The intention of this page is to share upcoming events for the regional youth program and resources for the adults who serve our youth. Unity youth ministry honors the perfection of each child and teen in our program. Our lessons are based on the Living Curriculum model that acknowledges that each person already has everything they need within them. Our role is to create opportunities for spiritual reflection and growth as we share Unity tools for Heart-Centered living. In Myrtle Fillmore’s words:
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
GENERAL INFORMATION / OVERVIEW
Our programs are divided into three ministries:
- Children’s ministry (Unitots, Unikids)—for infants through 5th grade
- Uniteens—for those in grades 6–8
- Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) —for those in grades 9–12
YFM Training and Credentialing
Upcoming Events 2021-2022
Unity Southwest Region creates events that serve our youth on a regional level. These events create opportunities for our youth to connect with other youth and teens from around the region. The lessons and activities teach Unity foundations and tools for living in a positive and heart centered life.
Dates and Location Subject to Change Due to Covid-19 Restrictions
For more information or to ask questions, contact Angie Keyes
Southwest Unity Regional Youth & Teen Ministry Events Director
All adults who will be attending Regional and/or Sub-Regional Events where minors are present are required to obtain a National Background Screening. A copy of the results of the Background screen must be provided to the Youth Consultant prior to the adult attending the event. Background screens must be updated every three years to attend Region events.
The Southwest Unity Region and the Unity Worldwide Ministries strongly recommend that all adults working with minors at your church have a background check completed.
If your church does not have a background check program, contact our regional youth and teen event director for support.
TEEN EVENT INFORMATION
The Southwest Unity Region’s Teen Ministry is comprised of middle-school and high-school teens, and the adults who support them. We enthusiastically seek Spiritual Truth as we share, support, celebrate and pray with one another.
Events take place throughout the school year for each of the Teen groups. For each event, every individual (Adult or Teen) needs to fill out a Registration Form (different for every event), Signed Agreements, and a Medical Release Form. If you are applying for a scholarship, there may be an additional form. Each individual coordinates with their chapter sponsor or Youth Director for transportation and payments. Click on the links below for the standard forms.
Liability and Photography Release
We are part of Unity Worldwide Ministries. Learn more about Youth Ministry at unityworldwideministries.org/youth-and-family