Class Ages & Meeting Times
Nursery, UCOP Kidz, Uniteens & Y.O.U. all meet at the 10am service. See below for age groups.
- Nursery – Infants and toddlers through age 5 (but not yet in kindergarten)
- UCOP Kidz – K – 5th grades
- Uniteens – 6th – 8th grades
- Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity) – High school
Our nursery is staffed by loving individuals each Sunday. Each Sunday typically features a story and a simple craft or art project for the children to enjoy.
In a typical week, UCOP Kidz (elementary children) spend ten minutes in fellowship and pre-session crafts. Lessons begin with a time of meditation, followed by a story and discussion of a spiritual principal presented in the story. Your child is led through a creative based activity that allows them to experience the lesson on a personal level, usually through art, music, drama, and role play. Our goal in Youth and Family is to have your child leave the classroom with a thoughtful, sustained idea of a Spiritual Principal presented that day.
Uniteens participate in discussion, crafts, games and meditation every Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. This group explores spiritual truths in a safe and age appropriate environment. They have the opportunity to connect with other teens and to take the ideas and spiritual principles shared and see how they can incorporate them into their lives. Bible and metaphysics are explored and self expression is encouraged. Our Uniteens are also actively involved in both service to the church and supportive community building activities (such as lock-ins and camp-outs) as they grow through their middle school years.
Y.O.U. (Youth of Unity)
This classroom is staffed by 1 to 3 sponsors each week. The group meets every Sunday during the 10 a.m. service. The focus of our Y.O.U. chapter is on assisting the teens in developing leadership skills and encouraging them to have an active role in the classroom experience. It is a classroom that is student led, adult guided. This age group uses their understanding of the Bible and Truth principles to discuss and look deeper into the issues and concerns that they encounter each day. This is a very 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 offered throughout the year. Contact us at 913-649-1750 for more information about upcoming regional youth of unity (Y.O.U.) events and to register.
Looking to support our children on Sunday mornings?
We’re making room for more volunteers to teach and assist in classrooms. Our classrooms are filled with trained volunteers who are dedicated to guiding the children and teens in their individual journey’s of spiritual self discovery.
Your children will learn about Unity principles and the Unity movement in our world. Want to know more? Contact our Youth Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-649-1750.
The Process of Becoming a Classroom Teacher or Assistant
- Review the teacher/leader/sponsor responsibilities in our YFM Teacher Handbook
- Fill out the application and return it to the Youth Coordinator.
- Schedule an informal interview
- Schedule time to shadow current youth and family volunteers
- Must have attended Unity Church of Overland Park for at least 3 months
- Must be available to serve at least 2 Sundays a month
- Must be willing to make a 6 month commitment to the programs
- Must practice Unity principles in your daily life
- Must be willing to undergo a background check