There are lots of ways to participate in Unity of Austin. Get started by speaking with the designated contact person for each team when you see them at church or use Contact Us. We’ll make sure your inquiry gets to the right person in a timely manner.
Volunteer on a Ministry Team
Ministry Teams carry out Unity of Austin’s many spiritual growth programs and activities. Ministry Teams include ministry areas led by Church Staff Members and supported by volunteers as well as volunteer led teams.
Here is the list of our volunteer ministry teams and leaders:
AV Assistant – David Patterson, AV Director
Individual volunteers provide support and back-up for our AV Director on Sunday mornings — running PowerPoint slides, recording the service, monitoring sound, duplicating CDs, etc. AV experience a plus; interest and ability to learn AV skills, a must!
Bookstore – Frances Meiser, Bookstore Manager
Our Bookstore provides resources for spiritual study and growth that support the Unity of Austin purpose and vision. Volunteers are welcomed to support the Bookstore’s activities.
Fellowship and Events Team – Leadership open. Contact Administrative Assistant Christine Schneider.
The Fellowship and Events Team provides opportunities for fellowship within the congregation and support for church events with the intent to help people deepen their connection with God. Volunteers are always needed to support events with preparation, hosting, and clean-up.
Music Ministry – Sharon Bourbonnais, Music Ministry Director
The Music Ministry inspires and uplifts our congregation through beautiful heart-felt spiritual music at our Sunday and holiday services and through special musical events. SoulSounds, our Music Team, invites volunteer singers and musicians.
Office Volunteers Team – Christine Schneider, Administrative Assistant
Be a joyful voice and friendly presence at our front desk by answering phones and supporting our many administrative tasks during office hours, Monday – Thursday. Computer and office skills a plus, but not necessary.
Sunday Flowers Team – Diane Morrison and Charese Lande
This team supplies and arranges our beautiful Sunday morning flowers for the front of our Sanctuary. If you would like to support Diane and Charese in this, please contact them.
Ushers and Greeters Team – Bob Walston, Leader
The Unity Ushers and Greeters would like to welcome anyone wishing to join our team. A lot of what happens “off stage” during each Sunday service is provided by our volunteer ushers, and the initial contact with worshipers plus the assistance provided before, during, and after the service are essential to a smooth-running, meaningful Sunday experience for all. Ushers provide a warm and safe atmosphere that ushers in God’s presence, providing the friendly smiles, warm greetings and communication that demonstrate Christian love to all who appear on our doorstep. Join us in for the opportunity to give and receive God’s grace!
Youth and Family Ministry – Genevieve Saenz, YFM Director
The YFM is dedicated to the spiritual development of the world’s most precious gift, our children. We offer Sunday morning classes for toddlers through middle school students. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and joy-filled environment that promotes spiritual, physical, and emotional health, and also teaches the power of prayer. We seek to gently guide each child to recognize his or her God given gifts and Christ qualities. In addition, special events and family oriented activities are held throughout the year to support the spiritual growth of the families who attend Unity of Austin and to make a significant contribution to our community as a whole. Volunteer Roles are—
- Sunday Teachers and Support
- Playground Team
- Youth Music Team
Volunteer on a Board Committee
Are you an official member of Unity of Austin? If yes, then running for election to the Board of Trustees or serving on a Board committee is open to you. These groups are responsible for developing and maintaining a strong, healthy container for the church ministry — ensuring that church finances, building and grounds, and policies are in good working order.
Here is the list of our board committees:
Board of Trustees
Purpose Statement: “We create a space for ministry through Truth principles, prayer and meditation, wise stewardship and loving service to God.” Members of the Board must be official members of Unity of Austin. See Bylaws Articles 4.03 – 4.07 for complete information.
Committees of the Board of Trustees
Committees are established by the Board and are its working arms. Committees make recommendations to the Board on various issues concerning church policy, property, and finances. Members of Committees must be official members of Unity of Austin. The Minister and the Chair of the Board of Trustees are automatically members of every committee.
Building and Grounds Committee – Janice Goodsell, Chair
The Building and Grounds Committee’s focus is on the well-being of the physical plant and grounds of the church. It supports the development in every person who participates in Unity of Austin, and for the church as a whole, a spiritual consciousness of loving care, integrity, and good stewardship of the church buildings and property. It provides oversight and support in all building and grounds matters of the church.
Finance Committee – Pat Ivy, Treasurer and Chair
The Finance Committee’s focus is on the financial well-being of the church. It supports the development of prosperity consciousness for every participant in Unity of Austin and for the church as a whole. It provides oversight and establishes good stewardship practices in all financial matters of the church. Also oversees the Sunday offering counters. Official Unity of Austin members are welcome to contact Pat and become an offering counter.
Membership Committee – Carol Moncada, Chair
The Membership Committee’s focus is on the support and development of new members and the appreciation and continuing constructive engagement of current members. It supports the development of interest in and understanding and enthusiasm for participating as an official member of Unity of Austin, while respecting and honoring each individual’s choice in this matter.
Nominating Committee – Contact Dan Wilson, Board President
The Nominating Committee develops the slate of nominees for open Board positions each year. Its members are elected, and Chair selected as specified in the By-laws. The committee prayerfully and in an organized manner seeks and interviews candidates, vetting their eligibility based on the Board Member requirements in the By-laws.
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