FAQ for Newcomers

Meditation_RocksIs 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?
When not in a state of quarantine from the Covid 19 Pandemic, staffed office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on Mondays  Wednesdays and Fridays. Call our office at (352) 687-2113 to speak to our Church Coordinator, Shirley Long.  Currently  (during our time of closure) we are staffed with volunteers on Tuesdays 10-5.

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?
We have two small Sunday Services during the Pandemic; 9:30 am and 11:00 am.  In person services are limited in terms of seating and reservations are required. Click here to make a reservation. 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.

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. During this Pandemic we have had to eliminate much from our normal practices. While we used to gather at 10 a.m. and end our service with a time of refreshment, with fourth Sundays typically being a Pot Luck Sunday, now we limit all in-person meetings to just the service. You are welcome to bring your own beverages, and snacks as you might need. Please be sure that all drink containers have lids.  All are welcome, always.

We celebrate God in an inclusive, loving and inspiring environment. Come and feel the joy of Spirit moving and flowing through you.

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 non-denominational Christian. 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.

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.


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