Unity on the Bay

A positive path for spiritual living

Unity on the Bay is a diverse spiritual home that embraces and radiates unconditional love, acceptance, energy and healing.  At Unity, we believe that there is one power: God, the good, omnipotent, and that the awareness and connection with this power opens the manifest world to its highest and best good in every individual and the universe as a whole.  As this awareness becomes an intricate part of our lives, we begin to transform ourselves, our community and our world.

History of Unity on the Bay

EARLY HISTORY OF UNITY ON THE BAY
by Andrew Melick, Historian / Writer

Unity’s Third Principle states, “We are co-creators with God, creating reality through thoughts held in mind.”  The evidence of this truth is a common thread that runs throughout the history of Unity on the Bay, the origin of which can be traced back to October 1926 and a thought held in mind by a 52-year-old widow in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

MODERN HISTORY OF UNITY ON THE BAY
by Andrew Melick, Historian / Writer

In 1954, Reverend Dr. Baughman and his Unity followers in Miami had a choice.  Would they build a Unity Temple at the Fourth Street Center, which was the plan when the Fourth Street property was purchased, or would they seek another site with more room for expansion?  Considering the expectations engendered by Unity’s remarkable growth in Miami at the time, and the fact that the Fourth Street property was already woefully too small, it was not a difficult decision.