With Covid, we have switched to a zoom format. We meet every Sunday at 10 am. Zoom information is shared with families every week. We also post the lesson on Unity of Palm Harbor Facebook page. Please email Brigitte at firstname.lastname@example.org to join us on zoom.
We email the lesson to all the families, we have a zoom lesson every Sunday using online worksheets, “Gonoodle,” Kahoot, Big Life Journal, videos, meditations, and prayers. In addition, a care package is sent out once a month with craft materials and worksheets for families. View sample pages from our lessons here.
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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”.
Her program teaches the twelve powers lessons, the five unity
principles, the wonder curriculum, choices, and consequences, fair
play, navigating through change, Jesus’ teachings, wisdom tales,
and universal spiritual exploration as wonderful ways for children/
teens to learn how to follow the spiritual path. “We practice prayer,
meditation, songs, games, science fun, and creative expression to learn forgiveness, compassion, choices, acceptance, and
uniqueness. We are all children of God”.
Brigitte implemented the Youth Sunday program to give families time to connect while having fun. She organizes field trips, the annual water slide kick-off, Halloween party, Christmas play, and an Easter egg hunt for the children to enjoy every year.
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.”
Loving and learning with children are her passion. “We have been growing, learning, and playing through many changes. We have a very active children’s and teen program with many youth ministry volunteers working with our students from pre-primary through high school.” Teachers receive the lessons the week before they teach. They prepare and present the lessons. Brigitte gives them any support and/or materials which they need. There are also teachers’ meetings and regional learning sessions to address special situations that arise in youth ministry today. During Covid, lessons have been continued on zoom as well as being mailed out to families.
Please contact Brigitte at email@example.com for zoom information or to ask any other questions about the program.