Youth and Family

Welcome Rev. James 

Seattle Unity welcomes long-time community member and teacher Rev. James Tierney into the role of Director of Youth & Family Ministries.

A note from James:

"I am so happy to be back in youth ed. I have taught all ages and have enjoyed engaging with the kids and creating curricula, especially Harry Potter and the tapestries of world religions.  We hope to tie our lessons loosely to Karen’s Tree of Life and future themes with the goal of fostering fun family discussions.

Our new kid space is wonderful, beautifully located with easy access to the patio and views of Denny Park. 

Youth and Family Ministry is integral to our spiritual home.  The kids bring energy, creativity, and friendship, and the staff and volunteers bring their whole hearts to keep everyone engaged, learning, and safe."

Rev. James Tierney

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Unity Youth Sections

Childcare and Nursery - Up to 4 yrs.

Children's Church - Ages 5-10.

Uniteens - Ages 11-13.

Y.O.U. - Ages 14-18.

More Resources

Book recommendations for expanding your spiritual practice are available here (pdf).

Fredrick, by Leo Lionni, read by M Michael Shannon (video)

Rainbow Crow (video)

Fill Your Bucket (music video)

Rev James Tierney

YFM has resumed in our new building!

Beginning Aug 28th, youth programs are once again available for in-person Sunday 10 a.m. services.

Please arrive a bit early, to register your child and help settle them into the environment. Youth classrooms are located on the ground floor.

Home Lessons:

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Uniteens Regional Movie Night

Uniteens!  Join us for our Online Movie Night! Click here to register.

You can also find the full Youth schedule for Unity NW here.

Youth Staff

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Rev. James Tierney

Rev James Tierney has taught all ages of youth. His curriculum combines play and laughter with practical spirituality & neuroscience.


Chaplain Louis Mason

Chaplain Louis Mason is our most experienced teacher, a Unity Worldwide Ministries Certified Spiritual Educator.  He emphasizes the Unity Five Principles and deeply engages the youth in interactive applications of ancient wisdom traditions.

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Sandi Didrichsen

Sandi Didrichsen is our long time infant and preschool teacher.  Surrounded by puzzles and books we often find her doing puzzles with the kids or holding infants.  She delights in providing a safe space for kids to connect and grow.

Children's Church Digital Episodes

2023 May Newsletter

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2023 April Newsletter

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Youth and Family Ministries in April 

April YFM   3/26, Sunday, Ramadan: We celebrate the 5 pillars of Islam: let’s make a positive difference in our world with joy, compassion, and...

2023 March Newsletter

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Youth & Family Ministries Restarted!

YFM restarts August 28th Beginning Aug 28th, youth programs are once again available for in-person Sunday 10 a.m. services. Please arrive a bit early, to...

Youth & Family Article: Prayer & Meditation for Children

Check out this wonderful article published at Unity headquarters from the author Trish Yancey, LUT, CSE. "The simple act of pausing changes what happens next...

Youth & Family Update: Children’s Church Zoom!

Our Youth & Family program is now able to offer Zoom Children’s Church at 12:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Contact our...

Children’s Church – Meditation with Julia

   Join Julia Nathe with a Meditation for releasing what no longer serves us. "Gather several pillows and several blankets, if you're feeling like...

Children’s Church – Your Thought is Your Choice

   What we believe about our problems is more important than the actual problem. The intention of this lesson is to understand the power...

Children’s Church – The Great Decision

 Even though we know the light is within us, we don't always understand how to keep it bright and shining. The intention of this...

Children’s Church – The Great Discovery

  Sometimes we allow our life experiences, our thoughts and feelings, to cover up our magnificent inner light.  We can forget that it is always...

Children’s Church – The Other Way to Listen

Listen for the God Spirit in all things.

Youth & Family Ministry Update

During this time of change we are creating a program for our families.  For now, we have a small lesson on Affirmations for the Children’s...