Our History

Jefferson Hotel

Jefferson Hotel

In December 1961, a small prayer group met in a private home. During the early years of growth, the group began meeting at the William Byrd Hotel, the Downtown YMCA, the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA and the Jefferson Hotel.

As the study group grew, suites at the Jefferson Hotel became church offices and classrooms, with three midweek classes. Sunday Service was held in one of the furnished hotel parlors at no cost.

In October of 1962, Unity Center of Richmond was recognized as a Unity church and was accepted into the Association of Unity Churches. In November of 1964, Unity Center of Richmond received 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit entity.

Unity of Richmond's early home on Seminary Avenue

Unity of Richmond’s early home on Seminary Avenue

Unity Center of Richmond prospered and, in 1972, purchased its first building at 3616 Seminary Avenue on the north side of Richmond. The spiritual center remained at this location until 1994.

By 1994, Unity of Richmond had outgrown its Seminary Avenue location and purchased the current building at 800 Blanton Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221 for $230,000 from Asbury-Wesleyan Methodist Church.

In 2011, our membership visualized an expansion and renovation of our church building. By September 19, 2012, the expansion and renovation were completed, and we moved back into our beautiful facility.

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