Unity Atlanta Church Youth and Family Ministry (YFM)

Dedicated to promoting life-long qualities that support a child’s spiritual and emotional development, as well as create a foundation for mindful living!

Our Focus:
to remind our youth that God is within us, around us, and everywhere present… and that we are loved unconditionally—no matter who we are, or who we love.

Our Purpose:
to support parents seeking a practical approach to spiritual concepts and mindfulness for their children, as well as themselves.

Our mission:
to provide our children with a safe, nurturing, loving sacred space, while learning and applying spiritual principles that can be used in everyday interactions. Teachings are presented from a practical viewpoint that encourages one to expand their existing understanding of their own God experience.

Our teachings empower the youth to live to their Divine Potential.

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New to our Beloved Community?   We honor and welcome you and your family!

Experience the synergy of our Beloved Community! Connect, meet other families on the path, and become an integral part of Unity Atlanta Church’s Beloved Community.

Register for the youth program here: https://forms.gle/XEmyMKixzaPziosW6

How can we serve you?  Email all youth inquiries to:  leshey@unityatl.org

Unity Atlanta Church takes the safety of our youth seriously and requires mandatory background checks for all staff and volunteers who work with youth.

Sunday School

Youth Education Wing is Open for Sunday School

Youth Sunday School is held each Sunday at 11:00am for ages 5-18.
Nursery service available 10:00am-12:30pm
Masks are now optional throughout the building.

June Spiritual Enrichment 

Power Focus:  Imagination–The ability to envision a different future.
Affirmation:  I imagine a bold and bright world filled with peace, joy, and compassion.
Bible verse: “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”  Luke 1:37

This month’s theme is “Compassion in the Community”.  The youth will focus on their individual awareness of how acts of service develop empathy and compassion as well as teaches stewardship.

Youth will experience spiritual growth and develop a deeper understanding of their faith through meaningful, hands-on activities that embody Unity teachings.

 June 2–What is Sacred Service?

June 9–How Does Sacred Service Build Community?

June 16–YFM Service Project (Serving Unity Atlanta)

June 23–YFM Service Project (Serving the community at large)

June 30–Fun in the Sun/Splash Day

Unikids (For Ages 5-10)

UNI-Kids is our elementary school group for grades 6th-8th. They meet with their YFM teacher each week with a focus on:

Basic Unity Principles and Metaphysical Teachings

  • Prayer
  • Meditation
  • Affirmations
  • Biblical Readings
  • Uplifting Songs
  • Crafts and Connection Activities

Family Event Idea For Youth and Families

Family time is precious but with so many options in Atlanta, it can be hard to decide what to do.  Each month Leshey Williams, Director of Youth and Family Services, will highlight one event for you to enjoy with your family. 

From Leshey Williams, Director of Youth and Family Ministries: 

One of my favorite activities is volunteering with my son Tristan.  Together we have volunteered over 100 hours over the years.  Because we have so much fun, we tend to look forward to the next opportunity.  This is a time to not only give back to our community, but also create loving memories of doing good acts together. 

Our favorite non-profit is the Atlanta Food Bank.  Learn more about the food bank and how you can volunteer for a wonderful purpose https://www.acfb.org/.

 

Uniteen (For Ages 11-13)

UNI-Teen is our middle school teen group for grades 6th-8th. They meet with their youth Sponsor each week to explore:

Unity Principles • Metaphysical Teachings • Spiritual Leadership Development

  • Biblical Readings
  • Prayer and Meditation
  • Opportunities to serve the community
  • Development of spiritual leadership skills
  • Weekend Retreats and Outings
Youth Of Unity (Y.O.U.) (Ages 14-18)

The Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) is an international youth group for grades 9th-12th whose purpose is to help youth demonstrate their Christ Light. Our Youth Sponsors encourage and nurture our teen’s spiritual growth with a focus on putting spiritual principles into practical practice.

Unity Principles • Metaphysical Teachings • Spiritual Leadership Development

  • Biblical Readings
  • Prayer and Meditation
  • Opportunities to serve the community
  • Development of spiritual leadership skills
  • Weekend Retreats and Outings

Wednesday Nights with Y.O.U.      

What:  Monthly Mid-week Spiritual Session
When: First Wednesday of each month
Time:  7:00pm – 8:00pm EST via Zoom
Who:  Youth ages 14-18 (9th -12th grade)
Zoom Link/Information:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81301746730?pwd=OGJrbzFCOCtPcUJjTTFXdG9nemE3UT09 Meeting ID: 813 0174 6730
Passcode: 989545
Fee:  This is a no cost event.  A love offering is appreciated!
Contact:  Leshey Williams, leshey@unityatl.org

Join our Youth and Families Team!

Serving in the Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) at Unity Atlanta Church is awe-inspiring! Children and youth are at a time in their lives where having someone like you to walk alongside them as they journey through life’s ebbs and flows can be life altering. They appreciate someone who will learn their name, listen to their stories, and help them understand that they matter– someone who, at the end of the day, will teach and demonstrate Unity principles. Without doubt, your time and talent shape our Beloved CommUNITY.

Whatever your role, you will make a lasting impact in the lives of the children and youth at Unity Atlanta!  If interested email leshey@unityatl.org