Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life. All are welcome. Unity creates an affirming environment that fosters positive self-image, personal responsibility, and unconditional love and acceptance.
We support families by providing a variety of family-friendly activities and events, parenting classes, and workshops to strengthen the connection of the family unit and in community to other families. Divine Inspiration works through us to create a nurturing and supportive environment for parents and children through spiritual activities, wholesome recreation and service to others. Some of the recurring events include the following:
This parenting meetup group meets between Services the first two Sundays of every month in Room 131 to discuss a different topic that relates to parenting children in a positive way. The group’s facilitators incorporate Love & Logic, Language of Listening, Say What You See, and Unity principles into addressing parenting challenges and group discussions.
Spirit Sharing Sundays
These mixed-age assemblies are held in Legacy Suite in Unity Oaks on fifth Sundays. These gatherings are led by our Youth of Unity and feature the talents of our young people. Ages five and up are invited to attend. Parents and grandparents are invited to join the fun.
Family Game Night
Families meet once a quarter to play their favorite games with each other and to enjoy a meal together. The format is potluck games and potluck food (bring your favorites to share).
These quarterly gatherings are for the teachers-angels-parents-sponsors of the children we serve. We meet for dinner, a brief training and a structured social activity for everyone to learn and grow, and connect with each other on a deeper level.
Every summer a week-long camp is held for the elementary age children. This camp uses a variety of art forms—music, dance, movement, drama, food, art, nature– to explore the practical application of a spiritual topic in depth. Interaction with fellow campers and experiential learning are important features of the camp. Field trips and guest speakers are often featured as well. Feedback from parents has been that these camps are often life-changing for their children.
Photos from our 2017 Summer Spirit Camp: