Unity in the Pines was started in April, 1955 by Rev. Fermor Marley. We were located in
downtown Lake Worth, FL and called Unity of Lake Worth. The church was located 621 N. H Street. For a short
period of time, in 1956, we had Rev. Eva Rosencrans. Then Rev. Mary Kupferle took over the ministry and was the
senior minister from 1956 to 1965. After that, we hired Rev. Tom Coates who ministered to us from November 1966
to July 1972. Rev. Eversale was the minister from September 1972 to September 1975 followed by Rev. John
Cuddeback until December 1977.
Stability came to Unity of Lake Worth when Rev. Larry Kendrick came in October 1977. He
retired in April 1996. During his tenure the church moved from Lake Worth to 6073 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
and changed its name to Unity in the Pines. After Rev. Kendrick’s retirement, we had three ministers, Rev.
Stephen Willingham, Rev. Bill King and Rev. Paul Gilman. They were all ministers of the Association of Unity
2005 to 2007, Rev. Kathleen Bishop, Rev. Gloria Alexander and Rev. Tim Sodergren, all ordained ministers of the
Conference of Practical Christianity (AKA “The Federation”) have acted as
spiritual counselors and ministers of the church.
The Rev. Stephen Willingham was
called back to Unity in the Pines in May of 2007 and
left again the following November 2007. After that the church operated under the supervision of the Board of Trustees and Rev. Liz Petipren, a
Licensed Unity Teacher and ordained minister who was at
that time the president of the board.
Unity in the Pines has regained
its affiliation with the Association of Unity Churches
in 2007 through the efforts of Rev. Liz Petipren who, in 2008 was elected Senior Minister and the main speaker for the Sunday worship
services. Rev. Liz Petipren is currently the CEO
and Senior Minister of Unity in the Pines.
Unity in the Pines,
Unity in the Pines Church has
recently merged with Unity in the Gardens church. http://unitychurchinthegardens.com/
That which means, there will be no
Sunday services at the above stated address, as of February 05, 2017.
Members and Friends who wish to
attend Sunday service must go to Unity in the Gardens, which is located at 550 Bush Road in Jupiter FL.
Directions to Unity in the Gardens
from Unity in the Pines are as follows, take the turnpike going north, exit at the Indiantown exit and go east.
Bush Road is three (3) traffic lights on the right-hand side of Indiantown Rd., after exiting. This should take
about 20 minutes.
Sunday services are at 9:30 am,
includes child care and Sunday school class, and 11:00 am for adults only.
Please use the link available for
more information and directions, for Unity in the Gardens
You may see a history of Unity in
the Pines by going to the pages marked as, “Our Music,” “Having Fun,” and “Special