Music Ministry Resources and Information

The role music plays in developing and growing your ministry cannot be overstated. The worship experience is not only about hearing a message from a minister or learning a new interpretation of  Scripture; a complete and fulfilling worship experience involves community-building, bonding and creating atmosphere through physical vibration as only music can. Read full article.

 

The Grace Note Award

The Grace Note Award is given annually by Unity Worldwide Ministries for outstanding contribution to New Thought Music. Recipients are chosen by the Music Ministry Team. The award is presented at the Posi Music Festival.

 

Music Ministry Team

Jacquie Lenati

Jacquie serves as Manager, Multimedia Designt at Unity World Headquarters. An award-winning filmmaker, she has owned her photography and video production company, Oh Shoot! Productions since 2002. Jacquie served as Creative Arts Director at Unity of KC North for five years. During her time there, she grew the volunteer music ministry to include dozens of regular participants including a rockin' band, solid song leaders, an awesome choir and even a cantankerous bell choir! "It is said that love is a language we all speak, I would offer that music and the arts are the alphabet and sentence structure that carry our meaning of love into expression."

David Ezell--Team Chair

David is a composer, arranger, conductor and webmaster. After a career as a high school, college and community orchestra director, primarily serving African-American communities in South Carolina, he retired in 2006. In 2007 he founded Heart Wind Music, which offers online distribution of New Thought sheet music and audio. Also in 2007, he joined the Music Ministry Team. In 2012, Unity Worldwide Ministries selected Heart Wind Music to host its Online Choral Library. David has been a church music director since 1983, and is now at Unity of Columbia, S.C.

 

Todd Lowry

Todd is the music director at Unity Spiritual Center, Albuquerque, N.M., and former copyright attorney for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.

 

 

Posi Music Festival

Posi(Tive) Music Festival in Tampa, Fla., will offer lots of great workshops for your Music Ministry! Sponsored in part by Unity Worldwide Ministries, emPower Music Arts presents this year's Sound Connections experience as part of their Posi(Tive) Music Festival.

 

Online Music Library

The Online Music Library (downloadable) was established by Unity Worldwide Ministries with leadership from UWM's Music Ministry Team. Since 2012, choral and vocal ensemble selections have been available from the library. Beginning in 2014, congregational songs are also included in the library.

You can browse the list of selections, view a sample of the sheet music, and for most of the songs listen to a recording. For one single purchase you have the right to make the copies needed for your ministry. Because the music is downloadable, you can instantly have music that you can use.

 

Useful Information for Your Music Program

Organizing the Music Program

Music Program How-To

Service Music

  • Christmas Carols - Eleven Christmas Carols with Suggested Alternate Words
  • Easter Choral Music Suggestions
  • Music Products - We offer songbooks of New Thought music especially chosen for our Unity communities. Many of these songbooks come with sampler or accompaniment CDs.
  • Online Music Library
  • Sheet Music - free sheet music attachments from past Sound Connections newsletters. You can also type in the name of an artist or song in the "Search Keyword" box if you are looking for something specific.
  • Songbook Index - Listed by song title, author/s and the Unity Worldwide Ministries songbook in which the song appears.

Educational Resources