Sacred Server Team of the Month for April 2017

Our Prayer Chaplains are not just committed to Unity on the Bay, they are committed to deepening their consciousness through prayer. Prayer Chaplains in many ways supports our community in their own experience of prayer. They provide monthly wellness calls to our members, pray with people after our services and continually hold the high watch.

We thank our Prayer Chaplains for their dedication and love of our community.

Sacred Server of the Month for April 2017

As one of Unity on the Bay's longest serving congregants, Vicente Fabre has been a constant for our community. Yet many people may not realize it. He has such a quiet and calm disposition, serving without much fanfare or a need to be recognized for it. But we do recognize it. We recognize his love of Unity and his great, caring, expansive heart.

Vicente isn't just committed, he goes the extra mile. On Sundays, he serves our 9 AM, 11 AM and 1:30 PM Spanish service, welcoming people to Unity on the Bay and receiving the love offering as one of our amazing ushers.

Thank you Vicente, our Sacred Server of the Month for April.

Sacred Service Team of the Month for March 2017

Our Sacred Service Team of the Month is one that isn't very much visible. After each of our Sunday Services though, they quickly go into our Accounting Office and help receive and prepare for the deposit our Love Offerings and Tithes from the service. Recently they changed their team name to Count the Blessings Team - well one of the blessings we can count on at Unity on the Bay is them!

Thank you Count the Blessings Team! You are our Service Team of the Month.

Sacred Server of the Month for March 2017

One of our longest serving members of our community, is also one of the most loving and committed. After more than 30 years with us, Veronica St. Albin continues to serve this ministry in many ways, most notably through Angels Everywhere, where she was instrumental in our Christmas Program, which served hundreds of people, and recently beginning the coordination of our Toiletry Drive which begins in the end of March.

Thank you, Veronica for your continued commitment and service. We appreciate you!

Sunday Morning March 5 Traffic Advisory

The Miami Beach Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday, March 5, 2017, and will be causing traffic delays around Unity on the Bay. Please plan ahead when traveling to attend our Sunday Celebration Service both at 9am and 11am. Also remember our services are available live on our Facebook page at 11am only. 

Click here if you want to view the Miami Beach Half Marathon Course so that you can plan ahead. We hope that you still plan to join us. 

New Board Members Elected & President's Awards Presented at 2017 Annual Membership Meeting

Eddie Dominguez, Board President, speaks to the membership at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting.

Eddie Dominguez, Board President, speaks to the membership at the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting.

Members came out to the Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 to hear about our 2016 successes, our vision for 2017, an update on our finances, and to vote on 3 board vacancies. Our Board President also presented the President's Awards for 2017.

We are happy to announce that Dr. Mary McKenry and John Irvin were voted back to their positions on the Board of Trustees and a new board member, Bashir Osman, was elected for serving on the board for the first time. 

We are also happy to announce that Amy Baez was awarded the President's Spirit of Leadership Award, Cheryl Lockwood & Cindy Binder President's Spirit of Generosity Award, and Bill Warren awarded the President's Spirit of Service Award. We are so grateful to have these individuals be part of our community. Thank you!

 

 

 

Thank you to our Sacred Server Team for Feb. 2017

Many wonderful things are taking place in our Family Ministry, especially on Sundays. Our team of facilitators offer support, encouragement, and fun to all the children who attend our Sunday Children's Program. Our Facilitators are committed to sharing Unity Principles so that the children can know more fully their divine identity and what it means to be connected to all of humanity. Their Sacred Service is truly life changing - for themselves and those they serve.

Thank you Family Ministry Team! You are our Service Team of the Month.

Rev. Juan del Hierro promoted to Associate Minister

Rev. Chris announcing to the community on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 that Rev. Juan del Hierro is now promoted from Assistant Minister to Associate Minister of Unity on the Bay.

On February 5, 2017 it was an honor and a pleasure to announce to our community that Rev. Juan del Hierro was being promoted from Assistant Minister to the role of Associate Minister at Unity on the Bay. Rev. Juan started working at Unity on the Bay when he was 24 years old and has held many staff roles along the way. We appreciate everything that he brings to our community in helping us further our mission and vision. Thank you Rev. Juan and congratulations! 

Congrats to our Sacred Server of the Month for Feb. 2017

Many note that one of the things they love about Unity on the Bay is the friendly, warm energy that welcomes them every Sunday. One of the first ways in which it is received is through our Ushers Team and, most especially, from one of our Usher Leaders, Isabela de la Luz. Her energy, smile and love of serving our community is why we recognize her as our Sacred Server of the Month for February.

