Youth and Family Ministry (YFM)

YFM

Youth Family Ministry

Sunday Mornings Classes at 10am (PDT) now on the 2nd floor of the Tower in the new YFM "Clubhouse"

YFM Sunday Morning Classes

All of our young people are together during the lessons for in-person learning on the 2nd floor of the Tower at 10am every Sunday morning. We lovingly teach our children and teens Unity Principles and Truths in fun and exciting ways.

Teaching our young people about service, compassion, empathy and love is in alignment with our Unity principles. We look forward to exciting activities and lessons.

The UniTeen/YOU Thursday game night once/week will continue on Zoom until young people decide they no longer want to participate.

Contact Lauren, our YFM Director at yfmunity@gmail.com for more information.

YFM "Clubhouse"

New Youth & Family Ministry Classroom

The YFM classroom is now located on the second floor of the Tower. We invite you to come see us there and feel free to bring your children there on Sundays at 10am. For more information contact Lauren at yfmunity@gmail.com

 

Our NEW Youth & Family Ministry Director

Lauren Ferrin

Hello, Unity Family! My name is Lauren Ferrin!

I am a native San Diegan. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jake for fourteen years. Together
we have two not-so-little boys David (11) and Max (10).
For the last six years,

I have been focusing on taking care of my boys and grandparents while completing a degree in Social and Behavioral Science. Before that, I worked at Qualcomm Inc. in the Admin Services department. While I enjoyed working at Qualcomm my true passion has always been working with children and those in need. My first job was with the YMCA Special Needs Unit providing in-home respite care. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the congregation and working with the children at Unity San Diego to cultivate their spiritual foundation while experiencing the loving Presence of God.

 

2022 Fall Festival & Church Picnic

This year our Fall Festival was combined with the Church Picnic and was held on Sunday, October 30th, 2022. Along with comforting fellowship, we enjoyed great carnival games, a delicious cakewalk, the old-time favorite - balloons and darts and our new favorite - pie eating contest. We also had a costume contest for ALL AGES.

 There were winners in all age groups and everyone participating earned a prize. We enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers and many nice potluck contributions. Kathy Davis and Rev. Karla held a silent auction and raffle. A good time was had by all and we look forward to continuing this annual tradition in future years!
 

 

Fun in the Sun at Stallion Oaks Ranch Campout, August 2022

On August 12th-14th, 2022, we held our first Annual Family Campout at Stallion Oaks. Together, Unity San Diego, Unity of the Trails (Rev. Ken Fendrick), and Agape is Love (Beci Rohkohl) provided reiki, archery, swimming, hiking and unlimited fun at The Unity Center’s ranch, Stallion Oaks in Descanso. Thirty- five people attended our campout and slept in yurts, tents and trailers or came up for the day on Saturday. We cooked paper bag bacon and eggs over a campfire, made wampum sticks (pudding inside biscuits cooked over a campfire) and had unlimited smore’s. On Saturday night Elene Bratton and her lovely daughter Danielle projected a movie onto a yurt so families could enjoy an outdoor film together. On Sunday morning, Rev. Ken and Beci held an adult service in the barn while Rev. Karla held the youth service, “God in Nature” in the pool. What a fantastic time we all had together!

 

 


Youth and Family Ministry Mission

Our mission is to create safe, loving environments where children and teens can explore their relationship with God and where each individual journey to self-awareness/God-awareness is honored.

 

Youth and Family Ministry Vision

Our vision is that each child knows that they are loved and supported by a community of faith that holds them precious and irreplaceable, and to be aware that they have the power to create with God an amazing life.

 

Unity’s Five Basic Principles for Youth

  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.

Our Youth and Family Ministry Department serves youth of all ages every Sunday morning at 10am on the 2nd floor of the Tower. For more information, contact Lauren at yfmunity@gmail.com.