We honor your child’s path to spiritual maturity by providing a well-rounded spiritual curriculum designed to reach each child’s age and level of understanding.

Currently, weekly virtual lessons are posted for each age group in their private Facebook groups.  In addition, our teen groups meet via Zoom on Sunday mornings during the adult Service.

During each Service, our congregation extends a special blessing to all of our young people.

Youth Education Age Groups & Classrooms

Offered virtually on Sundays at 11:25am. Unity has been descried 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.

Nursery

Infants and toddlers through 17 months
Childcare currently not provided

Unitots

Children ages 18 months through 47 months
Virtual lessons are provided in private Facebook group; access link via YFM News

Pre-School/
Kindergarten

Children ages 4 and 5 years.
Virtual lessons are provided in private Facebook group; access link via YFM News

 

Elementary

Grades 1-5
Virtual lessons are provided in private Facebook group; access link via YFM News


Spirit Camp

Every summer a weeklong 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 experienetial 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. 

Uniteens

Grades 6-8. Offered Sundays @ 11:25am
Meets via Zoom, plus virtual lessons are provided in private Facebook group; access link via YFM News


Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.)

Grades 9-12. Offered Sundays @ 11:25am

Meets via Zoom, plus virtual lessons are provided in private Facebook group; access link via YFM News 

Each Sunday our teens have the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in spiritual activities
  • Have social interaction with other teens and adults 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

Classroom Lessons

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.

Unity Curriculum Features

  • Grounded in Unity principles and concepts.
  • Provide choices within the lessons.
  • Include prayers and meditations.
  • Use effective questioning strategies.
  • Address multiple learning styles so all can participate.
  • Provide lively creative experiences related to the discussion and help deepen learning.

A Living Curriculum

A Living Curriculum is an approach or philosophy which affirms that what is to be learned or known, already lives within the adult, child or teen. 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.

The Living Curriculum is a process of spiritual support used to assist children, teens, families, and the church community in co-creating successful living. It honors the inherent wholeness and wisdom within each one of us, and uses storytelling and experiential creative expression to “draw out” the Truth we already know. The process helps us to explore spiritual principles and to become aware of how the principles operate in our lives.

To assist in creating a meaningful, effective experience or lesson using the Living Curriculum philosophy, the following process is used:

The Issue – What is the issue, theme or principle that is to be explored? An intention is created for each lesson that will assist the children and teens in engaging both their head and their heart.

The Vehicle – The vehicle (story, video clip, song, poem, life experience, etc.) is the experience that creates the common ground so that everyone present can feel a connection to the lesson intention.
Creating common ground also helps the group to bond and to know that they are not the only one to experience such life issues.

The Discussion – The discussion is the heart of each lesson. The questions used invite the children and teens to see how the issue is happening to the characters in the story, how it is happening in their lives and in the world around them. This helps them come to their own conclusions as to how to experience life from a deeper, more connected place.

The Creative Experience – The creative experiences are open ended activities that invite the children and teens to play in what they have heard and shared and to explore how it is relevant to their lives.

Ministries Youth and Family Youth Education