Youth & Family Ministries


Our mission is not to entertain the children but to call them out… To be ‘called out’ is to follow the harmonious law of the soul’s unfoldment.” ~ Myrtle Filmore


Uni-Tots


These are our youngest beings; 3 months to 3 years of age. Our loving volunteers provide a safe, positive, and encouraging environment to support their spiritual development by story reading and developmental play.


Uni-Kids


Children from preschool age through 5th grade begin their morning with our “Celebration Time” gathering. During The first 20 minutes, we greet each other, share a personal story from the past week, learn to pray as a group, meditate, enjoy music, and learn what our lesson is for the day. We then break up into our age-appropriate groups.

Preschool
Our children are invited to explore spiritual principles, through stories and developmental play and they learn to recognize what a spiritual principle is in their everyday life.

K – 1st grade, 2nd – 3rd grade, 4th – 5th grade
In these groups we encourage each child to journey within to discover their own personal spirituality through discussion, sharing personal experiences, storytelling, and creative expression.


UNi-Teens


These are our middle school teens, 6th grade to 8th grade. This group explores spiritual truths in a safe, fun, age appropriate environment. They can connect with other young teens to explore and discuss their spirituality. They learn to incorporate the Truth teachings and metaphysics into their daily lives and are encouraged to participate in lock-ins and regional retreats, as well as community service projects and fundraisers.


YOU (Youth of Unity)


The YOU group, our high school teens 9th grade to 12th grade. In this group our focus is to develop leadership skills and encourage teens to take an active role in the classroom experience. Sunday morning gatherings are student led and adult guided. This age group uses their understanding of the Truth principles to discuss and look deeper into the issues and concerns that they encounter each day. This is a highly active ministry. They support one another and enjoy many opportunities to explore their spirituality through social outings, social service projects and other events. Opportunities to attend sub-regional events, regional retreats and rallies are part of this busy group.


Our Sunday morning experience is an incredible opportunity for children and teens to explore and nurture the spiritual aspects of their lives; a place where children and teens are honored and loved!

If you have questions about any of our programs, or would like more detailed information: please contact our Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator, Barbara Selvaggi at youthed@unityofportland.org or by phone at 503-234-7441.

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