"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him."
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 the Youth & Family Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of 3/1/22, Dane County health officials have lifted the indoor mask mandate.
If you are fully vaccinated, Unity of Madison is leaving it to personal choice regarding mask wearing.
For adults and children who are not vaccinated, we recommend wearing a mask and maintaining 6 ft. distance for your own and others' health.
PLEASE NOTE: If your child is experiencing any illness symptoms of any kind, please allow them to recuperate at home for their and other children's wellbeing.
A Note from Our YFM Director
At this time, a one-room schoolhouse is being provided focused on preK to elementary aged programming.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: YouthEd is looking for teaching assistants for our 10am program. If you would like to serve our wonderful children and their families, while growing spiritually, please contact the Youth & Family Ministry Director at email@example.com. We would love to have you!
For June, lessons will include stories about life, love, and the power of goodness to shape our lives.
Each lesson will include Sacred Circle time, movement/music, story, and creative exploration to feed the soul and spark the imagination.
Prayer connects us to the God within.
Jesus taught us how to pray by going apart, to a quiet place, where we can talk with God.
Here is a wonderful video of young person explaining the power of prayer as Jesus taught it: Celebrate Wonder - The Lord's Prayer.
As we enter our third year of the pandemic, families and their children continue to need support to weather this Covid storm. From the HeartMath Institute, here is a 30-minute podcast episode that offers some sound and sage advice for all those caring for children during this challenging time. Tune in: Helping Children Manage Pandemic Stress and Anxiety.
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.”