A Season for NonViolence Jennifer Gates, Youth and Family Ministry Director.
Lesson Four: “Making Service Our Mission” Featuring Peace Hero, Mahatma Gandhi
Affirmation: My presence is important in this world. I make my part of this world more peaceful and loving. I make a difference!
Over the past 3 weeks in Youth Ministry we have explored the ideas of Dreaming, Courage and Gratitude. This week, we are continuing on this path of understanding what it means to be a peacemaker in the world as we talk about the ideas of Mission and Service. Each of us has our own unique gifts to share with others in our lives. Everyone, regardless of our age or level of experience, has the ability to make a positive impact on the world.
We are excited to be making gift tags this week for the Pecan Hill Valentine’s Day outreach project. It is our honor to support our church community in its effort to extend love, caring, and goodwill to our larger community!
Learning objective for children/teens: to identify what the words “service” and “mission” mean; to understand the various groups they are part of and how their presence impacts these groups; to question how they can use their creativity and their power of wisdom to think of and plan ways to make a positive impact on the world around them – at home, school, church, etc.
Unity Principles for this week:
Principle #5: Every day I do my best, I give my best, and I make a difference in the world.
I invite each of you to join us in our classroom on a Sunday morning. You may just find that your spiritual life is enriched by the lessons we are sharing. And, as always, volunteers for our Youth Ministry team are welcomed with open arms!
A Season of Nonviolence is an international movement, started in 1997, dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. It is observed annually during the 64-days between the assassination anniversaries of peacemakers Mahatma Gandhi, on January 30 and Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4.
PS: be sure to visit the Unity Heights building to see the amazing creations that our children and teens work on each week. And, this week, be on the lookout for some special messages in the CommUNITY Center – we are so grateful for each of you!