“We shall serve for the joy of serving. Prosperity shall flow to us and through us in unending streams of plenty.” — Charles Fillmore
Once a month and as needed for special mailouts, i.e. Thanksgiving letters, annual meetings, letters, etc. Time investment: two hours per month.
Unity of Daytona Beach offers many opportunities to serve — within our community and beyond our walls. If you resonate with the description of one of the ministry teams listed below, contact us.
Coordinator: Patti Bolema
The Coffee Angels work primarily in our Fellowship Hall kitchen getting food, snacks and hot and cold drinks nicely set up for the congregants’ social time after each Sunday service. Occasionally, the Coffee Angels are asked to assist in serving snacks and coffee at other church social events. Always willing to help when they can, they are truly “angels.” Coffee Angels are scheduled to work one Sunday per month and spend about two hours, including at-home preparation time, each month.
Coordinator: Lynn Myers
The Congregation Care Team provides for the needs of our congregants and their families when a family member makes his or her transition. Team members assist in preparing a memorial service and after-service gathering at our church — including providing greeters/ushers for their guests, childcare for babies or small children, even house sitters for people while they are at the service. This team is looking for people who seek to transform a day of loss into a day of Love. No special training is needed — just a compassionate heart.
Team Lead: Janet Pehr
Meet at the church on a biweekly basis and do gardening work — pull weeds and vines, clean up shrubbery and plants, rake leaves and trim back overgrowth.
Coordinator: Nelson Shreve
The greeters welcome people as they come into the church. They are there to make sure that everyone who comes through our doors feels welcome. Whether a visitor or a long-time attendee, each person who shows up at our door each Sunday is the most important person in the world. At this time there are four greeters, but more are needed. Greeters are people who love other people and are really friendly and who do it because they love what they are doing. Time commitment: 30 minutes, one Sunday per month.
Coordinator: Joanne Vogel
Attendees at Unity of Daytona Beach have responded positively to the healing ministry since its inception in 2009. The Unity Healing Team Ministry currently has 16 members who are either Reiki or Healing Touch practitioners, or both. Each Sunday after both the 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. services, the Healing Team offers brief 5-10 minute healing sessions to anyone who requests one. The healing ministry is open to any church member who is a caring, compassionate practitioner of Reiki or Healing Touch and who is willing to devote a minimum of two Sundays per month after either the 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. service.
Team Leader: Ron Guilmette
Our maintenance team takes great pride in assuring that our facility and surrounding property stays in top notch condition and safe for all participants. We welcome anyone to join our team and share in this experience.
Coordinator: Jennifer Romero
The Media Booth Team is responsible for running the PowerPoint slides, the sound system and the lights for both Sunday services. The slides allow the congregation to follow song lyrics, view key points during the sermon and stay informed about upcoming church classes and events. This team is looking for energetic, enthusiastic people who are comfortable with technology and who would enjoy contributing to the quality and effectiveness of our Sunday services. We are looking for people willing to spend about 1.5 hours on one Sunday per month to run the projector.
Men of Unity
Co-Coordinators: Marc Gilmet & Patrick O’Brien
Men of Unity is a caring circle of men, hosting dynamic, educational discussions to nurture spiritual awareness and growth. The monthly meeting usually includes a meal, fellowship, prayer, meditation and a program to apply spiritual awareness to the daily lives of the men who participate. The facilitating of program topics rotates so each group member who chooses to has an opportunity to share in the selection of activities and discussion topics to make the meetings fulfilling and effective.
Music Director: Ken Reed
The Music Ministry at Unity of Daytona Beach is designed to support our services and other church activities by performing a broad selection of spiritual and inspirational music and by leading the congregation in sacred song. Members of our volunteer choir sing at both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Choir practices are held each week at 2 p.m. on Thursday. We are fortunate to have a professional accompanist, Dr. Becki Sanford; in addition, we encourage musicians from within our congregation to come forward and offer their talents, either with their voice or instruments. Throughout the year we welcome guest musicians who are visiting our church from around the country — or even from around the world. Choir members devote about two hours per week for rehearsal and additional time performing during Sunday services.
Coordinator: Suzanne Amsel
Nursery care is provided from 9 a.m. until noon for infants through age five. We provide a safe place for children to nap or play while family members enjoy the services. We would like to have loving individuals interested in occasionally substituting for one or both services.
Outreach & Marketing
Team Lead: Dan Kalis
Supports members of our UDB family and our surrounding community by providing food and other items to those who require assistance.
Team members plan and execute special events, such as Christmas receptions and summer barbecues.
Sunday Desk Angels
Coordinator: Rev. Linda Machesic
The Sunday Desk Angels Ministry is important because our Sunday Desk Angels serve all in attendance at each Sunday Service. They welcome everyone warmly, answer questions, direct first-time visitors, take CD orders and do it all with a smile. Sunday Desk Angels are friendly participants who are prepared to serve for 45 minutes a month.
Team Leader: Bobbie Doyle
Be the first to welcome all who enter our sanctuary with warmth, friendliness, positivity and love. Our ushers convey the spirit of Unity of Daytona Beach, assist congregants to the sanctuary and throughout service. Serving UDB in this way is rewarding as you interact with the church family and extend your presence of peace and love.
Wonderful Women of Unity
Coordinator: Fran Sanders
Each month the Wonderful Women of Unity come together in friendship to grow in spirit and to be a support to each other. Each meeting focuses on a special theme and perhaps features a guest speaker, and there is always time made for meaningful dialogue over snacks and coffee.
Teachers and assistants are scheduled to spend about 1.5 hours on month.
If you would like to get involved in any of these ministry teams, contact us.