Sunday Activities for Youth
Nursery – Ages Infant to Age 3
Nursery is available for children 6 weeks through age 3 in our nursery just outside the sanctuary during our corporate worship time. We know that the care of your child is extremely important to you as you participate in corporate worship setting with others. Our nursery is staffed by trained adults and helpers who provide a safe environment of care and love to give you peace of mind and the needed focus to engage in the worship setting.
Children’s Church – Ages 3 to Pre-K
Unity offers Children’s Church during each service for kids ages 3 to Pre-K. During the corporate worship time, children in this age group are invited to join their teachers in the fireplace area just outside the sanctuary to go together to their classroom for a time of lessons and crafts. Children can be picked up at their classroom immediately following the conclusion of the service.
Sunday School – Ages K-Adult
We provide opportunities for all ages to be “rooted in His Word and growing in His grace” through spiritual growth and educational venues offered each Sunday. Starting at 10:45am (following the Worship Celebration), children in Grades K-12 meet to learn more about what the Bible has to say as it applies to their life. Come and learn with us!
Wednesday Night Activities
GEMS – Girls in Grades 2 through 8
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) meets the second and fourth Wednesday at Unity at 6:30pm. This is a shared ministry with our sister church in Prinsburg, also serving as a bridge-building ministry to girls in the community. This is OPEN to any girls in grades 2-8 from our community and area. If you would like to get connected, please contact April in the church office for more information.
Cadets – Boys in Grades 2 through 8
Cadets boys ministry meets the second and fourth Wednesday at our sister church. First Christian Reformed in Prinsburg at 6:30pm. This is shared ministry with our sister church in Prinsburg, also serving as a bridge-building ministry to boys in the community. If you would like to get connected, please contact April in the church office.
Youth Group – Grades 7 through 12
Grades 7-8 meet every other week on the weeks that Gems and Cadets are not meeting. Grades 9-12 meet every week. Meetings are ordinarily held at the Rock on 8th Youth Building located on 8th Street (just north of 19th Avenue) next to Willmar Christian Reformed Church in Willmar, MN. Meetings run from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Locations may change based on the activity for that evening, so be sure to check with April in the church office or check the church calendar on this website to verify where meetings will be held for that week.
Trapper Swierenga is our Interim Youth Director, who graciously serves with the help of his wife April. For questions, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and they would be happy to get you connected!
The youth group installs and removes docks each year for area homeowners in need of this service. A freewill donation is received for this ministry to help fund the activities and ministries of Solid Rock Youth.
YOUTH GROUP MEMBERS AND THEIR PARENTS: In order to participate in the fundraiser, each participant must complete a 45 minute training session from the Minnesota DNR and carry the certificate with them when helping. The link to complete this training is: Invasive Species DNR Training Link
Unity Safe Church Policy
One of the most important messages we communicate as believers in Jesus Christ is His love for people. This love is spoken of in His Word but is most tangibly experienced in the day to day relationships we have with others. That is why it is very important to us as a ministry that the relationship experience and environment at Unity is one that holds God’s love as the highest standard. One way we express this is through the principles and practices outlined in our Safe Church Policy. We readily recognize that we live in a broken world and relationships can become fractured. The church is called to be a place of healing, hope, and reconciliation. The Safe Church Policy outlines the practical ways we respond to this brokenness as needed and lays out resolutions and reconciliation and restorative pathways for people to experience “how high, how wide, and how deep is the love of God.” All teachers, helpers, nursery attendants, members of leadership teams, worship teams, and youth leaders are committed to upholding this standard in every area of ministry at Unity.
Our safe church policy is currently on file with our church office and is available for viewing upon request.00