Unity: Looking at the Five Principles

Kay Davis

What can be said about the Unity Church of Sun Lakes? We are an active, thriving, positive, uplifting, supportive, loving and responsive spiritual community. We love our spiritual leader Rev. Debbi Brown/Adams who consistently brings us messages of life-changing hope and inspiration. Come join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Arts and Crafts Room of Sun Lakes Country Club. Coffee and fellowship follow the service.

If you wonder what we believe, the core teachings of Unity are found in the Five Principles which were set down by Charles Fillmore in 1889. The exact wording of these principles has changed over time to reflect modern language, but the meaning is intact. These principles describe Unity’s vision of Practical Christianity and the promise of a life of spiritual abundance for us all.

They are 1) God is all good and active in everything and is present everywhere; 2) I am naturally good as God’s divinity is in me and in everyone; 3) I create my experiences by what I choose to think, feel and believe; 4) Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life; and 5) I do and give my best by living the truth I know. I make a difference.

Unity has no dogma or creed which one must profess to in order to be a member, and Charles Fillmore reserved the right to change his mind according to the ongoing revelation of truth, but of the principles he held fast, and today we strive to practice them in our daily lives.

World Peace Prayer and Meditation Group meets at 10:30 a.m. on October 12 in Room A-3 of Cottonwood Country Club. This is an open group.

Reiki Circle meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room A-2 of Cottonwood Country Club. For information, call Lois Valleau at 480-883-6699.

For general information on Sun Lakes Unity Church, visit our website at www.unityofsunlakes.org.