Mission Teams

How Can You Help & Participate? Join one of our Mission Teams!

There are opportunities in our spiritual community to support the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by becoming involved. 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 Unity membership or special training, most are open to anyone who wants to get involved.
For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact us at 239-278-1511 or office@unityoffortmyers.org.

Audio-Visual Team

Team Leader: Dave Clayton

Purpose: The purpose of the AV Team is to support the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by providing audio and visual technical support for the many activities and functions of our church home. These activities include (but are not limited to) providing management of sound systems (live and recorded), PowerPoint visual displays, and video support for weekly Sunday services & Holiday services as well as special events, concerts, weddings and memorials. 
In addition to providing tech support for church functions, we provide an opportunity for individuals with technical aspirations and abilities to give service in a team atmosphere while receiving continual training in technical areas as needed. Our commitment to excellence includes providing the congregation with a satisfying Sunday service experience as well as other special church activities.

Higher Shelf Bookstore Team

Team Leader: Rebecca Hillan

Purpose: The Higher Shelf Bookstore Team supports the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by being a resource/gateway to unity principles. The books, audio, and visual selections and other gift items represent values of love, joy, and spirituality.

Building and Grounds Team

Team Leader: Carla Palmer, Licensed Unity Teacher

Purpose: The Building and Grounds Team supports the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by creating and maintaining a sacred space where the 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. Tasks include cleaning, painting, repairing, trimming, holiday decorating, and special event support.

Health Care Ministry Team

Team Leader: Karen Reed

Purpose: The Faith Community Nurse and her healthcare ministry team will help raise the consciousness of Unity of Fort Myers in wellness, wholeness, and disease prevention.
Our Faith Community Nurse is dedicated to raising the consciousness of Unity of Fort Myers 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

Hospitality Team

Team Leader: Carol Farwell

Purpose: The Hospitality Team supports Unity of Fort Myers in scheduling and working all UFM events on campus in which food and beverage is 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 to welcome UFM members into 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.

Platform Team

Team Leader: Michele Hylton-Terry

Purpose: In alignment with the Divine, we serve by using our talents to prepare the way for Meditation, Inspiration, and Transformation.

Marketing Team

Team Leader: Sue Barber-Westin

Purpose: The purpose of the Marketing Team is to support the mission and core values of Unity of Fort Myers (UFM) by sharing opportunities for spiritual growth, service, and joyful fellowship with our internal Unity family and the community at large. This Team works to raise Unity’s public profile and make UFM available as a resource for meditation, inspiration, and transformation of daily living. 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

Purpose: Provide spiritual education classes and experiences for Unity of Fort Myers congregants and distance learners.

Prayer Chaplain Team

Team Leader: Christina Bowman, LUT

Unity of Fort Myers’ Prayer Chaplain Program empowers people 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. The role of a Prayer Chaplain is to hold spiritual space, listen from the heart, pray with others, and hold in confidence what is shared. People who volunteer to be a Prayer Chaplain agree to take on certain responsibilities, such as:
    •    Make a one-year commitment to serve;
    •    Maintain a personal prayer life;
    •    Make wellness calls to members of our congregation;
    •    Make visitations, when available;
    •    Communicate regularly with the Prayer Chaplain coordinator;
    •    Attend a mandatory orientation, training sessions and monthly training meetings.

Welcome Team

Team Leader: Rosemary Priore

The Welcome Team supports the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by enhancing the experience of all that arrive at our spiritual home 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, assists with various aspects of the Sunday service, and ensures the fellowship hall has food and beverages for after-service camaraderie.

Women of UniTea

Team Leader: Angela Esteves

The Women of UniTea supports the mission of Unity of Fort Myers by providing the opportunity for women of the church and community 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 by women of Unity of Fort Myers who invite all the 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. Offer your expertise in a presentation to share and network with other women. Create deeper bonds with each other and with your God Source through your personal experiences. Women who actively participate in our Higher Tea Circle will enjoy:

    •    Self-Awareness – discover more about self, find balance and live authentically.
    •    Spiritual Awakening – realize greater awareness and develop a deeper connection with God
    •    Self-Improvement – increase knowledge and develop new skills
    •    Social Interaction – bond with women of like mind
    •    Supportive Relationships – uplift each other through challenging times
    •    Service to Community – assist women of the church and community
    •    Singularity of Purpose – work together for a common goal

Youth and Family Ministry Team

Team Leader: Ellen Barron, LUT

The Youth Ministry supports the mission of Unity of Fort Myers 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. We encourage children to be fully themselves while honoring others. Additionally, the safety and protection of our children is of utmost importance.

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