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.
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!
A big hello and warm hug from all of us in Youth Ed. We hope that you received your Valentine packet and were able to spread your love on Valentine's Day. A big thank you to those of you who sent us a few pictures of your amazing creations. It truly warmed our hearts! We have included several of the pictures here in the newsletter. Take a look. They are wonderful!
We will be sending out Easter surprises next month, and if everything continues as it has been, we look forward to having our Summer Fun Day here at SLC in June. Keep that in your prayers with us.
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
We are planning another in-person YOU meet-up here at Spiritual Life Center on Friday,
April 23rd, 2021, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. As we begin to open up for small groups, we wanted to give our teens a safe space to come together, share, and connect.
We will be meeting in the sanctuary so that we can comply with all of the recommended guidelines for in-person gatherings. We will be taking temperatures at the door before entering the sanctuary. We will require that everyone wears a mask. And, we will be setting up to honor the 6 foot social distancing requirement. We will be serving pre-packaged snacks and beverages during the meeting.
Michael Lawson (YOU Sponsor) and Rev. Janée Marth will be facilitating this event, and we are very much looking forward to meeting again. Our vision is to hold a monthly Friday night YOU meeting as an ongoing offering.
We would like to get an idea of how many of our teens would like to participate in a Friday night gathering. Please click the button below and fill out the registration form to let us know if your child would like to come on April 23rd.
If you have any questions, or would like to reach out to us, please send us an email at , 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