The past month we’ve had so much fun building a sense of Comm-Unity with our Unity teens. We’ve seen this happen in three distinct ways, first we’ve welcomed seven visitors during Sunday lessons, and have had three return on more than one occasion. Next, we’ve extended an invitation to the Unity Board of Directors to join us, and have the experience of a Sunday lesson (note: we’ll be inviting parents through the month of November leading into the new year). Our final Comm-Unity building effort has been to study the Twelve Power’s of Man, incorporate the corresponding color to the Power into a painting (see inset picture as example); which will in-turn be silent-auctioned off to the congregation as a fundraiser for the teen department. We’ve only studied five of the Powers, and yet have generated 38 unique pieces of art...so get ready to be amazed!
Beyond these efforts to build Comm-Unity with our congregation, we will are looking at the possibility to serve as hosts for a Uni-treat and invite Uniteens (middle school ages) from around the region to participate in a Friday evening through Sunday after service gathering here in Springfield. This is exciting as it will expose our youngest teens to a Rally experience by engaging with youth from other communities.
It’s an exciting time to be a member of Unity of Springfield and making the connection of creating art between our youth, church leadership and congregation. Thank you for the opportunity to serve and help build Community!