Youth Ministry 🗓

About Youth and Family Ministry

The Sunday Morning Experience

*The Youth Ministry Program is currently on hiatus due to the recent pandemic. 

Join us any Sunday for children’s church during the 11:00 a.m. service. Families must sign their child in before church and out following church service. Classrooms are in the Unity Heights Building adjacent to the sanctuary.

Living Curriculum Education Philosophy
At Unity of SA, we use the Living Curriculum Education Philosophy in our Youth Education programs. The Living Curriculum is a process of spiritual support used to assist children, teens, families, and the church community in co-creating successful living. It honors the inherent wholeness and wisdom within each one of us, and 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.

Five Basic Unity Principles (for children and teens)
We use the Five Basic Unity Principals, identified by Unity co-founder, Charles Fillmore:
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 that I know. I make a difference!

Sacred Safety
For the safety and liability of our program, we perform criminal background checks on all volunteers who work with our youth. It is our policy to have 2 volunteers per classroom space (this includes travel and participation in regional events). Our Safety Team monitors the Unity Heights Building during the 11:00 a.m. youth classes. They are trained to question anyone who enters the building while classes are in session. Registration forms must be on file for all youth ministry participants and will be updated at the start of each school year.

Please note we can only provide supervision of your child while they are checked into class. Otherwise, families must supervise, monitor, and be responsible for their child at all times while on campus. We ask that you please do so to ensure your child’s safety. 

Stay in the Know
Check out the UCSA website to see what is happening each week at unityofsa.org. Scroll down to This Week in Youth Ministry. Email communication is sent out to families for program-specific events and opportunities.

Get Involved
Our program is a family co-operative ministry. There are always things to be done and many ways to serve beyond volunteering in the classroom. Sunday volunteers receive a free CD of the service. Please contact the YFM Director for volunteer opportunities.

Additional Resources
Got to Unity Worldwide Ministries South Central Region unitysouthcentral.org

What’s Happening

Adult Education Classes

Sunday Adult Study Group is offered weekly before church at 9:15 a.m. via Zoom. In this study group, all are welcome to explore Unity topics, Unity books, and other literature in the Socratic Method.

Workshops, Book Study, Lectures, and Other Opportunities for Study—At any given time, 6-8 week study programs are occurring in our CommUNITY. We also periodically host a number of workshops, lectures, and book studies. Please check our blog at the bottom of our home page, or look at the online calendar for the most recent and upcoming educational programs at Unity of SA.

For more information, please contact Gina at communications@unityofsa.org.

Sunday Social Hour


Unity of San Antonio will NOT be hosting in-person socializing at this time. Join us for VIRTUAL Social Hour each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Please make plans to join us for friendship and fellowship. Get to know your Unity friends and deepen your spiritual understanding of the day’s topic as you enjoy the lively and uplifting conversation! You can find us on Zoom by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88495310818?pwd=eHBVZXVZY2lsVHlJQjJhcStXbWQxdz09

A Course in Miracles


Unity Of San Antonio invites you to join A Course in Miracles via Zoom every Monday from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 821 6946 8393Passcode: 839503 Wondering if A Course in Miracles is for you? Hers’s a word from Dutch Berkley, ACIM Facilitator: I started reading A Course in Miracles (ACIM) in the 1980s after a world-famous transactional analysis counselor presented me a copy. I attended the Unity Church ACIM meetings for many years and began managing the meetings several years ago. Now retired but with a master’s degree in Psychology and a Counseling License, I have found ACIM to be the best mental and spiritual health source with the intention to create peace of mind, a loving of self and a loving of others. ACIM is compatible with Unity Church beliefs. Each week we read and discuss a few pages and feel a loving connection because we believe that we are all part of a loving God. In the stressful world, we learn the concept that we can change the way we think about our self and others. You are welcome to join our meetings at any time. ACIM presents the ideas in various ways so that they will dwell in your mind and you will find them quite amazing. ACIM meets weekly via Zoom on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. To register, email us at communications@unityofsa.org and provide your preferred email address or click the link above to check it out.

