At Unity of Traverse City, we are Unity in Action! Volunteer service is the back bone of our spiritual community. We believe that being in service enhances our own experience of living an abundant and meaningful life. There are many opportunities to serve our spiritual community as well as our local community and beyond.
Our Volunteer Teams
This team offers support to those in the congregation who may be moving through a time of challenge, in particular, those experiencing health challenges.
June Neal, Co-Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth, Co-Chair: email@example.com
Board of Trustees
Members of the board of trustees are elected by the voting membership of the ministry and serve as the governing body of the ministry. They are responsible for representing the interests of the congregation, setting church policy, and working closely with the senior minister in holding the vision of the church and supporting the unfoldment of its mission.
Building and Grounds Team
This team assesses the ongoing maintenance and repair of the church campus and structures. They are responsible for seeing that the building and structures are maintained in safe, working condition, and also assure that routine, seasonal upkeep is completed.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The role of this committee is to periodically review the bylaws of the church and propose recommendations to the voting membership for change and/or updates if and when needed.
Blake Ringsmuth, Chair: email@example.com
Community Service/Outreach Team
This team serves to coordinate with the various programs to which the ministry offers its time, talent, and treasures.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
This team oversees the decorating of the church campus during the seasonal holidays and special events.
Nancy Newman: email@example.com
Lori Wheldon: firstname.lastname@example.org
This team researches and proposes classes for possible facilitation at the ministry. It also works to review materials and develop the curriculum for the book that is chosen for use in the annual Fall Program. The Education Committee is designed as the first contact if you have an idea for a program, class, workshop, etc. that you would like to see offered at UTC. It is also where you would begin if you would like to offer your experience, expertise, or passion regarding a subject or topic to share with our membership.
Vickie Green: email@example.com
Kate Bair: firstname.lastname@example.org
and Mollie DaBell: email@example.com
This team is a standing committee of the board of trustees and is responsible for reviewing significant financial matters that come before the ministry.
Brooke Borgeson-Gray, Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
J. Dulzo Tax & Accounting Services, Inc.: email@example.com
Members of this team propose various fundraising opportunities for the ministry to sponsor during each fiscal year.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Internet and Web Team
This team develops and maintains the church's website, creates the weekly E-newsletter, and is responsible for the church's social media presence.
Meg Gray, Board Media Manager: email@example.com
This team of both professional and volunteer musicians, vocalists, and song leaders work with the music director in providing the musical program for the church.
Carol Purcell, Music Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
This team is a standing team whose role is to oversee the nominating process for potential election to the board of trustees.
Mollie DaBell, Chair: email@example.com
Bob White, Vice-Chair, Board President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Carbonell, Board Representative: email@example.com
Office Administration Support Team
Volunteers on the team support the day-to-day administration needs of the ministry.
Kay Zins, Admin Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mollie DaBell, Admin Support: email@example.com
Prayer Chaplain Team
Prayer is the foundation upon which Unity was established and is at the heart of every aspect of Unity of Traverse City. Through our team of prayer chaplains, we are able to offer prayer support to our spiritual community as they open to the unlimited possibilities of Spirit in their lives. The core of our prayer chaplain commitment is:
* Holding sacred space
* Active and loving listening
* Affirmative pray from the heart
* Strict confidentiality
Unity practices affirmative prayer. Affirmative prayer is the practice of seeing the highest and best in any given situation, regardless of its outer circumstances. In Unity, we see the divinity of each individual and understand that God is in all.
Our chaplains are available after every Sunday service for one-on-one prayer for all who desire it. They also hold sacred space in the sanctuary during the service. For those wishing to be placed on a list to receive a monthly call of prayer, please contact the church.
Our current chaplains are: Maryann Cacciaglia, Kelly Lambert, Shelia McRae, Joy Simonson, Bob White, Jill Zofia
For more information, please contact Maryann Cacciaglia, Chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of this team are responsible for coordinating the volunteer teams that stand in support of the Sunday and special event services. The Service Coordinator provides overall guidance to the Ushers/Greeters and delegates duties where they are needed during the service along with duties associated with the church closing and lock-up.
Sue Schwartz, Service Coordinator Leader: email@example.com
Active volunteers: Leslie Ginsberg, Sue Schwartz, and Kay Zins
These volunteers set up, prepare, and serve food and refreshments for our time of fellowship that follows Sunday Celebration Services.
Brooke Borgeson-Gray, Vickie Green, Brooke Borgeson-Gray, Susan Blessing, Ann Reed, and Bob White
These volunteers provide a warm and loving welcome to all as they arrive for service. They provide overall guidance (as needed), assist with name tags, collect financial offerings, and direct newcomers to Unity information packets/brochures.
Current volunteers: Vickie Green, Marty and Carole Chirgwin, Maryann Cacciaglia, Chuck and Susie Konieczny, Ann Reed, Sue Schwartz, Nancy & Raleigh Newman, and Lori Wheldon.
The Screen Operator assists the Audio/Video Technician in using a remote to assure that the announcements, congregational song lyrics, and other scripted materials display accurately on the message screens during Sunday Celebration Services.
Current volunteers: Mollie Dabell and Sheila McRae
This team assists the senior minister or guest speakers in delivering Sunday and special services.
Libby Robold, Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers: Libby and Michael Robold, Blake Ringsmuth and Yvette Babin-Ringsmuth, Bob White, and Raleigh Newman (back-up)