Love in Action: A Sacred Service Ministry Opportunities

"Love What You Do
Do What You Love"
Rumi

Sacred Service
The Gift We Give To Ourselves and Others

“Let’s do something beautiful for God”
Mother Theresa

Sacred Service is a very powerful and mysterious practice. Through sacred service, we immerse ourselves in the flow of grace which brings about our own spiritual and personal transformation. Sacred service is a gift we give to ourselves, as well as others. In Eastern traditions, this is called Seva, and is one of the most powerful and sacred paths to enlightenment.

At Unity Santa Fe, we believe that sharing our passions and our spiritual gifts is a vital part of our spiritual growth. A benefit of service in a smaller church like ours is that you have the opportunity to make a bigger impact in the area you serve. We are love in action.

So, what might you be called to do? It’s as easy as looking at what you love. Wherever your passions are, that is your key to sacred service. Whatever you like to do, there is a place for you in our sacred service program – and if there isn’t, let’s create something together that works for you.

This page includes detailed descriptions of each service ministry to help you choose what best expresses YOU as Love in Action. If one of these areas of ministry calls to you, please contact Catherine in the office and she will introduce you to the team leader.

Team Ministries
Adventures in Faith - This sharing team ministry graciously offers an annual seven-week fall program focusing on the inner work of spiritual transformation. Adventures in Faith is based on a selected book with messages from the platform supported by in-home study groups and culminating in a gala celebration. A team leader and members are needed for our Fall 2016 AIF program.

Big Screen – This ministry team projects the pre-created music lyric slides during the Sunday services. Members can also assist in creating and maintaining our song slide library.

Board of Trustees – This spiritual and dedicated team ministry of church leaders is responsible for holding God’s vision for Unity Santa Fe and guiding the direction of the church. Trustees are elected annually. Board meetings are held monthly.

Book Store – This Ministry Team provides materials for spiritual enrichment and personal growth and transformation. Team member responsibilities include sales, stocking, and inventorying products.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others”
Ghandi

Decor and Aesthetics Ministry Team - This ministry team is responsible for the beautification of the interiors of our building.

Events Team – This ministry team reviews proposed events and provides assistance in planning and running co-sponsored special events at Unity Santa Fe. Team members help with event promotion and providing volunteer services such as ticket sales, providing audio/visual support for presenters and assisting with set-up and tear-down when needed.

Facilities Team – This talented and dedicated team ministry oversees the church building and grounds and is comprised of five support teams:

  1. Architectural - Responsible for recommendations for changes or additions to church building
  2. Gardening - Plants and maintains all garden areas and plans future landscaping projects
  3. Green Team – Focuses on sustainability and healing the planet
  4. Maintenance – Responsible for repairs and maintenance of the church building and grounds
  5. Projects - Keeps facilities clean and neat, creates congregation related projects such as church cleanup day and adopt a highway day.

Flowers Team - This team ministry lovingly chooses and arranges the flowers in the church each Sunday and for special services.

Guardians of Being Pet Ministry Team - This ministry team supports spiritual growth through a shared love and appreciation of the deep spiritual and healing nature of animal companions. The team focuses on our oneness and divinity with our animal companions, pet-related workshops, book study groups and providing resources and assistance to animals and their guardians.

Hospitality Team – This team ministry lovingly brings refreshments and sets up the community room every Sunday. This includes arriving early, brewing the coffee, plating the cookies or pastries and tidying storage areas. A team leader position is available on this team as of November 2015

In-Reach Team – This ministry team connects members by coordinating social gatherings to support our community growth and fellowship. 

Music Team – The music team ministry joyfully guides the choir, and plans all Unity Santa Fe music programs, such as special music and Sunday song selections. This team also coordinates musical programs and concerts.

Office Support – This team ministry graciously supports the office by performing daily tasks or special projects, which could include answering the phone, filing, photocopying, preparing mailings, data entry and/or special projects.  

Our Oneness Healing Minsitry Team - This ministry team consists of energy healers trained through different modalities such as Energy Medicine, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Quantum Healing, Diksha and Vibrational Healing. All are based on connecting to the energy of God as the Universal Source of Healing Love.

“You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.”
Henry Drummond

Prayer Chaplains Team – Loving and faithful chaplaincy team ministry members support congregants in their spiritual journey. Chaplains pray with congregants after Sunday services, and provide in-home and hospital visitation. They also contact church members for monthly “wellness calls.” This team requires an interview with the minister and extensive training.

Prosperity In Action Ministry Team - This ministry team manifests prosperity for Unity Santa Fe through Divinely inspired action and through openness to the unbounded Magic of the Universe. This includes financial reporting, budget preparation, fund raising, planned giving, and monthly meetings to review the USF financial statements, assuring that operations are in line with our annual financial vision.                                                                              - Home Free Ministry Team - This ministry team is leading our campaign to financially secure our spiritual home and pave the way for expanding our key ministry programs.

Services Support Team - This ministry team prepares our facility before and after Sunday and special services including posting signage, checking candles, preparing salt trays, checking heat, straightening sanctuary after service, cleaning hospitality area and checking bathrooms.

Sound and Light Team – The talented and gifted team ministry provides sound and lighting support during services and special events by doing the audio taping and controlling the lights and sound in the sanctuary.

“To evolve, you’ve got to get involved.”
Unknown

Spiritual Education & Enrichment Ministry Team - This ministry team schedules and administers adult spiritual education and enrichment classes, workshops, seminars and study groups presented by Unity Santa Fe.
Welcoming Team - Usher/Greeters – This ministry team is the "first face" of Unity Santa Fe as they greet and warmly welcome congregants and visitors to Sunday service, special programs and events. Team members distribute service bulletins and first-timer packets, and help late-comers find seating.

Worship Assistants Ministry Team – Worshop assistants participate and lead a portion of Sunday and special services. They are the familiar face of Unity Santa Fe in the absence of our minister and ensure the service runs smoothly and joyfully. Members of this ministry team are appointed by the minister.

Youth & Family Ministry – We are currently seeking leaders and volunteers to create a blessed and loving environment to nurture and inspire the youth who join us each Sunday. As a community, we are lovingly holding the vision of a vibrant youth program, knowing that the future of any organization lies in our children and young adults becoming a vital, active part of the life of the community.

“Love cannot remain by itself –
it has no meaning.
Love has to be put into action,
and that action is service.”
Mother Teresa