FAQ for Newcomers

newcomersIs this your first visit to our website? On this page, you’ll find answers to some frequently asked questions about Unity SouthShore.

What time is your Sunday service?
Our service begins at 10:30 a.m.

How long are your services?
Our services usually last about an hour.

How big is your congregation?
We average about 45-50 people per week, fluctuating with seasonal trends here in Florida.

Where are your Sunday services?

Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center
101 First Ave. NE
Ruskin, FL 33570

(Near Hwy. 41 and Shell Point Road. Look for the red fire truck!) Get a map

What happens at a service?
We celebrate God in an inclusive, loving and inspiring environment. Sunday services are inspiring and positive and provide you with practical tools to live a spiritually centered life! You’ll experience uplifting contemporary music, friendly people, and the messages you hear will help you deal with the real-life issues you face during the week. Come and feel the joy of Spirit moving!

What happens when I am a first-time visitor?
We welcome you with a guest packet to take home. This packet has material related to Unity Worldwide Ministries and to Unity SouthShore. We invite you to complete a registration card and sign our guest book, which will help us to keep you connected to information about programs and services at Unity SouthShore. If you have email, we will add you to our distribution list for our email announcements. No one will call you or stop by your home unless you specifically request a call or visit. Your contact information will never be shared or sold. We make every attempt to protect your privacy.

What do I wear?
Unity SouthShore is a welcoming community with a casual environment. Most of us will be dressed casually. Several people like to dress in their Sunday best. We welcome any style that makes you feel comfortable.

What denomination are you?
Unity SouthShore is trans-denominational. We embrace all spiritual teachings and follow the teachings of Jesus as our wayshower. To those seeking spiritual growth, Unity offers a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity. Unity is viewed as a movement in consciousness, rather than as a religion.

Unity is without creed or dogma, has no formal liturgy and recognizes no sacrament. Unity is where we ask questions, not give answers. We believe the answer to every challenge lies within the heart and mind of each individual. Our emphasis is not on the demands of a personality, institution or religion… it is on spiritual transformation. Unity centers and churches represent diversity of race, color, gender, age, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, physical disability and sexual orientation.

I have children; do you have activities for them during your services?
We do not have a children’s ministry at this time; our ministry is located in a retirement community, Sun City Center. However, we welcome people of all ages into our services.

How can I learn more?
Read What is Unity? for starters; then, if you want to know more, explore the other pages on this website and join us for a Sunday service.

How do I get involved?
There are many ways to get connected with Unity SouthShore’s community. We look forward to learning about your individual skills and talents and will work with you to discover where they fit and which of our volunteer service teams most interest you. These teams provide a way to give meaningful service with others who share your interests.

Feel free to approach any of our leaders with questions or concerns, as they are here to serve you.

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