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 Maggie’s hour-long radio show, “Creative Spirit: Connecting Art and Soul,” has been archived here, and you also can download previous shows on iTunes.
This Sunday, September 19, at 11 a.m.
We’re back in the Sanctuary…
Join Us In Person or on Zoom at 11 a.m.!
After 65 long weeks, we are thrilled to have opened our Sanctuary back up for in-person services! Please join us in person at 11 a.m. for our live Sunday service, noting the following protocols:
- In order to ensure everyone’s safety, everyone needs to wear a mask–whether you have been vaccinated or not. There will be disposable masks at the door if you forget yours. (Rev. Maggie and Michael will take their masks off during the service only.)
- The windows will be open and chairs will be spaced apart from each other; if you are coming with a family member, you are welcome to move your chairs closer to each other.
- There will be no Children’s Church (or childcare) offered until our Homecoming Sunday on September 12.
- There will be no hospitality spread offered, but you are welcome to bring personal snacks or a coffee/tea thermos.
- When you enter the front door, you will be offered your choice of a wristband to wear while in the building.
They indicate the following:
Green = Handshakes and hugs are okay
Yellow = Elbow bumps only, please
Red = No physical contact at this time, please
We want everyone to feel safe and comfortable, and making your desires known through the use of these wristbands will help make your preferences known without having to explain them. As always, we encourage frequent handwashing and hand-sanitizing, no matter what color of wristband you choose.
We can’t wait to see you…welcome back!
For those who wish to connect by Zoom at the same time, we will use the same URL we have always used for our Sunday Service. As before, you will need to type in a passcode and enter a waiting room. 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.)
Following the service, Rev. Maggie will be available in the Sanctuary for conversation. Rev. Brock will be glad to pray in person with anyone who wishes. And we are grateful to Ruben Diaz who has volunteered to host a weekly Zoom hospitality time.
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 approximately 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.
NEW BOOK STUDY GROUP TO START
Please plan on joining us for our Fall Book Study–we will continue with the work of author Gregg Levoy (who will be speaking at USC on Sunday, October 3) by reading his follow-up book to “Callings” titled “Vital Signs.” As we emerge from the pandemic, we may be wanting to explore our passions–and this book is all about that! The six classes in this fall’s book study will all be held on Zoom (using our usual link) on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, September 29. Please join us! Call the church office to register.
ANNOUNCING THAT REV. BROCK FORD HAS JOINED OUR STAFF
AS AN ASSOCIATE MINISTER!
If you haven’t been to the last couple of Sunday service, you may missed our exciting announcement that Rev. Brock For has joined the USC staff as an Associate Minister! After serving us as an intern during his theological education, during which he offered not only a wonderful Zoom prayer workshop but also “on call” hours as a prayer chaplain, we are so thrilled that he will now be offering his gifts to us as a USC Minister.
If you missed Rev. Brock’s wonderful workshop on prayer, “Learning, Living, Loving Prayer,” it is available as a Zoom link for a love offering that supports USC’s prayer ministry. If you would like a copy, please send in a love offering by check or use the donate button on our website (above) and indicate that it is for the prayer workshop.
And if you’d like to make an appointment with Rev. Brock to pray, here are his available times:
Tuesdays: 3:30 pm – 9 pm
Wednesdays: 5:30 pm – 9 pm
Second, Third, Fourth Thursdays: 6 pm – 9 pm
Fridays: 3:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Please note Rev. Brock’s new email address: You can email him for an appointment at email@example.com.
We are so happy and grateful that Rev. Brock is officially joining our community as a member of our ministry team!
WE ALSO CONTINUE TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING…
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, (please note the change of days), we hold a Daily Word/guided meditation at noon. 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):
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.
Sending you an Ocean of Love, keeping you all in my prayers–knowing that the Love of God enfolds you–and looking forward to seeing you either in person or on Zoom at our service on Sunday.
Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon
Unity Spiritual Center of San Francisco