Unity Community Church

95 Argonaut
Aliso Viejo CA 92656

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Unity Spiritual Life Center began in 1965 under the leadership of Founding Minister, Hazel Van Dusen. Services were held in her home in Laguna Beach for 14 years. In 1967 a second service was added, meeting in the home of Dotty Strand. The church was incorporated on October 20, 1971 as Christ Unity Center of Life of the South Coast Area. Current Trustee Emeritus, Mona Ware, was a Charter Member. After Rev. Van Dusen's passing in 1979, the church began meeting in San Juan Capistrano at the Women's Club. The church was then called Christ Unity Capistrano. The Revs. Hope and Jack Fries were selected as co-ministers. After their departure in 1982, Rev. Walter Jones was hired as minister. The church negotiated a lease in the Esplanade, San Juan Capistrano for a 1500 square foot warehouse. On February 26, 1984 Rev. Jones resigned and the Board of Trustees assumed leadership of the church with the assistance of visiting ministers. Then on August 16, 1984, Rev. Margaret began her tenure as minister. In December 1988, Christ Unity Capistrano moved to a 9, 025 square foot center in Mission Viejo near the corner of Avery and Marguerite Parkway, where it remained for three years. It was renamed Unity Church. Just after Easter 1991 the congregation moved to a 10, 000 square foot facility on Ridge Route in Laguna Hills ( currently the home of St. Vincent DePaul ). The church was renamed Unity Community Church and remained at that location for 3 years. Audrey Harben, a long time member, made her transition and left her modest estate to the church. This was the beginning of an Expansion Fund, which would eventually enable the congregation to purchase the property at 22911 Mill Creek Drive in Laguna Hills. A "Capital Appreciation Note Program" allowed members to invest in the property to make up the difference between the loan and the down payment. The process took 18 months and required to church to relocate three times in Lake Forest Corporate Park. Escrow closed on Monday, November 14, 1994. The church was consecrated on Thanksgiving Day 1994 and the first service was held on Sunday, November 27, 1994. In 2000, through the generosity of the Rawji family and the membership, the church was remodeled with expanded sanctuary and restrooms facilities, and with beautiful imported marble throughout. In 2008 the church was renamed Unity Spiritual Life Center" reflecting our mission to serve everyone regardless of their spiritual path.