Youth Ministry Youth   Education         Director: Katherine Schuh
  

Team Members: Katherine Schuh, Phaedra Karoy, & Ms. Braelyn Johnson

Youth   Education - Ages 3 to 10

I am writing this on a perfect June afternoon when all things truly are “bright and beautiful,” and thinking about true summer in July and August. By then I will have returned from a much anticipated real vacation to New Jersey (with a side trip to Chattanooga Tennessee). It is called the Garden State. I am holding the vision that our church will be ready to resume in-person services. It will be as it is meant to be, and all will be in divine order. I have recently had time to delve into a new booklet from Unity titled, “How to Stay Centered, No Matter What.” It is helpful in explaining aspects of our 12 spiritual powers, tools for building our spiritual life.



It is wonderful to know that our spiritual power for July is Understanding and for August it is Will. Taking these spiritual tools from my spiritual toolbox and knowing that we always use the right tool for each job helps me to know that our spiritual family will again gather when the time is right. In the meantime, I can take advantage of the long summer days and join with friends and family to revel in just being together with hugs, laughter, and of course proper distancing and masks if appropriate. 


The power of Understanding is closely tied to faith and helps me to realize and know that life is unfolding for the highest good of all concerned. Proverbs 3:5 states “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” 

This last year has surely been a great chance to explore this statement. Now, as our country begins to return to a more familiar normal, the frustration with all the restrictions we have followed can begin to ease, and families can find ways to be together again. And now the power of the month for August, which is Will, can be put to the test. Will is our ability to choose and commit to being willing. It is not about being stubborn and forcing our will, but taking deep, relaxing breaths and seeing the will of God at work in all things. Will is knowing that God wills ‘good” for us at the highest level of our being. It is an interesting exercise explaining Understanding and Will to myself and other adults. I can’t wait for the time I can explore these spiritual powers with 3 to 10 year olds. I think they will have a lot to teach me!



Y.O.U. and UNITEENS 

The Y.O.U. Annual Rendezvous is an online event in 2021. It will be held from July 23-25. 

UNITREAT is tentatively scheduled for August 14-19 at Cispus, Washington. Information for these events can be found on the Unity Northwest Region website.




UNITY’S PRAYER FOR PROTECTION




The light of God surrounds us; I AM light.

The love of God enfolds us; I AM love.

The power of God protects us; I AM power.

The presence of God watches over us; I AM presence.

Wherever we are, God is!

I AM Divine.






 
 

JULY AFFIRMATION FOR UNDERSTANDING
“With Understanding, I know everything is unfolding 
for my highest good.”



AUGUST AFFIRMATION FOR WILL

“I use my power of Will to choose to commit 
and be willing.”


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