“The Truth Expressed as Nurturing Energy ” with Jennifer Gates, Youth And Family Ministry Director
Affirmation: I am grateful for the love I receive. I live the Truth that I know!
This week in Youth Ministry, we will be wrapping up our weekly study of Ellen Debenport’s “The Five Principles” as we focus on Principle #5 and talk about all the ways we have experienced “being mothered” in our lives. We will look at the role of our own mothers, grandmothers, and other significant female energy that has guided, nurtured, and directed our paths. We will examine this force in our lives through the lens of Principle #5 which tells us that we practice our Unity Principles by letting them shine through our actions.
Adult volunteers will provide information about what “mothering” means and will provide an opportunity for children and teens to explore their own thoughts about caregiving. Through stories, quotations and sharing of our own (and children/teens) life stories, we will piece together what a “mom” is, how she shines her Truth. and why we celebrate her presence.
Children and teens will be able to identify ways they have been cared for or nurtured. They will explore the reasons to be grateful for this attention, and they will understand how to integrate an appreciation for caregivers and care giving into their daily lives. By showing our love and appreciation, we also practice Principle #5!
Principle #5: Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.
Principle #5 (adapted for youth): I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference!
As always, 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. We are especially looking for volunteers who are willing to serve during the summer months – June, July, and August!
Reminder: On-line registration and individual payments for YOU Legacy Rally are due Friday, May 18! You can find the online registration here: https://unitysouthcentral.org/youth-of-unity-event-registration/