We are blessed to have Prayer Chaplains at Unity, who are dedicated individuals who step forward to serve the members of our church by holding sacred space, leading chapel meditations, and listening to others with compassion. This heart-centered, gentle and loving service is available to all, free of charge. Chaplains are trained to support and pray with you, and hold what is heard in confidence.
Chaplains attend Sunday services and special services and are available afterwards to pray with those who ask for prayer.
To leave a message for one of our Chaplains, please contact Unity of Oak Park.
Bring any concern, fear, worry, need or even celebration, and we will know the highest Spiritual Truth with and for you – God is already at work no matter the circumstances, appearances, or what has gone before.
Our Prayer Chaplains
- Stephen Hoxworth
- Marilyn Joy
- Carl Nawrot
- Mary Pokorny
- Mary Ann Provenza
- Sharon Wood, LUT
What is a Chaplain?
They are here to:
- Accept you unconditionally
- Envision with you all of the possibilities for your heart’s dreams and desires
- Listen to your prayer request and hold what is shared in confidence
- Pray with you for the highest and best in your life to be expressed
Special Prayer Services
We also conduct special services: our annual Pet Blessing Service and our annual World Day of Prayer Service are just two of the sacred and joyful ways we connect with our church community in love and support.
How to Become a Chaplain
If you feel called to serve as a Prayer Chaplain or want to know more about the program, please contact Unity of Oak Park.
Our work is to help the individual enter into a deeper relationship with the Inner Self and touch the healing presence and power within. Our counseling service is available on a Love Offering basis. Contact Unity for more information.
Prayer for Protection
by James Dillet Freeman
The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me;
Wherever I am, God is and All is Well!