Possible traffic delays on Sunday, January 29 due to Miami Marathon

Please plan ahead on January 29, 2017 if you are attending our Sunday Celebration Services at 9am and 11am. The Miami Marathon is taking place on the same day. While we don't expect the area around Unity to be affected, we do want you to be aware that there may be traffic in other areas. Please see the map above for affected areas. Also, we do live stream our 11am service on FACEBOOK ONLY. You can tune in at 11am Eastern Standard Time. 

If you would like more info on the Miami Marathon, CLICK HERE.

The Beautification Team - Our Sacred Service Team of Dec. 2016

Our Beautification Team helps Unity on the Bay's inner beauty become expressed on the outside. They worked tirelessly to make sure we looked out best for our Christmas Season and we want to thank them. Under our Cooordinator, Dan Canavan, the team truly brought the spirit of Christmas into our hearts through joy and service. Thank you Beautification Team, our Sacred Service Team of the Month for December.

Farewell to our beloved Rev. Elizabeth Longo

Dear Friend of Unity on the Bay,

In its ninety-year history, Unity on the Bay has been grateful to serve as a conduit through which the worldwide Unity movement has been blessed by outstanding, credentialed leadership.  Year after year, we have supported dedicated individuals in becoming Licensed Unity Teachers and, in many cases, ordained Unity Ministers.

Especially in South Florida, many Unity communities are led and influenced by leaders who once served at Unity on the Bay.  It is an honor and joy to be able to support the Unity movement in this way.

During the month of December, we are going to make one of our greatest contributions yet. Rev. Elizabeth Longo has accepted the invitation to become the Senior Minister of Unity Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Her service there will begin this Christmas season.  We love and congratulate Rev. Elizabeth on this well-deserved milestone in her ministerial career.  
Next Sunday, December 11, Rev. Elizabeth will speak at both the 9 and 11 a.m. services.  These will be her last two talks delivered as Associate Minister of Unity on the Bay.

Rev. Elizabeth has been a member of the staff at Unity on the Bay for nearly 13 years.  For the past 8 years she has served as Associate Minister.  Rev. Elizabeth has wound her way around each of our hearts with her humorous, light-hearted, inspiring and powerful Sunday messages and she has poured a heart of love into each of our lives through her compassionate, pastoral presence.

You are invited to join your spiritual community in celebrating the light and love of Rev. Elizabeth following the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, December 11.  Join us for food, fellowship and celebration in the Courtyard.

We want to assure you that the staff and Board of Trustees stand confidently with you as we move through this time of change with grace, peace and poise.  We are blessed with strong leadership that is mutually loving and respectful of one another and our community.  If you need personal spiritual support from a minister during this time of transition, please let us know. Unity on the Bay is here for you.

Please join us in holding Rev. Elizabeth, our staff and Board, and all who are served by Unity on the Bay in prayer.  Rev. Elizabeth, we love you, we bless you, we behold the Christ in you, and we see you doing great things! 

In unity, 

Chris Jackson, Senior Minister
Eddie Dominguez, President

Haymara Font - Our Sacred Server of the Month for Dec. 2016

The Love Gala was truly a gift of love for our spiritual community. It happened because of the support of many, including the many Sacred Servers that worked for months to make it a success. We want to honor one person in particular - not only because of the time and expertise she provided as part of the Gala Committee, but also because of her great personality and loving energy. Our Sacred Server of the Month for December is Haymara Font.

Thank you Haymara for truly embodying what it means to be in sacred service at Unity on the Bay. We know the love and responsibility you feel for your spiritual community and we are inspired by it!

Sacred Service Team of the Month for November

We want to take a moment and thank the amazing people who make up our Gala Committee. The Gala Committee worked tirelessly for months to support one of Unity on the Bay's most fun nights of the year. Through their love and support, Unity on the Bay held it's 8th Annual Gala and created an unforgettable experience for our community. Thank you to all those who made it possible!

Gala Committee Members: Haymara Font, Marcelo Rivero, Steve McCoy, Bill Warren, Larry Hughes, and Fay Tatiana.

The Love Gala 2016 Committee

Together you gave over $36K on Give Miami Day. Thank you!

For the 3rd year in a row, The Miami Foundation has blessed non-profits in the Miami area with Give Miami Day. This year on November 17, for 24-hours The Miami Foundation matched a percentage of your donations to Unity on the Bay. You heard the call and in just one day our community gave $36,929 to support the positive work that Unity on the Bay has been doing for almost 90 years. With overwhelming joy and gratitude, we say THANK YOU to the 135 people who gave on Give Miami Day. 

*Thank you to...

