Ministries

Prayer Ministry

What is a Prayer Chaplain?

A Prayer Chaplain is someone who can pray with you. Jesus said, “Whenever two or more are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” When two people come together in prayer, a “third” presence is there, that is, the presence of the Holy Spirit or the active principle of God. This is where the consciousness of possibility exists.

A Prayer Chaplain is someone who can create and hold sacred space with you through prayer. To hold sacred space means to embrace a consciousness of possibility. God is greater than any outward situation or condition we may experience. 

A Prayer Chaplain listens to you and holds what is heard in confidence... be assured that whatever is said to a prayer chaplain remains confidential.

Prayer Chaplains at Unity of Sarasota

Prayer Chaplains are a dedicated group of congregants committed to holding the high watch for our community. To qualify to serve as a Prayer Chaplain, they must have completed the chaplain course and attend an annual weekend retreat where they review how to pray and support those in need of prayer. After completing the weekend retreat, they commit themselves to serving their spiritual community for one year by being available to provide prayer support on a rotating basis on Sunday mornings and through phone or e-mail support.

How do Prayer Chaplains serve?

On Sunday – Prayer Chaplains are available to pray with you following the Sunday services in the sanctuary or at any time. You can fill out a prayer request at the church and know that our chaplains will hold you and your request in prayer and loving kindness.

At the Hospital – Prayer Chaplains make hospital visits. If you are in the hospital or know you are going to be hospitalized, please contact the church office and a chaplain or minister will be happy to offer prayer support through a call or visit.

Over the Phone – Prayer Chaplains make prayer calls. All members have the option of having a personal chaplain. Your prayer chaplain will phone you once a month to offer prayer support. Of course, if you need prayer at other times, you may contact the church office and a prayer chaplain will contact you.

Prayer Requests

How to Contact a Prayer Chaplain

Unity of Sarasota currently offers four different ways in which you can access prayer support. A minister or prayer chaplain will contact you.

  • 1

    Contact the church office at (941) 955-3301, Extension 123 or 122.

  • 2

    Email the church. A minister or prayer chaplain will return your call or email.

  • 3

    Fill out a prayer request form and place it in the box located in the Foyer or drop it in the offering basket or submit a prayer request online.

  • 4

    Meet a prayer chaplain in the front of the sanctuary after the Sunday service.

Silent Unity

Silent Unity, the worldwide prayer ministry of Unity, has been praying with people seeking spiritual support for 125 years. The 24/7 prayer ministry—which responds to prayer requests via telephone, postal mail, online, or via the uPray free mobile app—serves people of all faiths from all parts of the world. 

Silent Unity prays affirmatively, believing that God is everywhere present and active in and through all lives, and serves with sensitivity, compassion, and confidentiality. From the moment a prayer request is received, the sender is lovingly enfolded in prayer. After a response has been provided, the prayer request is placed in the Silent Unity Prayer Vigil Chapel, where prayer is continuous, for 30 days. 

In the sacred space of the Prayer Vigil Chapel, located beneath the light beaming from the cupola of the Silent Unity Building at Unity Village, all prayer requests are enfolded in prayer. Here someone is praying 24 hours a day—praying as a kindred spirit, in a consciousness of oneness with God.

Every prayer request is held sacred and confidential and receives the same loving attention, regardless of donation or ability to donate. No matter how you contact Silent Unity, you will first receive personalized prayer and then a letter of support.

Click here to learn more about Silent Unity

Angel Ministry

We are members of the Congregation who are reaching out to others in the Congregation during their time of need. We are here to lend a helping hand with that special need, provide a friendly visit, or arrange for the Minister or a Chaplain to pray with you.

We have a team of Angels ready to assist you.

Angel Ministry Leader: Rev. Amy Zehe

“Angels are the Universal Language of Love and Unity. They are messengers of God’s love and have unlimited abilities to bring grace, healing, and blessings to everyone. We simple must call on them to learn to be even more receptive to their assistance” (Dilts, C. 2016).

How to Find Us

  • Call the Church 955-3301 ext. 123

  • Fill out an Angel Request Card – found in the Church lobby

  • Look for an Angel in Church, we will be wearing an identifying Angel pin and are ready to help.

Unity of Sarasota

What We Do

Coming home from the hospital ... we can provide a meal, pick up a prescription, be a friendly visitor, and assist in making calls for arranging services you need.

  • Arrange for Meal

  • Arrange for Transportation to Sunday Services

  • Arrange Transportation to shop

  • Arrange for Transportation to a Medical Appointment

  • Arrange for a Chaplain to Pray with you

  • Put you in Contact with a Minister

  • Arrange for a friendly visitor for member of our Congregation who are home bound, in a nursing home or assisted living.  Or, if you just need someone to stop by and check on you.

Youth Ministries 

Due to Covid-19, our campus is closed to in-person gatherings.  Join us online for Services, Small Groups and Classes.

Children’s Sunday Services

Our weekly youth program is offered concurrently with our Sunday Celebration Service, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Unity of Sarasota

Our Youth Program

We honor each child and family as an expression of the Divine within. Children are a most precious resource. Our youth program is deeply respectful of each child’s spiritual nature as they explore the loving and practical principles of Unity.  

We engage the youngsters in lessons which help support their spiritual growth and positive self-esteem, all while having fun and expressing themselves creatively!

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The Five Unity Principles as Taught to Our Children

  • I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.

  • I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.

  • Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring good to life.

  • I do and give my best by living the Truth of these principles. I make a positive difference in the world!

  • God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.

Music Ministry

Unity of Sarasota

Rob Satori, Musical Director

Unity of Sarasota’s Music Ministry is directed by well-known, longtime, local professional musician and vocalist, Rob Satori. The Unity Choir is comprised of volunteers of all voice parts who love to sing.

Our professional band musicians help to bring the music alive encouraging participation from the listeners.  Each song is chosen to provide spiritual uplifting and a connection to God as well as its appropriateness to the service. With musical styles that range from old favorite hymns to contemporary, classical, chants, rock and jazz, there is something appealing for everyone.

If you play an instrument or have a talent for singing, we invite you to join! Simply contact Unity of Sarasota or talk with Rob after any service. Happiness is singing in a choir, and we’re saving a place for you!”

Choir with Rob Satori
Unity of Sarasota