Outreach Programs

Festival Participation

We have booths at both the “Tacoma Pride Festival” and “Art on the Ave” in July. The festivals are often on consecutive days on the same weekend. We hand out Unity leaflets and Rainbow bead necklaces, tagged with our website logo. We also wear “Free Hugs” signs and offer hugs to attendees.

We offer Beading Parties to volunteers who tag and tie the beads to make the 1,400 necklaces, which are given out to attendees at the two festivals.

Two Bead Parties, one on a weekday, the other on a Friday evening, are offered in June. Snacks, beverages and music are provided.

On the days of the two events, the booths are hosted by two people per two-hour shift.

Project Paintbrush

Paint Tacoma Beautiful is a community outreach program that is sponsored through Associated Ministries in Tacoma. The goal is to paint and weatherize the houses of 30 low-income homeowners each summer.

Unity of South Sound has participated for nine years. A team of volunteers commits to painting one house. Once the home is assigned, workdays begin on Saturdays in July.

In addition to the volunteer workers, some come to the project home with lunches and friendly support.

Congregants also donate paint supplies throughout the home refurbishing process. Donations include: paint brushes, paint pans, paint pan liners, caulking guns, caulk, painters tape, drop cloths, ladders, scrapers, and the use of a pressure washer.

The project is usually complete within four weeks. The homeowner, often an elderly person, welcomes the loving spirit of of the paint crew and the appearance of their newly beautified home.

Congregational Care Team

In keeping with the values we have of serving others, living the truths we know, and taking action on them, a group of volunteers has formed to provide assistance and comfort to individual congregants with urgent, temporary needs.

The “Congregational Care Team” offers:

  • Temporary assistance for a person with an acute illness
  • Delivery of resources and supplies
  • Driving congregant to an appointment or other destination
  • Providing moral support in difficult times

Email the Congregational Care Team for support at unitycares4you@gmail.com if you have such a need. Lynda Ash is Team Lead.

Share your name, contact info and the nature of your care need.