Vision Statement: As a spiritual community, centered in Oneness, we transform through love, empowerment and inspiration.
Mission Statement: Unity of Hemet is a loving community inspiring peace and transformation though spiritual awakening
Unity Chapel was founded in 1962 by Rev. Leila Heffner and a small group of Unity Truth Students. In 1964, a church building was purchased. It had formerly been the St. John’s Lutheran church and was located at the corner of Buena Vista Street and St. John’s Place. For many years, the minister lived in the adjacent manse, but in 1985, the manse was converted to offices and bookstore.
In 2001, an earthquake retrofit and landscaping project was begun, and, thanks to the donation of a portion of a large estate by Unity member Faye Rhode, was paid in full.
The church is currently enjoying the status of a historic building and was given a plaque by the City of Hemet’s beautification committee in 2006. We are proud of our chapel and the peace garden, which has hosted many beautiful weddings since it was completed.
Our Sunday services are the highlight of the week and include a youth education program that is well-thought-out and teaches Unity principles.
During the week the facilities are used by two other church groups as well as 12-step groups for their meetings. Unity classes are held in both daytime and evening hours.
Our mission statement is reflective of our openness and diversity, and we welcome those from all faith backgrounds to drop by and experience our peace garden.
Minister: Guest ministers
Board of Trustees: Nancy Austin, President
Mark Balys, Treasurer
Bonnie Januszewski, Trustee
Gloria Saporito, Trustee
Jeff Barr, Trustee
Office Manager: Open position
Pastoral Care: Rev. Donna Gandhi
Chaplains: Rev. Donna Gandhi
Sunday School: Mitzi Carver and Nancy Austin