“Living in Appreciation” Jennifer Gates, Youth and Family Ministry Director
“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.” – St. Francis of Assisi
a: to grasp the nature, worth, quality, or significance of
b: to value or admire highly
c: to judge with heightened perception or understanding : be fully aware of
d: to recognize with gratitude
Our Youth Ministry department is living in a state of pure appreciation for the gifts we receive from our larger spiritual CommUNITY here at Unity Church of San Antonio. Over the past several weeks, our classroom spaces have expanded and have been modified to meet the growing needs of our children, teens, and families.
The volunteers and leadership of UCSA’s Youth Ministry Program are pleased to recognize and acknowledge the beauty around us — realizing that we are all interconnected, and that Sacred Service is part of our connection and our gift to the world and the world’s gift back to us. We are so fortunate at Unity Church of San Antonio to have a vibrant community brimming with opportunities to serve. So many of our congregants are actively involved in service to this community – and so many have recently shared in the expansion of our youth ministry department.
We invite you to stop by our vibrant youth ministry classrooms to have a firsthand look at the result of the study and fellowship our children and teens participate in on a weekly basis.
As American poet, Edward Arlington Robinson, shared, “There are two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind we feel for what we receive, and the larger kind we feel for what we give.”
Thank you for allowing me to experience both of these with each of you.