Unity of the Triangle will open the doors to its new church home at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.
The new building is on Munford Road near the Pleasant Valley shopping center on Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh. The congregation searched for years to find a convenient location to serve their members, some of whom travel from Fayetteville and Henderson to attend services.
Unity of the Triangle began as a small study group that met in members’ homes in the 1970s. As the group grew it occupied several buildings and storefronts in Raleigh. Its most recent location was the historic Long View Center, which is the former Tabernacle Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh.
Members say Unity of the Triangle is the largest Unity congregation in North Carolina.
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The Unity movement was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in Missouri in 1889. It was designed to be a healing ministry based on the power of prayer and the power of thoughts to create reality.
The Fillmores regarded Jesus as the great example rather than the great exception. They also interpreted the Bible metaphysically and taught that God is present within everyone.
Local congregants say Unity embraces the mystical while seeking to be practical and is dedicated to uplifting individuals through prayer, meditation, understanding and service. Unity has a Christian heritage and honors all faiths.
Though the names sound similar, Unity and the Unitarian Universalist Church are not the same thing. They share many common values, but their teachings are different.
The new church’s address is 5570 Munford Road, Raleigh.
Members of The Summit Church will spread out across the Triangle Aug. 11-13 for the annual ServeRDU initiative. Volunteers will tackle large projects at various locations, including some local schools.
Since 2005, members of Summit have dedicated one week a year to community service. The Summit Church operates eight campuses in the Triangle, including one in North Raleigh.
To register as a volunteer, go to serverdu.com/#projects.
Crossroads Fellowship’s two campuses are joining together for one giant, messy party for children.
Slopfest 2016 will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. The event is for youth in grades six through 12.
Organizers promise a muddy and messy night with games and a slip and slide, slime fight and obstacle course.
The cost is $10 per participant. To register, pay and complete the liability waiver, go to crossroads.org/slopfest.
Slopfest 2016 will be in the field behind Crossroads Fellowship’s Wake Forest-Rolesville location.
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.