Blessing for all children
Child of light, we love you and bless you. We see the Spirit of God within you guiding, protecting, and prospering you always.
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
The Youth & Family Ministry at Unity Church of Auburn is committed to creating a safe, loving, and nurturing environment where each child can fully experience and express the Christ Spirit that lives within.
This Ministry also is strongly committed to the personal greatness of all children. All of the lessons are based on Unity’s core teachings:
- the active presence of a loving God within each person and event
- empowered responsibility for the course of one’s life
- personal spiritual exploration and guidance
- the power of positive thoughts to transform life and circumstances
Sunday Morning Schedule
10:00 – 11:15 AM
Nursery Care for infants and toddlers
All classes meet in the Youth Education classrooms.
Unity’s Five Basic Principles for Children
1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2. I am naturally good because God’s divinity is in me and in everyone.
3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
5. I do and give my best by living the truth I know. I make a difference.
Call out the Children…
by Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity
Our mission is not to entertain the children, but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be “called out” is to follow the harmonious law of the soul’s unfoldment. Who meddles with the rosebud? What fingers are deft enough to pry open that marvel of folded beauty? We are wise enough to leave it alone to follow the glad law of its own unfolding, but our children! Have we dealt as wisely with these buds of marvelous possibilities? Have we always remembered that they, too, must quicken and unfold through the innate law of their own genius?
A PRAYER FOR NAVIGATING PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS
I bring my awareness to the One Presence that moves all from the invisible into form, always acting on behalf of Its creation. There is nothing outside of God’s benevolence. This is true for me, this is true for all beings, for all parents and children as they navigate through what is theirs to do and know.
This prayer establishes an acceptance and trust in Divine Intelligence that is at work in my relationship to all children. I claim an opening to intuition, and I have confidence in the unlimited capability of the Universe to establish harmony in all the events that show up in our lives together.
I recognize a growing response of comfort and ease, as light, love, and empowerment infuse my children and their guardians in all the ways they relate, create, and interact. All that is unhelpful falls away, making room for higher expressions of connection and worthiness. I am grateful as I know and embrace this truth for and about my children and all children and parents everywhere. Amen.