We are excited to be back in person for Children’s Church at Unity of Palm Harbor! Our children gather from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Masks are required for now to keep everyone safe. We have a sign-in sheet for Covid responsible actions from all the families. We have wipes and social distancing for those who are more comfortable with that.
There are 3 classes each Sunday. Pre-Primary-ages 2-6, Primary-ages 7-10, and Teens-ages 11+
Join us for “What a Wonderful World” in pre-primary. We are exploring God is Everywhere, Prayer, and Caring for God as me. We have individual baskets for art supplies, soft wipes for cleaning hands, and wipes for cleaning toys between use. We do games, crafts, imaginative play, have a prayer box, songs, and an affirmation for the day.
In the primary class, we are doing the Awakened Classroom. We will be looking at stories from “One Hand Clapping”, “The Invisible String”, “Old Turtle”, and “Everything Seed”. We will explore the 5 Unity Principles and 12 Powers of Unity as they apply to issues that are happening today from a spiritual perspective and learning to live a more authentic life. We have games, quotes, prayer, ice breakers, meditation, creative activities, movement, science, and self-discovery. We have individual baskets for art materials and soft wipes for use between activities.
The teens are exploring The Awakened Classroom. We use fables from “Doorways to the Soul”, a book of wisdom tales from around the world. This is a living curriculum based on issues that are happening today from a spiritual perspective to living a more authentic life. We have games, quotes, prayer, ice breakers, meditation, creative activities, movement, science, and self-discovery. We have individual pails for art supplies and soft wipes for cleaning between activities.
Please contact Brigitte, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Unity World Day of Prayer
Our students have created posters for topics of concern in their future. These include climate change, animals, trees, the ocean, plants, and peace. These posters will be displayed in the sanctuary before and during our world day of prayer. The students are praying for these concerns with our congregation.
Youth Ministry in Action
We are drawing our changeless spirit and practicing building on a strong foundation.
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Ms. Brigitte Bernhardt has been coordinating the Youth Ministry
program since June 1996. She has one son, Shaun. She became
interested in the spiritual education of her child and wanted to be
an integral part of what he was learning. “I wanted our spiritual life
to be a part of our daily life”.
During her many years as youth director, she has implemented
many Unity curricula including the five (5) principles, the twelve (12) powers, wisdom tales, Jesus’ teachings, the wonder years living curriculum, choices and consequences, fair play, navigating through change and the awakened classroom. Recently on zoom, we have been learning digital lessons. We are still including prayer, meditation, movement, games, some creative expression, sharing and exploring questions. The goal is that we learn to connect with the God or Divine Presence of our understanding and that we are seen and heard as the spiritual beings we have come here to express. During Covid, lessons are also being mailed out to families by email.
Brigitte also worked at the Safety Harbor Montessori Academy in Clearwater for 20 years. She taught ages 3-6 for most of those years and 1-3 grade for a while. Brigitte earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation Therapy. She has continuously expanded her educational knowledge through Montessori conferences, Unity conferences, zoom training, and workshops addressing the development of children dealing with the stresses of our world today. Brigitte also loves yoga, hiking, camping, biking, and swimming. “ Being centered is the best way to relate and facilitate self-growth. Using yoga with children works.”
Please contact Brigitte at email@example.com for zoom information or to ask any other questions about the program.