Volunteer Ministries

Board of Trustees*
The Board of Trustees is comprised of eight elected members and the Minister, and serves as the governing body of Unity of Northwest Indiana. Members serve two or three-year terms. Elections are held annually.  Meetings are held monthly.

Action Team
This team organizes fundraisers and social events, bringing sparkle and excitement to every affair!  Time commitment:  Varies  Coordinators:  Dan Earles & Pam Shifflet

Unity Women's Guild

The Unity Women’s Guild was established in 1952  to support the spiritual mission of the church community. The Guild provides fundraising, service and social activities, including the Spring Flower Sale and our Christmas tea.  They meet the first Wednesday of the month.  (September - May)   Coordinator:  Carolyn Peters

Unity Prayer Chaplains*
The Unity Prayer Chaplains participate in a comprehensive annual training program to prepare them to serve our congregation through prayer. As they maintain a personal prayer life, the Prayer Chaplains: acknowledge and call on the presence of God; lovingly listen; pray from the heart and hold in confidence what is shared. Prayer Chaplains are available on Sundays to pray with anyone who requests prayer, and during the week via a telephone call to the church. Each member also receives a monthly wellness call from their assigned chaplain. The Prayer Chaplains contribute to our church community by providing a confidential, calming, sacred space for prayer.  Coordinators:  Sue Christenson & Della Lovick

Celebration Leaders

The Celebration Leader sets a warm and welcoming tone for the Sunday  Services.  They  read the Daily Word and Scripture, and help maintain the flow of the service.                                      Time commitment:  1 Sunday per month  Coordinator:  Arthur Stark

Hosts, Ushers, and Greeters in Service (H.U.G.S.)
Greeters are the first faces you encounter when you arrive for church on Sunday mornings. This ministry is made up of smiling faces, warm handshakes and a welcoming spirit.  Time commitment:  1 Sunday per month      Coordinator:  Joanne Churilla        

Ushers* help create and maintain a warm, welcoming sacred space for the Sunday Service.  They also manage the offering collection.  Time commitment:  1-2 Sundays per month  Coordinator:  Al Espinoza

Hosts prepare and serve delicious food for our time of Faith, Friends & Food after the 10:30 service each week.   Hospitality is a spiritual gift and a ministry. It is the ability to welcome and graciously serve the spiritual community by helping everyone feel welcome and comfortable in our spiritual home.

Unity Choir
Our Unity Choir is always on the lookout for energetic, spirit-filled singers!  For more information, please call the church or e-mail the Music Director, Arthur Stark at thomstar99@aol.com

Offering Counting Team*
Accurately counts and records the offering for each Sunday Service. Time Commitment: 1 Sunday per month. Coordinator: Dawn Croach

Bookstore Team
Receives, prices, and sells our many inspirational books and CDs. Creates attractive and eye-catching displays. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month Coordinator:  Rufus Coleman

Youth & Family Ministry Team
Assists the Sunday School Coordinator in planning, preparing, and providing lessons each Sunday for children, youth, and teens. Time Commitment: 1 Sunday per month Coordinator: Sheila Hunt

Communications Team
Creates  flyers and other promotional material to advertise upcoming events. Creates brochures which inform the outside community of who we are and what we offer. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month Coordinator: Nikki Simma

Spiritual Social Action Ministry Team
Coordinates our participation in various community service projects throughout the year; selects non-profit organizations for us to support through service and donations.  Time Commitment: 1 monthly meeting and quarterly projects

New Building Team
Spearheads the search for our new church facility and coordinates fundraising to support the funds needed. Time commitment: 1 meeting per month  Coordinator: Dan Earles

TEAMS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Seasonal Support Team
Decorates the altar and sanctuary to reflect the seasons and holidays.   Also participates in our Spring Planting Day and maintains the gardens in our summer months. Coordinators: Karen Bevil & Kim Wells

Media Team
The media team participates in creating the Power Point presentations of the announcements  and songs presented to the congregation during the Sunday service.  They operate the sound system during services, record and duplicate audio CDs of the services, and help setup webinar presentations.   Coordinator:  Nikki Simma  Time Commitment: Varies 

*Membership is required for these teams.

If you have an idea for a new Ministry Team, please feel free to suggest it via a "We Love Feedback" or "Communication Card" (in the Communication Center in the hallway.)