Welcome to Unity of Tampa Youth and Family Ministry
We offer childcare and youth ministry at our 10 a.m. Sunday service for ages one and up. We have a nursery and playroom for our younger friends, and for children age five and up we have exciting, hands-on lessons.
We currently have no separate program for teenagers. We hope to have one soon. In the meantime, they are welcome to join you in the service.
Drop off/sign in: In the Sanctuary, check in with Ms. Emma, and then head in to find a seat. At the start of service, the youth will be called down to the front and then walk over to the classroom together.
Pick up/sign out: Pick your child up from the classroom and sign out with Ms. Emma
A glimpse into our Sunday morning routine
9:45-10 a.m. Check-in
10-10:05 a.m. Blessing and dismissal to classroom
10:05-10:30 a.m. Sacred circle and story/lesson
10:30-10:50 a.m. Creative experience
10:50-11 a.m. Snack
11-11:15 a.m. Dismissal/check out
Unity’s Five Basic Principles for Children
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.
Emma Silbert, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Emma has been attending Unity of Tampa since she was 2 years old. She spends her days teaching first grade, here in Hillsborough county.
She is grateful to be able to serve the youth and family of Unity.
Call out the children…
by Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity
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. Who meddles with the rosebud? What fingers are deft enough to pry open that marvel of folded beauty? We are wise enough to leave it alone to follow the glad law of its own unfolding, but our children! Have we dealt as wisely with these buds of marvelous possibilities? Have we always remembered that they, too, must quicken and unfold through the innate law of their own genius?