Walking through the doors of Unity for the first time is a unique experience; because, let's face it, we offer a different perspective. I hear about it all the time from visitors and the community that they're not quite sure what to make of it. However, for those of us that have come to stay, we all seem to agree it's not unlike any other church experience - if Unity is the place you feel connection.
That's all the difference in my experience is, I connected with the message, the minister, the feeling immediately - and later I connected with the congregants over like-minded beliefs. That's what makes Unity special is the variety of individual beliefs and the openness to share those beliefs and be accepted. That's the primary focus in the Teen Department that both Jessica and I try to demonstrate each week. Come in, join us for some silliness, some songs, some quiet time, and a message about how Unity principles can help foster the beliefs in your life. Adolescence is a unique experience; a time when physical, mental, emotional and social changes are taking place. It can be confusing, challenging and creative - sometimes all at once. One of the Y.O.U. members once told me that this was a safe place from all the pressure of the real world; and when teens experience rally they often remark how unexpected it was to connect with so many people who were strangers to them. I think to feel at home is the church experience, and striving to inspire a teen experience of connection to the church environment, the message, and the moment will make all the difference in the lives of our teens.