Each Sunday our teens have the opportunity to:
- Be involved in spiritual activities
- Have social interaction with other teens and adult sponsors
- Receive encouragement from other teens
- Have a safe place to be heard and respected, to stretch and grow
- Discover, explore and develop an inner Christ potential in an atmosphere of openness, freedom and unconditional love
- Discuss with other truth-oriented teenagers, the challenges that everyone faces in growing up and becoming independent
- Have fun, plan activities and serve others with a group of accepting friends
- Participate in regional and international gatherings where they can get to know other teens from Unity churches in their areas and from all over the world
Uniteen Classroom Focus
Uniteens participate in discussion, crafts, games and meditation every Sunday during the 10:00 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.
- Announcements – The leader sets the tone for the session through a general group greeting and then a brief check-in for everyone to share how they are in the moment. Each Sunday words of wisdom from inspirational sources are shared. These quotes are from Unity writings, the Bible and other religious texts, and other inspirational quotes.
- Icebreaker – The students will speak about themselves and a topic.
- Interactive Activity – The purpose of this activity is to provide an experiential understanding of the lesson principle. Activities include games, music, creative expression, movement and discussion.
- Opening Prayer/Meditation – The opening prayer is frequently lead by one of our uniteens each Sunday. Each Sunday our preteens have an opportunity to participate in both prayer and silent mediation.
- Bible Verse
- Lesson Content – The lesson involves relating a truth teaching to Uniteen life. The presentation is geared to stimulate individual thought and group discussion.
- Love Offering – The uniteen love offering is the demonstration of prosperity principles. Everyone shares in the prayer together.
- Closing Circle – The closing is a vital part of the group’s weekly experience as it restates or summarizes the lesson’s focus and physically connects the entire group for a brief moment. During this time individuals can share the insights that have been gained during the meeting.
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, Kelly Corbett, 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