Empowering children and teens to embrace and express their inherent divinity.

Director's Note

"The height of the tree is determined by the depth of the roots."  I think this perfectly sums up our Soul School children and teens and the amazing job they did last Sunday.  They took our UNS congregation to great heights by sharing the depth of their spiritual understanding, their love, and their talent.  The hours spent in creation and rehearsal were hours well spent, and I am so proud of all of our students, teachers, and families for the gift they gave to our congregation.  The adults in our spiritual community are always so impressed by the poise and expressiveness of our young people, and by their take on spiritual principles.  Our children are deeply rooted in Unity, and the lessons and concepts we share each week in Soul School are making a real difference in their lives.  The hour we spend together each Sunday is golden, and we at Unity on the North Shore are blessed beyond words.

So many people asked for a transcript of the beautiful "Dancing in the Chao" meditation written by Piper Dooley, I am sharing it here.  Click Meditation.

Looking for Summer Cool Specialists:  During the summer months, we offer a different cool, interactive class each week for our K-8th grade students.  Will it be Art?  Yoga? Puppetry?  Music?  Dance?  Cooking?  Acting?  Crafts?  Gardening?  It all depends on our Summer Cool Specialists!  What engaging hobby or activity can you share with our Soul School one Sunday this summer?  Do you know someone with an activity they could share?  Contact Kate or look for the sign up sheet in the Atrium in May.

This Week's Angel Affirmation:  "The height of the tree is determined by the depth of the roots."

Rev. Kate Jordan, LUT, CSE
Youth and Family Ministry Director

This Sunday in Soul School

Soul School starts at 10:25 am, with our Sacred Circle, where we share the Daily Word, our affirmations for the week, and our Love Offerings.  Please sign-in your child(ren) in the Garden Room by 10:20 am, so we can get started on time.

The Youth-Led Service is only two Sundays away!  So please make sure your children are here this Sunday to rehearse!

Unitots (Infant - Pre-K):  Loving childcare in a free-play environment.

Unikids (Gr. K - 2): Celebrating My God-Self 3 - "How Do I Cooperate with Others?"  We explore the many ways we cooperate.  We start with a Mirror Meditation; read and discuss "The Good Samaritan"; and do some How Cooperation Shows Up role play.

Unitweens (Gr. 3 - 5):  All Together Now 3 - "Forgiveness is Highest Good."  Forgiving is choosing the highest good for all.  We'll do a Group Blessing game; read and discuss "Peter at Gethsemane"; show how fun Letting Go can be; and discover our Surprising Sameness.

Uniteens (Gr. 6-8):  Make a Difference - "Will My Fears Hold Me Back?"  We read and discuss "David and Goliath"; do a Slaying the Giant activity; and experience a Brick Wall Meditation

YOU (Gr. 9 -12):  Spiritual Exploration.

"One Earth Family" with the Jai Jagat Children of India - Sat., May 25 - 5 pm in Chicago

Nimo Patel of Empty Hands Music helped produce this amazing show. Children from underprivileged communities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat are on a world tour to share an inspiring story about how our Planet rediscovered the most important thing humanity has ever known: Love. 

Presented at the Athenaeum Theatre (2936 N. Southport in Chicago), this 90-minute musical-dance-drama will open up your heart and give you and your family an experience of another culture.

If you want to skip the hassle of parking and want to rideshare, sign up in the Atrium (or email Kate) to rideshare with us, then meet us at the UNS parking lot at 3:30 pm on May 25. 

Please click Jai Jagat to purchase your tickets: $13/adult; $8/children and seniors.


Soul School Graduation and Teacher Appreciation on June 9

What a wonderful school year it's been ... and we'd like to celebrate our teachers and the students who are graduating out of their current Soul School class.

My records show our graduating students are:

  • Unitots (Pre-K):  Mia Echevarria
  • Unikids (2nd Gr.):  Quinn Muriel, Dean Sassack, Quinn Vanderweit
  • Unitweens (5th Gr.):  Sammy Blix, Cece Dooley, Wyatt Elzaurdia, Kyra Hanneman, Bella Lindroth
  • Uniteens (8th Gr.):  Mac Colby, Apryl Hanneman, Hanna Lindroth, Holden Schaf
  • YOU (12th Gr.):  Maia Colby
Please reply to let me know if your child will be taking part in our graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 9 -- or to let me know if your child is missing from the list above.
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