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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 Churches.

From 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.

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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 Events.”


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