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crystal coast

Crystal Coast Unity is a community of real people, with caring, collaborative leaders who emphasize real-world, real-life experience to guide our community toward an authentic and abundant life. When visitors experience the joy-filled energy and unmistakable loving presence of our loving, open-minded community, they often exclaim, “I’ve finally found my spiritual home!”

What is Unity? What do we teach?

Unity is a worldwide movement that began in the late 1800s under the direction of co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. Unity is a New Thought tradition with origins rooted in Christianity. It has evolved into a positive, practical, progressive approach to spiritual living.

Our teachings reflect the spirituality taught by Jesus, while honoring the Universal Truths that appear throughout the world’s major faith traditions. We respect everyone’s right to choose a spiritual path. Some people in our congregation identify as Christian, some connect with other religious teachings, others simply claim to be spiritual; some are seekers, some are agnostic, and other identify as atheist. We agree however, that, in Spirit, we are all individualized expressions of Absolute Good and Unconditional Love. Our goal is to show up as Good/Love in all we say, think, and do. 

What You Can Expect

Engaging, inclusive, kind people. You’ll be welcomed warm smiles and possibly hugs if you’re open to them! We’re an eclectic group with all kinds of personalities, political beliefs, and every story imaginable. All people are welcome here, and all of you is welcome here! We do our best to recognize first-time visitors, but please don’t be shy! Tell us you’re new to CCU and we’ll help guide your visit.

A casual, compassionate atmosphere. Come join us, and please, don’t worry about what you’re wearing. You’ll see everything from Sunday best to swimsuits with flip flops and everything in between. Our Atlantic Beach sanctuary is short walk to the beach. Some people join us from the comfort of home still wearing pajamas in our virtual Zoom sanctuary.

Positive, Practical, Progressive Teachings. Unity principles inform our music, messages, and all our ministry activities. We focus on each person’s inherent goodness, we explore spiritual practices that align us with the Truth of our goodness, and we seek to progress towards conscious, intentional abundant living.

Dynamic Celebrations. The cornerstone of our community is our Sunday service experience. Sunday services offer inspirational music, meditations, affirmative prayers, and thought-provoking, Spirit-directed messages.  

Sunday Celebrations

Every Sunday at 10:15 AM ET we gather from across eastern North Carolina in our physical sanctuary, located at 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC. Because our congregation exceeds the confines of geography, our service is a hybrid of in-person and virtual attendees. Our virtual congregation connects with our in-person congregation using state-of-the-art technology and the dedicated efforts of volunteers.  

Virtual attendees are invited to on Sundays via what we have dubbed our Zoom Sanctuary. Our Sunday Celebrations also streams LIVE on Facebook beginning at 10:30 AM ET. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch.

After the service we hope you’ll stay for a time of fellowship! Here you can get connected to our spiritual community. Fellowship is available for both in-person and Zoom attendees. Welcome ambassadors are available to answer your questions.

Currently we offer childcare in our nursery for children up to eight years of age. Children of all ages are welcome in our sanctuary. We envision a robust Youth and Family Ministry; perhaps you can help us create it!   

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