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Music Ministry

Music Ministry

Rick Cowling 

Director of Music & A/V Production

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Rick Cowling is an award winning writer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He is the co-owner, sound engineer and music supervisor for TOtL Entertainment, producing totally positive music and media with his wife and partner Rev. Sherry Hursey. The two have also become an award winning singer-songwriting team. Rick has recorded in the studio and performed on stage with various artists including Bonnie Raitt, Gladys Knight, Peter Frampton and Michael McDonald and has been on tour with Kenny Loggins.  Rick also toured as the lead singer and keyboard player for Ambrosia – performing on such late night shows as the Jimmy Fallon Show.  You may even recognize him as the singing pharmacist on Modern Family  singing live “I Want to Know What Love Is”.  Rick has also been a songwriter and music producer for Capitol records, Sony Playstation, and for TV shows such as "The Bachelorette" and "Teachers" on ABC. Hailing from Nebraska, he is the son of a musician, whose travels eventually led his family to Los Angeles, where Rick formed his first band at the age of eight.  His current band plays for various celebrities and other high profile Hollywood events, such as The SAG awards and The Golden Globes.

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Meet Our Music Team

Tom Hollow 


Jon Bellis


Tommy Reeves


Rick Cowling


Youth & Family

Youth & Family 

Program for All Ages (Babies to High School)

Sundays at 10:30 AM

Youth Ministry is very important to us at Unity of the Oaks.  We see our youth – the now generation – as congregants, not solely as children of congregants.  All of our teachers have an established history with Unity of the Oaks, and are required to have background checks in order to teach.  During the year we have fun activities outside of church planned for all ages and families.  Our middle school and high school groups attend regional events and camps throughout the school year.  We also help send our youth in 3rd through 5th grades to the regional Unity Kid’s Camp in Wrightwood, CA, a Southwest Unity summer tradition for generations!

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          Ivette Saiz  -  Teacher

Youth & Family Ministry Mission Statement

"Unity of the Oaks’ Youth & Family Ministry is spirit-centered, loving and purposeful. We support families, encourage children to embrace who they are, and hold space for self-expression while they discover their God-Selves."

Interested in joining our Youth & Family Ministry or still have questions?


Prayer Ministry

Prayer Ministry

Prayer is the foundation of Unity. 

The Unity of the Oaks prayer team is a group of dedicated individuals with a desire to help others. They are trained through Unity Worldwide Ministries how to listen, support, and pray for our congregation both individually and collectively. They feel a deep calling to share their understanding and offer spiritual help through compassionate and confidential communication.

A Prayer Chaplain is someone who can hold spiritual space with you. Each Sunday following services, our Prayer Chaplains listen and pray with you and hold what is heard in confidence. They also contact members monthly to offer prayer support.


Would you like to learn more or become a Prayer Chaplain volunteer?

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Reiki Ministry

The Reiki Ministry is an integral part of the Prayer and Healing Ministry at Unity of the Oaks. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Our Reiki Ministry offers complimentary Seated Reiki treatments on Sundays after service. Speak to Ann Robin for information or to receive Reiki on Sundays after church services.

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Reiki Ministry

Service Outreach Ministry

Service Outreach Ministry

Unity of the Oaks puts into action our Fifth Unity Principle: I do my best to live the Truth I know. We are actively assisting our community with outreach programs and support. The outreach committee works hard to serve the needs of our own congregation, as well as, those of the community at large.


Unity of the Oaks is very pleased to be known as a loving and accepting community. We feel like family. Part of the nurturing of our family is creating situations in which we can gather and support each other. So every Sunday Hospitality serves snacks and drinks so we can enjoy and love each other. 

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Book Club

Unity of the Oaks book group is an informal, welcoming group that is open to it all. It is a chance to come together, share thoughts and experiences relevant to the book discussion, and offers an opportunity to deepen relationships through shared learning. Book selections are chosen by the group at the end of each meeting and include diverse topics of mutual interest. We conveniently meet one Sunday every month shortly after service. We’d love to have you join us at any time.

Book Club
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