What Is Unity?


We’re glad you’re here.


Senior Minister Rev. DeeAnn answers questions
from the community.


Unity is a welcoming and inclusive spiritual movement grounded in affirmative prayer, spiritual practice, and creativity, sustained through a deep sense of community.  Our goal is to help us all to remember our true Divine Nature, and to support and encourage the evolution of our consciousness.  Our vision is to realize “a world powerfully transformed through shared spiritual awakening.”

Unity offers an open-ended approach to spirituality, rather than a closed or dogmatic one.  We believe that the Presence of God lives in, through, and as each of us, that this Presence guides and supports us, and that we are all called to know and live more fully as this Presence.  Whatever our race, faith tradition, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or culture, we are all celebrated.  We are more because you are here!

At Unity In Marin, we encourage people to think, explore, question, and try out our spiritual teachings for themselves.  We know that Unity will make a difference in your life.

The Five Principles

Unity’s Five Principles

Although there are many core aspects that make up Unity’s central teachings, there are five universal principles that offer foundational guidance for living abundantly and staying aligned with your own Divine nature.

These include:

1.  There is only One Power and One Presence.

God is all there is.  As Eric Butterworth reminds us, “There is no spot where God is not.”

2.  Therefore, this One Power and Presence lives as each one of us.

Each one of us is an individualization of all there is in God.  We are Divine!

3.  Our consciousness determines how we navigate and experience life.

The thoughts and feelings that we nurture bear fruit in our lives.  We are responsible for our consciousness.

4.  Through prayer and meditation, we realize and experience the One Power and Presence.

Prayer and meditation align us as this Presence that is our True Nature.

5.  We are the Presence of God in action; we act on these Principles!

Prayer, meditation, and study are not meant to be in isolation but rather ot assist our True Divine Nature to live, move, and demonstrate God Consciousness in the world.

Eric Butterworth

Author & Spiritual Leader

Learn more about the Five Principles from Senior Minister Rev. DeeAnn Weir Morency:

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Principle 1:
One Power, One Presence

January 29th, 2023

Principle 2:
I Am Divine and Inherently Good

February 5th, 2023

Principle 3:
We Are Creators
February 12th, 2023

Principle 4:
The Power of Affirmative Prayer
February 19th, 2023

Principle 5:
Live the Truth We Know
February 26th, 2023

What can I expect at Unity In Marin?

At Unity In Marin, you will experience engaging inspirational messages and classes, grounded in a metaphysical understanding of the Bible and the great Wisdom Teachings of other faith traditions.  You will experience wonderful music, people committed to prayer, and a healing, warm community of acceptance and inclusion.  You will experience a community of seekers dedicated to authenticity and exploration.  Here, you are seen and celebrated.

The History of Unity

Our Founders: Charles & Myrtle Fillmore

The Unity spiritual movement begain in the late 1800s based on prayer and the power of mind over body.

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, a Kansas City, Missouri couple with three young boys, had suffered lifelong physical ailments and constantly sought healing.  They heard a lecture by a metaphysician named E.B. Weeks, and Myrtle came away with a startling new idea: “I am a child of God, and therefore I do not inherit sickness.”

Over two years of prayer and meditation, she healed her body of tuberculosis.  Charles also began to investigate spiritual principles and healed a leg that had been damaged in a childhood ice skating accident.

Devotees of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Fillmores studied with the leading teachers of the day, including Mary Baker Eddy and Emma Curtis Hopkins.  To share the exciting spiritual teachings they had learned, the Fillmores didn’t start a church – but began to publish a magazine.

A Growing Movement

In 1889, Charles left his business to focus entirely on publishing a new periodical, entitled Modern Thought, now called Unity Magazine.  The next year, in 1890, Charles and Myrtle formed a prayer group that is now Silent Unity, a 24/7 prayer ministry that responds to two million people a year through letters, telephone, and email.

Book publishing began with Lessons in Truth, which is still considered a Unity classic, and the publishing company, Unity Books, is still active.  A second magazine was initiated in 1924, The Daily Word, which now circulates around the globe.

Classes taught by the Fillmores grew into a seminary, Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute, with about 600 churches and study groups worldwide.

The farm that they initially established to grow produce for their vegetarian restaurant in downtown Kansas City is now Unity Village, a 1,200-acre incorporated town and the world headquarters for the enduring Unity movement.