Youth Service - 10:30
While adults attend Sunday morning worship services, the children participate in an informal “service” of their own that includes a lesson, play, laughter and prayer.
The teacher presents the theme for the day. Each lesson is found in our sacred writings or Unity principles, and is based on a spiritual principle that is explored through questions (open-ended) and active play (art, creating, thinking, etc.).
The classroom environment is structured to allow the children to express and explore their understanding of the lesson, and how it impacts their daily lives.
Children will experience being with a spiritual community of like-minded peers who can support one another through age-appropriate choices, experiences
Myrtle Fillmore believed our mission was not to “entertain the children, but instead, to draw them out.” The Living Curriculum is an approach or philosophy which affirms that the curriculum–that which is to be learned or known–already lives within the adult, child or teen, themselves. It moves us past the belief that teachers have all the answers and need to impart them to the students. Instead, there is a realization that all of us are uniquely unfolding on our spiritual path, having access to the Spirit within.
Our Teen Ministry Program allows 6th-12th graders to explore what they believe, and use this truth to create a personal relationship with God that brings purpose to their everyday life. We help teens to explore their spirituality with an offering of Sunday morning classes, and regional rallies and camps.
Our program is designed to help teens to apply the teachings of Jesus as well as other spiritual masters, learn the power of prayer, and experience a stronger connection with God every day … all in an atmosphere of love, laughter and safety!
Unity believes that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience. Spirituality is part of all of us! Our divine nature is not something that needs to be instilled by someone else; rather, it is drawn out through deeply loving interactions and experiences.
Our Teen Ministry Program provides an environment that:
- Engages and supports each individual teen in his or her own unique spiritual self-discovery process;
- Encourages a greater understanding of the Bible from a Unity perspective;
- Explores Spiritual principles, and their relevance in the modern world;
- Invites greater awareness and expression of our Oneness with God and each other;
- Encourages authenticity and openness in all interactions and explorations; and
- Equips teens with diverse spiritual tools and practices to meet the challenges of teenage life.