Unity of Las Cruces Today
Unity welcomes all. Many who have found themselves unwelcome because of their personal diversities are happily relieved to find a new home with Unity. Others on the edge or the outside of their original faiths have found Unity teachings a bridge to their spiritual understanding. Seekers who have wandered through many spiritual concepts are building new foundations of spirituality through Unity.
We are Unity, affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries, and grateful for the opportunity to share Unity principles and teachings here in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Currently, Unity of Las Cruces does this through our Sunday Service Celebrations, online presence, and in person as ambassadors of those same principles and teachings wherever we are.
Helen F. Wright began next level coursework with Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute in February 2021 with Unity Worldwide Ministries Admission Ministry Team approval.
The Board of Trustees approved Rev. Pat Conway on February 19th, 2021 as Staff Minister and new addition to our Ministry Team. Also a published author, Rev. Pat shares her New Thought wisdom in Extra Thoughts, a welcome addition to our email newsletter.
Rev. Terry Lund, beloved Unity of Las Cruces Minister Emerita, made her transition to a newer happiness February 6th, 2021. Below we share a favorite quote of Rev. Terry’s:
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming… woo hoo, what a ride!”
On February 1st, 2021, Rev. Tanya D. Dawson moved from her role as Co-Minister to Staff Minister as more of her focus returned to novel writing.
December 22, 2021, our very own Virginia Brilliant, third generation Unity, celebrated her 101st birthday! (Watch the video in which Virginia and Kay Brilliant describe their histories with Unity.)
The Unity New Thought Movement
Charles and Myrtle Fillmore created the Unity New Thought Movement.
Students of spirituality and metaphysics, Charles and Myrtle studied the philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mary Baker Eddy and Emma Curtis Hopkins, early pioneers of the New Thought Movement.
Yet, it was Myrtle Fillmore’s spiritual experience while attending a lecture of Dr. E. B. Weeks along with Charles which catalyzed them into action. It happened when they heard the metaphysician say, “I am a child of God, and therefore I do not inherit sickness.” Both Myrtle and Charles healed long-time health issues using those words.
The couple healed through her words and went on to found Unity, beginning in 1889 with Modern Thought, the predecessor of Unity Magazine. In 1890 they started a prayer group now known the world over as Silent Unity, Unity’s 24/7 prayer ministry. These were just the beginnings of Unity, which included the Daily Word in 1924.
Read more about Unity’s history at http://www.unity.org/about-us/history.