Unity in the Heart of Austin
At our Sunday service on October 19th we announced our new name: Unity in the Heart of Austin. Over the next few weeks we will be migrating our website, stationary, and legal documents to our new name.
We decided to change our name for two reasons: to detach from the precise location of downtown Austin; and to meet the branding requirements that Unity Worldwide Ministries recommends for all Unity churches.
We want to thank to naming committee for their work in bringing four candidate names forward to the Board of Ttrustees. In addition, we would like to thank the congregation for its input in the recent meetings to discuss ideas and preferences for a new name. The board is very happy with the selection and we look forward to exploring all the meanings of being "in the Heart of Austin."
We will file a DBA (doing business as) statement with the Texas Secretary of State's office for our new name. Our legal name for incorporation will remain Downtown Unity Circle. Until we announce the legal transformation is complete please continue to write your donation checks to "Downtown Unity Circle."
Welcome To Everyone
Downtown Unity Circle is a progressive spiritual community in central Austin just 1.5 miles south of the river near Travis Heights, SoCo, St. Edwards University and Riverside student appartments. Our new Celebration Center is easily accessible from Interstate 35.
Our spiritual "adventure" is to find God in everything and everyone. Your race, spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, or whatever some group may have once told you made you unwanted, probably doesn't matter to us. And, you don't need a stylish suit or dress either, because dress is casual.
Lesson for This Coming Sunday
We want to invite you to join us at next Sunday's service for what we promise to be a thought provoking, inspiring and fun hour. Youth Education (our name for Sunday School) takes place at the same time.
Our service starts at 10:30 AM. We are located at 2801 S IH-35. That's on the north bound frontage road between Oltorf and Woodward streets.
South bound on IH-35 take theWoodward exit and U-turn onto the north bound frontage road.
North bound on IH-35, take the Woodward - Ben White exit and continue on the frontage road to our entrance.
There is an Oltorf exit less than 100 yards before our entrance but we discourage its use because traffic crossing the frontage road can be dangerous!
East and West bound on Riverside, Oltorf, Woodward or Ben White Blvd. - take the IH-35 frontage road to our location. Parker Lane also provides easy access via Royal Hill which runs beside our building.
Click here for a full Google Map and directions from your location.
What's So Different About Unity?
Downtown Unity is a progressive and adventuresome spiritual community. What do we mean by "adventuresome?" We are less prescriptive than most. We try to provide you the tools to find your spiritual path; and to find God in everything and everyone.
We are members of Unity Worldwide Ministries. Unity offers practical spiritual teachings that empower people to lead healthy, abundant and meaningful lives. Many say Unity practices "practical Christianity."
Unity provides an alternative to negative religious experiences. We are inclusive and open-minded. We encourage personal initiative and growth.
We believe that prayer works! We strive to help people find a
stronger connection to God every day and we honor all paths to God.
We have inspiring ministers and are involved in social action... and social activities. We believe in making a difference in the world. And we believe in being a positive example and role model.
Our prayer chaplains are available to support you through prayer. You can email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or pray with any of our five chaplains following the service. During the week, you can contact the "Chaplain on Duty" by calling 512-373-0389.
In addition, Silent Unity is available 24/7 by calling 800-NOW-PRAY (669-7729). Anytime you feel the need for prayer for yourself or a loved one don't hesitate to call. It is a previledge to serve you and God through prayer.
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We consider anyone who joins with us and wants to participate at whatever level they are comfortable a member of Downtown Unity Circle.
For those who wish to deepen their connection and commitment to this spiritual community, we encourage you to become a voting member. To facilitate this Rev. Roebuck holds new member orientation classes. If you'd like to be included in the next class, email him here or speak to him on Sunday.
The requirements for becoming a voting member are listed on the membership form that can be downloaded here. This can also be picked up at the New Member Orientation on the day of the class.
Recent Lesson Videos
Youth of Unity - October 12 2014
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"Peace in the Presence of Conflict"
Rev. Tony Roebuck - September 28 2014
Play September 28 Audio
"God Is One"
Rev. Tony Roebuck - September 21 2014
Play September 21 Audio
You can find an extensive library of videos dating back over 4 years by clicking Videos on the menu bar above.
As we move into our new Celebration Center there are a lot of things to do to turn a building into a Spiritual Home. Two things that we want our members to comment on are a possible name change and ideas for decorating our new place. Below are two clickable email links that will let you forward your ideas directly to the committees working on these topics.
The naming committee is has submitted these four names to the Board of Trustees for review:
- UNITY Spiritual Center of Austin
- UNITY in the Heart of Austin
- UNITY Spiritual Life Center of Austin
- UNITY Spiritual Path of Austin
Member suggestions received included:
- Keep "Downtown Unity Circle"
- Unity of South Austin
- Unity Circle of Austin
- Unity Fellowship of Austin
- Central Austin Unity Circle
You can also cut and paste the following addresses into your email program: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Scheduled MusiciansDowntown Unity Circle enjoys the presenting some of the finest musicians in the Austin area and beyond.
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"Music" on the navigation bar above.
Sept. 14 - Leann Atherton
Sept. 21 - Ginger Doss
Sept. 28 - Full Moon Eye
Oct. 5 - Susan Arbuckle
Oct. 12 - Jaynee
Oct. 19 - Frankie Hernandez
Oct. 26 - Billie Winston
Nov. 9 - Leeann Atherton
Scan the QR code on the back of the Sunday bulletin or to the right with your smartphone to go to a special website with a list of upcoming classes and events.
Website last updated 10/17/14 at 4:15 PM