Monthly Focus

Monthly Focus

Photo Directory

Have you signed up for a photography session to be included in our new Pictorial Directory? The directory is a great resource tool to help us connect names with faces. With a new head-of-staff/senior pastor in our near future and new members joining often (praise be to God!), we need EVERYONE to sign up so that our directory will be complete. You may sign up online HERE or there will be a table in the narthex where you may sign up manually before or after worship on Sunday. Showcase your family portrait and preserve this moment in time. Details including dates and time for photography sessions are available at the end of this newsletter. Did you know? Every participating family receives a free 8x10 portrait, a printed and electronic copy of the directory, a $30 Shutterfly coupon, and$10 off additional photos, if purchased. AND… bring a non-perishable food item to your session for the Fort Mill Care Center and receive an additional $5 off photo purchase! Discounts are available to seniors, military, and first responders as well.


All-Church Read

Join our 2019 All-Church Read, “Sabbath Keeping” by Rev. Dr. Lynne Baab.
Books will be available for purchase in the hallway by the Narthex beginning Feb 3.
Sign up for a discussion group by logging in on the Unity website and choosing “Available Small Groups” on the home page or clicking HERE

Easter Memorials and Honorariums

Easter Memorials and Honorariums may be made by completing a form available in the church office, by filling out the form found in the Welcome Pad, or by downloading the form HERE. Please make your check payable to Unity, and write “Easter Memorial/Honorarium” on the memo line. The deadline for these gifts is April 7th. These gifts will be listed in a booklet which will be available in the Narthex on April 14th.

Fire Relief

A fire broke out in Unity Hall Sunday Dec 9 about 10 p.m. No one was in the facility at that time. Fort Mill Fire Department responded quickly and was assisted by other area fire departments and first responders. It took 4+ hours to bring the fire under control. No one was injured in the fire or the effort to extinguish it.

Many members have expressed a desire to make a financial contribution to help cover the costs that will be incurred as a result of the December 9th fire. We are still in the beginning stages of clean-up and assessment. Our losses have come in many forms and over the months ahead we will incur several types of expenses relating to buildings and items lost. Some will be reimbursed by insurance, some will not.

The regular budgeting needs of the congregation continue, and your faithful giving to the general fund is more important than ever. Please do not divert funds that would go toward our annual budget to recovery funds. Special gifts toward recovery efforts, over and above our annual budget, will be deeply appreciated.Over the years the Stewardship ministry has designated funds in a General Operating Reserve Fund (GORF Account # 846200) for emergencies, which has avoided delays in getting the clean-up started. As we look ahead to restoration and replacement, amounts available in this fund can be used for any of the costs associated with our fire losses. Please designate GORF for fire related donations.

A Letter About The Fire From Mark