The Chaplains at Unity of Sedona have been trained in three (not just the usual one) levels of spiritual Apostleship, or ministering to the Soul. This training and sacred commitment includes Prayer, Spiritual Counseling, and Hands-On Healing. Therefore, our Chaplains are available to help others on several levels and can be of service (at no charge) after each of our Sunday services or through private appointment (which can be for 15 minutes at no charge OR longer at a love-offering basis).
At Unity of Sedona, we believe that being a Chaplain is not unlike being an Apostle. Therefore a Chaplain holds a commitment to “Preach the gospel (teach) and heal the sick (through advanced forms of: Prayer, Spiritual Counseling, and Hands-On Healing).” Besides actively doing healing and prayer work, Chaplains also have some official responsibilities to their church or spiritual family, which include a disciplined Practice of study, prayer and meditation, holding sacred space during congregational services, as well as prayerfully supporting the Spiritual Leader, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and congregation.
Being a Chaplain is transformative soul work; it deepens one’s consciousness though prayer and service to others. And since the purpose of prayer is to assist others in healing whatever internal or external circumstance ails them, which is the same definition as that of a miracle, Chaplains could accurately be referred to as modern day miracle workers.
Essentially, a Chaplain chooses to behold the Christ Presence in each person and situation, and facilitates others to claim it for themselves. A Chaplain also acknowledges and calls upon the Power and Presence of God—knowing that it is not us who do the work, but God that works in and through us. All requests for prayer and healing are handled in strict confidentiality. The reasons for this strict commitment are based in Spiritual Principle. Gossip is a form of separation mindedness and contrary to the At-one-ment the Chaplain intends to realize in prayer, counseling and healing work.
A 3-part definition of a Chaplain and their role is as follows:
1. Connect with God
2. Surrender self
3. Serve and Assist others
The following is a list of all of our “active” Chaplains (meaning that they have trained in all three levels and continue to uphold the conditions for maintaining an “active” status). We also have approximately 75-100 others trainees who have completed one or two levels of training, but are not considered “active” Chaplains at this time. Our “Active Chaplains” will pray or share Hands-On Healing with anyone who requests such after each Sunday service. They are usually introduced during our services or are found wearing name tags
Joan Belle Nemeth
Linda Mae Costello
Sophia (Sheryl) Dahman