“You are loved, special, and important just the way you are.” — Affirmation to Unity youth at Sunday service
Our Youth Ministry is a warm, lively, accepting program that encourages each child’s spiritual growth and awareness.
Lessons emphasize Unity principles as well as creative expression and engagement. Art lessons teach painting, sculpture and other arts as forms of meditative self-expression. Our latest project is One Thousand Cranes for Peace, in which the youth learn origami and lead the congregation in folding and connecting 1,000 paper cranes. We also have volunteers who lead drum circles and other musical activities.
Children and teens at Unity have a safe and stimulating space to question and explore their faith as they discover how to trust the divinity in themselves and others.
The nursery is located downstairs next to the Fellowship Hall. It is well-equipped for both rest and play, and our staff and volunteers take loving care of your little ones.
The preschool is located downstairs next to the Fellowship Hall. During the early service, children can engage in structured free play under the supervision of our staff and volunteers. During the 11 am service, children listen to stories and express themselves through crafts and games.
The Unikids meet in two groups in the Youth Wing upstairs: K-2 in Room 213, and grades 3-5 in Room 214. Children in these classes explore Unity principles through lessons, stories, songs, and creative projects.
Our Uniteens meet in Room 209 in the Youth Wing upstairs. This thoughtful and lively group participates in Unity-based lessons and activities that encourage them to explore, express, and become comfortable with their own spirituality and to extend that same encouragement to others.
Our fabulous Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) is a unique and inspiring group of young spiritual leaders and seekers. They develop and facilitate their own curriculum in a program that allows them to safely question and explore their inner and outer worlds as they develop a personal relationship with the Divine. The group meets in Room 210 upstairs.
Several times each year, our Y.O.U. and Uniteens are invited to join with other Unity teens from across the Southeast at spiritual retreats and rallies. In preparation, they coordinate fundraisers throughout the year. The cost of retreats, including travel, is paid by a combination of funds raised, family contributions, and support from Unity of the Triangle. These gatherings are highly anticipated and can be life-changing. Notices of future rallies and retreats will be posted on the bulletin board in the Youth Wing and in the church calendar, or you can send us an email for more details.
The youth at Unity have a multitude of opportunities to engage with each other, the church, and the community—by planning and presenting the annual youth-led service, performing in the Christmas concert, taking part in movie and game nights, open mic nights, holiday parties, fundraisers, community service projects, yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training. Click the button below and search “youth” for upcoming events, or contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.