How Can You Help & Participate? Join one of our Mission Teams!
There are many opportunities in our spiritual community to support the mission of UFM. Serving is a wonderful way to get connected, make new friends, give of yourself, become part of something larger than yourself, and grow spiritually through service. While a few ministry teams require UFM membership or special training, most are open to anyone who wishes to become involved. For more information regarding any of the opportunities listed below, please either complete the form at the bottom of this page, call us at 239-278-1511, or email us here.
Team Leader: Dave Clayton
The AV Team provides audio and visual technical support for the many activities of our church home. This includes providing management of sound systems (live and recorded), PowerPoint, and video support for weekly services, holidays, special events, concerts, weddings and memorials. This team provides an opportunity for individuals with technical aspirations and abilities to give service in a team atmosphere while receiving training in technical areas as needed.
Higher Shelf Bookstore Team
Team Leaders: Caroline Furman and Rita Maiss
The Higher Shelf Bookstore Team supports the mission of UFM by being a resource/gateway to Unity principles. The books, audio and visual selections, and other gift items available represent values of love, joy, and spirituality.
Building and Grounds Team
Team Leader: Carla Palmer, Licensed Unity Teacher
The Building and Grounds Team creates and maintains the sacred space where our community can practice Unity principles in a safe, peaceful, and beautiful environment. The first Saturday morning of each month, volunteers gather for Agape to help maintain our buildings and 10 acres of sacred property. The property includes the Chapel House, Friendship Hall, the Sanctuary, the meditation gazebo, the bell tower, the strolling the path around Peace Lake, and various areas to sit, meditate, and observe the wildlife.
Health Care Ministry Team
Team Leader: Karen Reed, RN
The Faith Community Nurse and healthcare ministry team helps raise the consciousness of UFM in wellness, wholeness, and disease prevention. Services provided for the congregation include free blood pressure and other vital sign checks and private counseling for health care concerns. The team includes a compassionate blanket group which makes blankets for critically ill patients in local hospitals .
Team Leader: Carol Farwell
The Hospitality Team coordinates all UFM events on campus in which food and beverage are involved, such as Sunday Coffee, potlucks, and special events. This team provides a way to welcome new and prospective members and also serves as a doorway for anyone interested in participating as a volunteer in our service community. Team members may help on a one-time basis or as often as desired to assist with preparation and cleanup of Fellowship Hall events.
Team Leader: Michele Hylton-Terry
In alignment with the Divine, the platform team serves to prepare the way for Meditation, Inspiration, and Transformation during the Sunday service. The team conducts the announcements, inspirational readings, prayer chaplain introduction, and children's blessing.
Team Leader: Sue Barber-Westin
The Marketing Team supports the mission of UFM by sharing opportunities for spiritual growth, service, and joyful fellowship with our internal Unity family and the community at large. This team is responsible for the management of our website, bulletin board materials, social media postings, press releases, and advertisement campaigns for all UFM events.
Adult Education Team
Team Leader: Carla Palmer, LUT
The Adult Education Team of Licensed Unity teachers provides spiritual education classes and experiences for UFM congregants and distance learners.
Prayer Chaplain Team
Team Leader: Christina Bowman, LUT
The Prayer Chaplain Program empowers all to pray with one another, recognizing God’s presence and power in every moment. Our Prayer Chaplains support you in prayer, knowing what a great blessing it is to pray with another. All prayer requests are held in the strictest confidence. Being a Prayer Chaplain is a way to express one’s divine potential while achieving deeper spiritual fulfillment. If you think you would like to serve as a Prayer Chaplain, we invite you to pray about your calling. Stepping up to this sacred service also is stepping up to your next level of spiritual growth. People who volunteer to be a Prayer Chaplain agree to take on certain responsibilities, including a one-year commitment to serve, maintaining a personal prayer life, and making wellness and visitation calls to members of our congregation when available.
Team Leader: Rosemary Priore
The Welcome Team enhances the experience of all that arrive at our spiritual community through a warm, loving, embracing experience of hospitality that helps them to know they have come home! This team provides information about our church and events and assists with various aspects of the Sunday service.
Women of UniTea Team
Team Leader: Angela Esteves
The Women of UniTea provide the opportunity for women to create deeper bonds with sacred sisters and with God while gathered in a beautiful environment that nourishes the mind, body, heart, and soul. A monthly themed pot-luck luncheon is hosted that welcomes all ladies in our community to enjoy lectures by experienced speakers, which may include videos, hands-on creative arts, educational fun and more in an environment of sacred sisterhood. Women who actively participate in our Higher Tea Circle will enjoy:
• Spiritual Awakening
• Social Interaction
• Supportive Relationships
• Service to Community
• Singularity of Purpose
Youth and Family Ministry Team
Team Leader: Ellen Barron, LUT
The Youth Ministry supports the mission of UFM through inspiring our youth to develop their personal relationship with God. Unity principles are learned by drawing out the Spiritual truths from the Christ within. This experienced group of leaders inspire our community’s youth to develop their personal relationships with themselves, each other, and with God. Using games, art, performance, prayer, meditation, occasional on- and off-site events, and more, we help our young people discover their own talents, learn respect, express compassion, and offer selfless service to each other and their own community. For further information, click here