Volunteer to help...
Sunday School can always use some volunteer teachers for all age levels... this may be your calling! Current teachers of our Unikids, Uniteens, Youth of Unity (YOU), and the Nursery are very dedicated and could use a Sunday off during the month. Can you step up and help?
Please talk to Gwen and see if it is something you would like to do. You can contact her at 352-214-7849 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, you can also catch her at church on Sunday before or after service
If you decide to become a volunteer teacher, you will receive a CD of the Sunday service, and be blessed with an abundance of hugs and joy. There is no greater gift than being in service to our children.
Requirements are simple: be a member of Unity of Gainesville, pass a background check, be physically able to pick up at least 40 lbs. (for the Nursery), and express a love of children.
YOUTH RETREAT... TO RALLY WE GO!
(or "It takes a village to raise a child!")
Youth retreats and rallies are a life-changing experience for most of our Uniteens and YOU (Youth of Unity) members. They grow, learn and make new friends in a loving, safe environment while enriching their sense of self and their spiritual connection. The Uniteens and YOUers have an opportunity to go to retreats twice a year - in the fall and the spring - and sometimes for a week-long summer experience. Each group has its own qualifying requirements for church attendance and fund-raising - and, for YOUers, for community service.
UniTeens & YOUers are responsible for doing fund-raising to support one-third of their retreat's registration cost. Each retreat is supposed to be funded as follows: One-third by the church, one-third by the family, and one-third by the kids' fund-raising efforts (plus money in their set-aside fund). Not every child who wants to go to retreats has the means to pay for their portion, however. A GREAT way for the congregation to show their support for our teens and pre-teens is by sponsoring a portion or all of the expenses for one of our kids to go to a retreat. YOU can do your part by sponsoring our kids with any portion of their retreat costs, but we'd like to suggest the following contribution levels:
Your generosity is much appreciated!