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
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., and then we spend time playing and creating hands-on experiences at the intersection of creativity and spirituality.
Our youngest kids ages 0 to 4 go to our nursery for some fun playtime, 5 to 12 go to our youth ed room for the lesson and craft or activity, and our pre-teens and teenagers meet in the Y.O.U. room for some awesome discussions and activities.
Our Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) Teen Program is a youth-led program in the teen room with an adult sponsor.
Youth Ed Jewelry
Clearance Sale Sunday the 10th!
Our annual YOU/Youth Ed Jewelry Sale has been a huge success! We are going to continue for 1 more week. This Sunday, October 8th, 2021 will be our last day for Jewelry sales.
We will be selling jewelry AFTER both services. This is such a fun event! Over the last 2 weeks there have been so many happy shoppers thrilled with their new treasures. Come check it out on Sunday. The proceeds from this sale go to our YOU/Youth Ed, and are used to help get our teens to the 3 Western Region YOU Rallies that are held each year.
Although we extended the Jewelry Sale, we held our Raffle for the beautiful Anuschka purse last Sunday. Our winner is:
Congratulations Christine! A big "THANK YOU" to you, and all of you who have generously supported our youth!! We love you!
Welcome Anna Hernandez
We are happy to announce that we have a new person joining our Nursery Team, Anna Hernandez. She brings a fun, youthful energy to our littlest SLC'ers. Come by the nursery, and welcome her to our Youth Ed Family.
Fall Program - 12 Powers
We have started the 12 Powers overview, and we will continue that study through the end of the year. We are looking at Charles Fillmore's 12 Powers and how they are an expression of our inner divinity. The 12 powers are: Faith, Strength, Wisdom, Love, Power, Imagination, Understanding, Will, Order, Zeal, Release & Life. Each Sunday we will learn about a different power and do an activity that relates to it. We hope you will join us as we embark on this empowering journey to discover our inner truth.
Our New Favorite Craft - Acrylic Pouring
We have been having a lot of fun doing our acrylic paint pours. We started pouring on rocks which are just as cool. As you can see below, the rocks come out with amazing designs, and are so fun to create. The kids love it...and the adults do too. We have had several requests to do a class. We think that would be a blast, and will update you when we pick a date!
Story Time With Joella!
Joella Aragon is one of our Youth Ed Nursery volunteers. She is wonderful with our youngest ones, and she has a gift for story telling. She not only reads to our SLC young ones, but she also reads in her driveway to children in her neighborhood. She spreads her gift far and wide! In this video, Joella reads Tacky the Penguin. It is a story about a Penguin who is a bit different from all the other penguins, and comes to be accepted for exactly who he is. It's a hoot! We hope that your child, or the child in you will enjoy it!
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.
YOU Friday Night Meet-up
Special Event: Our next in-person YOU (Youth of Unity) Friday Meet-up is an Ice Skating Party field trip happening on Friday, October 8th, 2021 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. We will meet at Spiritual Life Center @ 6:00 pm, and carpool from here to Skatetown in Roseville. Cost is $17.00 ea. Please eat before or bring money for the snack bar. We won't be serving dinner.
Our YOU (Youth of Unity 13 – 18) meet on the 4th Friday of every month. These Friday nights begin with a typical YOU meeting, and that’s followed by an extended time to socialize and connect. We have decided to expand our Meet-ups to 3 times a month, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Friday of every month. There will be a regular meeting on the 2nd and 4th Friday and Michael Lawson, your YOU Sponsor, would like to lead a music meet-up on the 3rd Friday for our YOUers to learn and create music. Michael is a music teacher, and has been encouraging them during our meetings. We have many talented Youth that play the piano and/or the guitar so bring your instrument. There is even talk about a YOU band…so stay tuned! The first Friday music night will be on October 15th and the next YOU meeting will be on October 22th. Please register below so we can get an accurate count for our Music Meet-up. We look forward to our time together!
We meet in the sanctuary so that we can comply with all of the recommended guidelines for in-person gatherings. Masks are required to be worn inside. Please refer to our Updated COVID Guidelines. Wearing a face mask is optional in our Courtyard, but unvaccinated individuals are advised to wear face masks outdoors in large gatherings or if social distancing is not possible.
Michael Lawson (YOU Sponsor) and Rev. Janée Marth are facilitating these monthly YOU Meet Up events. Our vision is to use these Friday night meetings to provide our teens a safe space to come together, share, and connect. We will be serving pre-packaged snacks and beverages during the meeting.
Please click the button below and fill out the registration form to let us know if your teen would like to come on October 8th for music or October 15th for socializing. It's helpful to know in advance who will be coming so we can plan accordingly. If you have any questions or would like to reach out to us, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church at 916-448-6508.
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