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Tips for Visitors

Unity of Madison is an inclusive spiritual community that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. 

Although we most closely follow the teachings of Jesus, we honor and draw from the teachings and paths of other spiritual masters.  We respect each person’s right to follow his or her own spiritual path.

Where is Unity located and what time are Sunday services?

Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30am.  Summer schedule: one 9:30am service (Jul 2 - Sep 3).

We are located at 601 Tompkins Drive off Monona Drive on the southeast side of Madison. 

By bus: take route #38, and stop at the corner of Tompkins and Groveland, which is right in front of the church. Or, we can be reached by bus route #16.  Stop in front of LaFollette High School and walk south on Groveland for 3 blocks.  

By car: take Monona Drive from the Beltline for approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Tompkins Drive.  We are five blocks east on the corner of Tompkins and Groveland.

What Should I wear?

Our congregants dress in a wide variety of styles. Some people come to church in shorts or jeans; others wear dresses or casual pants and shirts.

What about parking?

Parking is available in our private church parking lot and includes designated handicap parking spaces.  You also may park on the streets around the church.

What is available for children?

Summer schedule: one 9:30am service (Jul 2 - Sep 3). Nursery care & Youth Education in our Upper Level
8:30am - Nursery care only
10:30am - Nursery Care & Youth Education classes

Learn about our Youth curricula >>

What to expect on Sunday

You will be welcomed on the way into the Sanctuary by one of our Ushers.  If you have any questions, they will be happy to provide answers.  Services are typically one hour in length.  Unity offers inspiring worship services that provide practical teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives.  Both services offer a short period of meditation and uplifting music and singing.  Prayer Chaplains hold sacred space during the service and are available after services to pray with you in confidence for any concern or for gratitude.

Join us after service for Hospitality in the Lower Level (elevator and stair access) for coffee, tea and light snacks.  It’s a great way to meet new friends and learn more about Unity of Madison.  Also feel free to visit our Bookstore or Lending Library or enjoy some time at the Medicine Wheel or walking the Labyrinth.