Youth Ministry
Youth Education Director: Katherine Schuh

Youth Education: Katherine Schuh
Nursery: Phaedra Karoy

September and October are the months to harvest the bounty of our world and prepare for the winter months ahead. It may seem too soon, but already the daylight hours grow shorter and the mornings cooler. Family schedules are busier. In our area the school year has already started.

Fall youth education classes will be exploring Prayer, incorporating the inspirations and affirmations used for Unity’s World Day of Prayer. This annual event begins at 7pm September 11th and is observed until 7pm September 12th. This is the perfect time to share with and encourage prayer in our homes with our children. The practice of Prayer doesn’t need to be lonely, formal and dull. Prayer is the perfect chance to talk to God wherever we are. We can use a tried and true prayer such as the “Prayer for Protection” or we may have a simple prayer from our heart. Children are the perfect prayers. They say their prayer and open their hearts to the bounty that will be bestowed on them. A prayer from Unity’s day of prayer 2012 is “My Positive thoughts, words and actions create a healthy life – mind, body and spirit.” Now that is a harvest worthy of sharing.

The spiritual powers for September and October are Divine Order and Enthusiasm.

Volunteers Needed For Youth Ministry
Volunteers where are you? We have sent our prayers on the way and know that Spirit is at work and we will soon harvest a bounty of great volunteers to share the wonder that is youth ministry. We ask for a minimum commitment of one Sunday a month with youth education ages 3 to 11. If you are interested in our teen program please schedule a time to meet with Rev. Bernadette, Phaedra or Katherine.
Children’s Harvest/Halloween Celebration: October 27
Enthusiasm abounds as we celebrate harvest season and Halloween, anticipating our costumes and seasonal activities. We invite children of all ages to dress in costume on this special Sunday. We will celebrate in our YE class space with crafts, stories, music and special treats.

Uniteens and Y.O.U.
As we begin our fall classes, we are still in transition with our teen group and in the process of finding the perfect Sponsor for this group. We welcome Uniteens and to share our youth education classes or the service with our congregation. Y.O.U. Fall retreat and Unitreat is October 11-13. Please contact Katherine or Phaedra for more information

Scholarships Needed
Your financial help in any amount is needed to give our children these amazing spiritual opportunities. Mark your gift, ‘YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND’. It will not be used for anything else. Thank You!

Annual Souper Sunday - October 6
Bring a Crockpot of your favorite soup, some homemade bread or a dessert to share and enjoy after service with your Unity family. Our Hospitality Team will host this event and any donations will benefilt our building fund.

September Affirmation for DIVINE ORDER:
I follow the law of love and my life is in order.
October Affirmation for ENTHUSIASM:
I am alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic about life.
I reap with enthusiasm that which I have sown.

For more information on any of the events at Unity of Vancouver call the office at 360-696-0996 or
email Unity of Vancouver Adminstrator