YOUTH & FAMILY
Youth Programs at UOC
Unity of Charlottesville is committed to providing an accepting, safe, and family-friendly environment where children and youth can express and explore their spiritual nature. This includes an organized spiritual program for all ages, that will engage, entertain and most importantly inspire our youth and families by inviting the Divine potential in each individual to grow and expand.
Youth Ed Vision Statement
The Youth Education Program at Unity of Charlottesville lovingly offers a supportive environment for children to experience, explore, and express themselves as spiritual beings.
The Living Curriculum
Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, believed our mission was not to “entertain the children, but instead, to draw them out.” The Living Curriculum is an approach or philosophy which affirms that the curriculum–that which is to be learned or known–lives within the adult, child or teen, themselves. It moves us past the belief that teachers have all the answers and need to impart them to the students. Instead, there is a realization that all of us are uniquely unfolding on our spiritual path, having access to the Spirit within.
The Living Curriculum is a process of spiritual support used to assist children, teens, families, and the church community in co-creating successful living. It honors the inherent wholeness and wisdom within each one of us, and utilizes storytelling and experiential creative expression to “draw out” the Truth we already know. The process helps us to explore spiritual principles and to become aware of how the principles operate in our lives.
Five Basic Unity Principles
- God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
- I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.
- I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
- Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
- I do and give my best by living the Truth that I know. I make a difference!