Offered Sundays at 9:25 and 11:25 AM
Unity has been described as a “way of living.” Teachers assist children in developing values and learning how to apply these ideas in their daily lives. Parental modeling reinforces “living in principle” for children.
The lessons each Sunday focus on reinforcing the idea that God is within us, around us, everywhere present and that we are loved unconditionally. We also begin to establish a basic understanding of the Bible and how the stories in the Bible reflect Unity Principles. Other sacred writings and contemporary children’s stories are also used. The children are encouraged to connect with their inner wisdom and to live the Truth they know.
A combined music assembly is held for toddlers through second grade at the end of class time in Room 135. These assemblies are led by a live guitarist or pianist while children sing along to positive uplifting songs. Classes then line up to go into the Sanctuary.
Infants and Toddlers through 18 months; Room 136
We want your child to feel God’s love through our caring voices and warm hugs. Your child will be lovingly cared for by our volunteers while you are in the worship service. Our desire is to provide the most caring and secure environment possible and for you to feel comfortable leaving your child in our care. We affirm the Christ within your child as we cuddle, play and sing.
Children ages 19 months through age 3 years; Room 133
Volunteers playfully interact with your child through song, conversation and other activities. Cooperative play time with toys teaches skills to be used in future classroom settings. A short lesson from “Truth for Tots” introduces children to a beginner’s Bible or contemporary story and affirms the Christ within them.
Children ages 4 and 5 years; Room 135
Little ones can learn about God through sharing with others in hands-on lessons. The stories and activities are planned with their attention span in mind. Children learn through wonder questions, music, learning to do for themselves and repetition.
Elementary Grades 1-2: Room 139
Elementary Grades 3-4-5: Unity Oaks, Room 201
Children are naturally inquisitive and want to learn. They’ll often make a craft to take home that reminds them of the lesson theme. Ask your child to share this with you. Your interest means a lot to them. The use of crafts, hands-on projects, music, games, food, role-play and classroom discussion begins to explore the ways in which each child can incorporate the spiritual principles they learn into their daily lives at home and at school.
Offered Sundays at 9:25 and 11:25 AM in Unity Oaks, Room 202
Uniteens is designed for pre-teens and young teens in Junior High and Middle School. The Uniteen leaders prepare activities and lessons that enhance the spiritual, emotional, and social growth of this age group. They have the opportunity to connect with other teens and to take the ideas and spiritual principles shared and see how they can incorporate them into their lives. Bible and metaphysics are explored and self-expression is encouraged. On first Sundays of the month our 9:25 Uniteens participate in service projects to the Church and the 11:25 teens attend the Youth of Unity class to experience a lesson led by an older teen.
Learning is enhanced through informal sharing, and occasional service opportunities and fun activities outside of Church. Uniteens participate in quarterly social outings to build friendships with their church peers, such as puzzle rooms, bowling, laser tag, roller or ice skating, and swimming or tubing events. Sometimes they even enjoy a lock-in or spiritual retreat with other Uniteens from area Unity Churches.
Youth of Unity (YOU)
(Grades 9 – 12)
Offered Sundays at 11:25AM in Unity Oaks, Room 203
This classroom is staffed by one to three sponsors each week. The focus of our Y.O.U. chapter is on assisting the teens in developing leadership skills and encouraging them to have an active role in the classroom experience. It is a classroom that is student led, adult guided. This age group uses their understanding of the Bible and Truth principles to discuss and look deeper into the issues and concerns that they encounter each day. This is a very active ministry. They support one another and enjoy many opportunities to explore their spirituality through social outings, service projects, fundraisers, lock-ins and other events. Opportunities to attend sub-regional events, regional retreats and rallies are offered throughout the year.
Click here for more information about upcoming regional youth of unity (Y.O.U.) events and to register.
Y.O.U. creates an atmosphere for teens to experience themselves and learn more about how to apply Unity principle to their lives. This is achieved through various group activities that include group meditation and prayer, family groups, workshops, joy songs and heart talks.
Creating an atmosphere of loving support and safety is an important part of any Y.O.U. activity. Each unique individual is accepted with open arms. Whether the emotion is laughter or tears, teens are honored for the Christ within them and accepted as an expression of God.
Active learning and peer to peer teaching are the two pillars of Y.O.U. lessons. Though lessons can be on various topics such as Unity’s 5 basic principles, the 12 powers, religions of the world, or spiritual books, lessons always reflect concepts, ideas and challenges that are relevant to teens.
Each Sunday our teens have the opportunity to:
- Be involved in spiritual activities
- Have social interaction with other teens and adult sponsors
- Receive encouragement from other teens
- Have a safe place to be heard and respected, to stretch and grow
- Discover, explore and develop their inner Christ potential in an atmosphere of openness, freedom and unconditional love
- Discuss with other truth-oriented teenagers, the challenges that everyone faces in growing up and becoming independent
- Have fun, plan activities and serve others with a group of accepting friends
- Participate in regional and international gatherings where they can get to know other teens from Unity churches in their areas and from all over the world