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Unity Center in the Valley Services

  • Unity Center in the Valley

    3037 E. Warm Springs Rd.
    Ste. 300
    Las Vegas, NV (map)

    36.056184 -115.108858

  • Many of us who are awakening to a new consciousness have been raised in an organized religion such as a denomination of Christianity, some sort of Judaism, or to a growing extent, a faction of Islamic worship. Along with those belief systems came a vernacular as well as a systematic approach to group worship. For those that are trying to leave their old way of life behind them, Western religious vocabulary such as "atonement" or "Holy Spirit" or even "God" can be off-putting.

    And yet there are others who resonate with the ways of their upbringing. Some even find comfort in the words as well as the Sunday gatherings they were raised on. For those that are drawn to a more conscious approach to their belief system while also being attracted to the Sunday services and the associated lifetime of familiarity and sense of family, Unity is a great place to turn.

    I first became of Unity as I was doing research on Jesus of Nazareth. Before I had the spiritual maturity to understand Jesus' teachings directly, I was amazed as to how Eckhart Tolle would make complete sense of passages attributed to Jesus that really had no deep meaning for me. I heard Eckhart and Oprah refer to Eric Butterworth as one who masterfully helps illuminate us as to what Jesus may have been intending to convey, so got a copy of his book, "Discover the Power Within You." Blown away by his clear interpretation that consistently resonated with me, I began to wonder how he had been able to understand these words so clearly directly from the source. (In other words, "I wanna do that, too!") Investigating Eric naturally led me to Unity and becoming familiar with it's approach to what I (and the rest of us) had intuitively been doing on my own.

    Unity seems to bridge the worlds of conscious awakening and organized worship in a way that many in our group would go "Now THAT's what a worship service is supposed to be about." There are hymns with live musicians (the sanctuary is wired for sound and video) in a room that seats approximately 100 with 20-40 in regular attendance. Reverend Sophia Falke and her leadership team guide the congregation covering topics such as:

    • "The Ulitimate Source of All Good"
    • "There's Something About Mothers" (Mother's Day)
    • "Herstory" as Our Story in the Bible
      Part 1: The Good, Part 2: The Bad (& Redemption), Part 3 (The Courageous)
    • "It's all God... Or Is It?"
    • "Living a Complaint Free Life"
    • "How Shall I Live, Knowing I Will Die?"
    • "Affirm the Truth"
    • "Your Divine Purpose"

    So if you are looking for a way to have a more familiar way to group worship, consider checking out Rev. Sophia Falke and Unity Center in the Valley. The center does have Youth Education during the Sunday morning worship services so they are very kid/family friendly.

    Below I will provide some of the material that can be found at UnityCenterInTheValley.org. For any questions regarding Unity or the center, please contact Sophia Falke.

    Sean

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    ABOUT UNITY CENTER IN THE VALLEY

     

    Your experience at Unity Center in the Valley may be different than what you have experienced in traditional churches. We have no rituals, ceremonies, doctrines, or creeds. We honor all paths to God, knowing that there is Truth to be found in all religions.

    We believe that we create our lives with our thoughts, so we emphasize the positive view of life. We teach taking responsibility for our thoughts, our actions, and our lives, knowing we are powerful, spiritual beings - made in the image and likeness of God - who are having a human experience. God is within each one of us - guiding us, supporting us, and supplying us with all that we need.

    We believe in the power of prayer and teach affirmative prayer. By praying for the highest good, we know that we are drawing to us exactly what we need to live a happy and purposeful life.

    If you are seeking more meaning in your life, if you know there is more to you than what you have been taught thus far, if you have the courage to seek Truth, we invite you to join with others of like mind in this exciting journey we have undertaken. Try us for a few Sundays and see if this is the place for you.

    We invite you to roam through our Website and find something that will inspire you, help you, or arouse your curiosity.

    OUR HISTORY

    Over four years ago, one Henderson resident decided to do something about her desire to meet people of like mind. And so it all began - evolving into what became known as Unity in Green Valley.

