Is Unity of Fairfax a church, and do its members follow a mainstream religious teaching based on scripture?

Yes.

But Unity of Fairfax is not only a church.  We’re the most loving place on earth.    In everyday parlance, “church” is associated with Christian denominations and their houses of worship.  Unity of Fairfax is much more than a traditional church but sees itself as a positive path for spiritual living.  We are a local and global trans-denominational spiritual “center”.  This terminology best describes the inclusiveness and diversity for which Unity of Fairfax is known and respected.

Unity of Fairfax embraces a Reality that the world’s scriptures and sacred texts endeavor to describe, even as they acknowledge the impossibility of such a task. Some call it God, Great Spirit, Yahweh, or Allah, while others simply prefer to leave it nameless.  Unity of Fairfax teaches that this Ultimate Reality is the Source of our life, that we are made in its image and likeness, which makes us co-creative participants in the three-dimensional world in which we live.

Through Unity of Fairfax’s teaching of the New Thought–Ageless Wisdom tradition of spirituality, individuals are taught the universal principles governing the cosmos and the practices by which one can apply them including meditation, affirmative prayer and sitting in the silence and sacred service. Many of these technologies have been practiced by spiritual seekers for thousands of years, teachings which to this present day are practical in meeting humanity’s challenges of 21st century living.  Unity of Fairfax’s teachings point the way to how an individual may cultivate their own unique relationship with the Ineffable and live from a place of conscious connection with the Essential Self while being a beneficial presence on the planet through selfless service and the giving of their unique gifts.

In Unity of Fairfax’s services and classes, we refer to the world’s scriptures and sacred texts, as well as the writings of ancient and contemporary mystics, teachers, sages, philosophers, pundits, scientists.