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 JULY is: UNDERSTANDING

 

Affirmation:  "I UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH OF WHO I AM."

BIBLE:  PSALM 119:130 - The unfolding of your words gives light;

    it imparts understanding to the simple.

 

The color key for UNDERSTANDING IS GOLD and the Disciple is THOMAS.   The ability to know, perceive, comprehend & apprehend .

 

CREATE A NEW PRAYERFUL AND POSITIVE DAILY ROUTINE by Erica Miller

  • Starting each morning upon waking to practice making the bed first.
  • (Bathroom break is ok but gracefully return to make bed)
 
  • Then "Sit just to Sit" for 5-7mins on breath awareness. Breathing in and out. 
  • Then begin your day
 
  • As the evening ends, unmake the bed but do not get in it just yet
  • Go back to the practice of "sitting just to sitting" for 5-7 mins. 
  • Breathing in and out
  • Climb into bed
 
Purpose of this to keep to routine of starting and ending your day with the very essence of your being. Bring conscious awareness to the breath of life (which is God/Source). There is no other purpose. This practice in action is the appreciation.

 

Earthday Meditation with Rev. Judith Elia

 

EVERY LITTLE CELL (Author unknown)

EVERY LITTLE CELL IN MY BODY IS HAPPY

EVERY LITTLE CELL IN MY BODY IS WELL

2X

I'M SO GLAD, EVERY LITTLE CELL 

IN MY BODY IS HAPPY AND WELL

2X

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!
 

SPRING UNITEEN RETREAT - HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

 

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 - EPWORTH BY THE SEA 

 

 

 


 

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://forms.gle/FpBEimwvyq3Xv94p6

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. Events:

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR GRADUATING SENIORS!
WE LOVE YOU, WE BLESS YOU AND WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOU
AND WE BEHOLD THE CHRIST IN YOU!

 

 

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!

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

April 5, 2020

May 3, 2020

 

 

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:

YFM ADULT SUNDAY SESSIONS:  10:30am - 11:00am Eastern Time

If you would like an invitation to participate,

please email Rev. Ytonna at revytonna@gmail.com.

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

     
TRAININGS FOR 2020
 
ALL TIMES INDICATED ON WEBSITE OR FLIERS ARE BASED ON THE EASTERN TIME ZONE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED.
 
 
 

WAYSHOWERS CONFERENCE 

 

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.

 

 

CLICK ON FLIER FOR COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF WAYSHOWERS CONFERENCE

 

ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

EMAIL:  Ytonna@yahoo.com with name or names of who is attending,

Your mailing address for materials

and a ZOOM link will be emailed to you.  

Make check out to:  Southeast Unity Ministries

 

MAIL REGISTRATION WITH PAYMENT TO:

Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan, CSE

PO Box 172, Lake Worth, Florida  33460

 

 

 

 

         

 


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