In 1963 the Association of Unity Church Centers, Inc. was formed in the State of Florida. This is the legal organization that eventually became the Association of Unity Churches in 1966 and is know known as Unity Worldwide Ministries.
The Articles of Incorporation state that the purpose was primarily to accept large donations on behalf of Unity centers and to take advantage of tax benefits which would be available by incorporating.
From a Sue Edwards tribute published in 2000:
Hal and Lassie Rosencrans Tribute
In 1963, as ministers of Unity of the Palm Beaches in Florida, Revs. Hal and Lassie Rosencrans introduced me to this fantastic adventure called Unity. These dedicated folks served for over 40 years in the church on South Flagler Drive.
Although my family and I attended only four years before being transferred, their inspiration changed all of our lives. Lassie is such a radiant expression of Spirit! It is a blessing just to be in her presence.
As a man of vision and foresight, Hal has always been on the cutting edge of Unity’s unfolding worldwide mission. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your loving friendship and support through the years.
by Sue Edwards