    Kathryn Thalden started a book study group based on Neale Donald Walsh's first book, Conversations With God. The response was heart-warming, so she started a second group to study A Course in Miracles. A weekly meditation/prayer group and a Power vs. Force study group was later added to the list of center activities. Local residents showed up, the groups grew, some even driving from the west side of the city to participate.

    Ann Graham and Sherry Fickler responded early on to Thalden's call. Eventually, the three of them decided to offer Sunday services. On Easter morning 2003, Unity in Green Valley devotional services were begun. UGV is an expansion ministry of the Unity School of Christianity, based in Lees Summit, Missouri. Unity was founded in the 1890's by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore. The ministry is based on the original teachings of Jesus the Christ. Unity is probably best known for its publication of the Daily Word, a daily devotional book read around the world.

    Sherry Fickler retired in 2005. Kathryn Thalden retired in June 2007, and Ann Graham continued on as spiritual leader whilst the process of choosing an ordained Unity minister was carried out.

    On 1st August 2007 Rev. Sophia Falke started her ministry as Unity in Green Valley's first ordained minister !

    Check on the leadership page for more information.

    We are a spiritual center devoted to "serving those who seek The Most High." We are a Divine Idea in progress and welcome all who wish to participate.

    In December 2008 we finally moved into our own dedicated home at Pecos and Sunset, and as a result of our relocation - changed our name to Unity Center in the Valley.

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    WHAT IS UNITY?

    UNITY is a worldwide spiritual organization over a century old. It is Christian-based, but we honor all paths to God, knowing that Truth can be found in all religions.

    UNITY is an extremely positive approach to life, seeking to accept the good in people and in all of life. Unity teaches that God is Love, God is Good, God is Spirit, everywhere present.

    UNITY seeks to relate religion to daily needs, affirming that for every need there is God's perfect answer.

    UNITY proclaims the divinity of Jesus, but goes further and assures you that you, too, are a child of God and therefore divine by nature.

    UNITY believes in the effectiveness of prayer. Prayer is not seen as a technique for changing God, but for expanding and transforming your mind, and thus changing you.

    UNITY affirms that God is the only presence the only power in the universe. Anything that seems to oppose God is an illusion and has no eternal reality.

    UNITY teaches the power of the mind and shows you how the action of your mind affects your body and circumstances. "Thoughts held in mind produce after their kind."

    UNITY has no dogma, ritual, creedal requirements or ecclesiastical garb. Unity seeks the Truth that unites us as One, rather than the dogmas that separate us.

    UNITY sees worship as serving God by uplifting and glorifying God's spirit in people, in positive, joyous ways. It stresses forgiveness of the past and living fully in the present, seeing the good in all things. Unity believes in eternal life and views the present moment as part of eternal life.

    UNITY believes in the joy of giving, and the desire for giving should be initiated from within the giver; consequently, all support is by free will offerings.

    UNITY is inter-denominational and welcomes in dignity and love people of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientations, social backgrounds and economic levels. Because of the similarity in names, Unity has, on occasion, been confused with other organizations. However, there is no connection between Unity and Unitarianism or the Unification Church.

    In summation, UNITY emphasizes the divine potential within every child of God, and teaches that, through a practical understanding and application of what Jesus taught, every person can realize and express his/her divine potential for a happier, fuller and more successful life.

    Because Unity honors all paths to God, we frequently invite guest speakers to share their stories, life experiences and spiritual truths.

    For more information about UNITY, please visit UNITY.ORG

    There is only One Presence and One Power,
    God the Good, Omnipotent.
    The Divinity of Humankind.

    We are One with God.

    The Formative Power of Thought.
    We create our lives through our thoughts.
    The Practice of the Presence through Prayer and Meditation.
    The Law of Demonstration.

    One’s belief is only as valid as one’s experience.

    CLICK HERE to visit the Unity Center in the Valley.

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