FAQs: Newcomers & Visitors
- What is Unity?
- Philosophy & Principles
- History of Unity Toronto
- Board Members
At Unity Church of Truth here in Toronto you can ask and find answers to many of your tough questions on the path to discovering God and you will be taught many practical tools to lift you up and expand your spiritual awareness and growth to create a life that’s Good!
You will be hearing new, innovative and inspirational ideas
• through innovative approaches …
• through services and classes that open the your “3” Minds (Heart, Head and Body)
• through multiple positive prayer processes that get results!
There is no question that we are living in a time of great spiritual awakening. More and more people are awakening to their spirituality and looking for a path that nourishes and fulfills their innermost desires. It is no accident that you have found our ministry. You are most welcome to join us anytime.
Unity is a positive, practical spiritual movement that embraces all faiths and recognizes the intrinsic worth of every human being. We honor the divinity within all. Our motto is “Love God – Love People”.
We are here to walk with you on our life’s journey. We invite you to experience the Spirit of God that dwells within. Our Sunday service is at 11:00 am and you, your family and friends are all welcome to join us.
If you have any questions at all, please call us at 416-487-3663, or contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
What time are your Sunday services?
Our services begin at 11 am
How long are your services?
Our services are usually around 60 minutes
Where are your Sunday services?
888 Lawrence Ave. East – Don Mills Public Library Auditorium
Click Here for Location and Parking Details – We have excellent onsite free parking
Where do I park?
Ample parking at the Library!
What happens at a service?
Prayer and guided meditation accompanied by music.
A ‘talk’ is given by Rev. James Sherman that is uplifting, provocative and inspirational offering many tools, principles and Truths to enrich your life.
What denomination are you?
Unity Church of Truth is multi-denominational. We embrace all spiritual teachings based on the teachings of Jesus.
The ideal of Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of Unity over a century ago, was to provide a safe haven for persons of every age and condition who desire to dedicate time to their own spiritual growth.
To those seeking spiritual growth, Unity offers a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity. It is viewed as a movement in consciousness, rather than as a religion.
Unity is without creed or dogma, has no formal liturgy and recognizes no sacrament. Unity is where we ask questions and learn and transform.
We believe the answer to every challenge lies within each individual. Our emphasis is not on the demands of a personality, institution or religion…it is on spiritual transformation.
Our ministry represents diversity of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation.
What do I wear?
Unity is a welcoming place with a casual environment where you can come as you are. You can wear a suit and tie, but most people will be dressed more casually.
Feel free to approach any of our leaders with questions or concerns, as they are here to serve you.
Do you have a mid-week activity?
Yes. We have an afternoon class beginning at 1:00 pm and a Wednesday evening Class beginning at 7:30 which lasts for an hour.
How do I get involved?
There are many ways to get connected with Unity’s spiritual family.
• To receive information about our offerings: Sign our Contact List with your email address and place it in our Sunday offering basket, or, turn it in to our Bookstore, or, simply send us an email with your request and contact information.
• We promise to send you a weekly email of events offered at Unity.
• If you have any further questions, please contact our office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and/or Friday by telephone 416-487-3663 or by email at email@example.com
GUESS WHO IS NEW AT UNITY?
Dear Deborah: Thank you to you and James once again for a thought-provoking and comforting Sunday session at the Unity church. What a wonderful, loving environment you and your congregation have created. I am blessed to have found all of you!V
Antonio brings his mother to Unity visiting from Mexico
Kevin Nelson: Kevin was led to Unity by attending the Neale Donald Walsch and Steven Simon Movie premiere Conversations with God hosted by our church.
Kevin was guided to give Reverend James Sherman one of his CD’s and stated that he would love to sing at the church sometime. Reverend James and Deborah listened to his CD and Kevin was invited in for a visit. Kevin will be singing again for us this coming Sunday at both the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Service on January 14th, and January 21st, 2007. Kevin taught us a new song THE WELCOME SONG last Sunday, one of our new songs out of our New Unity Song Book. We sounded pretty good!
