thing to another, but to support you in following the wisdom which we believe is inherent and at-the-ready within you.
We believe that while we can create countless enjoyable and creative ways of pointing to the divine experience, in the end each of us has to discover it for himself or herself.
Simply, we recognize you as an individualized expression of the Limitless Wisdom, the Profound Love and the Perfect Life which initiates and sustains all life in our world, and we celebrate your presence with us.
Dr. Richard Loren Held, Senior Minister
What is Unity?
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 Divine Energy and Infinite Wisdom which is everywhere present and operating through all creation. At Unity in Lynnwood, we might refer to God as Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, Universal Mind or That Which is Greater.
We are individualized expressions of God. Our fundamental nature is divine and our purpose is to express our divine potential as demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. We believe that you existed before you assumed your current body and that you will continue to exist after you relinquish it. You are an eternal, spiritual being having a temporary, physical experience!
Unity teaches that Jesus expressed his divine potential to high levels and sought to show humankind how to do the same. We see Jesus as a master teacher of spiritual truths - as more example than exception. In Unity, we use the term Christ to represent the divine potential within every human. So, Jesus is a great example of the Christ expressed. There have been others.
Unity founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history, allegory, metaphor, art, politic and prophecy and often interpreted it metaphysically as the journey of awakening shared by every human soul. Unity in Lynnwood recognizes the Bible as a complex collection of writings, compiled over many centuries and reflective of the cultures from which they emerged, and seeks to engage this valuable spiritual resource intelligently.
Prayer and meditation are two disciplines which avail us to the spiritual resources which are always