About Us

UNITY ON THE LAKESHORE


We are a diverse spiritual community where everyone is welcome.  


OUR VISION
Every life, a spiritually transformed life.

OUR MOTTO
Embracing a positive path to spiritual living.

OUR MISSION
Embracing all people & honoring all paths to God, we:

  • Provide a sacred space to raise awareness & consciousness of the One Spirit in all.
  • Teach abundance, and healing. 
  • Bring peace, joy & harmony to our: families, communities, & the world.


THE BASIC PRINCIPLES WE LIVE BY:

  • God is absolute Good, everywhere present; we are one with God.
  • We have the spark of Divinity within us. Our very essence is of God, therefore we are inherently good.
  • We create our experiences by what we choose to think and what we feel and believe.
  • Prayer is creative thinking that connects us to the Divine and brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity, and everything good.
  • Knowing and understanding the Laws of Life, we do and give our best by living the Truth we know. We make a wonderful difference. 


CHURCH LEADERSHIP

We currently have Co-Temporary Ministers.

Rev. Sara Duncan usually speaks on the first and third Sundays, and

Rev. Marty Rienstra usually speaks on the second and fourth Sundays. 

We also have guest speakers on the fifth Sunday. 


For spiritual guidance or consultation, contact

Rev. Sara Duncan at 219-221-6080 

Rev. Marty Rienstra at 616-540-7233


MUSIC

Suzanne Shirey, our Music Director is a classically trained musician and began playing at the age of nine. She has lived in Holland since 1981. Her talent and leadership of our music program is outstanding.


THE BOARD

Kerry Lytle, President

Barb Corcoran, Vice President

Sam Raimondo, Secretary

Diana Kasza, Treasurer

Roger Arbury, Member at Large


OUR PHILOSOPHY
Unity is a positive, accepting and transcendent, spiritual movement.

We acknowledge truth as it is found in all spiritual practices. We do not claim to have special revelation, but rather admit truth can be found in various teachings.


Although we do say Unity is practical Christianity with tried and proven ways to increase awareness of the Divine in all things,  we do not believe in original sin. We follow the teaching and example of Jesus, the Christ. Chief among His teachings, for us, is that we can do the things he did while on earth. The divine “spark of eternal life, is within each of us. And that the kingdom of heaven is within us. We focus on that which is good, loving and positive. We do not deny error, or evil, but affirm that good is far more powerful and abundant everywhere.


Some of the ways we find peace and spiritual growth are positive prayer and meditation. We accept responsibility for our individual spiritual growth. No one can do it for us. We believe in direct personal contact with the Divine, through prayer and meditation. We see aspects of truth in all of the worlds religions, but none of them have all of it.


We follow Jesus' example that the highest and best use of our lives here is to help and serve others. We focus on self improvement first, so that we can better serve others. Through these practices, we believe that we can make heaven on earth.


UNITY ON THE LAKESHORE BYLAWS (click to download)


FRIENDS AND RELATED LINKS

With open hearts and minds, we welcome everyone to our spiritual celebration.
There are no strangers here. We honor your chosen spiritual path as we do our own.

UNITY WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES


Unity Worldwide Ministries is a worldwide network of ministries, ministers, licensed teachers and individuals providing practical teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. Unity is a positive path for spiritual living. We teach the effective daily application of the principles of Truth taught and exemplified by Jesus Christ.

www.unityworldwideministries.org

VISION
A world powerfully transformed through the growing movement of shared spiritual awakening.
 
MISSION
Advancing the movement of spiritual awakening and transformation through Unity, a positive path for spiritual living.
 
VALUES
Spirit-Led–We are centered in God. Spirit leads our thoughts and actions as we co-create a world that works for all.


Generosity-Living in the infinite flow of God’s good, we draw from God’s inexhaustible supply and wisely use our rich resources to serve the world.

Transformation–We are a dynamic movement on the cutting edge of spiritual evolution. We teach universal spiritual principles that change lives.

Diversity–We believe that all people are created with sacred worth. We promote greater understanding among people in a spirit of unity.

Integrity–We act from a place of wholeness and are ethical in all our actions.We keep our word.