A Welcoming Spiritual Community in the Heart of Seattle

About Seattle Unity

We are an inclusive community that honors diversity, encourages self-empowerment, and that respects each person’s unique spiritual journey. We welcome everyone – regardless of background, gender identity, race, abilities or disabilities. Instead of rigid dogma, we open our hearts and minds to a diverse set of spiritual practices – worship services, classes, meditation and yoga are just a few – that guide us towards a better world for ourselves and our neighbors.

Vision

We are an accessible and inclusive spiritual sanctuary for all ages and stages of life.  We offer spiritual practices and a community that honors diversity and encourages self-empowerment.  We co-create a world that works for all.

Mission

We are a welcoming spiritual community thriving in the heart of Seattle; celebrating, inspiring, and deepening our individual and collective spiritual journeys.

Core Values

  • Creating through Bold Imagination
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Respecting Every Person's Spiritual Journey
  • Seeing the Divine in Each Person
  • Being Open-Hearted & Open-Minded
  • Walking Our Talk

Unity's Five Principles

  1. There is One Presence and One Power in the universe, God the Good; omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience.
  2. All human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within.  Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently divine.
  3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.  Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in consciousness.
  4. Prayer & meditation are the spiritual tools we utilize to align our consciousness with God-consciousness.
  5. Knowing these principles is not enough; we strive to live these spiritual Truths daily.

Staff

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Associate Minister
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Diane Robertson
assoc.minister@
seattleunity.org
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Worship Arts Director
Erin McGaughan
ErinM@seattleunity.org

Karen R Smith

Office Manager
Karen R. Smith
office.manager@seattleunity.org
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Event Rentals
Josh Garcia-Cotter
rentals@seattleunity.org
206.622.8475

YFM Director
Reverend
James Tierney
youth@seattleunity.org
206.622.8475

Facility Caretaker
Michael O'Larick
facility@seattleunity.org
206.622.8475

Board of Trustees

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Dahlia Cohen
President

Jennifer Bolles

Jennifer Bolles
Vice-President

George Edwards

George Edwards
Treasurer

Andrea Cariño

Andrea Cariño
Secretary

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Cindy McComish
Member at Large

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Gayle Macy

Gamman

Paul Gamman

Reverend Karen Lindvig

The Board of Trustees of Seattle Unity is a group of members voted into leadership based on their personal and professional skills and united in their love of the Seattle Unity. Their purpose is to oversee the strategic plan and the financial state of the church while upholding Unity principles. Their goal is to hold their heads in the clouds, while keeping their feet well grounded.

Their varied duties include:

  • Upholding the spiritual purpose of the Ministry
  • Holding the highest interest of the Membership in conducting the business of the Ministry
  • Determining policies and procedures related to Seattle Unity's tithes and stewardship programs
  • Determining business needs of the Ministry & authorize payment of moneys for these purposes
  • Managing the assets of Seattle Unity
  • Establishing and overseeing committees to expand the effectiveness of the board & to create a community effort

If you would like to speak with a member of the Board, look for one of these friendly faces after a Sunday service.  They are always happy to speak with you.

Our Board of Trustees generally meets on the third Thursday of every month. If you are interested in being a guest at a meeting, please contact Board President Dahlia Cohen or Rev. Karen Lindvig.

Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.

History of Seattle Unity

Incorporated on May 25th, 1945, Seattle Unity has a rich history in the city of Seattle – laying claim to the only New Thought church in the area when it had opened. Learn more about our history and the rich spiritual impact we’ve had on the community for nearly 80 years.

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1960.09.03 EDITED Article Seattle Times - Church Planned

About Our Building

Seattle Unity’s new building, designed by world-renowned architects, Olson Kundig is located in the heart of South Lake Union at 8th & John. Now open for Services and Events, you can peek inside as Tom Kundig introduces the facility at the end of construction. (Video below.)

Learn More About the Building >>