Unity has a philosophy that is spiritual but not religious. It is based on love, not fear. Unity honors diversity and the many paths to God. We see God as good and everywhere present as we affirm the spark of Divinity in each of us. Unity also offers a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity, regarding Jesus as the great example rather than the great exception through a metaphysical interpretation of the Bible.
Unity is a positive path for spiritual living that provides practical teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives by discovering and living their spiritual purpose and potential. The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889 as a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of our thoughts to create our own experience of reality. The Fillmores regarded Jesus as the great example and way-shower rather than the great exception. They believed and applied the power of affirmative prayer, interpreted the Bible metaphysically, and taught that God is present within all of us. Unity Worldwide Ministries is headquartered at Unity Village in Missouri.
Our spiritual direction is guided by Unity Principles and by our minister, Reverend Karen Hamilton who was ordained through Unity Worldwide Ministries. She joined Unity of North Kitsap in December 2015.
While attending the Unity Urban Institute, Karen was a recipient of the Charles and Myrtle Fillmore Scholarship and served as Chief Editor of the Unity Urban Ministerial School Newsletter. She has been an educator of English as a second language for adults and children, including those with learning disabilities. She has served as a volunteer for International Rescue Committee (mentoring Bhutanese refugees), and is a certified Ayurvedic Instructor. Before joining UNK she served in many capacities at Unity of South Sound, including Prayer Chaplin, Meditation Leader and Sacred Services and Coordinator.
Karen is a visionary who has demonstrated leadership skills and creativity in problem solving. She possesses a passion for Pastoral Care and is driven by an innate curiosity propelling her to explore new ideas.
Rev. Karen can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org … 253-797-9712
Every person can realize and express his or her Divine Potential.
That all people are created with sacred worth.
And we welcome all individuals to join us regardless of race, religious background, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, or lifestyle.
The balance of mind, body, and Spirit is essential to our well being.
We recognize the potential in each person. We experience the power of prayer.
We acknowledge the blessings we receive and the blessings we give.
We joyously play as we express and experience God.
We began as a meditation and study group in Hansville, Washington, in 1993. Our founding minister was Rosella Turner-Teal who guided us in 1995 into a little old house in Kingston which we remodeled to accommodate our fledgling church.
In September 2001 our first official by-laws were adopted and we incorporated with the state of Washington as North Peninsula Unity Center.
Over the years we have had several names, several locations, and a number of ministers. In 2010 we moved from Kingston to a temporary location in Port Gamble, and in August of 2014, we moved to our current location to Suquamish WA where we gratefully continue share a church facility with the Suquamish UCC congregation.
Our name is now Unity of North Kitsap and we serve the towns of Suquamish, Kingston, Indianola, Hansville, Poulsbo, Port Ludlow, and Bainbridge Island.