Sacred Service Ministries
Our church could not function or provide the services it does without the committed offerings of our staff and the volunteers of our Sacred Service Ministries. Below are descriptions of our various teams.
Sunday Service Ministry Teams
Audio/Visual Support Team
Purpose: To facilitate Sunday Service by running sound and PowerPoint slideshows. Occasionally requested to assist with other events and activities.
Platform Assistant Team
Purpose: To provide assistance to the minister during the Sunday Service, such as making announcements, directing the offering, or other activities required by the minister to provide the desired order of service.
Purpose: To work with Music Director Angelo Rapan to enhance Sunday services by participating in leading the congregational hymn and providing special music.
Purpose: To assist in collecting offering, distributing materials, and assist in facilitating special services.
Purpose: To welcome those entering the church on Sunday morning, provide them with bulletins, direct them to the coffee, Sanctuary, etc. with particular attention to first time visitors; to remain in lobby during Meditation to prevent disruptions during meditation; to assist late arrivals in finding seats.
Outreach Ministry Teams
Purpose: To put into action the Five Basic Unity Principles and live the truth we know by “putting feet to our faith” and taking an active part with activities and organizations whose work positively impacts the Mid-South community.
Purpose: To review proposed workshops and presenters for content appropriate for church presentation. To assist in planning “in house” events; To assist with staffing and facilitating workshops and other church events; To ensure that the building and facilities are left “as you found them” by assisting in clean-up after events.
Inreach Ministry Teams
Purpose: To "reach in" to members of our congregation through activities such as making phone calls to absent and homebound members, sending cards, assisting with providing transportation to those who have challenges in this area; To assist the office in mailing service CDs and bi-monthly Daily Words to those members who have requested these items.
Purpose: Prayer Chaplains are not ordained and do not counsel people. Prayer Chaplains are trained to do only three things: hold spiritual space, listen and pray. Prayer Chaplains are not trained to “minister” to the community at large, but are fully prepared as a lay resource to help meet the pastoral care needs within our own Unity community.
Purpose: A phone tree is a system for activating a group of people by telephone. The phone tree system can help us spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people. Those involved in the phone tree will be the first point of contact and will be responsible for calling a set number of other church members to provide information about service cancellations and information regarding other things that impact our church family.
Hospitality Ministry Teams
Purpose: To assist with setting up for and cleaning up after Birthday Sunday celebration, Potluck, and other church events that involve food service.
Social Activities Team
Purpose: To create and facilitate opportunities for our church family to have fun together.
Building & Grounds Ministry Team
Building & Grounds Team
Purpose: To oversee all activities associated with the operation, maintenance, safety, and security of all buildings, grounds, furnishings, and equipment owned by the church, except items expressly the responsibility of another committee; To assist the Business Manager as needed on matters relating to the building, facilities, and grounds.
Purpose: To oversee the decoration of the church lobby area and sanctuary. Decorate for
Lending Library Team
Purpose: To maintain and update inventory of the books in our Lending Library. Re-shelving books as they are returned.
Sunday School Teachers: Are asked to teach a Sunday School Class once or twice a month. The lesson curriculum and all materials will be provided to you and gone over with you by the Sunday School Director. They are also asked to be available in the event we have infants or toddlers who need additional care. Sunday School Teachers need to arrive not later than 10:15am on Sunday mornings.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers: Assist with set up and facilitation of our yearly Vacation Bible School Program which takes place for one week every Sunday.
Special Event Volunteers: Assist with our annual special Sunday School events. We have three events every year – the Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Trunk-Or-Treat, and Sunday Service Christmas Program.
Other Service Areas
Gift Shop Cashier
Volunteer before and after service to greet visitors and provide them with their free gifts and to assist bookstore customers in finding and purchasing books and other materials.
Wedding Services Coordinator
We are currently seeking an individual for this position to lead our Wedding Team.
Social Media Team
We are currently seeking individuals to assist us in managing and leveraging the church's social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please email the office if you are interested in assisting with this.
If you are interested in getting involved with any of these teams, you can indicate which one(s) by completing our Sacred Service Ministry Survey.