There are many wonderful benefits from being actively involved in your church; getting to know people, and serving others gives you a sense of belonging. Being involved often has a positive impact on your spiritual journey.
This Team serves the church and the community by providing a personal touch and minister through calls, cards, and prayer, and by scheduling visitation and meals during illness or life changes that prevent them from worshipping with their church family, to ensure that members continue to feel part of Unity Church Gulf Shores.
The Outreach Team also contacts those who haven't come to church for a while to find out what we can do to support them on their spiritual journey. They may also set up visitations for nursing homes and hospitals as needed and desired.
If you are interested in participating in the Outreach Ministry of Unity Gulf Shores, we welcome you! Please contact Rev. Donna and/or Rev. Jim by call or text to 251.223.9774 or email to email@example.com.
Spiritual gifts, skills, and traits desired for people considering serving in the Outreach Team ministry:
• Empathy and the ability to listen
• The ability to maintain confidentiality and respect privacy
• Healthy faith and basic knowledge of Unity principles and a willingness to share it, based on the needs of the recipient.
• Ability to lead others in prayer
• Meet people spiritually where they are without judgment
Two Sunday Greeters/Ushers Needed Each Sunday!
Ministry Mission: To offer human kindness to all who arrive at the church: One to one, face to face, hand to hand, and heart to heart.
Ministry Vision: Greeters and Ushers are the first people visitors and members see and are dedicated to setting a positive tone for a blessed, spiritual experience inside the sanctuary.
Ministry Description/Purpose: To fully staff the ministry with motivated, warm personalities for all services and events at Unity Gulf Shores – individuals who have agreed to complete New Members Classes.
In addition to having people sign our guest book each Sunday, helping them find a comfortable place to sit and introducing them to the Prayer Box, greeters and ushers can help answer basic questions visitors or members have or direct them to the appropriate people.
Greeters and Ushers can also be the first point of contact if a congregant or visitor wants to set up a time of prayer or pastoral counseling with the ministers.
Spiritual gifts, skills, and traits desired for people considering serving in this ministry:
• Warm personality
• Ability to relate to and communicate with a diverse group of people
If you are interested in heading up this team, please let Rev. Donna know. The Greeter Team Leader would be responsible for being sure we have two greeters at the door each Sunday. Ideally, we would like to have the same greeters for a one month period and then give someone else the opportunity. This is a fun position!
We are so blessed that Lauren Shelton helps us with the Facebook video each Sunday! And we need a photographer, too.
Do you like to take pictures with your smartphone or camera? We could use your assistance taking photos of our Sunday services and then posting them to our Unity Facebook page after the service.
Please text Rev. Donna if this is your ministry! 251.223.9774.
Hospitality Coordinator and Team
Each Sunday we provide a simple snack during our church service. It could be a baked good from the store, something homemade, a bag of chips, fresh items, or whatever you decide. We need a Hospitality Coordinator coordinate a Hospitality Team to provide a snack weekly.
Pray about this ministry and let Rev. Donna know if this is your gift to your church! 251.223.9774
Church Fundraising Team
We're having the first annual Unity Church Garage Sale and Bake-Off at The Royal Oyster this fall and the entire community is invited! We are looking for a team leader to help get a team together for this fun event.
This is a great way for all of us to clean out those unwanted items and give someone else the opportunity to find a new treasure or two while raising money for our community and our church. It's also a great way to let people know Unity Church and The Royal Oyster is here to serve the people of our community!
If this calls to you, contact Revs. Jim and Donna and let's make it happen! Text or call Rev. Donna at 251.223.9774.
Creative Carpenters Needed!
Are you handy building things? We need you!
The box itself can take on many different shapes and can be built from scratch or perhaps it can be made from a re-purposed chest of drawers, file cabinet, locker, plastic bin, or old newspaper vending holder. The idea is to provide some comfort for those less fortunate in their time of need while keeping the food and other non-perishable necessities dry and safe from critters. We will ask you, our congregants and neighbors, to help keep the box stocked and also ask those in the community to help.
Another great use for this box is to have a LITTLE FREE LIBRARY, where we leave and take books for people to read. Our LITTLE FREE LIBRARY will ask people to mostly leave books that uplift and encourage people. Of course, the occasional Tom Clancy novel will surely find its way into the mix also!
As you can see, there are as many creative ways to design and use these boxes as there are creative folks like you to design them! This is a great way to get the kids involved, too!
If this is your call to ministry, let's meet and talk about how to make it happen! Call or text Rev. Donna at 251.223.9774.
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Please prayerfully consider making Unity Gulf Shores one of your charities. Thank you and know that you are always in our prayers for abundant blessings daily. All donations, no matter what size, are greatly appreciated. Be Blessed!
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