MINISTER’S BLOG —
“Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.” — Mother Teresa
Every one of us has an innate desire to contribute to life in meaningful ways, to make life better for others and to make a difference in the world. Our soul hungers to do God’s work, to serve, give, help, support and be part of something larger than our self. The soul is fed and satisfied when we put love into action through service.
It is love that motivates all of our wonderful Unity of Daytona Beach volunteers to serve.
This month we are celebrating and thanking all of our volunteers. They are the great hearts that consistently and joyfully put their love into action through service to our community. Some work many hours every week. Others can give only a few hours once in a while. Each one is loved, appreciated and vital to the overall function of our church.
Thank you, volunteers! You are the heart and soul of all we do at Unity of Daytona Beach.
The following quotes for and about volunteers expressed through various voices, cultures and times is our tribute to you. Enjoy!
The highest worship of God is service to others. — Andrew Carnegie
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy! — Tagore Rabindranath
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. — Albert Schweitzer
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. — Elizabeth Andrew
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others. — Mahatma Gandhi
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop
We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly. — Luciano Crescenzo
The measure of a life is not its duration, but its donation. — Peter Marshall
Everybody can be great… because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You need only a heart full of grace… a soul generated by love. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
A candle loses nothing of its light when lighting another. — Kahlil Gibran
It is in giving oneself that one receives. — St. Francis of Assisi
Volunteers are paid in six figures…S-M-I-L-E-S. — Gayla LeMaire
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. — Chinese Proverb
Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience and just plain loving one another. — Erma Bombeck
Love one another as I have loved you. — Jesus Christ
We love you! We bless you! We appreciate you!
Come let us show you how much.
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.-noon
ALL VOLUNTEERS, regular or occasional, are invited to join us for a very special time of honoring, celebrating and thanking you. It is your turn to be served, so please plan to come and let us pamper you a little.
It will help us plan the best kind experience for you if you will let the Sunday morning receptionist know you plan to attend.
— Rev. Carmen Zappi