“Our mission is not to entertain the children, but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be “called out” is to follow the harmonious law of the soul’s unfoldment. Who meddles with the rosebud? What fingers are deft enough to pry open that marvel of folded beauty? We are wise enough to leave it alone to follow the glad law of its own unfolding. But our children! Have we dealt as wisely with these buds of marvelous possibilities? Have we always remembered that they, too must quicken and unfold through the innate law of their own genius?”
Myrtle Fillmore (co-founder of Unity)
We believe that everyone is born with the Spark of Divinity within them; and that we all have the capacity to access that Divine Spark and allow it to direct our lives. This is especially true of our children and teens, these “little bits of God” who have so much wisdom to teach us. In Youth Ministry, our loving intention is for that “spark” within the children to be ignited by having fun while learning about Spiritual Principles and how to apply them in their own life. We choose to honor their innate Divinity by allowing it to be drawn from them, rather than teaching at them. Therefore, we practice “The Living Curriculum” approach, which is a process of supporting the children and teens in discovering the Truth for themselves, through open ended questions and activities, and creative expressions, using Bible based stories and curriculum, and other tools such as affirmative prayer, meditation, and service.
Unity’s Five Basic Principles for Children
1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2. I am naturally good because God’s divinity is in me and in everyone.
3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
5. I do and give my best by living the truth I know. I make a difference.
Kids’ Church Mission Statement
To provide a safe, nurturing place for children to become aware of how powerful and important and valuable and perfect they are.
We look forward to seeing you and to experience the joy of God with us!