Services and Celebrations at Unity on the River
At Unity on the River, we set four intentions:
-to have a committed, active, enrolled community
-to be a beacon of light in New England
-to have congruent, cohesive communication
-and to have transformational celebratory services
10am Sunday Service
Our weekly 10am service features a talk from our Senior Minister or guest speaker. The service is rich with music and positive affirmation. Attendees can expect to be warmly greeted by our Welcoming Team, hear announcements for upcoming events, experience a celebration of self and have an opportunity for tithing. If you are new to Unity, you will be given a Welcome Packet (be sure to take your welcome flower to our Bookstore for 10% off your purchase that day). The service is open to all; we honor all paths to God. At the conclusion of service, all are invited into our Fellowship area for conversation and snacks. Most often, a guest speaker will offer a follow up workshop at 12pm on the same day. Guest speakers can be found on the regular events calender .(link at the top of the page)
**There are assistive audio devices for those who have difficulty hearing the service.
All of our Sunday services are live-streamed and archived for viewing.
7pm Wednesday Night Services
Our Wednesday night services are a more contemplative reflective service that often include a longer meditation time.
Services are facilitated by a variety of people including chaplains, ministers and special guests. The schedule for Wed night service is:
1st and 3rd Wed of the month: Prayer and Healing Service
2nd and 4th Wed. of the month: Samahdi Service
If there is a 5th Wed. in the month, it is reserved for special events such as Kirtan or Interfaith services.
Details of each service and facilitators are announced on the monthly calendar of events-find the calendar link at the very top of the website.
Directions to Unity on the River
From Boston and Points South:
Take Route 95 North to Exit 58B – Amesbury Rte 110 West. Follow Rte 110 (Macy St) west for about a mile
From New Hampshire and Points North:
Take Route 95 South to Exit 58 “Rte 110 – Amesbury, Salisbury. Go left on to Route 110 (Macy St)
From 495 West:
Exit at 150 Amesbury Exit – Go right off the ramp. At the light, turn right, go east on 110 (Macy St).
There is ample parking at Unity on the River in front of the church, as well as behind the building along the river. Parking is free. Once you see the sign for Amesbury Plaza, turn in head towards the left and proceed towards the back of the center. Signs for Unity are visible.
Each Sunday, and after various special events, we join in Fellowship to enjoy warm food and conversation. Congregants also have the opportunity to visit the Spiritual Resource Center to preview upcoming events and classes. The Sacred Service Coordinator is also available to talk with people interested in volunteering. The bookstore is open. Congregants wishing to bring food can follow the hospitality schedule listed in the Sunday bulletin.
Prayer Chaplains are available for individual prayer following Sunday and Wednesday services. Upon request, chaplains will call you for prayer. In the case of a lengthy hospital or nursing home stay, arrangements may be made for a chaplain to visit a congregant or family member, to offer spiritual support through our Pastoral Outreach Program.
Music at Unity
Unity on the River has a dynamic music team who performs music on Sundays as well as at special events and concerts.
Under the direction of Meg Rayne, our unique music program thrives. It attracts talent from all over New England and incorporates many musical genres, including gospel, blues, rock, R&B, chant, and folk. Because creative expression and innovation is an integral part of the ministry at UOTR, there is also a commitment to draw upon the rich pool of talent within the UOTR congregation. Guest musicians for Sunday are announced the week before the service on the home page. View our detailed Music Ministry page.
Music from previous services can be heard on our YouTube Channel
Sunday Youth Education and Child Care
-Youth and Family Ministry provides childcare during Sunday Service.
~ Unity on the River Youth and Family Ministries provide a dynamic, supportive and caring environment.
~Young people can safely explore their Christ-nature and express their full potential.