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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)

  • Committe Chair
  • Select movies
  • Refreshments

 

Picnic 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)
Committe Chairs: Bonnie Kriss, Ann Marie Burke

  • 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

Hospitality
Committee Chairs: Kevin Helms, Antonia Barrone

  • 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)

 

Ushers
Committee Chair: Pamela Coles

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

 

Audio/Visual
Committee Chair: Roger Mock

  • Technology Upgrades

Sunday Powerpoint & Sound
Chair: Paul Frament

  • 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) 595-5122 or roger.e.mock[AT]gmail.com

 


 

In Reach 

UnityChurchCares
Committe Chair: Ann Marie Burke

  • Be on call to monitor congregant needs/requests via e-mail or phone; assess requests and assign volunteer accordingly
  • Be a volunteer to assist with occasional needs (prayer, phone calls, errands, etc.)

 

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

 

Local Media

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

 

Website 

  • 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: Jane Bloom

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

 

Education Classes
Committee Chair: Rev. Crystal Muldrow

  • Offer spiritual education to congregation, etc.

 

Bookstore
Committee Chairs: Nancy McClearn, Lois Crommelin

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

 

 


Building & Grounds

Gardens
Committee Chair: Paul Frament

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

Adhoc Repairs/Needs for Building & Grounds
Committee Chair: Ernie Klemm

  • Building Clean up
  • Available as needed