Welcome to Unity Spiritual Center of the Black Hills

Our Mission:  We are an accepting spiritual community, learning and teaching Universal truths, and affirming God in every person” 


At Unity, we embrace people of every age, color, creed, culture & lifestyle. We honor the many paths to God, the many names for God and the many ways in which to worship God – for we know that God, as light and love, expresses fully on all spiritual paths!

Are you new to Unity? In these pages, you will find some answers to questions that you may have about our church in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

There are no strangers here – Unity is a family, gathering together to share our spiritual journey.  Unity says that true religious growth is a “do-it-yourself” project…One might describe Unity as a religious philosophy with an ‘open end,’  seeking to find God’s truth in all of life.

~ Charles Filmore, co-founder of Unity

 Unity’s Five Basic Principles

  1. God is the source and creator of all.  There is no other enduring power.  God is absolute good and is everywhere present.
  2. We are spiritual beings, created in God’s image and likeness.  The Spirit of God lives within each person; therefore,
    all people are inherently good.
  3. We create our life experiences through our ways of thinking, our attitudes, and our   habitual states of mind and heart.
  4. Our lives can be changed and transformed through the power of affirmative prayer, forgiveness, and unconditional love.
  5. Knowledge of these spiritual principles is not sufficient.  We must live them as well.

Subscribe to our weekly Happenings newsletter to get the most current information on church services and special events. To subscribe, please send your name and email address to Joy Trowbridge at light4u1@msn.com. You may also view this newsletter on the Happenings page of this website.

Minister Richard Kiefer Contact Information

rev.Richard*There are times available for individual appointments with our Minister, Rev. Richard Kiefer: (605) 431-7726
He invites your contact for Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual Guidance or simply to dialogue about goals, dreams, challenges and options with a strategic planning partner.
He is also available to talk about regular business related to our Unity Spiritual Center.

Scheduling Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-5:00 PM
Wednesdays: 8:00-12:00 AM

Sessions are conducted in person or by conference calls, depending on varying travel commitments. Some evening or weekend appointments are available under special circumstances. Call: 605-431-7726

For a closer look at Richard’s background and areas of expertise, visit his website at: www.sojournersguide.com.

Dr. Judith Kennedy:   (605)209-5540

We’re excited to welcome Dr Judith Kennedy as a new member of Unity’s ministry! Judith will be giving regular Sunday talks & leading educational classes.
Judith brings to the adjunct ministry of Unity Spiritual Center of the Black Hills the fruits of her lifelong spiritual journey.  Part of that journey includes 3 years of ministry training.  She has worked for several decades in the mental health field.  Her life priorities are the spiritual path, relationships, writing, and stepping in to her potential.  To visit with her call: 605- 209-5540.
Judith Kennedy “Communication is to relationships what breathing is to life”, Virginia Satir.

 Directions from Rapid City

Take I-90 heading West to Exit 46, turn left at the stop sign and proceed over the Interstate - Turn right at the stop sign (onto the service road). Unity Spiritual Center is located .7 miles and on the LEFT hand side of the road.

Contact us

  • Unity Spiritual Center of the Black Hills
  • P.O. Box 512
  • Piedmont, SD. 57769
  • Telephone: (605) 716-1110
  • Rev. Richard Kiefer: (605) 431-7726
  • Email: unity@rushmore.com