Unity Kitchener occupies 7500 square feet in a free-standing building on Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, Ontario. The front of the property features 3 eco-friendly gardens which have replaced the traditional grass lawns. Broad boulders create an inviting seating space for congregants as well as anyone passing by and wanting to sit awhile.
Our main floor sanctuary was renovated in 2003. It seats up to 150, uses overhead projection, amplified sound, and is handicap accessible. (For anyone with hearing challenges, Listening Assistance Devices are available in the lobby.) At the rear of the sanctuary is our prayer box. Also on the main floor is a multi-purpose lobby, servery, and 2 bathrooms.
In the lobby are the “Chapters and Verse” (our metaphysical bookstore with a wide variety of Unity and other new thought books) coat racks and an information table. This area is a favorite for socializing and for small group meetings.
On the lower level is the Frog Pond, our metaphysical lending library, containing hundreds of books and tapes which may be borrowed at no charge. Also on the lower level are two rooms for children's church, a storage area, and an additional bathroom. On the upper level is a spectacular prayer room. The activities in the sanctuary can be heard and viewed from the prayer room so this room also serves as a family room during Sunday services for those with small children. Also on the upper floor, there is an employee kitchen, small meeting room, and offices for the minister, chaplains, and administration.
A small parking lot is conveniently located behind the building. On the blacktop of the parking lot is a Labyrinth that is open to public use. To accommodate Sunday parking, we utilize the Dare Foods parking lot to the west of the Centre. Beyond the parking lot is a garden area. There are three flower beds of perennials that have been created by the congregation. Beyond the flower beds is a community garden operated by the Kingsdale Neighborhood Group.