Tips for Visitors
Unity of Madison is an inclusive spiritual community that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds.
While 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 of Madison located and what time is the Sunday service?
Sunday service and Youth Education are at 10am. View more information about our Sunday services.
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 Drive and Groveland Terrace, 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 Terrace for 3 blocks.
By car: take Monona Drive north from the Beltline for approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Tompkins Drive. We are five blocks east on the corner of Tompkins Drive and Groveland Terrace.
What should I wear?
Our congregants dress in a wide variety of styles. Some come to church in shorts or jeans; others wear dresses or casual pants and shirts, or full Sunday regalia. You choose for you. Please see our Scent Request below regarding perfume, hairspray, cologne, etc.
What about parking?
Parking is available in our private church parking lot (south of the building, access from Groveland Terrace) and includes designated handicap parking spaces. You also may park on the streets around the church.
What is available for children?
10am - Nursery Care & Youth Education classes, Upper Level
What to expect on Sunday
You will be welcomed in our foyer by one of our Usher/Greeters. They will offer you a Sunday bulletin and, if you have any questions, will be happy to provide answers. Service is typically one hour in length. Unity offers inspiring worship services that provide practical teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. Our 10am service offers a short period of meditation as well as uplifting music and singing. Prayer Chaplains hold sacred space during the service and are available after the service to pray with you in confidence for any concern (or gratitude!) you have.
Join us between 9 and 9:45am for coffee, connection time and light snacks in our Namaste Cafe on our the Lower Level (elevator and stair access). 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 contemplative time walking our Labyrinth on our front lawn.
We are happy to be a welcoming, healing community for all. In this spirit, we request that all members and visitors avoid wearing perfume, hairspray, cologne and any other products with strong, lingering fragrances when attending any Unity event, out of consideration for everyone's well-being. Thank you.