Welcome to Unity of Madison!

Unity of Madison is a heart-centered spiritual community. We live the Christ Consciousness of Acceptance, Love, Peace and Joy. Our purpose is to inspire, nurture, and empower all people in their spiritual growth. We provide creative worship, joyful gathering and educational programs as we teach and live the message of Jesus, that “the Kingdom / Queendom of God is within us and among us.”

Sunday services at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.

Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Potluck
Thursday, November 27 at 2 pm

First Sunday in Advent and Dancing with the Carols
Sunday, November 30 at 8:30 & 10:30 am

An Evening of Meditative Music with Pete Calgaro
Friday, December 12 at 7 pm in the sanctuary.
Tickets are $15. Part of the proceeds benefit Porchlight and Second Harvest Foodbank.

Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 14 from 9 am – 2 pm

All Music Sunday and Farewell Potluck with the Normans
Sunday, December 21
One service only at 10 am

Children’s Christmas Play
Wednesday, December 24 at 4 pm

Candlelight Service
Wednesday, December 24 at 6:30 pm

Burning Bowl Service
Sunday, December 28
One service only at 10 am

World Healing Meditation
Thursday, December 31 at 6 am

White Stone Service
Sunday, January 4 at 8:30 and 10:30 am

The Board has been busy the last couple of months preparing to celebrate and release Rev. Marshall and Carrie to meet their highest good and preparing to welcome ours!

Our first task has been to understand all that goes on in the office and make preparations to cover the many tasks done by Rev. Marshall and Carrie. Julie Marca will be picking up extra hours integrating many of Carrie’s responsibilities. A small but important part-time position of Office Assistant/Special Events coordinator is being considered at least during the time we are waiting for a new minister.

I have been in consultation with and receiving guidance from Carrie Kenyon, Unity Worldwide Ministries, Ministry Employment; and Rev. Toni Boehm, Transitional Ministry Consultant, and former dean at Unity School for Religious Studies working with the guidelines set forth in their recommended “Hiring a New Minister Manual”.

We interviewed candidates for the Search Committee and selected Jenny Persha, Steve Roberts, Deb Lucas, Sarah Coyle, David Pauly, Carol Meyer, Louie Phillips and Laura Shaffer.

Several from this Committee will be working with the Board to complete the required Church Information Packet. Once the Packet is complete, potential candidates can apply for the opening.

The Search Committee will then receive applications, determine their compatibility to our unique community, arrange phone interviews, check references, do background checks and recommend up to 4 candidates to the Board. The Board then does phone interviews and discerns which candidates we want to come to Unity of Madison for a try-out. This process could possibly take approximately 4 to 7 months. With feedback from our Unity community, the Board makes the final decision to hire.

We are now in the process of considering guest speakers for January and possibly beyond. We are also considering hiring an Interim Minister to maintain stability in day to day affairs, help us to define who we are, envision our future, develop vision and mission statements, define our core values and identify the qualities we want in a new minister.

We look forward to seeing you each Sunday in the New Year as an active participant in co-creating the future of Unity of Madison! Let’s support one another as we adjust to the changes and embrace the blessing and opportunity before us to write the next chapter in the ongoing history of Unity of Madison! In the meantime, let’s enjoy the Christmas season and the time we have left to honor, love and show our appreciation to Rev. Marshall and Carrie for all that we have accomplished since they joined us on this journey 10 years ago.

Watch or listen for frequent updates ‘From the Board’ as our transition process unfolds. Please seek out a Board member if you have questions, comments or want to check-in to see what’s happening.

With love and appreciation on behalf of the Unity of Madison Board of Trustees,
Elaine Stebleton, President

Audio Visual Ministry Help Needed

Ari John is looking for geeks familiar with video streaming (live and video on demand), phone and tablet apps. The video streaming sites are increasingly becoming more difficult to work with. Ari John is investigating innovative solutions to broadcasting and archiving without the need for commercial sites. If you have a working knowledge of web […]

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Sundays in the Coat Room

One of the great benefits of our recent remodel is that we now are able use the coatroom for people to view and hear Sunday services. There is a volume control switch (just left of the doorway) for the one-way speaker for this purpose. This means that on Sundays, the coatroom could be used by […]

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Volunteers needed

Bookstore The bookstore could use another volunteer. Interested people are invited to shadow a current volunteer on Sunday and then decide whether or not to interview for the role. Contact Diane Gould. Ushers The Usher/Greeter Team has openings for all Sundays at 10:30 am. If you would would enjoy welcoming all who attend our services […]

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Porchlight Update

Lloyd Rowley and Janie Lynaugh, two very dedicated souls, are asking for help. They need volunteers to help prepare meals for people who are homeless. The group meets 10 times out of the year — two (2) meals each time, for a total of 20 meals. Janie has stated that volunteers do not need to […]

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CD and DVDs now available

Sunday Services In addition, to the streaming video on our website, Unity of Madison and Red Dragon Free Press are teaming up to offer good quality DVDs and CDs of Sunday services. This includes the Sunday when Grandfather Roy Wilson was with us. The cost for each is $5 (production cost) plus shipping, payable to […]

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Art at Unity

Currently on display: work by Carol McCullough-Dieter. “I’m a lifelong explorer where art is concerned. I am neither a ‘professional’ artist nor a ‘starving’ artist. Art is simply part of my relationship with life! I have enjoyed showing and selling my artwork at a wide variety of venues, from coffee shops to juried gallery shows, […]

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WiFi now available

WiFi is available everywhere in the church. The password is not changed very often, and is posted on the bulletin board in the narthex and on the wall near the library on the lower level.

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Hands-on Helping Ministry

We need your assistance!! There is a sign up sheet in the narthex that is waiting for your signature (and so am I). Here is a list of some of the things we do: Grocery Shopping Laundry House Cleaning Vacuuming Cooking Meals Baked Goods When you volunteer for “Hands On” Helping, I don’t want you […]

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