“Peace by Piece” Jennifer Llamas, Youth and Family Ministry Director.
Using 20/20 vision as our goal in youth ministry this year, we are studying Unity’s 12 Principles and contemplating how we may recognize them and express them more fully in our lives. As we begin to piece together our journey, we are also eager to share our discoveries and interpretations with our larger church CommUNITY. Over the coming year, we invite you to watch our “quilt” unfold on the wall outside our classrooms in the Unity Heights building. Each month, a new square will be added.
January’s Power, the Power of Faith, will be the first quilt square to appear. Once you have seen the creation, take a few minutes to speak with our children, teens, and adult volunteers about the insights and discussions we’ve had during our vibrant class time together. The young people of our UCSA (Unity Church of San Antonio) congregation are truly gifted spiritual craftsmen!
“Life isn’t given to us all of a piece,
It’s more like a patchwork quilt
Each hour and minute a patch to fit in
To the pattern that’s being built.
With some patches light — and some patches dark
And some that seem ever so dull
But if we were given to set some apart,
We’d hardly know which to cull.
For it takes the dark patches to set off the light,
And the dull to show up the gay
And, somehow, the pattern just wouldn’t be right
If we took any part away.
No, life isn’t given us all of a piece,
But in patches of hours to use,
That each can work out his pattern of life
To whatever design he might choose.”
— Helen Lowrie Marshall