Community Support

Community Support

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Growing in spiritual awareness and understanding, we open ourselves to new possibilities for sacred service.  

Compassionate Community Service

Unity of Fairfax’s outreach ministry, known as the Compassionate Community Service, provides opportunities for our congregation to contribute to the well-being of others locally and globally.

  • Mission: To inspire and engage Unity of Fairfax in compassionate connection with the local and global community through generosity, service, and understanding.
  • Vision: A connected, compassionate community serving together to meet needs and empower people.

To get more information about our current projects or to get on the Community Service email list, please contact

Social Justice

Unity of Fairfax’s Social Justice Team  conducts discussions during relevant Unity of Fairfax Friday movie nights, provides facts related to social justice topics in the monthly bulletin, and informs the Unity of Fairfax community of speakers on Social justice.

  • Mission: To inspire Unity of Fairfax to participate in activities promoting social justice, equality, and respect for all through education and action.
  • Vision: A committed community living our Unity Principles through engagement in social action.

Current and upcoming projects appear on the Classes & Events page. Contact team leader Jacquie Smith,

Loving Hearts

A ministry that offers loving prayers and supportive cards and phone calls for members who are facing physical and emotional challenges as well as for joyful occasions.

Our prayers for others are affirmations acknowledging life’s gifts and challenges as the Light of God surrounds us.

Contact Rev. Russ Heiland for prayerful support by this group of more than fifty members. Email:, phone: 703-281-1767


Helping Hands

Reaches out to assist members in times of need - prepares and delivers meals, shopping and errands, medical transportation, odd chores and friendly phone calls or visits.

Volunteers: We seek a volunteer coordinator to establish and oversee a new sacred service ministry tentatively called Unity Rides to set up a system, schedule, and announcements to match people who need rides to Unity of Fairfax with people willing to offer transportation.

Email Rev. Russ Heiland, or call 703-281-1767

Benevolence Fund

The Benevolence Fund is an officially recognized and designated permanent fund, made available to congregants of Unity of Fairfax who are struggling financially due to exceptional circumstances.

The purpose of the Benevolence Fund is to meet people’s basic needs on a short-term interim basis. Donations to the Benevolence Fund to help fellow congregants can be made by check (with Benevolence Fund in memo line), or go to the Benevolence Fund page and donate online.

Thank you for your willingness to help. To learn more about the fund click on Benevolence Fund Guidelines. Congregants who wish to apply for assistance: contact or 703-281-1767.



EarthCare fosters awareness of our spiritual oneness with our Earth home and promotes active care of creation:

  • Landscaping the many UoF gardens
  • Maintaining the grounds
  • Recycling
  • Encouraging use of green products
  • Hospitality
  • Preparing a facility energy audit
  • Maintaining the Unity of Fairfax Stormwater Management Project

Would you like to be an Earthling?  Contact Mary Brown ( or Casey Tarr (

Communications Team






Coordinates and communicates our message both internally and to the community. Responsibilities include:

  • Our website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • All brochures, ads, signage and mailings.



IT Team

Volunteers: Calling all techies! Are you an IT professional or just  technically inclined?

We need more technical types to be on call to help the office staff with computer issues. Some projects we've completed: installed a cellular repeater on the roof, re-wired the network closet, upgraded Wi-Fi access, and built a special purpose computer for the live streaming team.

Email Dave Wiley


Office StaffOffice Support

Volunteers: We seek volunteers who can work at the church office one or more days from Monday to Thursday between 10 am-4 pm. You would do computer work, filing, and organizing. Experience with Microsoft Office is helpful.

Volunteers: We welcome volunteers with skills in interior space beautification and upkeep. Volunteers develop recommendations for layout, design, declutter, and overall space utilization.




Last updated on March 16, 2021