VISIT

Plan Your Visit

Please watch the video below to learn more about what to expect on your first visit to Unity of Walnut Creek.

Land Acknowledgement

Unity of Walnut Creek rests upon Ohlone and Bay Miwok land.

Sunday services and events begin with this affirmation: “We honor the Bay Miwok and Ohlone people of today and are grateful for those who stewarded this land before us. We commit to taking care of these sacred native grounds and Mother Earth.”

The Unity community continues to learn how to best contribute to the healing and thriving of local indigenous people.

Sunday Services

From the time you arrive on Unity’s sacred grounds, you may find yourself exclaiming what many have said over the years, “I’m home!” Here are some of the physical details to make your visit more comfortable.

Parking

Sometimes the parking lot gets full at the second service or during larger events. There are plenty of other nearby options including along Geary Road, Buena Vista Avenue, or in the New World Child Development Center parking lot on Buena Vista Avenue.

Entrance and Seating

Two entrances to the 200-seat Sanctuary are open to welcome you, and when weather allows, the sliding glass doors are opened up to include the fresh breeze and bird songs in our Sunday experience. On warmer days you’ll find a tent on the patio for sun protection and chairs to welcome guests who prefer to sit outside during the service.

Welcome and Information

The Sunday Coordinator and greeters will warmly welcome you and assist you with any questions you may have. If you choose to raise your hand, you’ll be acknowledged during the service and given a Welcome Packet with basic information about Unity.

After the service, you may opt to go to the Bookstore to receive a special gift. Consider having a cup of coffee or tea in the café or on the patio where you can meet new friends, peruse the books and gifts, or visit the Welcome Table to learn about upcoming events, classes and volunteer opportunities.

Children and Youth Sunday Gathering

Children and youth gather at 11:30 am in the Community Room or in the backyard play area depending on the weather.

Parents are welcome to stay with their children for the service and activities, or sign them in while they attend the adult service.

Kids are offered a healthy snack during their lesson. Please inform teachers of any allergies at check in.

At the end of the 11:30 service, the children and their teachers join the adults in the Sanctuary for a blessing at the closing of the service.

Parents can pick up their child back in the children’s area.

Learn more about Youth & Family Ministry.

Some things you may wonder about…

How should you dress for Sunday services?

Dress casually or in your “Sunday best,” whatever suits you.

Is an offering taken?

An offering is taken and you are invited to contribute any amount you are called to give based on the value that you receive from your experience. Donations or tithes are not required.

Do you need to be a member to participate in events, groups or classes?

No, all classes, groups and events are open to everyone.

Will people hug me?

Only if you want them to! Unity encourages everyone to respect individual comfort levels when greeting one another.

Learn more about Sunday Services and music.