Welcome Message

Dear Friend,

Thanks so much for checking out the Unity Center of New York City! I’m delighted that you’re interested in finding out more about us.

Whether we know it or not, all of us are on a spiritual path. For me, it started in college. I remember looking into my dorm room mirror and seeing that the light in my eyes had grown dim. I wondered, “where did all that enthusiasm go that I just had months before where I had been so happy and had been so successful in leadership and academics and sports?” And now, I was depressed, I was lost, and I figured there’s got to be more to life than this. And that started me on a search.

I studied self-help books. I listened to and watched people like Robert Shuller and Norman Vincent Peale, Unity co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, as well as Yogi sages like Paramahansa Yogananda and contemporary personal development gurus. I meditated and practiced yoga and what I discovered, is that the missing piece was that power that resides within us, that untapped potential.

Justin Epstein at Ananda Village in northern California.
Justin Epstein at Ananda Village in northern California.

My journey has taken me from living in a spiritual community in Northern California, to the streets of Manhattan where I worked with prolific author, the late Eric Butterworth, to heading a Unity church in Hilton Head Island, to becoming a foremost authority on sports psychology in golf.  Now, I’m back in the Big Apple where amazing things are happening at the Unity Center of New York City, a thriving New Thought Ministry in the heart of Manhattan.

Since 1938 the Unity Center has been home to some of the biggest names in both the Unity and New Thought movements and I’m honored to be carrying on their legacy.  You can learn more about our history by clicking HERE.

Here at Unity – Centered in God, we envision Global Spiritual Enlightenment. That’s our vision. Our mission is to be a Vibrant Center of Spiritual Energy that transforms lives. And we’d like to support you – right now – on your journey.

I invite you to go to the “SIGN UP” box on the home page of this website, type in your email, and you’ll receive a free downloadable meditation. You’ll also receive email updates from the center, including inspirational videos and info on our ongoing activities to support you in your journey.

I also invite you to attend our Sunday services which are held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. at 213 West 58th Street.

Thanks again for checking us out, and have a blessed day.


Rev. Justin Epstein