  • Aaron Moore 

  • Abe Wainer  

  • Achilles Ballestas  

  • Alex and Mandy Marchant  

  • Alex Lam  

  • Amy Baez  

  • Ana Besu  

  • Ana Corrales  

  • Ana Raney  

  • Ana Santos in memory of Maria Vargas

  • Andy Melick  

  • Angela Khalil  

  • Angela Ribero  

  • Anibal Hermosilla  

  • Ann Hoffman  

  • anonymous anonymous  

  • Anthony Alvarez  

  • Arlene Luis  

  • Barbara Garcia  

  • Bashir Osman  

  • Bill Gorman  

  • Bob and Daenira Meyer  

  • Brenda Westhorp  

  • Carla Strannigan  

  • Carlos Diaz  

  • Carmelle Colson  

  • Carmelo Giugno  

  • Carmen Navedo Cordova in memory of Margarita Rivera

  • Cheryl Deknatel  

  • Christina Robinson  

  • Christine Ulloa  

  • Christopher Jackson  

  • Cindy Binder  

  • Claudia Forero  

  • Claudia Llerandi  

  • Dale Stine  

  • Dennis Carman  

  • Donald GRAHAM  

  • Donald Inniss  

  • Dorothy DAVIS in memory of ANTIONETTE DAVIS

  • Douglas Barra  

  • Eddie Dominguez  

  • Elizabeth Longo  

  • Elizabeth Regalado  

  • Emilia Diaz-Padron  

  • Francisco Perez  

  • Francisco Seyler  

  • Francisco Zayas in honor of All the children with terminal disease

  • Frank Ferrara  

  • Hal Martin  

  • Heather Waldron  

  • Helen Viviand  

  • Isabelle Camille  

  • Ismary Musa  

  • James Bay  

  • Jason Weeks  

  • Jawara Dia Cooley  

  • Jerome Williams  

  • Jerry Bell  

  • Jessica Camargo  

  • John Irvin  

  • John Ruark  

  • Jose Arevalo  

  • Juan and Hiram Acosta Colas  

  • Juan del Hierro  

  • Juan Keledjian  

  • Kareen Besson  

  • Karen Martinez  

  • Karen Mobilia  

  • Keith Webster  

  • Kelli Brockmeyer  

  • Kevin Moran in honor of Aaron Powell

  • Kevin O'Brien  

  • Laura Thezine  

  • Laurina Anderson in memory of Willis Taylor

  • Leslie Rosen  

  • Linda Eads  

  • Lisa Ghai in honor of Juan Del Hierro

  • Luis Zuluaga  

  • Lynette Richardson in memory of Mattie Richardson

  • Lynn Montero in memory of Ned & Dorothy Shelby

  • Maggie Reyes  

  • Mandy Giust  

  • Margarita Rey  

  • Maria Caraballo  

  • Marina Tavarez  

  • Mark Butler  

  • Mary McKenry  

  • MaryAnne Lukacs  

  • Melanie Hardegree in honor of pastor Chris

  • Melba Rodriguez  

  • Mercedes Palomo  

  • Michelle Barrial in memory of Ramsay Navarette and Connie Barrial

  • Moshe Heyn  

  • Nelly Ayala-Ramos  

  • Noemi aleman  

  • Nubia Tosco  

  • Oliver Dissman  

  • Pamela Mitchell  

  • Peter Newman  

  • Pilar Herreros  

  • Raeford Melton  

  • Raul Hernandez  

  • Renee Schafer in honor of Minister & Staff

  • Rick Moss referred by Unity on the Bay

  • Robbie Bell  

  • Robert Knight in honor of Stormy Knight

  • Rodannie Zapata  

  • Ronald Urbaez  

  • Rosemary Romero  

  • Russell Gilbert  

  • Ruth Palmieri  

  • Sabrina and Matthew Grosack  

  • Sandra Tagle  

  • Shante Haymore  

  • Silvia Rojas  

  • Skarley Guerrero  

  • Stacey Kress  

  • Stefanny Suarez  

  • Stephanie van Vark  

  • Stephany Gonzalez  

  • Stephen McCoy  

  • Talita Pinhero  

  • Tony Moss  

  • Traci Winn  

  • Trudy Freeman  

  • Victoria Krall in honor of Peggy Goodman

  • Vivian Rosado  

  • Wendy Hayward  

  • William Cameron  

  • William Lai  

  • William Walker referred by 

  • William Warren  

  • Yolanda Arnavat-Parga  

  • Yvonne Fedorsha in memory of Felipe Cruet

* Note that some individuals who gave chose to give anonymously. 

Sacred Server of the Month of November - Leslie Rosen

Those who know our Sacred Server of the Month would describe her as a warm, full of gratitude, willing and beautifully present person of integrity. We are excited to recognize our Bookstore Team Coordinator, Leslie Rosen, as our Sacred Server of the Month.

Leslie has really committed herself to the Source Bookstore. Not only has she been serving as a volunteer for the past two years, she has become an integral part of the Bookstore Team and serves in many ways. With her support and love, we are doing some great things in the Bookstore and we could not be more happy for her participation.;

Thank you Leslie for all that you do and all that you are!