Our Youth Programs Have LEGS!
(Learning, Evolving, Growing Spirits)
Unity of the Palm Beaches’ thriving youth programs take place during Sunday service in rooms 8 and 9, located upstairs next to the Book Store and Prayer Chapel. Our nursery is for infants through children age three. Older children experience age-appropriate curriculum in their own groups. Youth ages ten through thirteen join the Uniteens to delve deeper into topics, and teens age fourteen through eighteen become members of our Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) group. There they deepen their spiritual practices, further discovering and exploring how to live their lives on Purpose and in Source-connected ways.
The mission of Unity of the Palm Beaches’ youth ministry is to offer our younger members a safe, welcoming and supportive environment in which to discover and share the unique expression of Divine Spirit they have come here to be. Our loving staff assists with this journey through modeling expected behaviors, sharing fun activities and creating an environment of acceptance. This allows everyone to feel comfortable being themselves, asking questions, and exploring issues they feel are important to their individual spiritual growth.
We employ a wide variety of resources in our teachings, seeking Truth wherever it is found; from the Bible and metaphysics to Eastern Philosophy, Native American practices, music, and current events. Our lessons incorporate positive tools, affirmative prayer, enjoyable activities, music, games and meditation. Your children will also study the same topic each week that you will in the larger church, encouraging family conversation and further exploration of what was learned.
At the core of all of our explorations are Unity’s Five Basic Principles:
Our Sunday Schedule
As service begins – Children sit with parents until called up front after service begins
Approx. 11:10 – Youth are blessed and released to class
11:00 – 11:55 – Lessons for the day with age-appropriate curriculum and activities
11:55 – Students return to the sanctuary to join congregation for the Prayer for Protection and Peace Song
** Lessons incorporate positive tools, affirmative prayer, enjoyable activities, music, games and meditation. We match the topic that will be shared with adults in the sanctuary, encouraging family discussion of practical spirituality.
If you would like to tap into the Fountain of Youth here at Unity of the Palm Beaches, we invite you to work with our children! You can volunteer at the depth and on the schedule that works best for you; you may choose to help out in the classroom one Sunday a month, chaperone special events, or even step up as one of our teachers, leading weekly lessons for the age group of your choice. This is an incredibly rewarding way to share your individual gifts as you serve our youth, our spiritual community, and ultimately the world at large!