WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YFM?
Last Sunday we continued learning about the Power of Strength and developing our Power Cards. We also wrote Valentines to ourselves reminding us what we Love about ourselves and what makes us Strong.
This Sunday, February 18th, we will focus on how to use these Power cards to offer our Strength to our friends or family. How can we lift someone up when they are feeling low? And without 'straining our own backs'. For the children who haven't developed a Power card, we'll start there and then expand our Strength outward.
We'll see all of you this Sunday. Join us!
More Details About February's Theme:
Throughout the month of February we are exploring the Power of Strength, and similar to Pokemon cards, we are developing our own Power cards. This past Sunday we started crafting Power cards depicting the Strengths we can have in Body, Mind, and Spirit. We explored what Strength means as observed in others and in ourselves. With these Power cards, we can remind ourselves of our Strengths throughout the week, the month, and beyond.
Dates to keep in mind:
Feb. 4: introduction to Strength and start writing Valentine's or Affirmations to the larger UCP community, including each other in the YFM.
Feb. 11: introduction of Strength and recognition of what we see in ourselves. Continue writing Valentine's cards to the larger UCP community, including each other.
Feb. 18: We will share our strength through our song, along with our Valentine's affirmations with the Unity Community. The lesson will also be about recognizing the Strength in others.
Feb. 25: Complete the month of Strength by recognizing the strength in our various communities and set an intention, or one action, to affirm that portion of our community.
It will be a fun month! Plan to bring your children, or grandchildren, or come upstairs as a volunteer with us. Joy is guaranteed!
ABOUT UCP'S YFM PROGRAM
We invite you to join us at Unity Center of Peace on Sundays at 11:00am with your younger family members. While you enjoy our Celebration Service in the sanctuary, they will benefit from participating in our robust, loving, nurturing curriculum for children and youth. All programs are age-appropriate and are led by our carefully selected, and fully background checked, Spiritual Education staff members.
Our YFM rooms are in the upstairs part of the building and Sunday School resides from 11am-12:10pm. Please be sure to sign your child in using the clipboard on the door. Near the end of service, the children will be brought downstairs by the Youth Ed teacher to give a brief announcement about what they did and what they learned and to receive a special UCP blessing by the minister and congretation. We currently do not have a program for teens (Y.O.U). Teens are encouraged to sit in the Sunday Service with their parents at this time.
OUR YFM VISION STATEMENT
We envision young people growing up with a clear grasp of their spiritual nature and power, living from their ability to make a difference in the world, to express love, to choose kindness, to relate authentically, and to model spiritual values.