About Us

Unity Spiritual Center of Corpus Christi is an expanding center of the Christ Light. Those of us who call Unity our spiritual home are committed to experiencing God’s Presence within. That’s why we are particularly fond that the city we dwell in is a Latin phrase for “the Body of Christ” — that is where we seek to live as “spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Unity Spiritual Center teaches practical Christianity in manifesting our Oneness with God. To that end, we offer many resources and opportunities for our members to learn, to celebrate, to minister.

Those who are familiar with or attracted to New Thought teachings will be at home at Unity Spiritual Center.

Our facility offers weekly classes and metaphysical study groups to nurture your mind, body and spirit—classes, workshops, prayer and meditation, movement classes, healing circles and social festivities. A Course in Miracles group meets every Sunday morning.

Come join us for our Sunday morning service at 11:00 a.m. and stay after service for refreshments and meet some of the most remarkable people in Corpus Christi. For many, especially our Winter Texans, we are their home away from home.

 

Our History

“Unity is a link in the great educational movement inaugurated by Jesus Christ; our objective is to discern the truth in Christianity and prove it. The truth that we teach is not new, neither do we claim special revelations, or discovery of new religious principles. Our purpose is to help teach humankind to use and prove the eternal truth taught by the Master.”      —Charles Fillmore, cofounder of Unity

Many people have little idea what Unity is. They may have read Daily Word or called or written to Silent Unity for prayer, but they do not know that these two ministries are associated with Unity. They do not go to Unity churches; they may not even know that such churches exist. They are members of other churches or of no church. But they find that Unity ideas help them meet their problems and live more effective lives.

Although commonly defined as a church, it is a very different kind of church and likened to a movement, transcending denominational rectitude and adherence to a creed. Those who become interested and members usually refer to themselves as Unity students or Truth students.

Its trans-denominational approach attracts people of all ages, creeds and nationalities. Through its prayer, publishing and education ministries, Unity reaches an estimated six million people in 153 countries throughout the world.

Unity sets as its official beginning the publication of the magazine Modern Thought in 1889. Unity has been an interesting religious phenomenon that has spread throughout the world with no missionaries. Instead, its publications, such as Daily Word and other literature, cassettes, and the letters from Silent Unity have been the catalyst of its spread.

Today Unity has ministers and teachers in many cities and many countries. Unity’s international arm includes 915 Unity churches and study groups worldwide. Unity groups are now found all over the world—in North, South, and Central America; the West Indies; the Caribbean; Africa; Europe; Russia; the Middle East; India; the Pacific Rim; and Australia.

They are there because people in those cities and countries read the literature and became so interested and excited about it that they insisted on forming groups to study Unity and sending individuals to Unity School to prepare themselves to return and teach the principles.

Unity Village and Unity School

Unity Village, located 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, was originally established by the Fillmores as a place for people to be refreshed from the activities of daily life. The Unity School of Christianity was eventually organized, and Unity Village became its home. The Mediterranean-style grounds include 1,400 acres of gardens, woodlands, and recreational facilities that attract thousands of spiritual seekers every year. Unity School is world headquarters for the movement, now over a century old and still-growing.

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, CoFounders

In the 1880s Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity began to work with some new ideas about life that they had found. Charles had a withered leg; Myrtle had tuberculosis. But in a short time, she was healed, and his health was so much improved that other people, seeing the changes in them, were drawn to them to find out how they too could change.

The Fillmores had no thought of starting a new religion; they just wanted to help themselves and others who turned to them for help. In 1889 they began to publish a little magazine called “Modern Thought,” which a few years later they renamed “Unity.” In this magazine, they represented the ideas that had helped them heal themselves and find peace and strength. These are ideas are simple.
God is good.

God is available; in fact, God is in you.

The Fillmores taught, if God is good, God’s will is good. It is impossible to believe that a good God—a God who is love and intelligence—could have made you in any other way except to be healthy, happy, prosperous, loved and loving, courageous and strong. If you are not healthy and happy, it can only be because you have separated yourself in mind from God—the only place you can separate yourself from God and God’s good.

You have only to reunite in mind with God and your life is certain to be full and fulfilling. You do this best by getting still and realizing your oneness with God. Every thought, negative or positive, comes one at a time to the door of your conscious mind; there you let it in or turn it away. To have a good life, you have to learn to say “no” to the negative thoughts that deny your oneness with God’s good and say “yes” to the positive thoughts that affirm your oneness with God’s good.

Practical Christianity

Unity teachings are a return to the religious ideas that Jesus Christ had and taught. At one time the movement called itself primitive Christianity. Today it is more likely to refer to itself as practical Christianity. Unity shuts no one out; those affiliated with and nourished by other Christian denominations as well as many who are not Christians read our literature, join us in prayer, and attend Unity churches.

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