From the Board President

There are so many things the average person in our congregation doesn’t see that go on at Unity of Springfield. The many hours our administrator, Dee Richardson and our administrative assistant and volunteer coordinator extraordinaire, Michelle Johnson spend outside their normal hours, making sure the needs of the church and members are taken care of. 

   Brenda Chism sets up the chairs and tables for various activities, hauls stuff in and out of the church, pod and teen house as needed, fixes just about anything we need fixed and is there to volunteer for activities. Dwane Koppler is also our volunteer handyman and helps us keep the building maintained any time we call on him. Tom Long helps set up for activities as well and gives rides so people can participate in services and activities. 

   Melanie Haseltine and Cheryl Willis set up the beautiful table decorations for Friendship Sunday. If you’ve only been paying attention to the food, take a moment to appreciate the time and effort that goes into making the presentation so lovely each month.

   Lisa Landrigan, our outreach coordinator, Amy Burnett and Lisa Hogan, spearheaded the amazing Back to School Bash that served so many families in the community.  All the wonderful volunteers who showed up to pass out supplies, make and serve food and entertain with games and activities. Thanks to all of you who brought school supplies that helped struggling families have a little breathing room for back to school this year.

   I have to tell you, our current Board of Directors are a beautiful group of people who love this ministry and are dedicated to seeing it thrive. In the last two months, they have given up an entire Sunday and a full Saturday to brainstorm and work toward growing and creating a solid foundation for Unity. We realize that churches all over the country are experiencing a decline in attendance and Unity is no exception. We also know that what we have to offer is relevant and life changing. 

   We ask you to share the vision with us that Unity of Springfield is a vibrant and exciting place to come and share in life changing connection with like minded people. We have many new classes and activities starting in the next couple of months.  Join us, share your experience, strength and hope.  That’s what connects us and helps us!      

Namaste, My Friends,

Mary Hilsabeck-Huber
President of the Board of Directors