The Sunday Morning Experience

“Our mission is not to entertain the children but to call them out. To be always entertained is to be dwarfed and dependent. To be ‘called out’ is to follow the harmonious law of the soul's unfoldment.” – Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity.

Our program uses Living Curriculum, an approach which affirms that the curriculum or lesson already lives within the child or teen, themselves. It moves past the belief that teachers have all the answers. Instead, there is a realization that all of us are uniquely unfolding on our spiritual path and have access to Spirit within. In the classroom, the Living Curriculum utilizes storytelling and experiential creative expression to “draw out” the Truth we already know. The process helps us to explore spiritual principles and to become aware of how the principles operate in our lives. A typical Sunday lesson will have these components:

Sacred Circle:  a time of community building, prayer, reconnecting, song, and meditation.

Opening Experience:  An activity is used to create common ground and introduce the idea.

Discussion:  We use stories from sacred texts and children’s books to create common ground. Our discussion circle uses a questioning strategy that engages the child in an exploration of the story and how it reflects Unity principles and relates to their life.

Creative Experience:  Children are then invited into creative experiences that allow them time to personally explore the ideas.

Sharing:  A time of sharing ideas and talking about their experiences is offered at the end.

Closing:  We join in prayer to end our time together.