Thanks for stopping by UBB’s website! If you’re new to our church, we say “Welcome!” As you can tell from our website, we are a friendly, welcoming, Spirit-centered church community, created by loving and compassionate truth seekers just like you. We are a diverse group of people, and we delight in the richness of the tapestry we weave together. We hope you’ll come to one of our Sunday services or visit one of our many classes or special events to see how our church feels to you. You just might find the church home you’ve been looking for! If you’re someone who knows UBB well, we say “Thank you!” for bringing your energy and unique style to our church family. Because of your commitment and presence, UBB is deepening in our Christ Consciousness and expanding in our Prosperity Consciousness.

We have received many miracles and we open our hearts to those that are on the way. As we enjoy our light-filled and spacious New Church Home on Pointless Forest Trail, we say Yes to the bounty that is ours and to the bright future that is before us.

We are truly blessed and so very grateful! It is an honor and a pleasure to serve Unity by the Bay as members of the Board of Trustees at this exciting time in the journey of our church. UBB has enriched our lives and we are happy to have this opportunity to give our time and energy in return. The board works hand-in-hand with our Spiritual Leader, Rev. Baine Palmer, on administrative and business matters that arise as a matter of course in church operations. With every discussion and decision, we acknowledge the Christ Presence within and among us, and we dedicate ourselves to achieving the Greater Good that serves everyone who enters our sanctuary. If you have a question or an idea you would like to share, please write to us at We would be very happy to hear from you.

Ritu Sharma

Ritu serves as UBB’s treasurer and brings 30 years of experience in non-profit management and organizational development. She founded and ran the international advocacy coalition, Women Thrive Worldwide, which influenced numerous U.S. government international policies and programs to benefit women and families who live on less than a dollar a day. Ritu has also served on the boards of national and international organizations as a chair, vice chair and treasurer. Ritu is author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe.

Jan Dineen
Member At-Large
As a child, Jan walked with her sister to the nearby Lutheran church to attend Sunday School. Their family attended the Methodist church on holidays and when her dad ushered.

At Catawba College, where she majored in Elementary Education, Jan discovered Transcendental Meditation, which began a daily practice that continues to this day. After receiving a master’s degree, she became a school counselor. She recently retired from Anne Arundel County public school system.

Early in her career, a fellow teacher and school counselor, Cindy, told Jan about the Unity church that was meeting at the Y in Severna Park. She found a “match” in that spiritual community and has been spiritually nourished at Unity by the Bay ever since. Her husband attends the “Church of Perch,” located on the Severn River. One of UBB’s former ministers, Reverend Judy Elia, married them aboard a boat on that river.

Over the years, Jan has donated her time, talent, and treasures by volunteering in numerous ways: hosting Relax by the River for chaplains and the prayer team, chairing the Hospitality Team, greeting on Sunday mornings, and serving as board secretary. Currently, she serves as a member of the Hospitality Team as well as the Board of Trustees.

Phil Beauchamp
Phil was born and raised in Rochester, New York, in a devout Roman Catholic family, with six siblings and 56 first cousins. The family was “tight” with the priests of the parish and the nuns in the local Catholic elementary school. In addition, there were multiple priests and nuns on both sides of his family.

Professionally, Phil has worked in the transportation industry for more than 40 years. He has managed international transportation projects (in NYC, Sacramento, Newark, Denver, Dallas, Macedonia, South Korea, Mainland China, and Taiwan) from offices in Rochester, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Baltimore.

When Phil was five years old, he told his mother that he had seen Jesus the night before while he was asleep. She didn’t care to discuss his vision, but he believes it was the beginning of his belief that there was more to learn.

When Phil was in Kansas City, he joined a Unity church and embraced a new spiritual belief. When he moved to Columbia, Maryland, he visited UBB in Severna Park and joined the Science of Mind congregation, took a variety of courses, and enjoyed the course content. When he and his wife, Idalia Romero, visited UBB in our current location, they knew it was their spiritual home! In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, Phil coordinates UBB’s team of ushers.

Our Twelve Divine Powers

Power for November: Release
Apostle: Thaddeus
Area of Body: Abdominal region
Color: Amber
Release: The ability to let go.
Affirmation: I release anything and everything that no longer serves my unfolding good.

RSS The Daily Word

  • Grace
    I gratefully accept the gift of grace.