a positive path for spiritual growth

You Have Something to Give!

“Only what you have not given can be lacking in any situation.” 
A Course In Miracles

Did you ever wonder how to give back to your Source? Many blessings come our way via our small church community. Sometimes it is difficult to know how to help, how to give back, how to know what’s available and what to do. Because it is natural to want to give back what you receive, there are many opportunities listed here that you can pick and choose from, opportunities that may match your skills and desires. Why not check out our church ministries and see if something calls to you?

“From Thee I receive, to Thee I give;
together we share, and from this we live.”
– Song by Jonathan & Nathan Segal.

Special Events

Pot Luck Luncheon (Approx 3x/Yr)

  • Committee Chair
  • Work w/Hospitality team to coordinate food/drink/paper goods
  • Arrange room for seating
  • Clean up


Town Meeting (Approx 2-3x/Yr)

  • Arrange room for seating
  • Clean up
  • Board members available with updates


Coffee House (Approx 3-4x/Yr)
Committee Chairs: Gary Allocco, John Reith

  • Organize performance order
  • Work w/Hospitality team for refreshments
  • Arrange room for seating
  • Clean up


Movie Night (Fridays, 1x/Mo)

  • Committee Chair
  • Select movies
  • Refreshments


Church In The Park (Thacher Park each July)

  • Committee Chair
  • Work w/Hospitality team for refreshments
  • Bring items to park
  • Set up
  • Clean up


Fall Retreat
Committee Chair: Geri Ann Liaicona

  • Arrange dates/location of fall retreat
  • Arrange for speaker/topic
  • Arrange sign ups, payment, all logistics


Small Business Fair (Approx 1x/Yr)
Committee Chair:

  • Set date
  • Advertise for participants
  • Make room arrangements
  • Advertise to congregation for attendance
  • Administer needs during retreat


Christmas Party

  • Committee Chair
  • Set date for early December
  • Decorate fellowship hall
  • Arrange room for seating
  • Work with Hospitality team for refreshments
  • Arrange activity/entertainment
  • Arrange for gift giving/donation
  • Clean up



Sunday Worship

Committee Chairs:

  • Set up and/or clean up (tables and refreshments)
    Refreshments reimbursed by church – up to $40/wk; rotation of 1x per 4-6 weeks
  • Make coffee/tea (specify 9:00 or 11:00 service)


Committee Chair:

  • Greet congregants/guests (specify 9:00 or 11:00 service); distribute bulletins, guest packets, collect offering


Committee Chair: Cheri Warren (unofficial)

  • Technology Upgrades

Sunday Powerpoint & Sound
Chair: Terry Bailey

  • Run powerpoint (music, prayers, announcements) during service
  • Manage soundboard, as needed
  • Record service (Rotation of 1x per 4-6/wks)


Music Ministry

Our regular week-to-week  music team is by audition/invitation. If you are a skilled singer or musician and are interested in joining, please contact Roger Mock, our Music Director, to arrange an audition (it’s not a big deal, really!). We welcome a larger group of singers on special occasions such as the Christmas and Easter seasons and as announced during the year. Rehearsals are generally held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Roger: (518) 881-6411 or office@unityalbany.com



In Reach 

Prayer Chaplains
Committee Chair: Dennis Ryan

  • Participate on prayer team on a daily schedule for prayer requested via email, phone and prayer box
  • Offer individual prayer after morning services on Sunday


Out Reach

African/American Family Day

  • Committee Chair
  • Table at August event, Empire State Plaza, sharing information/handouts


Pride Festival

  • Committee Chair
  • Table at June event, Washington Park-Albany, sharing information & handouts about Unity Church


Marketing & Media

  • Committee Chair
  • Advertise upcoming church events/classes
  • Press release of various classes/events
  • Social Media



  • Roger Mock currently updates our website and would welcome help from anyone with interest and hopefully a little website experience, especially with WordPress. Training available.



Spiritual Education

Youth Education Ministry
Committee Chair

  • Teachers for Youth Education
  • Teachers for our Uniteen group
  • Teachers for Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity)


Education Classes

  • Offer spiritual education to congregation, etc.


Committee Chairs: Eugenie MacFarlane

  • Catalog books
  • Sunday sales staff
  • Open bookstore during Special Events



Building & Grounds

Committee Chair:

  • Plant, weed & clean up; Spring, Summer, Fall

Adhoc Repairs/Needs for Building & Grounds
Committee Chair

  • Building Clean up
  • Available as needed



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