Sunday Experience 🗓

Our Services are a Celebration!

Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.— We offer inspiring music from the Unity Church of San Antonio music team led by Director of Music Ministry Pamela Taylor, David Groce, and David Lucke. Our powerful Sunday meditation and message delivered by Rev. Jimmie Scott. Sunday Service takes place in the Sanctuary at 1723 West Lawndale Street.

Sunday Meditation 10:30 a.m.— *Currently we are not holding Sunday Meditation, due to COVID, but we will announce when this practice will begin again. We also offer contemplative meditation and prayer with soothing music in the Sanctuary on Sundays. Prayer chaplains provide a brief guided meditation followed by 20 minutes of seated silent meditation.

Live on Facebook 11:00 a.m.— If you can’t make it to Sunday Service in person, then please feel free to watch from the comfort of your home. The service is streamed live on Facebook Live each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and you can also find recordings on YouTube

Adult Education Class

9:15 a.m.— Please stay tuned for a new Zoom link to the Sunday morning Adult Education Class. Each week a rotating group leader will walk you through Unity teachings and principles. 

After Our Sunday Service Celebrations:

Celebration Sunday – *On Hold Celebrating doesn’t stop when the Sunday Service is complete! We celebrate each other in our CommUNITY Center on the first Sunday of the month after church to honor milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries. This celebration is located in the reception area located next door to our sanctuary (8103 Broadway Street.) We offer coffee or tea and authentic connections with others.

Social Hour—We hold a reception with light refreshments most Sundays after church in the CommUNITY Center on Broadway Street. Due to COVID, our commUNITY Center is still closed, but we offer a virtual Social Hour, each Sunday at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

You can find us on Zoom by clicking this link:
 

 

Please check What’s Happening for other periodic celebrations such as our annual church picnic, holiday celebrations, and more!

Celebrating YOU!
Your Ceremony at Unity – Weddings, Christenings, and More!

Our sanctuary at Unity of SA.

A beautiful space for your special day.

Congratulations! As you search for the place and conditions that will be most suitable for your ceremony, please consider Unity Church of San Antonio. Membership is not required in order for you to receive our ceremony services. We welcome people of every faith tradition, ethnicity, and every walk of life. We believe in our essential oneness—Unity! Our sanctuary seats 150–200. The carpeting and chairs are burgundy and the walls and platform/music area are in gold tones. Contemporary stained glass windows add light and color to the surroundings. Screens are available for creating your own background. Parking is plentiful in our lot and along the street. You can make arrangements with our music director to provide the music of your choice. If you choose to have our minister perform your ceremony, you’ll find her ceremonies to be inspiring, personal, and sacred. Our licensed officiants or minister will meet with you to customize any part of your ceremony and to choose the elements you desire (for example, Unity Candle Ceremony or a blessing for children of the couple.) They are also available to officiate at the location of your choice, indoors or outdoors. Sher and Bruce Culbertson, ceremony coordinators, will assist you during your scheduled rehearsal and on the day of your ceremony. Our services are priced according to the simplicity or complexity of your ceremony and the number of guests invited.

Ceremonies Available:

  • Weddings, Holy Unions, Commitment Ceremonies
  • Christenings
  • Quinceaneras
  • Memorial Services or Funerals
  • Release of Commitment Ceremonies (for couples divorcing or separating.)
  • House Blessings

Our staff welcomes the opportunity to support you in preparing for your memorable occasion. Please contact the office at 210.824.7351 for more information from Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Facility Rental:

Our sanctuary and community center accommodate both small and large groups and are available for rental. Our newly remodeled Unity Heights Community Center, with classroom-style and other types of seating, is a great place for civic and community organizations to rent for meetings and events. Facilities for food preparation are limited, but the renting group may bring in food and refreshments or have food catered. The center seats 40 people (depending on how tightly the seats are arranged). Our sanctuary is available for groups of up to 200, with no food or drink in the building.

Please contact the office at 210.824.7351 for rates and more information from Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.