Unity began in 1886 as a healing prayer ministry. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore first
addressed their own health challenges–Myrtle had been diagnosed with terminal
tuberculosis–and then turned to meeting requests from others for prayer assistance. By
1889 they were publishing a magazine, still in existence as Unity Magazine.
This Unity prayer ministry was founded in 1890, and is located at Unity Village,
southeast of Kansas City, Missouri. Silent Unity receives several million prayer requests
by telephone each year and over a million by mail. All requests are held under
continuous prayer vigil in the Silent Unity Chapel for 30 days.
By World War I, study and prayer groups had grown into churches, and now about 950
churches worldwide are united under the Association of Unity Churches, with
headquarters in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, near Unity Village.
Unity is a practical method of applying the teachings of Jesus Christ to live a healthy,
happy, abundant life. “The kingdom of God is here and now.”
Charles Fillmore, Co-founder of Unity….”Unity is a link in the great educational
movement inaugurated by Jesus Christ; our objective is to discern the truth in
Christianity and prove it. The truth that we teach is not new; neither do we claim special
revelations or discovery of new religious principles. Our purpose is to help and teach
mankind to use and prove the eternal Truth taught by the Master.”
Minister Mary Wessel established the Butte Unity Center in the 1950’s along with many
other Unity churches in Montana. She would travel by train from Bozeman and visit .