Monthly Focus

Monthly Focus

New Hymnals

The Worship and Music Team is excited to announce that Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal (2013) will make its debut at Unity on Sunday, August 19, replacing the blue hymnals dating from 1990. This hymnal contains 853 hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs. About 400 carry over from the blue hymnal, and 450 are new hymns from various sources. Over the next few weeks, the newsletter will feature articles about the process that went into creating the new hymnal, styles of music found in the new hymnal, and the theology and organization of the new hymnal.

We will continue to use the blue hymnals in the Historic Sanctuary. Copies of our current hymnal bearing nameplates in honor 0f or in memory of loved ones will be made available to those who donated them. Remaining hymnals will be donated to any church in the Presbytery that has need of them. We will keep copies of Sing the Faith, but our need for it will be reduced, as many favorites are found in the new hymnal.

  • Cost to donate a Glory to God hymnal in honor of or in memory of a loved one is $20.
  • Donated hymnals will be marked with a nameplate.
  • Donation forms can be found online on the Unity website, in the narthex, or in the church office

Completed forms and donation checks may be placed in the Sunday collection plates, mailed to or dropped off at the church office, or completed electronically below.

#FlatJesusAtUnity

Did you get a Christian Summer Adventure Bucket? Have you colored your Flat Jesus? Then its time to take him with you wherever you go, from the local pool, to a different country, and share photos of all of your wonderful adventures! You can share your photos on any social media platform of your preference with the hashtag #FlatJesusAtUnity. If you’d like, you can also submit your photos to commspecialist@UnityFortMill.org or kmcgregor@UnityFortMill.org and we will add it to our newsletter and/or Facebook album. If you include a short story or explanation of your picture, we’ll add that to the photos on Facebook too!

If you want to check out all of the pictures we’ve received, head over to our Facebook page and look at our photo album titled Flat Jesus 2018. Lets see how many different places Flat Jesus can get to. We look forward to receiving and looking at all of your photos! Thank you to everyone who has shared photos already. Summer has begun; let’s make the most of it!

Casual Month

The month of July is casual month at church; you are invited to dress casually for worship. The ministers and choirs will not wear robes. Shorts and flip flops are welcome!

Year Of The Bible

While not required or necessary, small group discussions can be a helpful addition to your daily reading. If you are interested in discussing what you are reading with others, login to the church website here to sign up for the one that fits your schedule. Four Small groups are currently open and are meeting monthly.

Group 1 meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:00 AM led by Lynne Rayl 
Group 2 meets on the last Sunday of the month from 10:00-10:45 AM in Room U319 led by church pastoral and program staff 
Group 4 meets for lunch at various locations the third Thursday of the month from 12:00-1:30 PM led by Miranda Hopkins
Group 5 meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM in Room U212 (Church Library) led by Ronnie Glenn.

Interested in forming your own discussion group? Contact Kathryn McGregor at 803-547-5543 or KMcGregor@UnityFortMill.org for more information.

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