Unity is a spiritual community of study and service in Baton Rouge where people discover and practice the Unity way of life. We address physical, mental and emotional needs through affirmative prayer 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. Our ministries and outreaches are inclusive and open-minded, free of discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation. We are active supporters of the LGBT community.
We honor all paths to God as we provide a philosophy that is spiritual, not religious; and love-based, not fear-based. We strive to help individuals have a stronger connection to Divine Intelligence every day by helping them to feel empowered, accepted, loved, inspired and connected.
Our Vision Statement
“We are an ever-expanding community of love and acceptance where lives are transformed.”
Our Mission Statement
“We put Divine Intelligence first, celebrate Life, serve Truth, and empower people to transform their lives.”
Want to be inspired?
Our minister, Dr. Gary Arnold, reveals the powerful life-changing dynamics of nonduality; when spirit aligns with beliefs, intentions, mind and matter.
Learn the secret of appying "ancient wisdom with modern methods" to change thoughts, empower life-changing action, and align your life with your god-given purpose. Gary is a social innovator and a sought after authority and author on non-duality within the field of self development and spirituality. Since 1973, he has given over 1400 talks on non-duality worldwide. Since 1988, he has taught an ongoing weekly class in New Orleans on the core nondualistic principles of A Course in Miracles. His classes are free or low cost and open to the public. It is one of the longest running Course classes, continuously given and taught by the same instructor, in the USA. He gives over 40 workshops across the country annually and is on over 100 radio programs annually. His annual audience exceeds one million people.
First Time Visitors
We would like to make your visit to Unity Spiritual Center a warm, welcoming experience filled with love and joy. To help you feel comfortable here are a few frequently asked questions from our first time visitors.
What about my kids?
Here at Unity, we LOVE kids! That's why we've made it a priority to provide high quality, high energy, and high FUN experience for your children! Committed teachers come prepared to help kids, from birth through middle school, experience God's love through age–appropriate Unitye studies, interactive activities, and hands–on learning experiences that help them connect with Divine Intelligence.
As you walk into the building, you will see foyerr and the greeter will direct you to the Fellowship Hall.
What should I wear?
Feel comfortable. There is a variety of attire in Sunday Service from jeans to business suits.
When should I arrive?
Sunday service starts at 10:30, so please try to arrive around 10:15.
When you become a member...
Attend “A Path To Discovery” class
Attend Sunday Services
Complete an Application for Membership at the conclusion of class
A Path to Discovery class at Unity Spiritual Center of Baton Rouge is led by Ed Walker. Membership classes are offered monthly on a Sunday morning following our service, to enhance your understanding of Unity and Unity Spiritual Center of Baton Rouge.
Small discussion groups are formed during this class that will bring about lasting spiritual connections and friendships.
Upon completion of this class, certificates are awarded, you may sign our membership roster, and you will be recognized at a service in your honor.
This class is required for membership at Unity Spiritual Center and recommended for those members who would like a deeper understanding of Unity Principles and Unity Spiritual Center of Baton Rouge.
Our Minister's Books and Blog
Our minister writes a weekly blog with the assistence of Mike Maslak. You can see his blog posts on this web site. You can also go to http://www.facebook.com/ UnityGuru and http://www.Unity.Guru to see our community action events.
Over the years, Dr. Gary Arnold has had his talks and written works admired by several notables. He has written over a dozen books, produced over a dozen DVD's, over 100 audiobooks, and over 1000 web articles.
His book reviews, for example, are over the top!!! Positive Thoughts For Successful Living received great reviews from: Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager), Art Linkletter (Entertainer), Michael Leboeuf (Working Smart), John Mason (An Enemy Called Average), Scott Alexander (Rhinoceros Success), Gary Copp (President Speedy Oil Change), Van Musso (How to Retire Rich and Stay Rich), Gary Renard (Disapperance of the Universe), Rocky Bleier (Four-time NFL Superbowl Champion), Dr. Gregg Thomas (Christian Faith Ministries), Ben H. Love (Past President, Boy Scouts of America), and others. His translation of a Tao Te Ching, The Way of Life, received written cover quotes from Kriananda, Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations with God), Brian Weiss (Many Lives, Many Masters), Michael Smith, Joan Borysenko (The Power of the Mind to Heal), James Redfield (Celestine Prophecy) and others.
You can order these books, CD's and DVD's at our church or from his website at http://www.windhorse.org