Family Ministry

Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility, and unconditional love and acceptance.

We support families by providing a variety of family-friendly activities and events, parenting classes, and workshops to strengthen the connection of the family unit and in community to other families. Divine Inspiration works through us to create a nurturing and supportive environment for parents and children through spiritual activities, wholesome recreation and service to others.

Activities

Real-Time Parenting

Real-Time Parenting (weekly virtual meetings on Zoom)

Looking for some extra parenting support while coping with current events? Wondering how to apply the spiritual truths of the Unity movement and the three simple steps of the Language of Listening® to raise confident children despite circumstances? Join Sandy Blackard, award-winning parenting author of Say What You See®, and Jennifer Feiereisel, student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, for inspired and solution-oriented discussions on topics like bringing out your child’s strengths during quarantine and re-opening; success with virtual-schooling; independent play without screens; relief from stress and anxiety; etc.  Love offering.

Sundays at 10 – 11am Central Time

Join Zoom Meeting here (if you use your phone, be sure to download the app first):

Spiritual Cinema Sundays

These mixed-age assemblies are held in Legacy Suite in Unity Oaks on fifth Sundays. These gatherings are led by our Youth of Unity and feature a short movie with a message, followed by a group discussion, along with some joy songs and fun activities.  Ages four and up are invited to attend. Parents and grandparents are invited to come as well.

Family Game Night

Families meet once a quarter to play their favorite games with each other and to enjoy a meal together. The format is potluck games and potluck food (bring your favorites to share).

Community Camp Outs with Glamping Options

These weekend-long community-wide camp outs include glamping options for those who like more of the comforts of home.  Once or twice a year, we visit a campground with a variety of sleeping options… tent camping, RVs, tipi’s, cottages, tiny houses or tree houses!  We also choose campgrounds that offer lots of recreational activities for people to choose from.  These camp outs include some structured time together along with lots of free time to just hang out and relax. There are some shared meals to enable people to enjoy table fellowship. The weekend concludes with an outdoor church service on the grounds.  It’s a wonderful way to build connection with each other.

Spirit Camps

Every summer a week-long camp is held for the elementary age children. This camp uses a variety of art forms—music, dance, movement, drama, food, art, nature– to explore the practical application of a spiritual topic in depth. Interaction with fellow campers and experiential learning are important features of the camp. Field trips and guest speakers are often featured as well. Feedback from parents has been that these camps are often life-changing for their children.

Ministries Youth and Family Family Ministry