Amid COVID 19 Pandemic, local church rises out of Quarantine to become a Global Ministry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: St. Petersburg, FL – May 26, 2020 First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought spiritual center and Unity Church located in St. Petersburg, Florida is having an online experience that has expanded into a Global Ministry.

Some have seen the COVID 19 door closures as limiting, yet First Unity Spiritual Campus kept their “Hearts Wide Open”. Putting all their energy, heart and soul into making their livestream a quality experience. “It really is exciting each week to see people join us from Australia, South Africa, Malta, India, Mexico, Canada, South America and all over the United States from Coast to Coast.” Says, Rev. Kimberley Harrell, Interfaith Minister  & Public Relations Director.

Spiritual Leader, Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes, in January, proclaimed 2020 “the year of the influencer at First Unity Spiritual Campus”.  Influence they now have, as hundreds of thousands are reached each week with the livestream simulcast on You Tube, Vimeo and Facebook, all from the Sanctuary in St. Petersburg. First Unity has hosted such notable names as Marianne Williamson, Panache Desai, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Deborah King, Florence Ann Romano, Laura Day, Robert Clancy and more scheduled as influencers during 2020, each influencer raising the Global reach exponentially.

Each Sunday, First Unity really is setting the standard for excellence in online ministry. Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes delivers a relative, thought provoking, heart touching spiritual message. She is a highly respected Author, Global Spiritual Leader, International Motivational Speaker and Difference Maker, paving the path for the First Unity CommUNITY. Rev. Dr. Temple has “a unique gift, each listener just knows that she ‘is speaking directly to me’ shares Rev. Kimberley. Supported by a strong music ministry and spiritual leadership team of 12 ministers, Rev Dr. Temple is an empowering leader. The First Unity movement is expanding because of their commitment to their leaders and congregation. First Unity Spiritual Campus gives the congregation and visitors a sacred space to pave their spiritual path. A path that empowers others to pave theirs. It is with this leadership team’s commitment, passion and focus that unfolds the Vision, and people are responding and seem ready and even hungry to hear. “First Unity is the Spiritual Community for the future”, says Michel Pascal, Director/ I am Never Alone film starring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright, Temple Hayes and featuring First Unity Spiritual Campus Community. Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes says “Right now, we are in the greatest time of resurrection ever!”.

Hold on, that’s not all! The First Unity Music Director is Stellar Award Nominated Gospel Recording Artist Wanda Nero Butler. Wanda hand selects the First Unity Voices featured each Sunday and has created a choir that recently performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. Listen and you will be touched deeply by the masterful blend of soulful, inspirational song selections each week. Wanda and the First Unity Voices work many hours each week, as Wanda coaches each Voice to rise to their absolute potential.

The sanctuary at First Unity Spiritual Campus looks a bit different these days. The chairs, no longer in rows, stacked up to become sound room ‘buffers’, allowing for camera placement and movement. And although the ministers and choir may look like a television cast “waiting in the wings” for a Director to yell “Quite on the set!”, when they take the platform and begin service you can feel the transformative energy that exudes from each person. You can actually experience the spiritual energy, even through your TV or smart phone. When you listen well, you will hear a frequent ‘Hallelujah” from Rebekah Mooney, amazing First Unity Voice and Board of Trustee Vice President.

Tune in Sunday morning and experience it for yourself! Celebration Service begins at 11:30am (Eastern) or better yet, join in at 11am as Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes and Rev. Kimberley Harrell get you started with a casual, fun and personal conversation during a pre service chat. “SEE” you on the Livestream! Find it on Facebook @unitycampus; on YouTube Channel ‘First Unity Spiritual Campus’ or on Vimeo @unitycampus.


First Unity Spiritual Campus is a spiritual community who welcomes all, committed to teaching a positive, practical and progressive approach to spirituality. Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes is the Spiritual Leader. She is an Ordained Unity Minister and Science of Mind Minister.

First Unity Spiritual Campus is aligned with Unity Worldwide Headquarters, Int., Unity Worldwide Ministries, Int. Centers for Spiritual Living, Int., Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning Int. and Association of Global New Thought, Int.

Our campus features spiritual education programs, yoga. Bird sanctuary, pet adoption, prayer ministry, bookstore / coffee bar, youth programs, chapel, Arts 46/4 The Center for the Arts,  Spice Routes cafe, meditation garden, rose garden, butterfly garden, labyrinth, support groups and a variety of events, activities and classes throughout the week. We also have Fresh Organic Produce each Sunday and a wide variety of Green Living vendors on the 3rd Sunday of each month. (Under the purple tent) Our Sunday Service times are 9am and 11:30am.

YES Youth Expressing Spirit is at 11:30am Sunday, also including nursery. Our Wednesday Meditation Service begins at 12pm in the D’Alessandro chapel and the Wednesday Sound and Healing Meditation begins at 6pm. If you cannot make it to a Sunday Service, watch us LIVE at 11:30am livestreamed on You Tube, Vimeo and Facebook as a simulcast. You can also view our past messages on our YouTube Channel: First Unity Spiritual Campus. ; ;


May 31, 2020

Intuition to Heal the World – Laura Day

June 14, 2020

Deborah King / 2020 Influencer Series

June 16, 2020

Chakra Series / Chakras and The Zodiac

June 20, 2020

Summer Solstice Celebration

July 25, 2020

An Evening of Spirit Messages with Elissa Wilds

July 26, 2020

Florence Ann Romano, Windy City Nanny / 2020 Influencer Series

August 8, 2020

St. Pete Mind Body Spirit Expo

August 16, 2020

Robert Clancy / 2020 Influencer Series

Sept 11 & 12, 2020

An Evening with Marianne Williamson (Live on Campus)

Sept 23, 2020

Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith & Assoc of Global New Thought

Oct 3, 2020

Pet Blessing Picnic / Animal Adoption Event

Nov 7, 2020

St. Pete Mind Body Spirit Expo

Nov 11, 2020

Panache Desai, You Are Enough Book Tour

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