As a member of the Board of Trustees, I’m committed to seeing that our Spiritual Center provides the best possible opportunities for people to be involved in meaningful activities that make them grow in the direction of their dreams. Whether that is a dynamic lesson, a thoughtful and engaging class, a volunteer project, an uplifting musical selection or stirring meditation, my hope is that each one finds that which enriches them at Unity on the Avenue.
Serving on the leadership team is being able to contribute to the community and a vibrant spiritual organization. It is a chance to make a positive influence on the direction of the growth of the fellowship and the smooth operation of the business end of the structure.
Ken Bradley, Treasurer
It is my great pleasure to be able to serve on the Leadership Team of Unity on the Ave.
This is my spiritual home and where we all work together to maximize the experience of our amazing community.
Unity on the Ave's contribution to the world is far greater than one may expect from a Spiritual Center of this size.
It is a loving and safe space for growth, learning and service.
Carol Braun, Keeper of the Flame
Board service is for 6 years - positions are 2 years.
As we come to the time of the year when our personal spiritual rebirthing takes place, we also claim that our Spiritual Center is undergoing it’s own rebirthing. Let’s review what has happened this year. We have revitalized several key areas in 2019. The Welcome Team has new leadership that is warm, gracious and outgoing. Snack and Chat was reintroduced in a group format that is thriving and results in lovely and innovative lunches. Exciting conversation was added with the Fall Program. The Music Team has introduced variety through the guest musicians and enhanced and expanded their own presentations (Greg’s singing!). We are continuing to concentrate on Souls Served and find that the process is changing how we view ourselves as a service community. Community Relations and Outreach joined the Child Rescue Foundation which has allowed us to serve children with donations to ongoing and rotating projects. We chose to participate in AGNT’s new program Social Uplift Ministry by presenting discussions on religious diversity, race, homelessness and other areas on a quarterly basis. In the new Unity EarthCare Program, a new Green Team has been assembled and is in the formative stages. We experimented with a monthly Movie Night. We are in the planning stages of launching the Connection Café featuring conversation and coffee in a format still under development. The Om Hour transitioned to the Gong Bath and to two nights a month instead of one and has attracted a whole new enthusiastic crowd. We piloted a new Events Coordinator in a three month trial during which we learned a great deal to apply to the program we reintroduce in 2020. And we should note that areas and teams not mentioned have been steady and bedrock strong (Chaplains Program, Facilities and Maintenance, Sunday Celebration, etc.).
This has all happened in a year when the Leadership Team has intended that we experience a quiet and healing year to settle all of the upheaval that came in 2018. I cannot wait to see what happens after we plan our program and calendar for 2020 on January 17 at our Vision Retreat! Whatever we choose, I expect us to go from Hot to White Hot!