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Several people have showed an interest in my church, which is a Unity church. I always describe Unity as "Christianity without Damnation". A clearer idea might be given by checking out Unity's Five Basic Principles - good stuff.

Anyway, for those of you who have shown interest, we now have sermons available on the web for streaming or downloading. I'm working on that at the moment - and I have dial-up, so it's slow going - but they're really juicy experiences. Hearing the band play The Lord's Prayer was so moving, it's what brought me back a second time. For anyone curious, it's worth checking out:

Reverend Chad takes on cyberspace



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May. 18th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
Us Unitarian Universalists have always considered the Unity church UUs with more god.
May. 18th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha! That's awesome. I've always wanted to check out a UU church. I've looked around at the website before. Looks like good stuff.
May. 19th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Is the unity church the same as the unitarian church. My parents were married in the unitarian church here. My mother being lutheran and my dad methodist needed to find a church that would marry them. Back in the 50's the denominations were pretty strict about who they would marry.
May. 19th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
Nope, not the same. My dear friend dominanefret explained the difference in the comment above yours - LOL. If you check out those links, you can find out about Unity, which is often confused with UU.
May. 25th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
I kept meaning to stop here and say hello.

Hello :-)

I wrote a paper in college about the difference between Unity (in which I was raised) and Unitarian Universalism - it was a really good experience, I had a nice chat with a UU minister who lives in my area and I got an A on the paper. The upshot is: although Unity does honor all spiritual paths, it's Master Teacher is Jesus Christ - He is our primary focus, we are still Christian (although not in the eyes of my Methodist parent), we just have a different view of Jesus and His teachings than most Christian sects, while UUers really do practice anything and everything, with no particular focus - not that they are disorganized or anything like that, their path is just more of a conglomeration of all paths and an acceptance of all paths - not that Unity doesn't accept all paths - but you see, I could keep going, I did write the paper after all, but you get the idea ;-P

My church doesn't have downloadable sermons, but that is a great idea, and I am definitely going to check out some of them from yours' :-)
May. 25th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
It looks like I spoke too soon, we do have sermons.mp3 at my church's site! Here is the most recent one that I have heard, which I found most enjoyable.

I didn't even know we had these until I just looked, HA! :-D
May. 25th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Oh, how wonderful! I haven't met a lot of other Unitics in cyberspace.I can't recall where I know you from, but I remember enjoying your username. :)

The wonderful thing about Unity - well, one of them - is how unique each church's experience can be. Though we do have a Christian focus, my preacher often quotes from other holy books and uses examples of such masters such as Buddha, Mohammad, Ghandi, and Ram Dass a lot. And I know we actually have a lot of pagans who come to our church.

Thanks for the link to yours! I will check it out. I've been to two other Unity churches; I went to a church in Florida a couple years ago for a Youth Ed training, and we went to the one in Atlanta for a Board trip. One day I hope to make it to Unity Village.

I'll have to check out the mp3s you found! I can't get them on dial-up, but one day when I'm at my mom's and have the house to myself...
May. 25th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I went to the International Y.O.U. Conference at Unity Village back when I was in high school, and it is still one of my most precious memories.

One church you may want to check out is the one in Louisville, KY, it's really quite interesting, it used to be a synagogue - I was there for an NGU conference last year, and oh my gosh that reminds me, have you heard of the Next Generation of Unity? If not, you should really check it out, I've gone to 3 events now, it's for 18-35ish-year-olds, and it's been a great experience for me to be part of it :-D

Funny you should mention Ghandi, there was a workshop/class on the Wisdom of Ghandi that we just finished that we had been doing for a few months - yes it is awesome to experience spiritual wisdom from all sources :-)

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