Youth Education

Welcome to the website for Southeast Unity Youth and Family Ministry

A ministry of the Southeast Unity Region, Inc.

 

Mission:

To offer support for families and children and to offer Spiritual teachings in line with Unity Worldwide Ministries core beliefs as well as opportunities for lifelong friendships. To Honor the Christ Light in all, wherever they are in their Spiritual journey.

 

Vision:

To see inspired youth and leaders of all ages working together in Unity to serve their communities and unveil themselves to new Spiritual Awakenings. 

 

We are here to love and support you through phone conversations, email, text,trainings, retreats, rallies and conferences.

We lovingly bless and appreciate the time and commitment you extend to the youth programs in the Southeast region.

We behold the Christ in you!

Dixie Smith and Rev.Ytonna Dyess Finnegan, CSE

 

 

The Power for the Month of MAY is: POWER

 

 

Affirmation:  "My Power comes from within."

Bible:  "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." Ephesians 6:10

The color key for POWER  is purple and the Disciple is Philip.   The ability to master, have dominion and control.

"I have the power to create my world."



 

 

Below you will find a snapshot of information on Unitots, Unikids, Uniteens, Y.O.U.(Youth of Unity), Parent information, trainings and conferences. 

For further details, click on the links provided or go to the sidebar tabs and click on the appropriate age tab for indepth information.

 

If you have a resource, book or idea that you would like added to the website, please email Ytonna@yahoo.com with the details.

 


UNITOTS (3 - 4 year olds):  

Who LOVES bubbles!  I know I do.

This lesson is called "Energy" from "I Came from Joy" by Lorna Ann Knox

Theme:  God's energy and power are within me

Object: The Thoughts we hold in our mind, produce our world - Principle #3

Lesson:  Think Energetically

Materials Needed:  butcher paper or newspaper, two colored markers.

First, Have the children say a negative affirmation "I'm too tired"

Tape the buter paper/newspaper to the wall.  Next have each child stand next to the butcher

paper and jump as high as they can.  With one colored marker, place the child's name on the paper

where they jumped.

Next, Have the children say a positive affirmation "God's power and energy are within me."

With the second colored marker, have each child stand next to the butcher paper and jump as high as they can 

and mark each childs name.

Compare to see if the children jumped higher after they stated the positive affirmation.

How did the energy flow through each child after the negative and positive affirmations?

Song for the Lesson:  Alive, Alert, Awake - Traditional

 

UNIKIDS (kindergarten to fifth grade):  

Affirmation:  "The Power of God is within Me."

Parable of the Lamp - Matthew 5:14 - 16, Mark 4:21 - 25, Luke 8:16 - 18

Parables of Jesus

Spiritual Principle:  We are the presence and light of God.  Through our thoughts, words and actionser

we let our light and God awareness shine into our relationships, situations and the world.  Whatever is held in mind

will be experienced on some level.

Song:  This Little Light of Mine"

Object Lesson:  Using a lighted candle and two mirrors, set the mirrors so that they reflect the candlelight to each other.

Observe with the children the multiple reflections of the one candle flame.  Note that others are like mirrors of our light.  When we

shine out, we multiply God's love and light in our world.

MOVING MEDITATION

Light a candle, and play music that evokes meditative dancing.  Look at the candle for a minute.  Look at the flame, how it is shaped, how it moves. 

Close your eyes and see that flame in your imagination.  Let's pretned that we are the candle flame.  Spread out a little and make your body into a candle

flame.  Show it on your face, with your arms and the shape of your body.  Move like the flame.

Is your flame gentle or blazing?  Does it move?  How does it feel?  Is it bright and glowing?

 

UNITEENS (middle school/6th - 8th grade): 

RETREATS:

NEW REGISTRATION FORMS!
 

 

SUMMER SPLASH UNITEEN RETREAT - June 7 - 9 (replaces NC Celebration)  PLEASE USE "NEW REGISTRATION FORMS"

ABOVE and WAIVER must be included

 

FALL UNITEEN RETREAT 

October 18 - 20, 2019 - Epworth By the Sea

 

 

 

SPRING UNITEEN RETREAT -

APRIL 3,4,5, 2020 - CAMP WEED 

 

 

Summertime is a great time to relax and have some "down time".  Fill your time with healthy thoughts and positive activities.

There is power in the words we use and the actions that we take.  If something does not "feel" right talk it over with a parent or

trusted adult.

Read books that will enhance your knowledge and watch positive shows that make you laugh an or teach you something new. 

