Is this your first visit to our website? On this page, you’ll find answers to some frequently asked questions about Unity of Ocala.
Is there someone I can call to get more information?
Our office is staffed on Tuesdays, from 10 am to 5 pm. Contact our office at (352) 687-2113 to speak to our Church Coordinator, Shirley Long or our Financial Secretary, Joanne Long. As an alternate you can call 352-816-3900 if you have something that is time sensitive.
If you want to get a sense of who we are, click here to view our Inside Voices Page. It is a collection of very short videos about Unity of Ocala and the people that are members and friends.
What time is your Sunday service?
Currently we are back to one service with no requirements for reservations are required at 10 am. In addition to in-person services we make our services available for viewing at home. You can find our online content if you search YouTube for “Unity of Ocala”. You can also find a selection of videos here on our website – PODCASTS
How long are your services?
Our in-person services are usually around 45-55 minutes. Our virtual lessons and meditations average 18-25 minutes (lessons), 10-15 minutes for meditations.
How big is your congregation?
During pre-covid times we averaged about 54 people per week (40-68), fluctuating with seasonal trends here in Florida. Post pandemic we have been averaging out between 25-32 people per week. We are finding our numbers growing as time passes and things are improving in terms of positive test cases here in Marion County.
Where are your Sunday services?
Unity of Ocala, 101 Cedar Road, Ocala, FL 34472, in the Silver Springs Shores section of Ocala. Click here for a map and directions.
What happens at a service?
Sunday services are inspiring, positive and provide you with practical tools to live a spiritually centered life! You’ll experience great music, friendly people, and the messages you hear will help you deal with the real-life issues you face during the week.
We celebrate God in an inclusive, loving and inspiring environment. Come and feel the joy of Spirit moving and flowing through you. We are more of an interfaith center open and welcoming to people from all different faith backgrounds.
What happens when I am a first-time visitor?
We welcome you with a guest packet to take home. This packet has material related to Unity Worldwide Ministries and to Unity of Ocala. We invite you to complete a registration card and sign our guest book, which will help us to keep you connected to information about programs and services at Unity of Ocala. If you have email, we will add you to our distribution list for our weekly eNews. No one will call you or stop by your home unless you specifically request a call or visit. Your contact information will never be shared or sold. We make every attempt to protect your privacy.
What do I wear?
Unity of Ocala is a welcoming community with a casual environment. Most of us will be dressed casually. Several people like to dress in their Sunday best, and occasionally in the winter you may see a coat and tie on our guys. We welcome any style that makes you feel comfortable.
What denomination are you?
Unity of Ocala is an Interfaith Center. We embrace ALL spiritual teachings and follow the teachings of Jesus the Christ as our wayshower. To those seeking spiritual growth, Unity offers a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity. Unity is viewed as a movement in consciousness, rather than as a religion. It is not your parents’ religion.
Unity is without creed or dogma, has no formal liturgy and recognizes no sacrament. Unity is where we ask questions, not give answers. We believe the answer to every challenge lies within the heart and mind of each individual. Our emphasis is not on the demands of a personality, institution or religion… it is on spiritual transformation. Unity centers and churches represent diversity of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation.
I have children; do you have activities for them during your services?
Currently we are searching for a youth leader. Until such time we suggest that if you bring children (they are fully welcome to be with their families during service), for your sake, bring something that will help keep them engaged. We also have some materials to help occupy their time on Sunday mornings and we have a space where you can take them if you feel you need to leave the sanctuary.
How can I learn more?
Read About Us and What is Unity? for starters; then, if you want to know more, explore the other pages on this website. Our church has been continually active in Ocala since 1975 and became incorporated in 1979.
How do I get involved?
There are many ways to get connected with Unity of Ocala’s community. Please check the Services & Events page to find out what’s happening this month. Volunteer opportunities within one of our teams offers meaningful service with others who share your interests.
Feel free to approach any of our leaders with questions or concerns, as they are here to serve you.