The Universal Truth Center’s Adult Education Ministry makes the universal spiritual principles of New Thought Christianity available to every individual through a wide variety of classes and seminars. The objective of this ministry is to teach students to live healthy, happy, and prosperous lives by releasing the divine potential within them in accordance with Divine Law.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NRSV)
UTC’s Creative Expression Ministry is an integral part of our worship experience. Volunteers in this ministry work together to create an atmosphere of joy, peace, and love as we celebrate the Christ within and among us. Our primary aims are to provide opportunities for the development and expression of individual creativity and to minister to the spiritual, aesthetic and cultural needs the congregation. We invite all who are interested to participate in our innovative approach to New Thought music, drama, and dance. The Creative Expression Ministry consists of choir and ensemble members, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, and other performers who are willing to share their gifts of artistic expression.
“Praise the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.” Psalms 33:2-3 (NRSV)
The Congregational Care Ministry lovingly supports congregants, their families, and the community in a variety of ways including providing gift cards for families during Thanksgiving; donating food items from the church pantry to the hungry; making wellness calls to people who are hospitalized or home-bound; mailing care packages to college students and members in the armed services; buying Christmas gifts for the Youth Department; and sending birthday greetings each month. Additionally, the Congregational Care Ministry supports the ministerial staff as needed.
The purpose of the Fellowship Ministry is to encourage social interaction and supportive relationships between UTC’s women, men, mature adults, and singles. Our primary aim is to encourage members to come together with like-minded individuals on a similar spiritual journey and learn to empower themselves by serving one another and the larger community.
“GOD planned for us to do good things and live as he always wanted us to live.” Ephesians 2: 10a (CEV)
The Media Ministry utilizes print, audio, and visual media to help spread the message of empowerment taught by Jesus the Christ and presented by the various UTC ministries. Volunteers work together to present the New Thought message in a relevant and accessible way, and to keep members of the church and the larger community informed about UTC’s history, current projects, and future plans.
“And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the good news’ to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15 (NRSV)
The Membership Ministry is responsible for delivering the Universal Truth Center message to visitors and aspiring members by coordinating the bi-monthly new member orientations, new member receptions, spiritual baptisms, and the christening of babies and children. To join the church, candidates must be at least 12 years of age, express the desire to become a member, and attend an orientation class facilitated by a minister. Participants learn about the Universal Foundation for Better Living, the church structure, church programs, and the principles taught at the Universal Truth Center. The baptism of new members is part of the Sunday service following the Saturday orientation class. The Membership Ministry also assists the ministerial staff at the annual and quarterly membership meetings.
The Stewardship Ministry works to empower people to become responsible beneficiaries of the universe’s rich abundance. Our primary aim is to teach participants how to put God first and thereby work the spiritual laws effectively to demonstrate prosperity in their lives, world, and affairs.
“The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (NRSV)
The Youth Ministry is dedicated to providing a holistic program of youth education and fellowship based on the spiritual principles that will empower young people to develop their potential.
“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV)
The Service Ministry creates and maintains a warm and friendly environment for the members and friends of the Universal Truth Center. Volunteers are encouraged to find a need and fill it. We assist with every aspect of the daily operation of the Center, work to ensure a pleasant Sunday worship experience, and pull out all the stops for special activities and events. By placing people on teams according to their gifts, skills, and interests, we invite everyone who would like to contribute to this ministry to give of themselves as they are willing and most capable.
“Don’t just do what you have to do to get by, but work heartily, as Christ’s servants doing what God wants you to do. And work with a smile on your face, always keeping in mind that no matter who happens to be giving the orders, you’re really serving God.” Ephesians 6:6-7 (The Message)
The Prayer and Healing Ministry assists people in the continued development of spiritual consciousness, which is the source of abundant and prosperous living. Our primary aim is to heal the mind and all outward manifestations by correcting error thoughts and beliefs.
“But you dear friends build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched ready…” Jude 1:20, 21 (The Message)
The Outreach Ministry takes the message of empowerment beyond the church walls in order to share UTC’s message of empowerment and the unlimited potential of all people.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28: 19-20 (NRSV)