Thank you for your support!
During this unprecedented time, we have worked hard to stay connected with our community by offering an online self-care class, a multiple-session art class, three different book-study classes, Daily Word readings and guided meditations at noon three days a week, and of course Sunday services. If you have enjoyed one or more of these, would you please consider giving a donation to Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco? Our expenses continue during this time of sheltering-in-place, so your generous support of USC as we continue to offer spiritual support really helps!
Welcome to Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco!
We invite you to explore all the resources here for living a more meaningful life. Please join us for an inspiring service Sunday at 11 a.m.
We Are Part of a Worldwide Spiritual Movement…
Unity Spiritual Center is part of a world-wide spiritual movement with headquarters in Unity Village, Missouri, near Kansas City. Unity is a way of life. It is often called “a positive path for spiritual living.” We have no set creed in Unity, but we do have five foundation statements that express the essence of who we are.
Unity is a teaching of personal empowerment. Our commitment as a congregation is to be a support system for each other as we seek individually and collectively to live in alignment with God, the Spirit of Infinite Goodness, and create happy, healthy, prosperous, fulfilling lives.
We welcome you with open hearts and affirm the truth of these words: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in Unity!” (Psalms 133:1).
“Crafting Love” Named One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2019
“Crafting Love,” the latest book from our Senior Minister Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon, has been named one of the best spiritual books of 2019. Congratulations Rev. Maggie!
Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul
Rev. Maggie’s hour-long radio show, “Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul,” has been archived here, and you also can download previous shows on iTunes.
Join Us for Our
Live Zoom Sunday Service
on January 17, at 11 a.m.,
Followed by a Live Zoom Fellowship Meeting…
Dear USC Family,
At our December Board meeting, the USC Board and I made the decision to meet virtually on Zoom through the first quarter of this year–our 75th anniversary year!
To make it easier for us to connect, we have gone back to using the same URL for every event. The events will still require you to enter through a waiting room, and to type in a passcode. Here is the link for every service, along with the passcode:
Join Zoom Meeting:
(If you forget the passcode, it is the zip code of the church followed by the numeral 1.)
After the service, we hold a “hospitality hour” at the same link…it’s been great to get to check in with each other in a more casual way. Everyone is invited to join us!
We are still using our YouTube channel as a gathering place; and you can always access it at your leisure to find videos that we have recorded in the past (there are close to 150 videos for you to watch!). Our USC YouTube channel can be found here or by copying this URL and pasting it into your browser:
(If you have any difficulty accessing that link, just visit www.youtube.com and do a search for “Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco”–you can become a subscriber to our channel too!)
We are also active on social media. Please click the links on this page to find us.
WE ALSO CONTINUE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING…
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I am holding a Daily Word/guided meditation. This lasts for 15 minutes and is always held at the same link listed above and below (again, you will need the passcode–941321–to enter):
During this time in which we aren’t inhabiting our church walls, please remember that each one of us IS the church, and reach out to those who might like a comforting email or phone call.
Together, we can stay connected as a community and emerge from this shelter-in-place with an even stronger connection to each other!
We in Unity know how important our consciousness is and have a host of wonderful spiritual tools and practices that we can draw upon during these uncertain days to keep us connected to Spirit and to help us choose faith rather than fear. Unity is offering a number of wonderful resources on their website, which you’ll find here.
As we move through this challenging week, I want to leave you with the poem that Rev. Gerry read last Sunday:
“I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God
even when He is silent.
I believe through any trial,
there is always a way.
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter,
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me, saying hold on
my child, I’ll give you strength,
I’ll give you hope. Just stay a little while.
I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
But I believe in God
even when He is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.
May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace…”
–Unknown (written during WW2, on the wall of a cellar, by a Jew in the Cologne concentration camp)
…and let it begin with us.
Wishing each of you a blessed New Year…sending you an Ocean of Love and keeping you all in my prayers–knowing that the Love of God enfolds you–and looking forward to seeing you at the service on Sunday.
Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco