The Children’s Ministry program at Unity of Ocala is currently undergoing staffing changes. We expect to be back up and running by January 2017. Once we are back in full swing, our program helps to answer your child’s questions about God, the Bible and Jesus. Our program does it in a way that honors the many paths to God and the many ways to worship God, with instruction and learning that is firmly rooted in positive and progressive Christianity.
Unity recognizes that there are many expressions of family life in today’s society; we fully embrace diversity. Our affirming environment fosters a positive self-image and personal responsibility while sharing unconditional love and acceptance.
Additionally, Unity offers practical, spiritual teachings that empower abundant and meaningful living. The teachers in our Children’s program are referred to as Spiritual Mentors. This shifts the focus of their role to one of guidance and mentoring as the children explore the Bible, God, and Jesus. Our trained Spiritual Mentors have passed a full background check. We honor our children and their families by providing a safe environment.
Unity’s Children’s Ministry provides a strong spiritual foundation for children’s lives. We are a growing ministry that provides a solid platform to meet the needs of the youth and families within our spiritual community. Come grow in Unity and Love with Unity of Ocala!
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.
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?