We are glad you found us today. We know that something is stirring within your soul that caused you to stretch beyond the realm of what you have known. We say, "Welcome home!" Whether your soul's journey causes you to be with us for a day, or a lifetime, we celebrate your finding us and spending time with us to contemplate the deeper aspects of being.
We have individuals from many different walks of life. People like you, who were searching for something to nourish their soul and satisfy their heart's longing. We believe this occurs as we develop a deeper and fuller understanding of God. These individuals found a home here at Unity Church of the Cumberlands. No matter where you are at on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here! Unity brings everyone together in a loving community that celebrates diversity!
What is Unity?
Unity's philosophy about God and life makes this a very special place. Unity's teachings show us how to open our awareness to God's presense, bringing a loving, caring God to life, and how to apply the teachings in practical, positive ways. We seek to know and understand the "Truth that will set us free" rather than follow a rigid dogma. Unity is a way of life, not a religion. We invite you to join us in the spiritual adventure known as Unity.
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
You are invited to join our Celebration Sunday services at 11AM. Nursery, Children and Youth Sunday school is also at 11AM. Snacks and fellowship after every Celebration service is in our Fellowship Hall downstairs where you can also check out our amazing Spiritual Bookstore and Gift Shop! There are also many Book Groups, Classes, Meditation groups and many other exciting ways to get involved through out the week. We invite you to sign up for our weekly Newsletter, "News You Can Use" through the link on this site or call us at 931-520-1017 and we will sign you up. Bring your friends and family! Unity changes the definition of church.
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.
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 co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore studied the Bible as history and allegory and interpreted it as a metaphysical representation of humankind's evolutionary journey toward spiritual awakening. In addition, 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. 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 refer to this as the Law of Mind Action. 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 as we identify, embrace and apply spiritual insights and the spiritual implications of new discoveries.
Prayer and Meditation
Affirmative prayer is the highest form of creative thought. It includes the release of counterproductive, negative thoughts, as well as holding in mind statements of spiritual truth. Through meditation, we experience the presence of God. Prayer and meditation heighten our awareness and thereby transform our lives.