Rev. J Douglas Bottorff

I think it’s safe to say that by the time most people have discovered Unity, they have had a fair amount of experience looking for the right church to satisfy their spiritual questions and needs. It is often in times of crisis when our search for meaning deepens for it is at such times that we are forced to reexamine much of what we have believed about God, about ourselves, and about our relationship with God.


For many, Unity provides practical answers that some find lacking in the more traditional approaches to the Christian message. Like Jesus, we find that God communicates the answers we seek from within our own being:

“The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of (within) you” (Luke 17:20-21).

Unity Church SignThis viewpoint in no way conflicts with the principles put forward in Practical Christianity. God within each individual is the source of the kind of guidance, healing, and prospering inspiration that fulfills our quest for answers.

To “be still and know”, as the Psalmist suggested, is to open our minds and hearts to the highest form of guidance we can ever hope to discover. Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).

It is my prayer that you find in Unity Church the door that opens to the answers you seek in life.


5 Responses to Welcome

  1. Jim Davis says:

    I wold like to get a handle on defining God, Christ, Spirit and Soul. God to me is Divine Conscousness and the Christ as God’s presence in me. So does that leave the Soul and Spitit as being one? Or is Spirit and the Christ as one? I felt as if I had it squared away until I started reading all your posts about Soul. Your reply is much appreciated.
    I do enjoy reading your blogs very much and listening to your on line lessons as well.
    Best Regards.
    Jim Davis

    • admin says:

      Hello Jim,
      Thank you for your question. God is our source. The soul is Christ, spirit. Consciousness is our belief system that is subject to change. Instead of thinking of man as spirit, soul/consciousness/body, I am presenting man as soul/consciousness/body. Think of the soul as the individualized expression of, the “image and likeness of God.” As such, your soul is complete.

      Keep listening and keep asking. Blessings, Doug

  2. Kathy says:

    Found your talks and church website today and listened to the Attraction talk. Thanks, It was what I needed today.

    Kathy Lincoln

  3. Jim Davis says:

    Thanks for a most inspiring lesson last Sunday. I am passing it on.
    Jim Davis

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