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Glory to God in the Highest, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all!

Welcome to YouthEd News!  

Our YouthEd News provides families with up to date information on our Youth & Family Ministry program, as well as additional resources to support spiritual growth.

Each post will include a note from your YFM Director, current and upcoming YouthEd happenings, a “Kids Corner” with fun activities, and a “For Parents” section with information and resources to further support you and your family.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Denny Balish, CSE, Youth & Family Ministry Director at

Covid Safety

As of 11/28/21, Dane County health officials have extended the indoor mask mandate for adults and children ages 2 and older, no matter vaccination status. This current mandate runs through 1/3/22.

A Note from Our YFM Director

We continue to hold space for more children returning to YouthEd.  Children and their families are an integral part of our spiritual community, and we are richer with their presence.

We are enjoying getting to know each other through our Sacred Circle time, community building activities and creative expression.

We celebrate each child and look forward to our program growing as we welcome more families into our spiritual community.  

We hope to see you soon!

YouthEd Happenings

On Sunday, November 28th, we began a four-week series on Advent, each week exploring the Christmas season—the coming of Light—through story and creative experiences.

Each week we focus on a different quality: hope, peace, joy and love. 

Kids Corner

Advent is a time of year when we celebrate the Christmas season and the "coming of light."  Light lives in all things: stones, plants, animals and people. 

The Advent season reminds us that we carry that light within us and by sharing our light with others, we make the world a brighter place--light the twinkling lights on a Christmas tree!

In Unity, each week of advent has a special meaning: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas, teaches us how to live with hope, pease, joy and hope in our hearts.

Here is a fun video that teaches us about the second week of Advent: Pancho and Friends: Advent Peace.

For Parents 

CHRISTMAS ADVENTURES: If you are looking for some fun and interactive Chirstmas virtual adventures for your family, see what's new at Unity Worldwide Ministries: Virtual Holiday Adventures

SILENT UNITY MEDITATIONS: Being parents, in addition to other various responsibilities you shoulder, can be a lot, even on a good day!  A few minutes of meditation is not only a great way to take care of yourself, but also models mindfulness and self-care for your children and familes.  Silent Unity offers a variety of meditations on different topics that nourish the mind-body-spirit. Check them out here: Silent Unity Meditations.

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs.”
Matthew 19:14