Email from a “Newcomer”
Sent: October 21, 2006 2:11 AM
I’m a university student and I’m thinking to attend one of the services. This is going to be my first time going to a Unity Church service and I will be going alone, so I was wondering if there are any particular things about the proceedings that I should perhaps be aware of before I go. Thanks for your time.
From: “Deborah Ducharme”<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Newcomer
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:03:37 -0400</email@example.com>
My name is Deborah and I’m married to The Reverend James Sherman. We are very happy that you have chosen to come to a Unity service and that it will be with us, at Unity Church Toronto. You are very welcome. If you feel comfortable, please introduce yourself to Reverend James Sherman or myself because we would be very happy to meet you.
I would suggest an 11:00 a.m. service. The Reverend James Sherman refers to his “Sunday Talk” as a “Lesson”. These lessons are about 30 minutes in length and constitute the main element of the service. Prior to the lesson, Reverend Sherman leads a 5-7 minute guided meditation that is grounding and calming. Many people come alone and no one will place you in an awkward position.
There is a refreshment and gathering time after the service downstairs in our ‘Gathering Room’ which we invite you to join us, if you have the time. We have a ‘Lending Library’ that is downstairs as well. It is stocked with a large number of books about Unity and its teachings, if you are inclined to read more. I’m sure that you have a lot of reading already in University.
To see more about our church and what we offer, kindly check out our website at www.unitytoronto.ca May I ask how you found Unity?
May I ask which University you are attending and which program? We have a daughter attending the University of Toronto and I am a graduate of York University.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask me?
Have a wonderful day!
Unity Church Toronto
Sent: October 22, 2006 2:34 AM
Subject: RE: Newcomer
Thank you so much for responding so quickly and easing my apprehensions. I’m attending York University and I am currently in 1st yr., in the music program, but I’m planning to change programs next year. I found out about Unity as I was researching New Thought churches over the internet. It has been a few years now that my views have coincided a lot with the Unity Church, but I come from a small town in Northern Ontario where we don’t have any such churches. I’m so grateful for this opportunity! I’ll probably try to attend next Sunday’s service. Thanks again.
Subject: this sunday and membership
My husband and I would like to attend the 11:00 a.m. Sunday service. I assume this is okay however I wanted to make contact prior to coming.
Please let me know.
Thanks for everything,
From: Deborah [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 9:01 AM
Subject: RE: this sunday and membership
You and your husband are most welcome to attend our Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. We look forward to you joining us. The Reverend James Sherman will be giving his talk “Spiritual Vision” during our 9:30 a.m. service and Guest Speaker, Grace Cirocco will be speaking on “The Power of Love” at the 11:00 a.m. service.
When you get a chance, please visit our website at www.unitytoronto.ca which lists other events and activities in our ministry.
See you on Sunday!
My husband and I had the good fortune of attending your service several weeks ago. I felt blessed from the moment I walked through the church doors. Thank you for that. Rev. Sherman is one of the most passionate and inspiring people I have met.
Because of a knee injury I was unable to attend the past couple of services however I will be able to attend both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services this Sunday.
Thank you for welcoming everyone into your church.
“As the bee takes the essence of a flower and flies away
without destroying its beauty and perfume,
so let yourself wander in this life.
Think not of the faults of others, of what they have done or not done.
Focus on your own flaws and
of the things you have done or not done.
Then make the change; take a stand and make a difference in your life and the lives of others.”
Thank you very much for your lovely email. Welcome back and we thank you for sharing your experience with us and compliments.
I am currently in Europe and won’t be at the Sunday service on February 5th, 2007 but Rev. James Sherman will be as well as Reverend Charlette Manning a guest Unity minister.
God bless you, your husband and your knee.
P.S. Thank you for the lovely poem.