YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY

As a vibrant spiritual youth community we provide a safe place for all Children, Teens and their families to be filled with love and acceptance; a place all can recognize their oneness with God.

We recognize that there are many expressions of a family life and we embrace them all. We create a safe haven, an environment that fosters in our youth a positive self-image, personal responsibility, and unconditional love and acceptance.

Our Youth & Family Ministry,

  • Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God

  • Guides all children to explore their feelings and recognize their true goodness

  • Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential

  • Uses their heart to see the CHRIST within

  • Invites children to feel and express a loving God

  • Teaches children to mediate and pray

  • Provides resources and skills to parents and guardians who want to support their children in healthy positive living

  • Provides a strong spiritual living foundation for all children, youth, and families.

We must learn to know that God is spirit and that his spirit within us is a motive power which carries us forward in every department of our daily living. Children should be taught that God is spirit and that the purpose of their being is to express God. They should be [taught] in the faith and understanding which makes them to know that they express the spirit of God in every thought and desire and action.”
— Myrtle Fillmore, Unity Movement Co-founder

Sunday Kidz Zone Information

Groupings

  • 3-5 year olds

  • 6-9 year olds

  • 10-13 year olds (Uniteens)

  • 14-18 year olds (YOU’s—Youth of Unity)

The diversity of the children served by our Youth & Family Ministry is one of our strengths.

Please drop your children off between 9:15am -9:25am for 1st Service & 10:45am-11:00am for 2nd Service so:

  • We are able to take more time to greet each child and help them settle in before classes begin at 11:00am

  • Children are able to take advantage of the pre-session activities (1st service: 9:15am -9:25am & 2nd service: 10:45am-11:00am).

  • Some children find it awkward or difficult to walk into an activity that is already in progress, and may require more time to feel a part of the group.

  • Parents have ample time to check out information about upcoming YFM events. This information is posted in the welcome area of the facility.

  • Parents have ample time to find seats at the adult service, which begins at 11:15am.

NOTE: We have an “open door” policy: Parents are welcome to remain, to observe, visit and see what the program is all about.

Departure
All classes end with snacks and waiting time for parents to pick-up the children. Toys are allowed as long as they do not become a distraction, this includes video games, tablets and cellular phone.

Attire
Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. While every precaution is taken to protect clothing, we sometimes engage in activities that may result in soil or damage. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.

Recuperation Policy
If children are working through a health challenge, he/she will have difficulty participating in class and need the caring attention and healing atmosphere of their home.  Health challenges include the symptoms of fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, and or eye infections.
If you have any questions or need any clarification, please feel free to contact our Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator Raul Hernandez at 305-573-8231


Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the mainstay of the Youth & Family Ministry. Other than our Part-time Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator, the entire program is  run by our volunteers, our Family Ministry Sacred Servers. All of our facilitators and youth sponsors are dedicated and trained. They are of Unity on the Bay for Unity on the Bay.

All classroom facilitators and sponsors have passed national criminal background and reference checking. We provide monthly meetings and trainings for our volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a Youth & Family Ministry Sacred Server, click here.