To be a safe and powerful catalyst for Enlightenment.
We are a spiritual community awakening to our divine nature through love, service and personal transformation.
To create a Spiritual Renaissance worldwide.
We are a spiritual community, awakening to our divine nature through love service and personal transformation.
Unity is a positive path for spiritual living that applies Truth principles to our daily lives, as taught and exemplified by Jesus the Christ. We embrace five basic tenets or core beliefs:
God (also known as Spirit, Universe, Divine Intelligence) is the Source and Creator of all. There is no other enduring power. God is good and present everywhere. God is not a far off ruler on a throne. God is wherever we are because God is within each one of us expressing itself as us.
We are spiritual beings created in God’s image. The spirit of God lives within each person; therefore all people are inherently good. Our truest nature is divine. Our greatest gift to others is to recognize their Christ Consciousness or limitless potential.
I Create It
The way we think and feel determines how we deal with and experience events in our lives. Our thoughts take shape, develop, and grow into what we focus on.
I Pray It
We connect with and know God through affirmative prayer and meditation. The tools of prayer and meditation bring out the good in our lives, and align us with the Christ Consciousness or Christ Presence. Prayer is not something we do to change God or for God, but rather to change us.
I Live It
Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not enough. We must live them so we can strengthen our spirit. When we live our best according to the Truth we know, we become a light to others. We can make a difference.
Unity Teachings – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Unity?
Unity is a positive, practical spiritual path. We teach the effective daily application of Truth. We promote a way of life that leads to health, prosperity, happiness, and peace of mind. Unity has established centers of study and worship throughout the world where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. We address physical, mental, and emotional needs through affirmative prayer and meditation, and spiritual education. We serve those who seek inspiration and prayer support, as well as, those who use Unity teachings as their primary path of spiritual growth. We believe that all people are created with sacred worth, and we strive to reach out to all who seek support and spiritual growth. Therefore, we recognize the importance of serving all people in spiritually and emotionally caring ways.
Our ministries and outreaches are free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability, and sexual orientation. Our sincere desire is to create spiritually aware organizations that are nondiscriminatory and support diversity.
Is Unity exclusively Christian?
We happily draw from all faith traditions to find universal truths that assist us in growing spiritually, while applying these truths to our lives in a practical way.
Are all Unity churches alike?
Each Unity church has its own flavor. Unity of the Triangle draws heavily from the Christian, Buddhist and Hindu texts.
Is there any connection between Unity and Unitarianism?
No, there is no connection, although there is sometimes confusion because of the similarity in the names. Each is a distinct organization with its own set of beliefs and practices.
Is Unity an offshoot of Christian Science?
No. Unity and Christian Science, as well as many other New Thought groups, had their beginnings in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The application of these principles, the methods of teaching, and the organization of the two movements are different.
Is Unity a denomination?
Some aspects of the Unity movement are denominational, and some are not. For example, there are more than 900 Unity churches and study groups affiliated with the Unity’s sister organization, Unity Worldwide Ministries –the denominational aspect of Unity. In addition, Unity Institute and Seminary, located at Unity Village, Lee’s Summit, MO, trains approximately 60 students every two years to be Unity ministers, which is also denominational.
However, the majority of the work done by Unity involves prayer support, publishing, and education services to people of all faiths. These nondenominational aspects include the prayer ministry, Silent Unity, and Daily Word (Unity’s nondenominational inspirational bimonthly magazine), as well as retreats and spiritual enrichment and education classes that are open to everyone and teach Unity principles in nondenominational settings. (For more information on Unity classes and retreats visit www.unity.org.)
What Is God to Unity?
God is Spirit, the loving source of all that is. God is the one power, all good, everywhere present, all wisdom. God is divine energy, continually creating, expressing and sustaining all creation. In God, we live and move and have our being. In Unity, some other ways we speak of God are: Life, Light, Love, Substance, Principle, Law, and Universal Mind.
What does Unity teach about sin and salvation, heaven and hell?
Sin is our separation from God, the Good, in consciousness. Salvation is now—not something that occurs after death. It happens whenever we turn our thoughts away from fear, anxiety, worry, and doubt; and instead, think of love, harmony, joy, and peace. The “fall” occurs in consciousness whenever we fall into negative habits of thinking. Heaven and hell are states of consciousness, not geographical locations. We make our own heaven or hell, here and now, by our thoughts, words, and deeds.
What Is Jesus to Unity?
We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher or our Way-Shower of universal truths. In Unity, we use the term “Christ” to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.
Does Unity believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ?
Yes, Unity teaches that the spirit of God lived in Jesus, just as it lives in every person. Every person has the potential to express the perfection of Christ as Jesus did, by being more Christ-like in everyday life.
Does Unity practice baptism and communion?
Yes, symbolically. Whereas baptism by water represents the cleansing of the consciousness, spiritual baptism signifies the inflow of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is a mental and spiritual process that takes place within the individual as he or she aligns with the spirit of God.
Spiritual communion takes place through prayer and meditation in the silence. The bread or the body of Jesus Christ symbolizes the word of Truth. The wine or blood of Jesus Christ symbolizes the conscious realization of God-life. Unity practices communion by appropriating or partaking of the spiritual energy represented by these elements.
What does Unity think about the nature of mankind?
We are each individual, eternal expressions of God. Our essential nature is divine, and therefore, inherently good. Our purpose is to express our divine potential. Master teachers in various faith traditions such as, Jesus the Christ, Buddha, Krishna, and Quan Yin realized their divine potential and demonstrated their divine nature by the way they lived their lives. The more we awaken to our divine nature, the more fully God expresses in and through our lives.
