Unity of Chicago South Spiritual Community

Based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer, we honor the universal truths in all religions and respect the right to choose a spiritual path. Sunday Celebration is currently suspended until further notice.


A new Unity Worldwide Expansion Ministry has been birthed in Chicago as Unity of Chicago South (UCS). The new ministry, founded and led by Rev. R. Ken Turner, will advance the Unity’s progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer, it honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.

Currently, Sunday celebrations are held in the banquet room of Chicago South CDO, located at 12338 S. Halsted Street. Service begins at 11:30 a.m. Parking is located on the north side of the building.

According to Turner, “The Unity practice inspires people to discover their spiritual potential by developing a stronger connection to the creative source of the universe. Our spiritual communities offer practical spiritual-based teachings, designed to empower abundant and purposeful living. We believe that affirmative prayer works and is a bridge to inner peace. Unity teachings offer fulfillment to those seeking answers and a positive alternative to negative religious experiences. All in all, I agree with our Unity tagline defining our practice, A Positive Path for Spiritual Living”.

According to Turner, “Unity teachings are based on the acknowledgment of the five basic ideas—the omnipotence of the God, a human likeness as spiritual beings and our inherent goodness, positive thinking that drives the human experience, affirmative prayer to increase spiritual awareness and taking awareness of these principles into daily practice.” He continued, “These teachings stem from the positive metaphysical interpretations of the Bible by P.P. Quimby and the master teachers who followed him, which include Unity founders, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore.”

A long-time student of Unity teachings and New Thought principles, Turner has been a speaker at various New Thought centers for over a decade, espousing ideas that support the human desire to experience the greatest, “here and now” life possible. Unity of Chicago South is the continued manifestation of this belief imbued with Unity principles. “Unity of Chicago South takes pride in an enlightened and innovative approach that blends Universal Law and its principles with powerful consciousness-building messages that focus on peace and oneness with God. We aim to help people understand that the nature of your thoughts, impacts the nature of your reality,” Turner explains.

Turner boasts a dedicated team and tremendous support to move Unity of Chicago South from idea, into manifestation which has included committed Sunday attendance, financial support, participation in the Sunday Celebration presentation, various ideas and input, as well as technical support, which were all a part of working for its realization.

For additional information regarding the Unity of Chicago South community, visit www.unityocs.org and accept our open invitation to become a part of this dynamic spiritual idea and come grow and break bread with us at our Sunday Celebrations.