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 Maggie’s hour-long radio show, “Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul,” has been archived here, and you also can download previous shows on iTunes.
RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Live Zoom Sunday Service
Followed by a Live Zoom
Dear USC Family,
As you know, due to the local and statewide “shelter-in-place” mandate, we have closed USC until further notice.
Instead, we have been presenting our Sunday services virtually–and tomorrow, April 5, we will be holding our first LIVE Zoom service at 11 a.m., followed by a live Zoom fellowship meeting. Please come to one or both, using the following information:
Meeting ID: 451 787 2068
We have been practicing this format all week and are excited by its possibilities for connecting us in real-time. However, 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 more than 145 videos for you to watch!). Our USC YouTube channel can be found at this link 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 keeping on top of the news regarding public health recommendations and will keep you updated on the latest decisions regarding our community life here at USC.
Other ways to keep in touch during this time include our new “Ocean of Love Community Group” Facebook page, a page on which members and friends can post uplifting articles, comments, and photos. If you would like to be part of this private Facebook group, please request to join by clicking on this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1348398415361686/ ; if you have any difficulty with that, please call 415-566-4122 and leave a message that you’d like to be added; or email me at email@example.com. We also have completed our new 2020 USC Member and Friends Directory in an email format; if you would like to have a copy of that, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or just reply to this email, and we will make sure you get a copy of it. Once we’re back in the office, we will also be printing hard copies of it that will be available for sale for a nominal fee (to cover printing costs). During this time in which we aren’t inhabiting our church walls, please remember that each one of us IS the church, and use this directory to 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 are aware that there are a number of our members who are not active on the Internet, so we ask that you work with us in alerting your USC friends who do not have a computer about communications as we make them; and also alerting the USC office if you know of someone in particular who could use help or a comforting call. We can–and I hope will–all work together to make our USC family members who may not be regular attendees feel loved and cared for.
Also, if you would like to volunteer to help our members who may not be tech-savvy to set up an online grocery-delivery system, please let us know by email.
In addition, I will make myself available for 45-minute spiritual counseling calls if you–or a member of the USC community–would like the chance to speak with me. Again, please make an appointment for that using the contact information given.
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. One of the greatest gifts Unity offers us is the practice of affirmative prayer, such as the following:
God is a Love that has no end and a Power that knows no bounds.
The healing power of Divine Life is restoring, healing, and revitalizing our world in this very moment. We let go of any fears or anxieties, and we affirm that all are safe, healthy, and protected. We bless all those who support us in maintaining vibrant radiant health.
We express Divine Life in all we think, say, and do.
We bless our global family with radiant health, peace of mind, and abundant love.
I also want to leave you with this beautiful blessing by Jan Richardson:
“Blessing in the Chaos”
To all that is chaotic
let there come silence.
Let there be
of the clamoring,
of the voices that
have laid their claim
that have made their
home in you,
that go with you
even to the
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
or feel the grace
that fashioned you.
Let what distracts you
Let what divides you
Let there come an end
to what diminishes
and let depart
all that keeps you
in its cage.
Let there be
into the quiet
that lies beneath
where you find
you did not think
and see what shimmers
within the storm.
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 our live service and fellowship time tomorrow,
Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco