A positive path for spiritual living

Resources from Ms. Helen

Need something to do with Uni-tots & Uni-kids?  How about watching the following videos:

The Five Come Alive Principle #1


The Five Come Alive Principle #2


The Five Come Alive Principle #3


The Five Come Alive Principle #4


The Five Come Alive Principle #5



"We Each Have Something to Contribute"

PowerPoint Lesson
Frederick Video

by Leo Lionni 
UNITEENS HAD A FANTASTIC VIRTUAL FALL RETREAT this past weekend!  Their depth of sharing what they Love & Value was amazing!  A shout out to our Y.O.U. Regie - Lu, who led ice breakers and Rev. Belinda Lighheart for sharing the lovely video & lesson "Chambers of the Heart" with Fabian Debora/Homeboy Ministries.
Mark your calendar for 2021 Uniteen Events:
April 16 - 18, 2021 - Spring Uniteen Retreat at Camp Weed, Live Oak, Florida
October 15 - 17, 2021 - Fall Uniteen Retreat at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon Island, GA.
Join Fellow Uniteens each Sunday for a Virtual Sunday lesson from 10:00am - 11:00am Eastern Time.  
Ytonna Finnegan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Unity Youth Service
Time: Oct 25, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Mark Your Calendar for Y.O.U. Events in 2021:
January 29 - 31, 2021 Y.O.U. Spirit Quest/Leadership Rite of Passage                  (By invitation only)
March 26 - 28, 2021 Spring Y.O.U. Rally at Warren Willis, Fruitland Park, Florida
June 13 - 18, 2021 Summer Y.O.U. Rally at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
November 12 - 14, 2021 Fall Y.O.U. Rally at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon Island, GA.
Do you have High Schoolers that would like to connect with others in the Southeast Region?  Now they can.  The Southeast Region has a virtual Y.O.U. meet up every Sunday from 10:00am - 11:00am


What's next for our kids after they graduate from Y.O.U.?  The Southeast Region has a vibrant NextGen/Young Adult Ministry for ages 18 - 35, that meet virtually and in person.  To get information on First Sunday meetups and events check out their website at:
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Would you like to participate on a committee that is working on the expansion of Young Adult Ministry?  If so, contact Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan at revytonna@gmail.com
Wayshowers Conference has been rescheduled for March 5th & 6th at the Calvin Retreat & Conference Center located in Hampton, Georgia outside of Atlanta.  This will be an experience filled with inspiration, meditation and salutation!
Available both Virtual and in person.
Are you getting ready to reopen and want ideas and best practices on bringing YFM back to your church/center?

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UNABLE TO ATTEND THE SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CONFERENCE - Deepening our Spiritual Conviction, Creating a Whole New World.  Take a look at the following videos and if your inspired to do so, donate to the SE Region by clicking on the following link:  https://seunity.breezechms.com/give/online  ENJOY!

MONDAY SESSION:  https://youtu.be/idlMWrGl7cA
Sue Fredrick Bob Sima & Shannon Plummer Wisdom Treasures Special Poetry & Readings
Abundant Blessings to the "Whole" You - The Truth of Who You ARE!
Rev. Ytonna Dyess Finnegan
Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Southeast Unity Ministries

Unity of Gainesville joins in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day 1970- 2020                                                      

Walk the Talk --  As the EarthCare message seeps into the hearts and souls of youth, they may be inspired to start a project with their family or in their neighborhood.

Some examples of what this community group can look like in action are:

  • Book club and/or Family film discussions on environmental topics

  • Outdoor garden and/or tree planting

  • Local service projects/community outreach (e.g., pick up litter in surrounding parks, playgrounds, creek beds)   

  • Field trips to sacred sites or nearby trails

  • Household Recycling or composting

  • Assist in changing lighting to LED or more economic bulbs

  • Plant a community vegetable or herb garden

All of these possibilities will not only help to retain and invigorate youth, but can excite adult community members.   This is also a perfect way to bridge the generation gap and for youth and adults to work together on a shared purpose.

Here are some fun resources for kids to learn and do: Go to National Geographic for Kids     or go to Clarksville Now       

Music   Music can be inspiring, encouraging and provide hope. Check these songs out by clicking them:

YouTube celebrates Earth Day

Movies about the environment: Classic movies for younger kids are Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and FernGully: The Last Rainforest. The Disney film Earth, released on Earth Day 2009, celebrates the natural wonder and beauty of the planet.

Documentaries: Luckily, Netflix has plenty of documentaries the kids will actually love watching with you, including BBC’s LifeHidden KingdomsPlanet Earth II and Chasing Ice.

If your children are interested in reading material about the world around them.

“Dawn Publications has inspired countless readers to embrace and protect the natural world, and we are honored to continue that mission for generations to come.”–Kelly Barrales-Saylor, the editorial director for Sourcebooks eXplore.          

https://dawnpub.com/new-home-for-dawn-books/       Excerpt from this website….

Listen to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Another Corona virus online read for kids    How kids can use 12 powers to overcome fear        

 Make it meaningful for Kids                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Hike somewhere new

  • Plan a special meal using only local foods

  • Make a nature mandala with found objects

  • Create an Earth Day message for others with rocks or chalks

  • Go bird-watching

  • Test your toilets for leaks with food coloring

  • Make a pact to stop using plastic water bottles

  • Read an inspiring environmental picture book

  • Make some art using recycled material

  • Go on a hunt to local water reservoirs, towers and treatment plants

  • Turn down the heat and declare it "sweater day"

  • Donate to an environmental charity

  • Go on a photo scavenger hunt

  • Avoid single-use plastics for the day

  • Fill a bag with garbage from a playground

  • Start a worm composter

  • Plant a tree, flower or seed...or anything

  • Start a vegetable plot or garden pot

  • Explore a local stream or pond

  • Build a stick fort outside

  • Start a wonder collection of natural objects

  • Let your yellow mellow for today

  • Try to live for a day without making garbage

  • Avoid buying anything new today



Lead by Example:

  • Help clean up litter.

  • Take recyclable materials to a recycling center (for more info on recycle do’s and don’ts, visit Waste Management’s website).

  • Compost at home.

  • Turn out lights when not in use.

  • Don’t waste water.

  • Reduce fuel emissions by walking whenever possible.

  • Program the thermostat to be more energy-efficient.

  • Reuse and repurpose rather than using disposable items.                          

Join Them:

  • Have an Earth Day block party: Invite all the kids in the neighborhood to plant gardens or trees and pick up trash.

  • Volunteer: Participate in fundraisers for ecology and animal projects.

  • Donate time: Head to the local recycling center  

  • Go green challenge: Walk, bike, carpool or take the bus for a week, teaching your kids how to reduce greenhouse gases.

  • Adopt a road: Just google “adopt a road [your state name]” for info on adopting a road for trash pickup.

Teach Them: