Sacred Ceremonies

Weddings, Christenings, memorial services, home blessings and more… all are among the ways we can support you in your desire to recognize and celebrate the spiritual dimensions of the passages in your life and the lives of your loved ones. For more information, please contact us.

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We can help make one of the most important days of your life even more meaningful.

Unity is a Christian church where people of all faiths may be married. Our sanctuary can accommodate groups up to 150 people. For information about reserving our church, please contact us.

Christenings

Christening is an ancient ritual that predates even the earliest Christian traditions. The rite and the interpretation of its meaning have undergone many changes over time, and today christening is practiced in many different ways. The purpose of Christening is to recognize the spiritual identity and purpose of a soul. In Unity, we look to the example of Jesus as our guide. In Mark 10: 13-16 we read that Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them.

Christening in Unity is the act of welcoming a child into our world and recognizing this soul by name in its human journey. It is a time for parents to dedicate themselves to raising their child in an awareness of God’s loving presence.

Godparents

You may choose as many people as you wish, or have no Godparents. There is no legal obligation or responsibility made through a Christening service.

Spiritual Baptisms

For children and adults, we also provide a spiritual baptism service.

Memorial Services

At the time of the passing of a loved one, many people want a service and don’t know where to turn. We are here to support people in times of grief and loss. We can provide services at the location of your choice. Our services are positive, uplifting celebrations of the life lived. We honor each person’s spiritual traditions.

Home Blessings

A private home blessing ceremony acknowledges and honors your home as sacred space, a sanctuary of love, peace and joy. Many people request a home blessing as they settle into a new home or apartment, but a home blessing ceremony is appropriate at any time, whether you have just moved in or have lived in your home for many years.

Sacred Healing

Our Sacred Healing Ministry offer hands on spiritual healing in the sanctuary after church service once a month, usually on the third Sunday. You can choose to experience the gifts offered from our givers or simply sit quietly and enjoy the sacred space, energy and music. Be open to receive and believe. It is a moving experience for all who participate.

Burning Bowl/Letter to God

Many Unity churches hold a Burning Bowl service at or near the New Year. This ceremony is meant to provide contemplative time to be aware of ideas, thoughts, and habits that no longer serve one’s highest good. Through meditation, these thoughts are revealed and then written on paper which is burned as a symbol of release. This ceremony creates space in consciousness to be filled with God thoughts, thoughts born from a higher consciousness. After the release, you will be given time to write your own personal Letter to God to declare and affirm what you want to bring into your life the coming year. The letter will be held for you, in prayer, and mailed back to you at Christmas time the following year.

White Stone

In Unity, a traditional White Stone Ceremony is held the first Sunday of the New Year. It is derived from ancient teaching, allowing individuals to focus on what lies on their path by receiving a new name. It involves a brief meditation allowing your higher self to give you a name for the New Year. This name represents what you wish to heal and accomplish throughout the year. This new name is written on a white stone and indicates your freedom from the past. As you enter the New Year, come, inquire and embrace a divine revelation.

Candle Lighting

Unity’s Candle Lighting Service is a beautiful and inspiring ceremony. A ceremony that speaks to the way Christ’s light shines through each of us, illuminating the world around us. Each one of us is a keeper of the “Light.” Just as the light from a single candle can send out a beam that will light up a darkened room, the light of the Christ we hold, seemingly so small and unimportant, can be far-reaching. There is no stopping a beam of Light! Light leaps chasms, fills the darkened space, and erases time.