Sacred Service Teams

Opportunities for Sacred Service at Unity of Birmingham




Art Team

Team leaders:

Beth Franklin


Sandra Gillis

The Art Team curates art exhibits throughout the year to create an inspiring environment, expand community outreach,and provide beauty for discussion and reflection.



Audiovisual Team

Team Leader:
Picture of Barry Hester

 Barry Hester

Interests and skills in audio and video production includes assisting in both sound booths. Special skills in computer graphics and presentation applications, experience in videography and sound engineering and lighting.


 The Hospitality Team

 Team Leader:

The hospitality umbrella covers a broad spectrum of activities in which members of our church community share individual talents with each other.  Please contact us if you wish to participate.During the year many functions at Unity include serving food. The Hospitality Team members are responsible for planning, setup and cleanup for these events.

First Voice  Team

The First Voice volunteers take daytime shifts working in the church lobby Tuesday – Friday when the church offices are open. Their duties include welcoming visitors, answering the telephone and working in the bookstore. Volunteers choose from several scheduling options which can accommodate people who do not wish at this time to work every week. The shifts are mornings 9:30 - 1:00 and afternoons 1:00 – 4:30.


Team Leader:

  Taylor Sparks

Usher Team

One of the most important areas of volunteer service in the church is ushering. Ushers are "public relations" persons during the ministry service. Ushers are sometimes the only Unity contact a visitor may make. The specific duties involved allow for the orderly and smooth flow of the Sunday Service. Meetings are the last Sunday of every other month in the sanctuary immediately following the service.

Team Leader:

 Jeanne Northington



The Prayer Chaplains are given the training to hold sacred space with congregants, lovingly listen, hold what is told them in strictest confidence and pray with them.


Lauren Barrus Prayer Chaplain        Joan Tufts     Sharon Hines
 Lauren Barrus                  Joan Tufts             Sharon Hines

 Joanna Deuser          Joyce Lemley     
Joanna Deuser             Joyce Lemley       Brenda Durham


 Sharon Hester           Evelyn McDonald           Nancy Setzer

                       Rev. Terry Ware              Rita Thornberry                        


Twilight Brigade - Compassion in Action

The Twilight Brigade is a national nonprofit organization recognized by the US presidents, the UN, and Oprah Winfrey for its outstanding contribution to our country's dying. Since 1997, the Twilight Brigade has trained over 6,000 people to provide companionship, comfort and support to the dying and their families. Once trained, many are inspired to volunteer and visit patients at VA's, hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and assisted living communities across the US. There is a 20 hour weekend intensive workshop and people will learn how to provide comfort and support to the dying and their family members.

 Team Leader:
Joan Tufts
 Joan Tufts


Youth and Family Ministry

We believe that each child is a unique expression of God's love and light, created in the image and likeness of God. It is our intention to provide a positive, safe and loving space where each child can connect with peers while learning Unity principles. Sundays 10:45 - 12:00. All children must be signed in at 10:45 and signed out immediately following the service. There are several ways to volunteer in YFM such as: Holding program participants in prayer, teaching, assisting, purchasing supplies and healthy snacks, or sharing your talent. These members rotate so that each serve for only one Sunday each month.

Christin Knight
Director YFM: Christin Knight


Building Maintenance Team

The team members provide small general maintenance tasks for the Unity facility. These tasks range from changing light bulbs and hanging pictures to light landscaping/planting to minor plumbing repairs.

Team Leader:
Robert Smith
Robert Smith


Spiritual Gifts Inventory Team

This group is for our facilitators of our Spiritual Gifts Inventory program, and the participants of upcoming Inventory weekends.Inside, participants can connect with the facilitators, download the pre-Inventory questionnaire, and answer questions.

Team Leader:
Lesley Russell
            Lesley Hart                 


If you would like to participate in any of these groups, please call the church at 205-251-3713 during open hours or Click Here