Youth and Family Ministry

Sunday Morning Program

10:45-11 pm: Narthex sign-in. Children remain in the Sanctuary with adults until dismissed.
11-11:05 pm: Blessing and dismissal to classroom
11:05-11:30 pm: Sacred Circle and lesson
11:30-11:50 pm: Creative Experience
11:50-12:00 pm: Snack
12-12:15 pm: Dismissal/check out, Fellowship Hall


Beholds all children as whole and perfect expressions of God.

Empowers children to fulfill their divine potential.

Teaches children to meditate and pray.

Invites children to experience a loving God.

Provides a strong spiritual foundation for children’s lives.


Age Groups: Nursery through High School

Nursery/Pre-K  (Ages 5 and under) – enjoy a short lesson, craft, a variety of toys, books and snacks while parents enjoy the service

Elementary (grades K-5) – participate in a lesson, discussion, creative experience, meditation, prayer and snack

Uniteens and Youth of Unity (grades 6-12) discuss real-world topics to apply to your life, practice meditation, prayer and mindset strategies, meet friends and connect over snacks

“Call Out The Children”

Our mission is not to entertain the children, but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be “called out” is to follow the harmonious law of the soul’s unfoldment. – Myrtle Filmore, Co-founder of Unity

Youth and Family Ministry Staff

YFM Director Piper Murray is passionate about working with children, She has been part of the Youth and Family Ministry at Unity of Tampa since March, 2021 and became director in December of that year. She has seven years of experience in creating environments where children can express themselves authentically without judgement.

 “I strive to provide our youth an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God. All kids deserve encouragement and an advocate who will see their perspective.  I want to be that person while helping them trust God in times of need and rely upon their Faith for guidance at any time.

 As a child, I always looked forward to church events and viewed church as the one place I could be myself. I hope to create that same experience for our youth at Unity of Tampa every Sunday!”

Piper Murray, YFM Director
Melanie Espinosa, YFM Assistant

YFM Assistant Melanie Espinosa joined Unity of Tampa’s Youth and Family Ministry in December, 2021. She has had multiple years of experience guiding children on their walk with God. She feels herself grow spiritually as she helps others to grow.

“Teaching is one of life’s greatest blessings. I knew my spirituality would grow alongside the children’s. It is a wonderful journey to walk with them. I strive to teach the kids in a gentle and understanding manner. I want to be the best supporter I can and be there for the kids when they want someone to talk to.”

Tampa Unity Youth and Family
Creative Learning

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