Serve

LOVE IN ACTION:  Opportunities for Sacred Service

 
Has your inner wisdom been calling on you to serve
as a “pathway to God” in your spiritual community? 
We invite you to answer the call. 
 
Browse through our many opportunities for your special gifts to bless us all.  
Our fellowship, guidance, and gratitude await you.
 
We believe all service, given in love is a pathway to GOD.  
Join us in affirming: I am Love in Action.  Bless You! 
 
 

For up-to-date information and/or to become part of our community: 

Bookstore Team 

Provide customer service on this team and ring up sales during a Sunday shift. Other options include working behind the scenes maintaining inventory, building displays, and helping with marketing tasks. Serve 1–2 Sundays a month.
 

Building Maintenance Team 

We use our handy person skills to take loving care of our spiritual home. We help manage special projects as well as ongoing maintenance. We meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9 am to discuss projects and assign tasks.  We look forward to lifting a hammer with you!
 

Chaplains 

We hold sacred space at services and special events.  We pray with individuals requesting a chaplain's spiritual presence.   Membership, interview and extensive training required.  More information about Chaplaincy here.
 

Connection Hour Team 

Help create a welcoming environment for making connections after Sunday service. Serve as set-up or clean-up person to make this coffee hour possible for us all. Choose what you would like to do! Serve 1–2 Sundays a month.
 

Event Marketing Team

Our team reaches out to the greater community in support of spiritual growth.  We increase public awareness of Unity events through local media and like-minded organizations, businesses and communities.  If you have marketing skills or a desire to learn the art of event promotion in a positive and fun environment, come join us! 
 

Flower Team 

This team creates beauty in the sanctuary for Sunday services.  Fresh arrangements can be donated or use our silk flowers here at the church. Serve once a month.
 

Greeter Team 

What could be better than receiving hugs and love as part of your Unity service?  That's what members of the Greeters team experience each Sunday.  We welcome visitors and long-timers alike to our church home during regular and special events.  Greeting in one of the best areas of service for newcomers because it is a great way to meet lots of people.  Plus, it's fun and easy!  We'd love to welcome you to the team!  Service one Sunday a month, or more.
 

Garden Team 

Our team helps keep our gardens beautiful.  We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. to perform seasonal tasks. Friendly on the job training provided as needed.  Come to the garden and grow with us!
 

Hands of Love Team 

Our Hands of Love team provides a nourishing meal to a person in our spiritual community during times of transition or illness.  If you like to cook there is a place for you on the Hands of Love Team!
 

Office Angels Team 

This team helps with tasks needed for the day to day operation of our spiritual community.  Bulletins, wall hangings, sanctuary, and chapel pick up,  Serve once a month or a few hours a week.
 

Outreach Team 

This team creates ways to service the greater Portland community in love. This is an opportunity to work with like - minded people to be a light in the world.
 
In Unity, we believe that it's important to make a positive difference our local community. 
  • Monthly Service Option: Hardtime Supper (last two Wednesdays monthly).  Interested in serving?  Email: unitycommunity@gmail.com
  • Oregon Food Bank  Unity of Portland is an Oregon Food Bank donation spot - there is a barrel near the north entrance. The Oregon Food Bank's mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes...because no one should be hungry. 
  • School Supply Drive: School supplies for the 70 students at the Community Transitional School, which serves children whose families are experiencing homelessness.
  • Warm Clothes Drive: Clothes collection for the Multnomah County Crises Assessment and Treatment Center, the Portland Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army.

International Outreach

  • Building Bridges Program: This program supports Unity in Nigeria with books for ministerial students, scholarships for girls to attend high school, and much more.

Potluck Coordinators Team 

Three to four times a year, our spiritual family gathers for a festive potluck.  This team lovingly coordinates and serves a buffet style meal.  Come Join Us!
 

Prayer Team 

We pray daily with all prayer requests that are placed in the prayer box.  We meet bi-monthly for ongoing training, meditation and team connection.  Interview with Pastoral Care Minister required.
 

Sunday Celebration Coordination Team 

This team prepared the sanctuary and lobby for both services, takes the attendance count, and assists ministry and staff on Sunday morning as needed through our loving attention.
 

Website Team 

Use your creativity to present offerings at Unity of Portland as service to the world!  Contribute your time and computer skills to our frequently visited website. The website connects our community and reaches out to the world at large.
 

Welcome Team 

Open, warm, smiling people needed to help newcomers feel welcome and comfortable. Serve at the information table or move throughout the church to connect with our new friends. Serve 1–2 Sundays a month at either service.
 

Youth and Family Ministry

As a teacher or a teacher assistant, you will guide young hearts and minds in Unity principles and have a fascinating experience doing so! Choose from a variety of opportunities to work with youth. Serve 1-4 Sundays a month. Application and interview required, along with 6 months regular Unity attendance. Training provided.