Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship
Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship, also known as Church of Today, is a New Thought “megachurch” in Warren, Michigan with a congregation often estimated in excess of 2,000.[unreliable source?] Best selling author Marianne Williamson served as minister of Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship for five years and caused controversy within the church when in 2002 she sought to dissolve the church’s formal affiliation with Association of Unity Churches. Williamson resigned as a result of the controversy.[unreliable source?][unreliable source?] The church was founded by Jack Boland.
- Church divided over spiritual leader’s departure“Williamson, 50, will leave the 2,300-member Renaissance Unity church in Warren Jan. 1, after making changes during her four-year tenure that upset some members.” Retrieved Feb. 8, 2007
- Controversial church figure resigns “’She angered a whole lot of people, especially those who gave generously to Sunday collections when she insisted the church sever ties with Association of Unity Churches,’ said David Baker, a church member alienated by the name change controversy last February.” Retrieved Feb. 8, 2007
- Marianne Williamson Bows Out as Pastor “Spiritual superstar Marianne Williamson said Tuesday that, after five years, she's learned a tough lesson: It's a lot easier writing best-sellers about finding inner peace than it is making peace among factions in a big church. Ongoing disputes with some church members finally wore her down, Williamson said Tuesday, two days after stunning many of her followers at Renaissance Unity Interfaith Spiritual Fellowship in Warren by announcing that she will step down as pastor on Jan. 1.” Retrieved Feb. 8, 2007
- Best of Jack: "We proudly present the Best of Jack Boland, founding minister of Renaissance Unity (formerly The Church of Today.) Jack was a master teacher, his words and insights are still fresh and inspiring. Jack also created the Master Mind™ Journal as a systematic way of achieving your dreams and goals."
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