About Us

Rev. Tony RoebuckIn October 2008, a few Unity friends got together in Austin to discuss the need for a downtown Austin Unity study group that met monthly. Soon our founding members were joined by several like minded people and were meeting twice a month. Within 6 months we were holding meetings in the American Legion Hall downtown and soon we were meeting weekly. We petitioned Unity Worldwide Ministries and with the help of two retired Unity ministers in Austin became an official Unity church.

 

In 2012 we hired Rev. Tony Roebuck as our minister and in late 2013 we leased an office space that would become our first church home on South I-35 about a mile south of the river. By the summer of 2014 we had completed design, demolishion. build-out and had moved into our new church home. We hope you'll come visit us soon. We'd love to show you around.

 

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement: We inspire people to awaken to the Divine within through spiritual teachings, heart-connections, prayer and sacred service.

 

Vision Statement: Centered in Spirit, we honor all by celebrating a world transformed by Divine Love.

 

Core Values: Transforming, Spirit-led, Inspiring, Loving and Joyous.

 

A mission, vision and values would be just statements if they don’t drive action.  Click here for a two page document that tells how the MVV impact our individual and community behaviors.

 

Our Board of Trustees

Elected by the voting members of the congregation. Our board of directors strive to fulfill the mission, vision and values of our church.

 

 Charles
 Mitchell,
 President
 Lissie
 Connelly,
 Secretary
 Laurie
 Cosbey,
 Treasurer
 Jackie
 Jones,
 Board
 Member
 Rev. Tony
 Roebuck,
 Minister

 

Rev. Belinda Lightheart, Intern

Rev. Belinda Isaac Lightheart was introduced to Unity by a dear friend and co-worker in the seventies.  She began her Unity church affiliations at Unity Church of Austin when the amazing Reverend Sallye Taylor was their spiritual leader.  Belinda's spiritual journey included studying many paths over a number of years while consistently being drawn back to the ancient wisdom teachings of Unity.

 

Over the years she has served as a Unity prayer chaplain, prayer chaplain trainer, spiritual counselor and staff member in various Unity churches.  She earned her licensed Unity teacher accreditation just after retiring from a thirty-four year career with the federal government.

 

She currently serves as the facilitator for the Wednesday evening service at her home church, Unity Church of the Hills in Austin Texas, teaches Unity classes, and leads a variety of sacred services.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and her cats, creating artful expressions, serving in South Africa and working in her gardens.  She is most grateful to be serving as a ministerial intern under the guidance of Rev Tony Roebuck at Unity in the Heart of Austin.

 

Disagreeing in Love

Our trustees are amazing people.  They have signed a covenant to agree and disagree in love. This covenant reminds them of who they really are and how they should respect and support each other even when they don't agree. You can read this covenant by clicking here.

 

A Commitment to Transparency

Our trustees usually meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM to make decisions that guide the operation and development of Unity in the Heart of Austin. Members who regularly attend the Sunday meetings are welcome to attend the trustees' meeting as observers. It is the trustees' desire to have complete transparency with the congregation.

 

Bylaws

You can read an Adobe PDF of the bylaws the govern the operation of Unity in the Heart of Austin by clicking here.

 

Idea Box

Got An Idea?

When the Board of Directors gathers Rev. Roebuck asks each to say what is going well and what could go even better for themselves and for Unity in the Heart of Austin. Now is your chance to contribute your ideas on what could go even better. Just click the Idea Box and fill in the form. You idea will be emailed directly to Rev. Roebuck and Lara Coffer, President of the Board of Trustees.

 

Trustees' Documents

This is a link to a web page requiring a secure ID and password. It contains the church's legal documents, Unity Worldwide Ministries branding documents and images, minutes from meetings and more. The purpose of this page is to be a handy library for our Board of Trustees members. Most of the information is also available for inspection at church including board meeting minutes and financial reports. They are on a table in the sanctuary each week during services. Literally, our records are an open book.