Vision, Mission, Values
- Unity El Paso holds the vision through love as we celebrate spiritual oneness in the world.
- Our mission is to be a thriving, spiritual, teaching community, empowering and inspiring transformation.
- Our core values are: Loving, Spiritual Consciousness, Prosperous, Joyful, Integrous.
Unity El Paso (UEP) celebrates 80 years of existence! We were founded in 1938 and met in the Governor’s Club Hotel and then the Women’s Club on Las Olas Blvd. In January 1958, the renowned Rev. Elizabeth Sand Turner took over the leadership of UFOL. Rev. Sand Turner authored several important books in the Unity curriculum like “Your Hope of Glory” and “Let There Be Light”. UOFL purchased a house at 210 SE 10th Terrace but soon attendance required a larger facility.
In 1963, UOFL purchased land at 1800 NE 6th Court in Victoria Park. The prominent local architect Richard C. Reilly designed the Victoria Park location. Ground breaking took place on April 18, 1964. It was dedicated on Thanksgiving 1964, and the educational building opened in 1965.
In 2011 the Victoria Park space was sold. Our beloved stained glass, and “12 Power” garden stations were lovingly placed into storage. The congregation moved into the old SunTrust bank building on 26th street in Wilton Manors in 2012. The old SunTrust bank building proved to be an extensive renovation and that building was sold in 2015.
Today, UOFL rents sanctuary, office and classroom spaces from The United Church of Christ (UCC). They have opened their arms and hearts to us, and we are grateful. UOFL feels blessed to be in the position of unlimited possibilities as we move towards the goal of a new permanent space.