Participating in anything less will simply clutter your mind and desensitize you to compassion and healthy living.  Some questions

you may want to ask yourself before you proceed:

1.  Would I want my little brother or sister to do this?

2.  If I were a parent , would I want my children to do this?

3.  Would I want my parents or teachers to know that I do this?

Bad influences can lead to questionable behavior that become bad habits which are difficult to break.  Standing up to what is right and healthy

for you may take courage, but the power is within you to do so.

(Excerpts taken from "What Do You Stand For?" by Barbara A. Lewis")


 

YOUTH OF UNITY (Y.O.U.) (9th - 12th grade):

To keep informed about Y.O.U., feel free to request access to our Facebook page, Southeast Y.O.U. page. It is private, so you have to make the request, then wait to be approved. Only Sponsors, Ministers, Youth Directors, active Y.O.U. teens and parents are allowed on this page.

Southeast Region 2019 Y.O.U. and Y.O.U. Sponsor Registration Forms:

 

This registration form is for:  Youth of Unity Members and Sponsors attending 2019 Regional Events. 

FOR THE TEENS, THIS FORM IS TO BE FILLED OUT BY THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OF THE YOUer ATTENDING.

REGISTRATION FORM LINK:  https://goo.gl/forms/oCGJVVmbd6dMmGK33

In addition to online forms, the medical form must be filled out, as well as the Minister Endorsement form. Once we have the medical forms, they are good for a year from Fall Rally.

The Minister Endorsement form should include the names of all Sponsors and teens attending, and must be submitted with the check for every rally.

QUESTIONS?  CONTACT Dixie Smith, Y.O.U. Consultant at: P: 678.439.1569 or                  E:seyouconsultant@gmail.com   

 

 

Y.O.U.

 

SUMMER CONNECTION:  JUNE 23 - 28, 2019

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION

 

 

IYOU Event: July 7-11, 2019

 

For Further information and Registration Forms - CLICK HERE

 

Cost:

Registrations postmarked by April 30, 2019 - $600

Registrations postmarked May 1 through 31, 2019 - $625

 

From "Daily Word for Teens" - HONORING ONE ANOTHER

"What are human beings that you are mindful of them.....?  You have made them for 

a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned them with glory and honor." - Hebrews 2:6-7

 

It's nice to be honored, to be appreciated by others and have them mention some of the things I am good at

doing.  I think of how God has honored all people, including me, by creating each living, breathing, thinking being

and then giving each one of us a sacred spirit that is capable of expressing divine qualities!

 

When I hear or see news reports of people harming one another, I wonder how in the world people can be so unaware

of how special each and every person is.  I wish I could make a satellite broadcast to the world, encouraging everyone

to honor one another.

 

For now, I will do my part by honoring God and honoring all that God has created.  All people are special to God and deserve to be

appreciated and in some way told how special they are.  I can do that, right where I am in the world!

Affirmation:

"I honor God by honoring every person as a creation of the creator."

 

NEXT GENERATION UNITY (NGU) (young adults out of highschool 18 - 35)

Save the Date!

 

NGU Retreat - May 17 - 19, 2019  $35  DETAILS TO FOLLOW

Unity of Blairsville

Contact:  Miranda Baker at miranda@unitynorth.org

 

 

 

UNITY PARENTS (parents of children & teens in Unity):

 

 

 

Dr. Becky Bailey at TEDx - Wiring the Brain for Success

 

UNITY YOUTH MINISTERS/ YOUTH LEADERS:

UPCOMING EVENTS

YOUTH EDUCATION DIRECTORS/MINISTERS TRAININGS & RETREATS:

 

BOOKING NOW FOR 2019!
CONTACT Ytonna at 561-379-8153 or Ytonna@yahoo.com

 

 
 
 
     
TRAININGS FOR 2019
 
Booking NOW for 2019!
 
 
 
 
ALL TIMES INDICATED ON WEBSITE OR FLIERS ARE BASED ON THE EASTERN TIME ZONE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WAYSHOWERS CONFERENCE 2019

 

 

Wayshowers South Conference -   WE ARE FAMILY!  

will take place September 14, 2019

Christ Church Unity, Orlando, Florida

This year's conference will be one day only.

Details posted soon!

The Wayshowers Conference was created to serve the Ministers & Youth leaders in Unity churches

that serve our youth and teens in the Southeast Region. All are welcome to attend.

 

MAIL REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT TO:

Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan, CSE

PO Box 172, Lake Worth, Florida  33460