John’s Journey to Unity Minneapolis

John Patten, Congregant

The year is 2014 and I’m looking over my emails for the day.  A new email popped up from Bob Mitchell, a high school classmate at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa.  Bob was keeping in

Rip Van Winkle

Rev. Toni Fish, Associate Minister

Several years ago, I discovered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, published in 1967 and have shared a portion the last chapter on several occasions.

Presence, Not Presents

Mike Obsatz, Congregant

This is the season of shopping, buying, and spending. Commercialized Christmas has become the norm in America. Getting stuff, giving stuff, and wanting stuff.


Enough about stuff.


What really matters is compassion, connection, listening, loving, and being

The Art of Giving

Rev. Toni Fish, Associate Minister

How often do we find ourselves wanting something better, something bigger, something with more opportunity, money, stuff?  And yet we walk through life listlessly day by day, saving our best efforts, our best enthusiasm and

Meditation: Living the Entire Enchilada

Rev. Toni Fish, Associate Minister

In every spiritual path I’ve studied, one of the main pillars is the practice of silence – whether it’s called prayer or meditation or contemplation or relaxation or mindfulness.  It is the activity of being

Unity Principles as Shock Absorbers

Mike Obsatz, Congregant

see bio here



Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Science of Mind, shared his wisdom about shock absorbers in 1952, almost 70 years ago.  He said he remembered a time before cars had very effective shock absorbers

Discovering the Roots of American Music in September

Lori Dokken, Music Director


How Spirituals and Gospel Music provided the musical inspiration and foundation for blues, jazz and rock and roll.

Every September at Unity Minneapolis the Music Department presents a month-long focus on a specific musical style, genre,

In Times Like These

Rev. Toni Fish, Associate Minister

As I was organizing for at least the umpteenth time, I found an article I wrote in 2018, reflecting on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. My article was sparked by the lead article in the

Be Not Afraid

Rev. Toni Fish, Associate Minister


As I was culling my files this week, I ran across some notes that I made 14 years ago on a Sojomail article written by Rev. Jim Wallis in which he listed four questions

Manifesting A Spiritual Journey

Anthony Colaizzi, Digital Marketing Strategist


I have spent most of my life seeking faith. Everyone around me has always had faith in one form or another. Yet, this idea has remained elusive for much of my life. I grew up

Reading List for our Stronger Together Initiative

Stronger Together

Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List Book

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi‘s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America – but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating …

A Prayer for Unity

by Dr. Michael Obsatz

We’re all in this together

We need each other for support

So let’s start over with empathy

And learn to share, care, and forgive

We can pray for peace

And we must do our part

Protect …

Readings from the January 6th Meditation Time

We continue to hold sacred space

From Rev Toni:

Today – January 6th at 11am a number of us began holding sacred space, affirming a peaceful transition of government as Congress would accept the certified votes for President and Vice-President …

December Is the Season of Celebration and Light!

December is the Season of amazing celebration. On the 20th or the 21st, we experience the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

This event has been profoundly significant for thousands of …

A Change is Gonna Come

By Lori Dokken

The musical soundtrack of “Getting in Good Trouble”

Change is something we can always count on.  It leads us through mountains and valleys … good times and struggles … quiet and chaos.  Everything must change.

Join us …

Celebrating the Divine Masculine

By Dr. Michael Obsatz

Each of us have both Divine masculine and Divine feminine energies. Father’s Day marks the celebration of the Divine masculine in every person. Masculine energy is the assertive, protective, active, and peace-loving energy in service to …

A Prayer for the Wounded Heart of Humanity

 A Heart-to-Heart Message from Rev. Pat Williamson

Dear Beloved Unity Minneapolis Community,

My heart is with your heart as we have witnessed and continue to witness the grief, rage and despair over injustice and inequity in our city and our …

How Deep Are Your Roots?

By Pat Samples

I’m asking myself these days how I can keep myself well-rooted, straight and strong amidst the raging storms of pandemic, racial unrest, and climate catastrophe.

As a Unity prayer chaplain, I’m clear that prayer is the ground …

These are Tumultuous Times

By Rev. Ray Nelson

These are tumultuous times. Stay-at-home orders, physical and social distancing, businesses, schools, and churches shuttered for God knows how long. 100,000 deaths and counting and 40 million unemployed. Now we have nationwide protests over the brutal, …