Information for first time visitors

Is there a God?
If so, where do I find God?
What is the nature of God?
What is the nature of humankind?

Your questions are good questions. You’re not alone! This is what we’re about at Unity of Richmond — asking and finding answers to the tough questions on the path to discovering God …

  • through innovative approaches …
  • through messages that open the heart …
  • through positive prayer that connects us with Universal Spirit!

There is no question that we are living in a time of great spiritual awakening. Millions have been inspired by guests on the Oprah Winfrey Show; bestselling authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and Byron Katie; and movies such as The Secret and Way of the Peaceful Warrior. More and more people are awakening to their spirituality and looking for a path that nourishes and fulfills their innermost desire.

Unity is a positive, practical spiritual movement that embraces all faiths and recognizes the intrinsic worth of every human being. We affirm that every person is “created in the image of God,” and we honor the divinity within all.

It is our desire to walk with you on your life’s journey. We invite you to experience the Spirit of God that dwells within. We hope you will join us as we grow in Spirit together. We hope that you, your friends, and your family will be our special guests this weekend at one of our Sunday services. Our 9 a.m. service is contemplative, with candles, beautiful music, meditation and a heartfelt message. We also have a celebration service at 11 a.m. Please see below for more information about these services.

If you have any questions at all, please call us at 804-278-6489, or contact us through this website. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

What time are your Sunday services?
Our services begin at 9 and 11 a.m.

How long are your services?
Our services are usually around 75 minutes.

Where are your Sunday services?
800 Blanton Avenue
Richmond, VA  23221
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Where do I park?
Ample street parking is available on French Street, Walpole Street and in the surrounding residential neighborhood.  Also, there is ample parking in the parking lot for the Blanton house, located one block north of the church, off Walpole between French and Grant Street.

What happens at a service?
Whether your prefer a quiet, meditative Sunday service or a more traditional celebration, you’ll find what you need at Unity of Richmond. Here is what you can expect at each of our Sunday services:

Contemplative Service (9 a.m.) — Experience the beauty of the silence, oneness and inner peace on Sunday mornings.   Take an hour to escape from the stresses of the week. Center yourself in the presence of love, joy and abundance. Allow the music to stir your soul. Meditate to heal your heart. Listen to the words of inspiration to awaken the Christ Consciousness within you to infinite possibilities. Come and be renewed by the Infinite Spirit of Life — God.

Celebration Service (11 a.m.) — Celebrate Spirit in an inclusive and loving environment. Sing joyously as you are inspired by the music presented by our soloists, instrumentalists, and choir. Experience unconditional love, non-resistance, non-attachment and trust in Spirit in a 75-minute worship session allowing God to flow through you and show you the Way into unlimited possibilities to LIVE LIFE FULLY! Come and feel the joy of Spirit moving and flowing through you.

What denomination are you?
Unity of Richmond is trans-denominational. We embrace all spiritual teachings based on the teachings of Jesus.

The ideal of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity over a century ago, was to provide a safe haven for persons of every age and condition who desire to dedicate time to their own spiritual growth.

To those seeking spiritual growth, Unity offers a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity. It is viewed as a movement in consciousness, rather than as a religion.

Unity is without creed or dogma, has no formal liturgy and recognizes no sacrament. Unity is where we ask questions, not give answers.

We believe the answer to every challenge lies within the heart and mind of each individual. Our emphasis is not on the demands of a personality, institution or religion…it is on spiritual transformation.

Unity centers and churches represent diversity of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation.

What do I wear?
Unity of Richmond is a welcoming place with a casual environment where you can come as you are. You can wear a suit and tie, but most people will be dressed more casually.

I have children; do you have activities for them during your services?
Starting at 11 a.m., our Children’s Celebration Center offers Sunday School from Nursery – 5th grade.

Feel free to approach any of our leaders with questions or concerns, as they are here to serve you.

What about teenagers?
During our 11 a.m. Sunday service, we have a Uniteen group for 6th-8th grades and a Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) program for 9th-12th grades.

I have a disability. Are you ready for me?
We are fully equipped for the disabled. We have an elevator, and all bathrooms and rooms are accessible.

How do I get involved?

There are many ways to get connected with our church family. Our Discover Unity class is a wonderful and comprehensive way to get introduced to Unity’s principals, philosophies and history. Taking this class is also the path to membership at Unity of Richmond. And you can take one of the many other classes or workshops; please check the current Calendar to find out what’s happening this month. Volunteer opportunities within one of our church teams abound. We also invited you to explore our Small Group Ministries, which offer fellowship and opportunities for meaningful service with others who share your interests.