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, watch a service live-stream, or attend 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.
If you are looking for a loving spiritual community, you’ve come to the right place! The UBB community is made up of people, like yourself, who have been led to Unity by Spirit. We are all on a spiritual journey to become all that we were created to be. In Unity we don’t tell people what to think; rather, we offer tools you can use to create a life of meaning and purpose. This is an exciting time of positive, empowering transformation!
Unity welcomes people of all religious backgrounds and beliefs, all creeds, sexual orientations, and social backgrounds. We make no exceptions!
We invite you to join us in person for our Sunday morning services, classes, and special events. Our services are livestreamed and many of our classes are offered via Zoom, so you have the option of joining us from the comfort of your home or while you are traveling. In whatever way you choose to connect with UBB, a warm welcome awaits you, and we’ll support you in making meaningful connections within our community.
We understand the uncertainty that often comes with entering a place for the first time, so we offer these words to help smooth the way for your first service at Unity by the Bay.
Dress is casual. Some of us wear comfortable business attire; many prefer jeans or shorts and sandals.
You can park in any of our three parking areas. In the first area on the left as you come up the hill, spaces are marked for those who prefer a short walk (without stairs) to our sanctuary.
When you enter the double doors on the lower level, a greeter will welcome you and show you the way to the sanctuary. Ushers will meet you at the double-door entrance.
Meditative music starts at 10:15 on Sunday morning, so please enter the sanctuary quietly. The service begins at 10:30.
Our Sunday services are centered on music, message, and meditation. Music is provided by talented congregants and guest musicians and sometimes we use recorded music. The words for our congregational songs are projected on the front wall. Our minister or guest speaker brings us an inspiring message and then leads us in a guided meditation that lasts 3 to 5 minutes. We conclude our services by moving into a large circle and singing a closing song.
From June through August in 2023, the Youth Program volunteers are taking a summer break. When the program resumes in September, they will be happy to greet children on the first and third Sundays of each month. A greeter will guide families to the classrooms on our upper level. Parents and children who prefer to stay together during the service in the sanctuary are certainly welcome to do so!
Our congregants and guests enjoy conversations and connections after our services. Periodically, our Hospitality Team provides coffee and light refreshments in the fellowship hall. This social time gives you the chance to meet others, ask questions, and pick up information about upcoming events and ongoing activities within our spiritual community.
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to spirituality based on the teachings of Jesus and other enlightened teachers coupled with the power of prayer. We honor the universal truths in all religions and respect each individual's right to choose their own spiritual path.
Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles toward living more abundant and meaningful lives. Unity affirms the power of prayer and meditation in fostering a stronger connection with the Divine.
We offer opportunities for friendship and fellowship as we support each other in our personal and spiritual growth. Unity is committed to helping you find your way to your experience of the God of your understanding. Spiritual seekers often say that finding Unity is like coming home!
Reverend Sarah’s passion for ministry started in 1999 when she became a spiritual life coach. She found Unity in 2006 and became a licensed Unity teacher in 2016. Becoming a Unity minister was a natural evolution of her journey. She was ordained in 2020. She has served as the spiritual leader for the Unity congregations in Frederick, Maryland, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds the office of treasurer on the Board of Trustees of Unity’s Eastern Region.
Her personal practice includes meditation, Tantra, Qi Gong, working out at the gym, and ensuring balance between connecting with others and alone time. Her passion for being a purposeful creator flows in all areas of her life. She creates art, safe space, and, most importantly, her own life experience. Her mission in life and in ministry is to help others create the life they want to live.