Unity provides a strong spiritual foundation for our children’s lives because it:
- Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God
- Teaches children to meditate and pray
- Invites children to experience a loving God
The Youth Education Ministry at Unity of Daytona Beach nurtures the divinity within each child by:
- Providing spiritual education based on Unity Principles
- Empowering our children and teens to use these principles in their daily lives
- Creating a spiritual community for our kids and teens that is safe, supportive and fun
We warmly welcome all children to attend our Sunday school and participate in our special activities.
Youth Programs Provided During Our 11 a.m. Service
During the 11 a.m. service we provide a nursery for infants and children up to age 3 and offer activities for children ages 4-10. Sunday School also is held during the 11 a.m. service.
Children – Ages 4-10
We begin with an assembly where the children can share their “news” from the past week; then we have a meditation, learn an affirmation and a Bible verse and sing a song together. We then break into our classes (Primary and Elementary) where the children hear or read a story and discuss the spiritual lessons it contains. The children then participate in a creative activity, a craft or a game that allows them to express and experience the lesson on a personal level.
Uniteens – Ages 11-13
Uniteens participate in discussions, crafts, games and meditation. Their lessons are designed specifically for “tweens” and young teens, focusing on belonging, self-image and making a positive difference in our world.
Annual Retreats for Uniteens
Our Uniteens have the opportunity to attend retreats that facilitate spiritual exploration and self expression.
Youth of Unity
The Youth of Unity (YOU) is an international youth group for teens ages 14-18 (grades 9-12). The purpose of YOU is to encourage and assist in the spiritual growth of all young people who are seeking to express the indwelling Christ in accordance with the principles of practical Christianity. YOU provides youth the opportunity to explore Unity’s principles and other truth teachings and to demonstrate these in their daily lives.
A YOU group typically meets each Sunday to discuss and learn a variety of spiritual teachings, attend social gatherings, and become involved in their church and community. The YOU also meets for regional and local gatherings.
The Youth of Unity is active each Sunday under the leadership of Joy Kalis.
Unity of Daytona Beach has a loving and well-trained youth staff. We call upon the highest and the best within ourselves to love all children and to recognize and seize the opportunity to be a positive example for our youth.
In order to provide our children with a safe and spiritually rich experience, our teachers meet the following requirements:
- Complete application
- Background check
- Training locally and regionally