Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living.
Unity in Redding is a positive, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer.
Without creed or dogma - we honor the universal truths in all religions and respect each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whatever your past experiences, you are welcome here.
Unity Church in Redding is a radiating center of God’s unconditional LOVE; embracing healing, spiritual transformation and service.
As a vibrant, sacred community, we express the indwelling Christ Spirit and co-create a world that works for all.
- Unconditional Love
- Spiritual Growth
God is Spirit, the loving Source of all that is. God is the one Power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way-Shower. In Unity, we use the term "Christ" to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression. We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The nature of humankind:
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine and therefore inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential as realized and demonstrated by Jesus and other master teachers. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Unity recognizes that the Bible is a complex collection of writings compiled over many centuries. We honor the writings as reflecting the understanding and inspiration of the writers at the time they were written and the deeper Metaphysical meanings hidden in the passages. The Bible continues to be a valuable spiritual resource for us.
Unity teaches that each person is a unique expression of God created with sacred worth. Living from that awareness transforms our lives and the world.
Unity emphasizes the creative power of thought in our life experience. We use the Law of Mind Action which says thoughts held in mind produce after their kind. When we take personal responsibility to choose life affirming thoughts, words and actions, we experience a more fulfilling and abundant life.
Unity emphasizes the importance of applying spiritual principles in our daily lives.
Unity teachings continue to evolve for us individually as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive and negative thoughts and embraces statements of spiritual truth even before they show up in our lives.
Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness of our connection with the Divine, as our indwelling Christ nature, and thereby transform our lives.
Spiritual Action: We feel a sacred responsibility, individually and collectively, to make a positive difference through personal example and active service in our churches, our communities and our world.
We believe that all people are created equally from a Divine viewpoint. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways. We strive for our ministries, publications, and programs to reach out to all who seek spiritual support and spiritual growth. It is important that our ministry is free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, or sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to ensure we are nondiscriminatory and support inclusivity and diversity.
In our effort to reach out to all people as did our Way-Shower, Jesus Christ, we support the modification of our facilities to make them accessible to all people, regardless of physical challenges; most Unity materials are available Braille and other languages. We respect the wonderful variety of human commitments and relationships.
Our ministers, Board of Trustees, and Key Volunteers honor the strength of diversity within our spiritual community and welcome more diversity and inclusivity. We affirm with love and in celebration our unity, in the midst of our wondrous diversity.
Statement for Peace
Unity stands for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury. Unity honors the many names for God, the many paths to God, the many ways to worship God; for there is only One Power and One Presence of God and that God loves each one of us equally. It is therefore the position of Unity to urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to God by whatever the name, for guidance during these challenging times and to pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the God of all our faith traditions. Unity stands for peace in our lifetime.