Youth Education Director: Katherine
As I wrote my letter to God, I remembered a quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, “What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” It is true that within us we have the spiritual tools we need to live our best life. In the Unity tradition of our 12 spiritual powers, January is the month focused on Faith, and February celebrates Love. I believe that with faith and love we can accomplish even miracles. I hope that if you haven’t yet had a chance to set your New Year intentions you will take the time to do so. Whether acting as an individual, family or group of friends this is a powerful experience to plan and complete. Please include your children. We always held this ceremony in the Youth Ministry classes. The children were so excited to receive their own handwritten Letter from God mid-year.
During my time of New Year reflection, I included visualizing the future of our Unity Church, the place Youth Ministry would have in Unity of Vancouver as it reopens and resumes regular services. The children and teens have always been considered a priority in this ministry and I visualize this continuing. I see familiar and new faces volunteering to create, organize, and implement a program based on Unity Principles that will nurture and challenge the adult volunteers as well as the children who participate. It is an exciting time for all. Until then we will know that “what lies within us” is of great importance and power in creating our lives and daily experiences.
5 Basic Unity Principles That We Teach
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!
JANUARY AFFIRMATION FOR FAITH:
“Faith helps me know the good when good cannot be seen.”
FEBRUARY AFFIRMATION FOR LOVE:
“The Love of God enfolds me. I am a beloved child of God.”
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