For All Ages
Teaching that we are all born as original blessings and a part of the divine plan
to bring love and peace into this world.
Youth & Families
Youth Activities are on pause due to COVID-19.
Our Youth & Families program creates an affirming, creative environment where we come together to pray, play and experience the divine. All ages gather for our chapel service on Sundays at 11 a.m., (temporarily closed due to COVID-19), and then we spend time playing and creating in hands-on experiences at the intersection of creativity and spirituality.
Children of all ages up to 8th grade currently stay together and play in the Creation Stations of their choice, with our nursery room as a back-up station for our youngest.
Our Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) Teen Program is a youth-led program in the teen room with an adult sponsor.
A Message from Youth Ed
The YOU (Youth of Unity) Western Region Spring Rally was held over Zoom.
Our Western Region YOU Spring Rally is an important rally for our YOUers. This is the rally where the existing officers are honored as they step down, and the new regional officers are elected. Because of COVID-19, it was postponed and rescheduled for June 19-21.
The regional officers meet once a month for an entire weekend with the Western Region YOU Sponsor, Mike Gomez. During these weekends, the officers plan the Spring, Fall, and Leadership Rallies. They create the entire rally, and facilitate it themselves. The sponsors attend as support, but the officers do it all...the prayers, the meditations, leading of all activities, even a Sunday service!
For this year's Spring Rally, the current officers (Ivan Stroh, Henry Tourtilloy, and Brody Borg), planned the entire rally with the intention of meeting in person. When it was decided that we could not meet in person, the officers had just a short time to recreate the rally virtually.
The rally was held over Zoom, and they did an amazing job! Michael Lawson and I, along with 4 of our YOUers, attended. We were so impressed with how they kept all the elements intact, and pulled it off with ease! Mark Stanton Welch led the music over Zoom, and we were so impressed with what these young leaders put together.
The current officers stepped down during this rally, and the new officers were elected. I am so proud to tell you that our very own Tatianna Bartee was elected as one of this year's regional officers!
When I asked Tatianna how she felt about being elected to serve the region, she responded: "I feel happy and excited for the new spiritual journey I get to go on with two amazing girls. I am looking forward to learning and expanding my leadership in the community and spiritually".
We are so proud of Tatianna, and excited for all that she will experience on this spiritual journey!
Over the next year, Tatianna will meet monthly with her new co-officers Valerie Borg and Abby Cox to create and lead this year's Fall Rally, and next year's Leadership and Spring Rally. The leadership skills and spiritual deepening acquired during this process will bless and inspire these teens for the rest of their lives. We are so very proud of Tatianna, and we are excited to be supporting her through this process.
So, stay tuned. I will be sharing more about Tatianna and our YOU program in the weeks and months to come.
Blessings, Rev. Janée
an eBook by SLC Youth
As part of the belief that we are all God, and that we embody the qualities of God, the I Am project was founded. During the 2018 season of the I Am, some of our youth and teachers helped write, illustrate and narrate our I Am e-Book. In watching this short video you will get a better sense of what I Am means to them.
Kid's Church and Creation Stations
While adults attend Sunday services at 11:00 a.m., the kids participate in their own 11:00 a.m., (temporarily closed due to COVID-19), sacred circle in the chapel that includes our kid-friendly PowerPoint focus on the day's spiritual principle with story or video, music and singing, prayer and meditation.
From our shared Unity Community Circle, we move into Creation Stations with a focus on Heart Art with make-and-take free-form art.
We offer a more in-depth discussion or activity with our Unitweens as a Creation Station. With a variety of assisting angels facilitating our Creation Stations, we also offer opportunities for more music, games, stories and discussions. Our Sunday celebrations are a divine exploration of imagination and inspiration! We close by returning to the chapel for a brief sharing circle and praying out our spiritual Sunday experience with the Unity Prayer of Protection.
Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity)
A youth-led, high-school-aged group that promotes spiritual awareness in a safe space. Everyone is welcome.
Deep friendships and connections are made between teenagers in a nonjudgmental and loving environment. Teens learn to see the challenges in their lives through the lenses of truth principles and empowered thinking.