Practice the presence of spirit in your life
At UCOT, we believe our spiritual self compels us to engage our world in sacred service. We can do this by giving of our means and time, or both, to causes that make our world more whole. Here are some of the ways we at UCOT connect with our world and with each other.
Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
UCOT members volunteer regularly at the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Our usual volunteer slot is the third Saturday of the month. Learn more about the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
During a normal year, approximately 280 men will reside at the H.O.W. Foundation where they will work hard and learn to cope with their disease. Of these men approximately 30% will successfully complete our 6-month program.
Each Christmas holiday season UCOT collects clothing and personal items and gift wraps them to distribute among the residents. Learn more about the H.O.W. Foundation.
A Giving Spirit
UCOT pledges a tenth of its monthly offerings to support local causes financially. Some of the local groups UCOT has helped include:
- Iron Gate
- Unity Worldwide Ministries
- Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry
- Silent Unity
- Unity Church, Worldwide
- Resonance Center for Women
- Community Action Resource Association
- Lindsey House
- Domestic Violence Intervention Service, Inc.
- Animal Rescue Foundation
- Unity Spiritual Center of Panama City
- South Tulsa Community House
- Little Light House
- Wild Heart Ranch
- Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry
- Camp Erin
- Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
- Poetic Justice
- Equality Center of Oklahoma
- Coffee Bunker
UCOT Unity Players
The Unity Players present spoken word readings as part of the Sunday services. It’s a great activity to learn how to use the voice to project meaning and passion. No previous vocal training is required. Learn more about Unity Players.
Unity is an inclusive community, and the welcome team serves as greeters and ushers for Sunday morning services to make sure everyone feels part of the UCOT family.
Fellowship is a mainstay of the UCOT experience. Snacks and beverages are available between the morning lesson and the service, then again after each service. Here you can share time with friends and make new ones.
Several Sundays a year the congregation stays after service and brings potluck dishes for a Unity feast.
Sunday Services require thought and preparation to provide a time for spiritual connection. A team of platform assistants shares the responsibility with the senior minister to guide the thoughts of those assembled in the sanctuary or watching online.
Platform assistants present various sections of the service, including the Daily Word reading, comments on the Unity basic principles, making announcements, and setting the tone for offerings and other duties.
Platform assistants receive coaching from Donna Beth Ingersol, who directs the Unity Players.
At the Philbrook gardens
Unity members like to go, see, and do together. Several times a year, especially in the spring and fall, someone will organize a group trip to take in local and regional attractions. In the past road trips have included visits to the Philbrook, a Tulsa Drillers baseball game, the Cherokee Heritage Center, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.