Unity’s Living Curriculum philosophy affirms that the curriculum is not within any guide, but rather lives within the children themselves. Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, was the inspiration for this foundational belief as she saw each child live the Truth principles through his or her own soul’s unfoldment.
As spiritual educators, we are here to guide the children and youth on their journey of spiritual unfoldment and to help them to recognize their own Divinity. In the words of Myrtle Fillmore, “We are here not to entertain the children, but to call them out.”
U’-ni-teen: n., an adolescent (teen or preteen) Truth student 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 & how to apply them, share fellow-ship 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 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? Spiritual
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
MISSION/PURPOSE OF ALL UNITY YOU PROGRAMS:
OUR OBJECTIVE is to provide settings in which the principles of Practical Christianity, as taught by Unity, are brought into interaction with life situations through experiential, synergetic learning experiences applicable to daily life. The goal is to provide opportunities for persons to express the spiritually abundant life as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, the Christ.
5 Principles for Youth & Teens
- God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
- I am naturally good because God's Divinity is in me and in everyone.
- I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
- Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
- I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!