Join us for Sunday services held weekly at 9:00 am and 11:00 am, and servicios en Espanol a la 11:15 am. Stay for refreshments after both services in the Fellowship Hall and meet other like-minded folks.
Youth Education is held at 11:00 am for Elementary, Middle School and High School age children.
Complimentary childcare is provided.
Looking for a church?
Our church attracts people of all faiths who are interested more in spirituality than religion. People who are more into love than judgment. Those more into awareness than rote. And because our community shares these qualities, it’s a fun place for worship and fellowship!
In addition to Sunday services, we offer workshops, classes, meditation, yoga and much more!
Our Leaders and Staff Members
Our Unity of the Triangle staff is here to serve you. Each dedicated staff member is available to assist you on your spiritual journey.
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From an early age, Neusom knew he would be a spiritual leader, but by the age of 16 he doubted any church held his beliefs in universal divinity. He began a serious quest for answers and spiritual growth by studying Eastern religions, mythology, meditation, and various healing modalities, in addition to a Psychology degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Directly after graduating from Presbyterian seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Neusom enrolled in Unity seminary, and is now an ordained Unity minister. He is the previous minister of Unity of Corvallis in Oregon, and has been Senior Minister of Unity of the Triangle since 2002.
Before becoming a minister, Neusom was a professional river guide on the Grand Canyon and around the world; he was the first to descend 12 rivers on four continents.
ANA V. QUINTANA
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Originally from Puerto Rico, Ana’s passion for metaphysics and practical Christianity began in her early teens. While working in the business world, she studied to become a Unity minister and was ordained in 1999. Ana combined her business and ministerial career in Puerto Rico until she and her family moved to Raleigh. Ana has been the Associate Minister of Unity of the Triangle since 2012, and she leads a thriving Spanish ministry here.
Ana’s business experience and education, including Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard Business School, bring unique skills to Unity of the Triangle.
Pastoral Care Director and Staff Liaison for Volunteers
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Meemie has been studying metaphysics and Unity principles since 1992 when she realized there was a spiritual path congruent with her inner knowing. She is passionate about prayer and facilitating spiritual transformation in volunteers and congregants. Meemie has directed the Care and Comfort ministry and the Prayer Chaplaincy program since 2013. She continues to serve as a volunteer Prayer Chaplain and as the Staff Liaison for Volunteers.
As a former credit union CEO, she brings a unique blend of leadership and practiced Truth principles to Unity of the Triangle’s pastoral care programs. Meemie is currently attending seminary as a part-time student.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
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Janice leads our family programming as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry. She develops lesson plans, recruits volunteers, and works directly with the Unity children — from newborns to teens. Unity principles have been a part of her life since early childhood. Janice is a certified yoga instructor with 20 years of experience teaching prenatal, baby and mom, and children and adults of all ages, and is also a certified birth doula. She leads SuperCentered yoga and meditation classes every Wednesday evening. Janice grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks fluent Spanish. She and her husband Omar are the loving parents of five boys.
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Scott brings high energy and high performance to the Unity of the Triangle music program. Under the direction of Maestro Scott since 2010, the adult choir has grown in size and skill level including expanding its music repertoire. Scott has an extensive background in music theater and choral conducting, and is a concert pianist trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Indiana University. While in San Francisco, he also added graduate work in choral conducting to his skill set.
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Mary’s connection to Unity began in 2012 as a congregant and in 2014 she became a member. From the first service she attended, she felt as though Neusom’s weekly messages spoke directly to her.
Mary spent 30+ years in the library field, including 20 years as a department manager at a regional library in Wake County. After retiring in 2015, she began working part-time for the church; she moved into the full-time role of operations director in 2016. She is in charge of day-to-day operations, including member/congregant relations, facility management, coordination of events and hospitality, and management of the office staff. She is passionate about making Unity of the Triangle the best that it can be. She loves the people, and she wants Unity to grow and be known to all.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, meditating, and spending time with her partner, Tom, and her Doxie-poo, Sully.
Sunday Services Coordinator
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Darla enthusiastically serves as a coordinator for all the different elements of Sunday services, including being a welcoming presence for congregants and guests. She also chats with the online community during our live streaming services. Darla previously worked in sales and marketing, and has been an advocate for all things Unity since 2003, including the special people she calls friends at Unity of the Triangle.
Ralph first began coming to Unity in the late 1990s, and has worked for the church since 2015. He served as the financial manager for two years, and moved into a part-time accounting role in 2017.
He attended Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting with a minor in computer science. Ralph retired in 2015 after a 30-year career as an accountant for North Carolina’s university system. He is currently completing coursework for his certification in real estate appraisal.
Ralph is married to Caroline, his wife of 27 years, and the couple have two teenagers, Grayson and Kel. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with his family and his dog, Pippin.
Chanteé was drawn to work for Unity because of its “outside-of-the-box” thinking and the church’s alignment with her own values and morals. She balances her full-time position as a program review manager at UNC Chapel Hill with her part-time bookkeeper position with UCT. Chanteé received her Bachelor of Administration degree in accounting with a minor in chemistry from Texas State University in 2000.
In her free time, she enjoys visiting the beach, bowling, and hanging out with her husband, Damion, and their three children. Chanteé was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and moved to Youngsville in 2011.
Board of Trustees
As the governing body, the Board of Trustees provides the vision, direction, annual budget and major organization policies for Unity of the Triangle. The board is made up of six members plus the senior minister. Board members welcome your comments and suggestions.