A positive path for spiritual living

About Us

 

Practical Teachings 

Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home. Isn’t it time you found a spiritual center that you can call home?  At Unity, all are welcome!

 

Unity is an open-minded, accepting spiritual community that honors all paths to God and helps people discover and live their spiritual potential and purpose.

 

A positive alternative to negative religion, Unity seeks to apply the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters. Unity affirms the power of prayer and helps people experience a stronger connection with God every day.  

 

Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help people live more abundant and meaningful lives. The Unity movement also provides free 24/7 prayer support (called Silent Unity); publishes books, magazines (including Daily Word) and CDs; sponsors full-service websites at:

 
Although personal and spiritual growth come from within, most people appreciate learning, friendships, support and companionship along the way. If you would like to learn more about Unity as well as have the opportunity to meet other members, please join us each week for Sunday services from 10:00 – 11:10am or check out our Announcements page for the latest information and updates on classes, events, fundraisers and much more.
 
Unity is committed to helping you find your way to your own understanding—and experience—of God.
 

Who We Are

 
The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to create our own reality. The Fillmores regarded Jesus as the great example rather than the great exception; interpreted the Bible metaphysically; and taught that God is present within all of us.
 
Our world headquarters at Unity Village, Missouri, provides a tranquil atmosphere for quiet meditation and a place for all people, regardless of faith or nationality, to worship. The prayer, publishing, education and retreat ministries allow us to provide people around the world with positive, spiritual messages of hope, healing, prosperity and peace.
 
At Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose (USCSJ), we are a diverse, warm and welcoming group.  Please take the time to get to know us.
 
Vision:
One in Spirit, our loving, creative community empowers positive living.
 
Mission:
To love deeply, grow daily, teach wisely and serve joyfully.
 
Inclusion:
We honor the Divinity in all and respect each person's path to spiritual growth.
 
For further information, please call 408-826-4768 or send email to uscsj4768@gmail.com.
 

Philosophy

 

God

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.
 
“God as principle is the absolute good expressed in all creation.”
-- Charles Fillmore
 

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.
 

Our Teachings

  • Heaven is not a place, but a state of consciousness; we create our own heaven and hell here and now.
  • We all have an innate capacity to know God through direct experience.
  • The “Christ” is that part of God that is in every person. There is a spark of divinity within all people, just as there was in Jesus.
  • Prayer works. (Visit Power of Prayer to learn more.)
  • We are here to set a positive example and be a role model for others.
  • We are here to make the world a better place.
 
At Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose, we believe in taking action to make the world a better place.  In the past, after covering Unity Spiritual Center’s expenses, we have sent a generous portion of our tithes to:
 

Jesus

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.
 
“Christ abides in each person as…potential perfection…Each person has the Christ Idea within, just as Jesus had.  Each person must look to the indwelling Christ in order to recognize…their divine origin and birth.”
-- The Revealing Word, pg. 34
 

The Bible

Unity 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 differs in its teachings about sin and salvation, heaven and hell.  At Unity, sin is our separation from God, the Good, in consciousness. Salvation is now – not something that occurs after death. It happens whenever we turn our thoughts from fear, anxiety, worry, and doubt to thoughts of love, harmony, joy, and peace. The "fall" takes place in consciousness whenever we fall into negative habits of thinking. Heaven and hell are states of consciousness, not geographical locations. We make our own heaven or hell here and now by our thoughts, words, and deeds.
 
To learn more, please attend one of our monthly New Member Classes (check our Announcements page for upcoming dates and times) or you may send email to uscsj4768@gmail.com
 

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.
 
“Prayer is the most highly accelerated mind action known.  It steps up mental action until a person’s consciousness synchronizes with the Christ Mind.  It is the language of spirituality; when developed it makes a person master in the realm of creative ideas.”
-- Charles Fillmore
 
“The purpose of meditation is to expand the consciousness Christward; to bring into realization divine Truth; to be transformed in spirit, soul and body by the renewing of the mind.”
-- Charles Fillmore