Unity of Columbia depends on the enthusiasm and commitment to service of our many active volunteers, who are the heartbeat of our community. Programs and activities in this ministry happen because people like you say “yes” to leadership and service. As we share talents, ideas, time and energy, we are abundantly blessed in return.
You may be asked to serve on a ministry team. If you say “yes,” we know that you will find serving this ministry to be a wonderful opportunity to stretch and grow spiritually. If you are not ready, we will respect your “no.”
Our service opportunities are as varied as the people who participate. Please contact our office if you need help in finding the form of service that is most fulfilling and rewarding for you.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold… service was joy. — Rabindranath Tagore
The first three ministry teams listed below require Unity of Columbia membership; the others are open to all congregants.
Assists minister with Unity Orientation and Spiritual Baptism ceremony on a quarterly basis.
Teaches spiritual development principles in a loving atmosphere to youth from two years of age through teenagers.
Monitors sound and visual equipment during Sunday morning and other services and makes audio recordings of services.
Designs and creates banners to enhance the worship center. Banners are featured throughout the year and especially for the four seasons, concerts and Advent.
Reviews and orders new books and CDs and maintains an inviting atmosphere in the bookstore.
Offers congregants a sense of connection and support during times of illness or grief and extends the hand of friendship in situations calling for congratulations.
Works with the Fine Arts Director to enhance the lives of Unity participants, the community at large and the facility through the visual, musical and dramatic arts.
Welcomes all and answers questions about activities and locations. Helps newcomers find their way around the church.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
The uniqueness of an individual’s personality and perception in the loss of a loved one can often make it difficult to express his or her grief. A grief support group provides an opportunity to be with other individuals who are also dealing with the grief of losing a loved one.
Serves refreshments to encourage fellowship following the 9 and 11 a.m. services in the Friendship Hall. The team also provides service for potlucks and Solar Gallery Openings.
KNIT, CROCHET, GIVE
Creates hand-crafted items such as baby hats, prayer shawls, and twiddle muffs, for local charities. Meets every other Friday afternoon.
Maintains our beautifies grounds.
Accept donations of books and process them for use in the library.
Provides repairs and seasonal maintenance to facility.
MEN OF UNITY
Offers fellowship for the men of Unity, including breakfast gatherings, meditation, service projects and retreats.
Identifies and coordinates congregational participation in service projects in the wider community.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Publicizes our message and events by generating ideas for greater exposure, creating and posting promotional materials in our center and around town, selling tickets to events, and staffing event tables.