Motivated by the desire to create a campus ministry, Rev. Ernestine Griffin organized a Resource Team of professional volunteers and consequently applied for and received permission from the University of Michigan to organize a student ministry on campus.
With the help of the Resource Team, a proposal was developed and submitted to the Association of Unity Churches for approval of an alternative ministry in November, 1998. Garnering support from local faculty and staff, a student group was organized to assist with the recruitment of other students who may be open to studying and practicing easy-to-use, everyday Truth principles.
On December 8, 1998, Unity On Campus was launched at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In February of 1999, Unity On Campus was approved as an alternative ministry.
Unity On Campus is an inclusive, non-denominational campus ministry dedicated to new thought teachings and open to any young adult in the community or all students seeking spiritual support and a spiritually enriching environment.
Our intention is to provide an atmosphere that is open to a rewarding and fulfilling environment that respects the views and needs of the individual. See you on Thursday!!
The purpose of Unity on Campus is to help students and young adults to mature spiritually, thus personally empowering them through the study, practice and demonstration of Truth principles.
With the rapidly growing demands of maintaining in the campus ministry, UOC has recently expanded and hired a young student advisor as a leader to support Reverend Ernestine Griffin. Now Unity On Campus is staffed by Carla Joy Thomas, Student Activities Coordinator, as well as a team of volunteers and board members under the leadership of Reverend Ernestine, a licensed and ordained minister. Carla is available to check in with students over lunch or coffee. Contact us if you would like to set up a meeting.
It's been proven through a variety of studies that students who have a spiritual foundation and actively practice their faith achieve greater academic success throughout their college career. Therefore, Unity On Campus is dedicated to providing a spiritually nurturing environment for students to remain centered and focused as they pursue their academic studies.
Unity on Campus is staffed by a team of professional volunteers under the leadership of a licensed and ordained Unity minister.
1. God is all good and active in everything everywhere. 2. I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and everyone. 3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe. 4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life. 5. I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference.
Unity On Campus chose a lighthouse as a symbol for its ministry because it sees itself as a beacon of light, support, and strength for students. Like the beam glaring from eighteen century lighthouses, Unity On Campus' ministry is available to guide students through rough seas and challenging academic lives. Unity On Campus believes the principles of Truth provide students opportunities for spiritual growth, academic success, and smooth sailing.