Welcome to the website for Southeast Unity Youth and Family Ministry
A ministry of the Southeast Unity Region, Inc.
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.
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."
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.
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):
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
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER CONNECTION: JUNE 23 - 28, 2019
IYOU Event: July 7-11, 2019
For Further information and Registration Forms - CLICK HERE
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!
"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 email@example.com
UNITY PARENTS (parents of children & teens in Unity):
UNITY YOUTH MINISTERS/ YOUTH LEADERS:
YOUTH EDUCATION DIRECTORS/MINISTERS TRAININGS & RETREATS:
BOOKING NOW FOR 2019!
CONTACT Ytonna at 561-379-8153 or Ytonna@yahoo.com