Hello, and welcome to the Church of Unity in Christ.
Many of us have been taught to believe that we are different and that our differences somehow make us special and unique. Our church promotes an entirely different view. We believe that we all have a great deal in common and it is actually these commonalities that make us so exceptional. All of us were born into this world through the human reproductive process.
We all have parents. We do not choose them nor do we choose their social status. Nevertheless, oftentimes both are very significant factors influencing how we evaluate one other. Fortunately, this is not how God evaluates us. To Him, we are all His children. It does not matter to God if we are born into wealth or poverty because He knows that He has endowed each and every one of us with the ability to be the best that He has intended us to be.
We who belong to the Church of Unity in Christ believe that the beauty of this truth begins at the moment of birth. Just imagine for a moment two parents looking at the baby with whom they have been blessed. It does not matter where they may stand in the world because at that instant they envision the same thing all parents envision—new life full of love, hope, and opportunity. We know, of course, that through this journey we call life, we will sometimes lose our way and, at times, we may find love, hope, and opportunity far beyond our reach. It is during these moments that God tears down the walls that isolate so many of us and builds a bridge capable of bringing us back to Him. That bridge is a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is why the vision of the Church of Unity in Christ is to manifest John 17: 20-23 in the hearts and minds of believers, as well as plant the seed of Faith in the lives of non-believers that they, too, may come to believe in the Lord and Risen Savior.
“20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in me through their word; 21that they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that You have sent Me.23And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one: 23I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them, as You have loved Me.” (King James Version)