Family and Children’s Ministry
**HEY PARENTS** If your child(ren) is interested in playing a role in the Christmas Eve Services, please contact YFM Director, Leshey Williams: Leshey@UnityAtl.org. We will have a Living Christmas Tree Choir and a Live Nativity Scene. Please come be part of the FUN!
Unity Atlanta’s youth program is filled with love, acceptance, spirituality, fun, games, outreach opportunities and so much more. Our lessons promote life-long qualities that enhance a child’s spiritual and emotional development.
Preschoolers to teens explore Unity principles, using living curricula created by Unity. This is an approach that honors the wisdom within each of us, including children. It uses questions to ‘draw forth” the truth one already knows by using storytelling, science and creative experiences.
**Registration cards will be available to update in each classroom during August. Parents, please update your child(ren)’s card.
The Nursery is open from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, for children ages birth to 3 years.
Our teachings empower the youth to live to their Divine Potential.
The mission of Unity Atlanta’s Youth and Family Education department is to provide children with a safe, nurturing, loving environment, while learning and applying spiritual principles.
Sunday School fun facts:
* Sunday school begins at 11 AM
* After 11:15, we request that your child accompany you to the service as not to disturb a classroom that is already in progress
* Family Sunday is the first Sunday of every month. All children (except those in the nursery) are asked to accompany their parents to the Sanctuary for the first part of the service
* Sunday school teachers are volunteers from the congregation who generously donate their time to fostering spirituality in our next generation.
* Each classroom generally has two teachers at all times
* Please ask your child’s Sunday school teacher for a registration packet on your first visit
* Most curriculum used is published through Unity World-wide Ministries
Uniteens are adolescent (teens or preteens) Truth students seeking to develop self identity amidst rapid physical & emotional changes.
Uniteens are teens in grades 6, 7, 8 or equivalent, who come together to learn Unity Principles and how they apply to their lives, share fellowship in a safe, spiritually-based environment, & to be supported in their spiritual growth & development.
When Do Uniteens Meet?
Uniteen groups meet on Sunday mornings, at 11:00, at church for a weekly spiritual experience. In addition, there are planned social activities, fun outings, service projects & regional retreats. The events & activities outside of regular Sunday meetings help bond the group & provide opportunities to practice & apply spiritual principles to daily life.
What Activities Are Offered?
On Sundays Uniteens meet to explore Truth & its application in their lives through a meaningful Sunday lesson. This includes prayer, meditation, Scripture & activities related to the Sunday lesson. Social & Service gatherings are planned for friendship, group building & to raise the consciousness of selfless giving.
The Youth Of Unity is comprised of teens in high school, or the equivalent. The Y.O.U. group in each Unity Church or Center is considered a Chapter.
GOALS OF THE Y.O.U. CHAPTER
CONCEPT: The purpose of the YOU chapter is to unify all young people who are seeking to express the indwelling Christ in accordance with the principles of practical Christianity, as taught and interpreted by Unity School and the Association of Unity Churches. This is accomplished through service, social and spiritual activities.
- To introduce the individual to Truth principles.
- To help the individual to understand and practice Truth principles in his/her everyday life.
- To involve the individual in prayer and meditation experiences.
- To promote individuals working together and enjoying fellowship, spiritual growth, study and service.
Some functions of the YOU chapter:
- Provide a weekly opportunity to explore a concept in Truth.
- Provide an environment of security and safety for the sharing and exploration of feelings.
- Create an atmosphere of total acceptance to help young people establish their own identity, self-worth and confidence, and a feeling of “belonging.”
- Help young people explore and seek a set of values FOR THEMSELVES.
- Help students define THEIR OWN purpose for living and develop a method of finding answers to life’s complexities.
- Help students develop a sense of interdependence through working together in a supportive, non-critical environment.
- Introduce new ways of communicating with self and others based on the principles of affirmations, denials and beholding the Christ in all people and situations.
- Expose the teens to their own personal power through creative self expression and service activities.
For more information about Unity Atlanta’s awesome Youth and Family Ministry, or if you are interested in teaching Sunday school, please contact: Leshey Williams, Director of Youth and Family Ministries: Leshey@unityatl.org , or 770-441-0585 x 209