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...feeling the spirit, doing the work...

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...there is so much good flowing out of your messages and service. It is, indeed, an oasis of love and light in a world that needs it so badly.”

“My son Chris exclaimed to some friends...’This is where we go to Church. You would enjoy coming with us sometime! … It is really COOL"

"I loved what I saw. The back bookshelf and wall area was covered in people, ideas and services that are in harmonic synchronicity with my belief system. I saw no forced dogma or specific religion. I saw a bridge between spirit and science. I saw an alignment of intangible and tangible. This is my classroom, my play yard, my vocation. It is truly an impacting experience when you can feel at home in a new situation. On a soul level. Unity Center of Mills River is a temple all its own."

Everything changed when I experienced UNITY. Yes, UNITY is a life changing experience…When church becomes a guiding force in one’s life; an experience that draws you to it again and again, it is truly what it is meant to be.”

We laugh, we sing, we cry, we meditate, we learn, we hug, and we do our best to take this joyful experience out into our daily lives to transform our world.

Announcing Our New Sr. Minister, Rev. Darlene Strickland


Thanks to everyone who participated in the search and interview process!

Darlene Strickland

Details are still to be determined when Rev. Darlene will complete the monumental task of moving from Washington state to Mills River. Please be certain to subscribe to our e-news to keep up with the latest news as we prepare to welcome Rev. Darlene.

Rev. Darlene Strickland is currently the Senior Minister at Unity of South Sound in Federal Way, Washington.  Darlene became an Ordained Unity Minister in 2004 and previously served ministries in Lawrence, Kansas and Maui, Hawaii.  She was also the Music Director at Unity of the Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina prior to attending seminary at Unity Institute.

Darlene is described as “An engaging, humorous, inspired speaker and teacher who creatively weaves deep spiritual insight with real life stories and transformational tips for living.”   She is also a singer/songwriter with a passion for helping others access their inner wisdom and attune to the rhythm of their soul. 

Darlene is actively involved with Unity Worldwide Ministries, currently serving on Unity Institute’s Licensing and Ordination Team, and as an International Student Mentor for Unity’s School of the Pacific Rim.  She previously served as Chair of the Church Growth and Development Team.

Prior to church ministry, Darlene was a Senior Executive in the children’s toy industry, working with BRIO Toys and TY Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and is a native of North Carolina, which she still considers home.

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Centered in oneness, wholeness, and love, Unity Mills River inspires and empowers all to live joyful, authentic lives.

Namasté ~The Christ in Me Honors the Christ in You ~ Namaskar

2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road, Mills River, NC 28759, 828-891-8700 ~ unity@unitync.net
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