As a congregation, we believe our mission is:
To Glorify God:
by Making Disciples,
Prayer and Service to Others.
When we say "God," we mean the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When we talk of "making Disciples," we mean becoming people who know and love Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and want to follow him, and invite others to do so as well. When we talk of "worship," we don't mean watching a religious performance; worship is directing our hearts and lives toward Jesus, particularly by gathering together with others to do just that. When we talk of "prayer and service to others" this is not simply about social services or charitable agencies; we mean serving, helping and loving others in the name of Jesus Christ, relying on the Holy Spirit to guide us and empower us to love and serve, all to the glory of God.
In a nutshell, that’s our mission statement!
We have a long history of ministry and mission in Cambridge, Ohio. We know we don't fulfill our mission perfectly, but we believe this is what we're called to, and we believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is still working on us, in and through us.
We invite you to come and experience what the Lord is up to!
In 1999, Unity was formed by the merger of two Presbyterian congregations in town: Second Presbyterian and Westminster Presbyterian.
Westminster Presbyterian Church was organized in 1827, when an attorney by the name of Matthew Gaston gave the lot where the present church stands to the Presbyterians who were trying to organize a church in Cambridge. It was not until 1832; however, that the lot was cleared and a small wooden building was erected on the present site of Unity Presbyterian Church. In 1855 plans for a new brick building were prepared and a new structure was completed in 1857 at cost of $4,029.22. A new replacement building was completed in 1893 which served the congregation for almost 20 years. Finally in January 1915 a newly remodeled church and chapel were dedicated, with this third church building on the site, which is Unity's current building. In 1955 the old chapel was demolished and a new chapel, education building and fellowship facilities were added.
Second Presbyterian Church was organized on May 27, 1897. A brick and stone church was built on West 8th Street in 1900. In 1930, the building was destroyed by fire, but was rebuilt and dedicated in 1931.
These two congregations decided to pool their talents as they moved together into a new era of ministry in 1999.
Unity is composed of people of diverse talents, skills, and abilities, that we seek to blend. As part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., we continue to seek to bear witness to Jesus Christ as Lord. As part of that, we support a wide array of ministries "beyond our walls." Our members are involved in ministering through the Salvation Army, Share and Care, food pantries, food kitchens, the local hospital and other organizations. Our deacons minister to congregants in need. Our church has both young and old and everyone in between.
We love our community and seek to partner with local churches and organizations, and to that end, we typically host the Community Lenten Lunch series, and the Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon.
Whether you're new to the area or not, whether you were raised in the church or not, whether you're Presbyterian or not, we welcome you to check out the life and ministry of Christ in Unity.