Unity is an approach to Christianity that teaches a positive approach to life; accepting the good in all people and events, and creates an abundant and meaningful life through thought and prayer.

Unity Chicago is a vibrant new thought community that is part of a world-wide spiritual movement – Unity.  We are a spiritual family that joyously celebrates our oneness and the divine spirit within every being.

We extend a warm welcome to people of all religious backgrounds. Unity embraces those in search of a spiritual community where all will feel loved, inspired and accepted for who they are.  Our teachings offer practical tools to help you live a fuller more meaningful life.

Unity offers a new way of thinking, a new way of being. It is a full way of hope, love, peace, abundance, healing and joy. We believe in a universal God presence of good that lives within each one providing everything needed to live happy, healthy and productive lives.

We strive to “put feet to our teachings” and move beyond our walls to positively impact our community and the world.

Famous author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou discusses with Oprah her own discovery of Unity Church, taking a Unity class, and the book that so powerfully moved her.

Our Core Values

Spirit Led

We look within to Spirit for ongoing spiritual transformation and guidance in our everyday activities. We create order, peace and harmony in ourselves and in our community as we align our daily actions with guidance from Spirit.


We invite all to share and volunteer in the ongoing growth and good works of Unity in Chicago. With love and joy, we support an inclusive environment by seeking and recognizing diverse perspectives, knowing that all people are expressions of God.


We seek to make our truth apparent in our words and deeds as we practice positive, heart centered living. We approach all choices and decisions in our daily life by taking a sacred breath to allow space for Spirit to be present to us and through us.


We are a diverse community of individuals who recognize our oneness with Spirit. We support each other in strengthening and expressing our spiritual connection, so that we may compassionately nurture the deepening of Spirit in ourselves and in the world.


We live from a positive view of the world and we celebrate every day the joy, the light & the love that is God. Through music, prayer, meditation, and gathering of like minds, Unity in Chicago is a house filled with light, love and laughter.

Unity’s Five Tenets

These Tenets express our foundational principles and are a roadmap to living a life grounded in an awareness of God:

  • There is only one Presence and one Power, God.
  • God is present in all people as our divine essence, our Christ nature.
  • We create reality through thoughts held in mind.  This is the Law of Mind Action.
  • Through prayer and meditation, we align our heart-mind in God.
  • We commit to the practical application of these principles in our daily lives.