Unity of Chautauqua

We are a presence of progressive Christianity at Chautauqua Institution and the surrounding community, promoting spiritual growth through Unity’s guiding principles. 

Unity of Chautauqua


Sunday Celebration service:  FIRST Sunday of every month beginning October 3rd, 9:30AM on Zoom: Meeting ID : 7709803800  Password: unity or  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7709803800  and later view the recordings on our YouTube channel or Facebook.

Living Boldly: Five Life Affirming Principles
A New Vision of Spirituality

Sunday Service 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Unity’s five spiritual principles can transform your life and open your heart and soul to a fuller, richer experience of God.

The Five Principles by Ellen Davenport was written to provide tools for daily living and suggests answers to the great questions of existence that humans have been asking since the dawn of conscious awareness. Questions such as:

  • What is this greater Presence that we sense around us?
  • Who and what are we?
  • Why do things happen in our lives the way they do?
  • How can we communicate with this Presence?
  • What are we here to do?

The five principles constitute the core teachings of the Unity spiritual movement founded in 1889 by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore. These same principles reflect the laws of the universe that apply to everyone, all the time. They show up in every major religion, and are all reflected in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The author encourages every reader to “work with the principles, test them, apply them to your life, and watch what happens.”

Sunday Celebrations

October 3rd 2021 – Wrestling with the “G” word.

An invitation to release any baggage or stereotypes the word God carries and open to a healing and an expanded understanding.

November 7th 2021 – What about evil?

If God is good and God is all there is, how can evil exist in the world?

December 5th 2021 – What if God was one of us?

How would my life transform if I knew for sure that I am the divine expressing in human form?

January 2nd 2022 – I will Change Your Name

Begin the New Year setting your intention with our White Stone celebration.

February 6th 2022 – Cocreating with God

Expanding our understanding of how God’s ongoing creation happens through us: through our consciousness, our collection of thoughts, feelings and beliefs. 

March 6th 2022 – But I didn’t Create This!

When I am getting what I don’t want, why?

April 3rd 2022 – Communion with God

Prayer is an opportunity to clarify our thoughts and intentions and call forth blessings from the infinite field of possibilities.

May 1st 2022 – Effectual Prayer

How do I pray from a consciousness of Oneness?

June 5th 2022 – Expressing God

Committing that any action we take will be from a consciousness of Spirit and oneness, with the ego in service to our soul.

June 26th – see you in Chautauqua!

Rev. Barbara Williams
Rev. Barbara Williams coordinates Unity’s summer program at Chautauqua Institution since 2018. She retired as the senior minister of Unity of Port Richey, Florida in 2016.  She also served as Director of Adult Education and Director of Youth and Family Ministry for First Unity Church in St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior to her ministry career, Barbara spent twenty-one years in the corporate world where she held positions of leadership in the Information Technology department of Duke Power. 

Barbara has presented classes and workshops on Bible history and interpretation, compassionate communication and conflict resolution skills, self-discovery, world religions and parenting skills. Her passion is to support and empower others as they uncover their divine essence.  She lives in Clearwater with her husband Dusty and their rescue puppy Sandra Dee. 

Janine Chimera
Janine is our Unity of CHQ music director. She is a singer-song writer who was born and raised in Jamestown, but lived in Florida for 31 years. She has two married sons.  With a master’s degree in Speech/Language Pathology, Janine worked in Florida school systems specializing in communication for non-verbal students. She provided music for Unity of Melbourne for 15 years, grateful for this community who grew her as a musician. Janine’s passion is for music and matters of spirit and of the heart. Combining these led her to dive into the worlds of therapeutic music, sound vibrational therapy, and group drumming. She also gives music lessons, and has used music to work with students with special needs. Janine plays guitar, piano, hand drums, and Native American flute. She recorded and published 2 CDs. Her greatest desire is for her music to be an instrument for peace and healing.

A favorite quote:  “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

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Minister, Rev. Barbara Williams
Music Director, Janine Chimera
Board of Trustees:  
President & Treasurer, Kelly Mareri
Secretary, Virginia Richardson
Members at Large: Andy Jochum and Anna  Jochum