Youth Ministry


Sunday School is provided during the 9:30 a.m. service:
Unitots & Nursery Care – up to 3 years old
Unipals – Pre-K – 2nd grade
Unifriends -3rd – 5th grade
Uniteens – 6th – 8th grade
Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) – 9th – 12th

Child care only is available during the 11:15 a.m. service.

Unity Church in the Gardens has a loving and well-trained youth staff. We call upon the highest and the best within ourselves to love all children, to recognize and seize the opportunity to be a positive example for our youth.

In order to provide our children with a safe and spiritually rich experience, our teachers meet the following requirements:

  • Complete application
  • Background check
  • Training locally and regionally

Teachers’ schedules rotate weekly to provide the children with familiarity.

We enfold all children in the love of God.
We place all children in the light of God.
We call forth from within them  the power of God.
We see the presence of God in each child.
We affirm that all children are under Divine protection of the Holy Spirit and that all is in Divine Order.

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.

RESOURCES for PARENTS

Program Overview: Unity Family Matters on Unity Online Radio

Good parenting doesn’t happen by default. It is intentional. It is a decision about who you will be and what you will do in your family life. Your hosts Rev. Jennifer and Ogun Holder want you to experience the “light” side of parenting — realizing your divine identity while raising your children to know they are “the light of God.” Every week we offer insight based upon Unity principles, talk with today’s prominent experts in spiritual parenting, and address your questions and comments from spiritual perspectives.

Call out the Children…
by Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity

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?

Unity in the Heart of Teens
The International Youth of Unity (YOU) gathered at Unity Village, Missouri in July 2013, and a group made this video, which interpreted Unity’s teachings in a clever, unique way.