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Color for August: Silver
Power for August: Will
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Upcoming Special Events:
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Service in the Park
 
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Truth Classes for Children: VBS
 
06 Aug 2017 12:00 PM Detroit Sound Machine Barbershop Quartet
 
13 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Truth Classes for Children: VBS
 
20 Aug 2017 12:30 PM Ask the Minister
 

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Unity Movement Year 2015: A Journey of Spiritual Discovery

The Upcoming Week:
01 Aug 2017 01:00 PM Tuesday Afternoon Study Group
 
01 Aug 2017 08:00 PM AA/ALANON
 
04 Aug 2017 11:00 AM AA/ALANON
 
06 Aug 2017 10:00 AM Discussion Group — No Class Today
 
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Service in the Park, Lesson Title: Life is Fun
 
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Soloist: Stacey Peckens
 
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Truth Classes for Children: VBS
 
06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM Uniteens and YOU
 
06 Aug 2017 12:00 PM Detroit Sound Machine Barbershop Quartet
 
06 Aug 2017 12:00 PM Pot Luck Fellowship
 
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Minister

Dona Gilsdorf served at Unity Church of Royal Oak for thirteen years as YOU Sponsor and Youth Director. She also started a young adults' group there. Additionally, she was the first YOU/YAU Coordinator for the Great Lakes Unity Region.

Dona became a Licensed Unity Teacher in 1973.

She pioneered Unity Church of Rochester more than thirty years ago, starting it in 1972 in a joint venture between three churches and restarting it in 1974 as a study group and later satellite of Unity Church of Royal Oak. She was ordained in 1985 in a ceremony at Unity Church of Rochester.

Dona has been active in both the region and in the Association of Unity Churches. She has served as President of the Great Lakes Unity Region. She has also served on these Great Lakes Unity Region committees:

  • Expansion,
  • Chidren's Education,
  • Nominating,
  • Conference Program,
  • Scholarship,
  • Finance,
  • Conflict Management, and
  • Matching Funds.

Additionally, she has served on the following Association of Unity Churches committees:

  • Expansion,
  • Field Licensing,
  • YOU Research,
  • Young Adult Resource, and
  • YOU Task Force.

She currently serves on the License and Ordination Committee for the Urban Ministerial School in Detroit.


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Licensed Unity Teachers

Bea Rogers became a Licensed Unity Teacher more than twenty years ago and was appointed the Minister's Assistant in the early 1990's. She was long active with our book room, Positive Pages, where she could often be found immediately after the Sunday service. She is now retired, but still shows up for service most Sundays.

 

 

 

 

 

Danielle Boes has been a member of Unity Church of Rochester since 2000. She has been active in the church in many areas, including giving Sunday Lessons and Youth Education. She obtained her license as a Licensed Unity Teacher in November of 2012.

Danielle says, “I consider Bea Rogers and Dona Gilsdorf as my Mentors and two of my closest friends.”

Danielle is currently facilitating the Tuesday Afternoon Study Group

 

 


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Office Secretary

Sonya Brooks is Unity Church of Rochester’s office secretary.


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Board

PresidentSean Donovan
Vice PresidentJudy Weatherford
SecretaryDarlene Marks
TreasurerJudy Pietrowsky
Members

Rick Swalley

Sheilagh Mathis

Louise Lather


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Volunteer Opportunities

Any church runs on volunteers, and Unity Church of Rochester is no exception. We welcome your participation in these teams that support our spiritual community:

Silent Prayer Ministry

Each week this group joins together to pray over the requests that are placed in our Prayer box. They first center themselves in the Christ consciousness, and then bless each and every request before sending them on to Silent Unity. When a prayer letter is requested, the team will write and mail a letter confirming their prayers to the requestor. Requests are kept in the prayer box for thirty days and then sent to Silent Unity, where they are kept for an additional thirty days.

Book Room Ministry

Thanks to the efforts of this team, our bookroom welcomes you with a large selection of books to expand your mind, open your heart, and warm your soul. Visit often, as we continue to add new selections. Also available are the Daily Word, Unity Magazine, and other Unity pamphlets and information.

Music Ministry

Every Sunday we enjoy vocal and instrumental sounds led by Jackie Cole. We are blessed with an extremely talented group of soloists who ensure that each service contains uplifting and spiritual music. We also enjoy the sounds of the Unity Singers during holiday times. For more information on current musical events, go here.

Welcome Ministry

When people enter our sanctuary, whether they're new to Unity or regular attendees, this team is there to warmly meet and greet them. They are a group of friendly faces that exhibit and affirm the Christ light we are!

Other Activities

Some other ways that our volunteers participate are:

  • Newsletter
  • Nursery
  • Lending Library
  • Transportation
  • Food Preparation
  • Youth Education
  • Visiting Shut Ins
  • Annual Fall and Spring Cleanings

If you would like to participate in any of these activities or have other skills you would like to contribute, let us know: contact@unitychurchofrochester.com


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Ways to Help

Recycle your printer cartridges through us. Bring your empty printer cartridges to the church office. When we return them, the church will receive a donation from the company.

Register at Kroger. Kroger has a Community Rewards Program wherein they contribute a small percentage of all purchases from registered Kroger Plus Card holders. You can register your Kroger Plus Card into this program either via the Web or through taking a copy of a scanbar print-out to Kroger's customer service desk. Copies of the scanbar and instructions are available in the Narthex.

Invite a friend to come visit us. You can call them or e-mail them or knock on their door Sunday morning. You can also send them a note through this service: Flockfinder. That link will open another window and take you to another site.

Shop at Amazon by first clicking through our link. At the bottom of each page of this site, there is a link called, “Amazon Store” If you click there to go to Amazon and then put items in your shopping cart, the church will get a small percentage as advertizing fee on most types of merchandise. If the items are already in your shopping cart, we do not get any credit. It does not change your price on items.


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Membership Requirements

To become a member of Unity Church of Rochester, the requirements are as follows:

  • attain the legal age of eighteen years,
  • attend the Orienting Class,
  • be a student of Truth and have been an active participant and supported Unity Church of Rochester for the six months prior to applying,
  • fill out and submit an application form,
  • be approved by the board of trustees,
  • receive Spiritual Baptism.

The membership Orienting Class is held approximately every six months. It will be announced from the pulpit, in the programs, and here on the Website.

After the board of trustees votes on new membership applications, there will be an induction ceremony for the new members at a Sunday service where the new members are blessed with words and music by Dona and our congregation.

Membership allows one to:

  • vote at all business meetings including the annual meetings,
  • run for the board and, if elected or appointed, serve on the board of trustees,
  • receive discounted rates on all weddings, christenings, memorials and any special services performed for you, and
  • receive discounted rates on the use of the building for any of the ceremonies listed above.


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