A positive path for spiritual living

Youth and Family

Youth and Family Ministry (YFM)

Purpose Statement

We are here to nurture, empower and honor the divinity in all children.

Welcome to the Unity of Arlington YFM. We are very happy that you have found us. Your Children will be having fun, and learning in a safe, positive loving environment when they are a part of our Sunday morning classes.

As a spiritual youth community, we provide a safe place of love and acceptance where our children and teens experience the awareness of their Oneness with God and all life. The Youth and Family Ministry at Unity of Arlington includes interactive programs for all ages. We believe in learning through fun!

We create programs and experiences that invite the Divine potential in each individual to grow and expand. Using the tools of affirmative prayer, Living Curriculum, meditation and service, we practice Unity spiritual principles as a way of life.

Parent’s Need to Know:

  • Our classes meet during the 11 am service.
  • Children may arrive as early as 10:30 am.
  • We ask that all students be checked in every Sunday. Check-in is located in the foyer of the Administration Building next to the Sanctuary.
  • Students enter the Sanctuary near the end of the service, so the congregation can bless our children. Our community has found that we appreciate seeing the children's faces and blessing them as a group - making them fully aware, each and every week, that they are very special, very loved, and they are here to do great things! Immediately following the service, children are picked-up at the front of the Sanctuary. Please make sure a teacher knows your child is with you.
  • Food is not allowed in our classrooms.
  • We strongly encourage parents of infants and toddlers to bring a bag with items they may need while in our care.
  • For the safety of the children we perform a criminal background check on all volunteers who work with our youth. Church membership is also required.

 

Children’s Ministry

To ensure the maximum safety for the children, a parent/guardian is required to sign the child in. This includes teens.

Nursery

Infants to 2 years old

Our nursery staff lovingly interacts with our youngest members affirming the Christ Presence within them.

 

Early Childhood

Ages 2 to 5

Young children are full of curiosity and questions and are developing the capacity to respond in a loving way to others and to take responsibility for their actions.

Curriculum Focus, creating experiences that:

  • Help the children know that they are loved just as they are.
  • Explore Jesus as a model of love and goodness.
  • Help the children understand that they, too, have the spiritual potential to act in ways that bring out their best selves.

 

Unikids

Elementary

Kindergarten through 5th grade

These Students are energetic, curious, imaginative, and enthusiastic. They are learning what it means to be in a relationship with each other. They are exploring new ideas and are developing the ability to explain their ideas.

Curriculum Focus, creating experiences that:

  • Help the children see Jesus as a person who had challenges and difficulties but created a relationship with God that helped him to move through these challenges with loving kindness and generosity.
  • Invite the children to explore how they too can let God live through them as an expression of life, love, and kindness.

 

Teen Ministry

Uniteens

(6th – 8th Grade)

Preteens are going through huge physical and emotional changes. Preteens are excited to be moving into the teen years but also scared of the unknown. They are exploring how they are, and their peers are very important to them.

Curriculum Focus, creating experiences that:

  • Explore Jesus as a person who lived and is also the example of God moving in and through us.
  • Help them know they are inherently good and that they have choices as to how they can interact with others.

 

Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.)

(9th – 12th Grade)

Teens are going through rapid changes and continued growth spurts. They have the ability to think through problems on their own and want to be respected for who they are. Their emotions are often mixed, sometimes feeling like an adult and ready to assume more responsibility and sometimes feeling like they can’t handle anything.

Curriculum Focus, creating experiences that:

  • Invite them to consider the idea that God works in and through us.
  • Help them understand that they are the creator of their own world through the thoughts they give power to and what they choose to see and believe.
  • Help them to know that each of us had the power to live and do as Jesus did.

 

Stay connected to the Nation & Worldwide Unity Youth activities, rallies, updates, and information through these links...

Unity Worldwide Ministries/South Central Regionwww.unitysouthcentral.org

 

For more information, please contact:

 

Janette Jordan

Youth & Family Ministry Director

janettejordan1981@gmail.com