Living Our Truth with Jennifer Gates, Youth and Family Ministry Director
In Unity, we honor the many names for God and the many paths to discovering God. We hold room within our minds and hearts for an expansive experience of our own spirituality – as an individual and linked to all that surrounds us and uplifts us. Unity holds firm to the belief that each person can and does experience his or her own unique relationship to the Divine. And Unity Principles exist as markers along the way to help one build and maintain his or her course through a life of human-ness and divine-ness. We are looking forward to continuing our study of the 5 Principles in our Youth Ministry classes over the coming month, and we are excited to add a five-week Saturday Family Book Study using Ellen Debenport’s The Five Principles as our guide!
Five Basic Unity Principles
1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
2. I am naturally good because God’s divinity is in me and in everyone.
3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
5. I do and give my best by living the Truth I know. I make a difference.
It is through studying and embodying the Five Basic Unity Principles that we come to a fuller and more complete understanding of Unity’s belief system. These Principles allow us, as students of Unity, to explore what we know about God and what God means in our lives, what the Christ presence is all about, how our minds and the law of “mind action” functions in our world, how affirmative prayer feels and sounds, and what it means to live a Unity-based life in the world.
Our focus on understanding how the 5 Principles function in our lives, our family life, and our community is one way your Youth Ministry Team is effecting positive change in the world. And, remember, our children and teens will be sharing their unique perspectives on the 5 Principles with you at the youth-led Sunday service in July!
Our Youth Ministry children, teens, and volunteers know that each of you is Divinely designed and here to be the Light of the World! Please stop by our classrooms to see our lessons unfolding!
The Youth Ministry children, teens, and volunteers would like to extend our highest and most heartfelt blessings to YM Volunteer, Brandy Reese and her fiancé, Saul Sloan as they embark on their life together!