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 SEPTEMBER is: ORDER

 

 

 

Affirmation:  "MY LIFE IS IN BALANCE AND IN ORDER AND ALL IS WELL"

BIBLE:  2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[a] The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

 

The color key for ORDER IS GREEN and the Disciple is JAMES OF ALPHAEUS.   The ability to organize,balance, sequence, adjust .

 

HOW TO OPEN YOUR YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRY SAFELY - "YES, WE CAN!" by Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan

 

 

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.

 

******ALL TIMES INDICATED ON WEBSITE OR FLIERS ARE BASED ON THE EASTERN TIME ZONE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.**********

 

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

YFM Resources and Links

Unity Youth Ministry Lessons for Parents

Let’s stay connected! During this time when Sunday services may be offered in new and different ways, we want to remain close as a spiritual community. The following lessons are designed for parents/guardians to do at home with children. Why not send one out to your families each week and offer a weekly opportunity for the families and YFM teachers to connect with Zoom or other online tools.

Click the links below to download the lessons:

 

VIRTUAL TOURS THAT THE ENTIRE FAMILY CAN ENJOY:

 

ARE YOU DEALING WITH GRIEF IN YOUR HOME?  CHECK OUT THESE RESOURCES:

Listen to Unity FM Voices of Unity, Rev. Jacquie Fernández, M.Div.,
Rev. Jacquie is joined by her 17-year-old daughter, Josie; Rev. Diane Venzera, Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator for Unity Worldwide Ministries; and mental health consultant Brijin Gardner, LCSW. They will discuss how teens are experiencing the pandemic, what resources are available for those working with teens, and how we can support our youth.
 
Links:

UNITOTS (3 - 4 year olds):  

 

If you are looking for children's storybooks that contain a spiritual message,

check out this book list.

 

 

 

UNIKIDS (kindergarten to fifth grade):  

Clare McBride has generously donated her series: Parables to Ponder for Children. 

Each series contains eleven parables. The parables are designed to invite children and families to explore life principles together. 

Series 1Series 2Series 3Series 4.

THE FIVE COME ALIVE VIDEO SERIES BY TRISH YANCEY

The Five Come Alive Principle #1

https://youtu.be/lh_7uLwg49s

 

The Five Come Alive Principle #2

https://youtu.be/aPocsnEMeOU

 

The Five Come Alive Principle #3

https://youtu.be/JdUpNy9dJWM

 

The Five Come Alive Principle #4

https://youtu.be/X_F2e3IP5fk

 

The Five Come Alive Principle #5

https://youtu.be/jr5YAkpa67w

 

 

BOOK LIST FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH GRIEF:

I Miss You by Pat Thomas
When Dinosaurs Die: A guide to Understand Death Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
The Pond by Nicola Davies
The Forgiveness Garden by Lauren Thompson
Sad Isn't Bad When Some You Love Dies by Mundy (pamphlet (not book) is 70 cents) found at www.carenotes.com/carenotes-titles/sad-isnt-bad/
When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses by James, Friedman, and Matthews
 

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

RETREATS:

NEW REGISTRATION FORMS!
 

 

ONLINE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH REV. YTONNA FROM 10AM - 10:30AM EASTERN TIME

FOR AN INVITATION, EMAIL  REV. YTONNA AT revytonna@gmail.com 

 

 

 

FALL UNITEEN RETREAT 

OCTOBER 16,17 & 18th - VIRTUAL RETREAT  

DETAILS TO BE RELEASED SOON

 

 

 


 

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.

 

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 REV. YTONNA DYESS FINNEGAN  -  YTONNA@YAHOO.COM

Y.O.U. Events:

 FALL VIRTUAL RALLY - NOVEMBER 13- 15, 2020
TO REGISTER EITHER CLICK ON THE FLIER OR LINK BELOW:

 

 

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

Save the Date!

Email us at: southeastngunity@gmail.com to be added to our Slack community

Website:   https://senextgenunity.com

Insta is:  @southeastngu

 

2019 Events

The link will be posted online and on social media about half an hour before starting time.

NGU ONLINE MEETUP

September 6

October 4

November1

 

 

We invite you to join the conversation with NGU Online! In September, we'll be hosting our monthly online meetup through Google Hangout.

Date will be announced soon. Join the Invite at southeastngu.slack.com     7pm-8pm EST     Google Hangout

 

 

Here is the link for our events, including our online Spiritual Hangouts and the Retreat. https://senextgenunity.com/events
 Email southeastngunity@gmail.com with questions or to get on our email newsletter. 
 
 

 

UNITY YOUTH MINISTERS/ YOUTH LEADERS:

UPCOMING EVENTS

YOUTH EDUCATION DIRECTORS/MINISTERS TRAININGS & RETREATS:

     
 
The Misplaced Generation: Bringing Home Our Young Adults. After years of Unity leaders wondering where our young adults are, the young adults have spoken. The UWM Young Adult Team offered a survey asking many of these former and current Unity attendees what draws them to Unity, and why they choose to leave or return. The data is in and the results have been compiled. Join Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan, Miranda Baker, and Rev. Linda McLeod on September 9, 1:30-3 p.m. (CT), to learn what you and your ministry can do to help bring a misplaced generation of movers and shakers back home. Register by September 7, 2020. 1.5 CEUs are available.
 
 
TRAININGS FOR 2021 - CONTACT Ytonna at 561-379-8153 or Ytonna@yahoo.com
 
ALL TIMES INDICATED ON WEBSITE OR FLIERS ARE BASED ON THE EASTERN TIME ZONE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
 
 
 

WAYSHOWERS CONFERENCE  - MARCH 5TH & 6TH OF 2021

 

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.