Rev. Brian Grandon
Brian considered himself an atheist during his teens, then following a radical spiritual transformation at age 19, he began attending Charismatic churches, eventually transversing the spectrum of Christianity searching for higher Truth.
"The experience of God is available at all
During a meeting with a Buddhist and Hindu, it became apparent that their inner spiritual practices were virtually identical. At that moment, Brian recognized the prevailing truth in their respective religions, that each was immersed in the same Holy Spirit. He considers himself spiritual, and seeing through the lens of pluralistic Christianity, dismisses the notion of the "we’re right and you’re wrong" exclusivity common in most religions.
"When you walk into our church, you're accepted just as you are, right now, today. You don't have to ascribe to a particular dogma for acceptance. You are accepted and loved already.
times and is within, but awaits choice."
David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Listen to Rev. Brian's Teaching
"Here I Am Lord, Send Me"
Annual Food & Hygiene Drive
Through our Outreach Team's efforts, Unity of El Cajon has partnered with Crisis House of El Cajon to support those in need and life-transition.
Items most needed are canned vegetables, beans, meat, chicken, tuna, fruit and soups; macaroni & cheese, bottled juices, dry milk, cereals, oatmeal, rice, pasta, tomato sauce, peanut butter and jelly, and personal hygiene items. Drop off donations by the Activities Table in the church narthex.
Dress a Girl Around the World
Dress a Girl Around the World Foundation is a charity that makes dresses for girls in Africa. Unity of El Cajon will be collecting gently used (and new) pillow cases (please, NO white), and new underpants through April 5th. Please drop donations in the bin next to the activities table.
Spiritual Law of Reconciliation
Jesus perfectly embodied God’s heart for racial reconciliation. For example, most Jews of Jesus’ day despised Samaritans as racially impure and as heretics. They avoided physical or social contact with them if at all possible. Yet Jesus went out of his way to have contact with them, even touching some who were lepers. Moreover, he consistently treated them with respect, even making them the heroes in some of his stories.
Love Your Enemies
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.
He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."
Similarly, most Jews of Jesus’ day looked down on Gentiles and had a particular disdain for the Romans, the group who ruled Palestine. Yet Jesus treated them as equals. Most remarkably, Jesus was willing to interact with and serve Roman centurions. These were high-ranking officials in the oppressive Roman military and were thus despised by Jews. Jesus went so far as to praise the faith of a Roman centurion as being greater than the faith of any Jew. This behavior was absolutely scandalous and revolutionary. It reveals that where God reigns, the Powers that fuel racism will be confronted and racial walls will be torn down. Where God reigns, God’s vision for a united human race will be in the process of being reconciled.
"The Myth Of a Christian Nation: Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church"
by Gregory A. Boyd