Welcome to Youth and Family Ministry at Unity of Wilmington! Our youth and family programs is in the process of refomation. While we continue to offer Sunday School at 11:00 on Sundays, we are actively in discussion for how we can best honor each child and family as an expression of the Divine.
"Our children are sacred. Our role as caretakers of their spiritual growth is sacred. We can consciously commit to deepening our support of youth ministry within our church families. We can open our hearts and church doors to wider communities, sharing our vision and our positive beliefs. Let us join together as a Unity family and clearly answer Myrtle Fillmore's call, "Who will take care of the children?" ~Robin Clark
On March 4th and 18th, 25 of us participated a conversation about re-creating a youth program that is sustainable over the years by building a strong foundation through vision, Unity principles and sound administrative practices. Most of the participants voiced a solid "YES" to a desire to continue having a Youth and Family Ministry as a vital part of Unity of Wilmington.
Collectively, we have addressed the following:
What are you willing to do to serve… how are you willing to personally contribute to support a youth and family ministry?
· What needs to be done to get people to join the team?
· What benefits will volunteers receive from being a part of the team?
· What expectations will we have for participation on the team?
· What expectations will we have from individuals in the congregation?
What qualities would you like to have in the new Youth Education Director?
Our single-room classroom is staffed by a team of loving and dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically guide our youth through their own personal discovery of their relationship with God. What a powerful impact we can have on their lives! In a typical week after checking in your children, they spend 40 minutes with loving volunteer teachers. Prior to the end of each service, the children and teens join the adults in the Sanctuary for a special blessing acknowledging their contributions to our spiritual family, followed by the Peace Song and the Prayer for Protection.
Support our Youth!
Our Youth and Family Ministry always welcomes any financial support to help our Uniteens and Y.O.U. travel to their off-campus events as well as the purchase Unity curriculum and learning supplies.
Two Annual Events! The scrumptious Pancake Breakfast in the Fall and the Red Hot Chili Cook-off in the Spring. Yum!
“I am constantly amazed by the depth of spiritual understanding our youth share with me and am thankful for the opportunity to a part of their empowerment.” Rev. Mindy Tucker