November 10-12 forty Uniteens and their sponsors gathered at Cispus Learning Center to learn, grow and celebrate within the theme “What Do You Stand For?”
This weekend retreat offered experiential activities, reflection and service to facilitate exploration of one’s Spiritual gifts, strengths and talents. Everyone built a box to literally stand upon and claim that which they saw within themselves as well as the Virtues & Values their retreat family members experienced coming from them.
Our service project was building birdhouses to Audubon’s specifications to safely bless the winged ones. These birdhouses went home to the eight churches represented at retreat. The Uniteens are in charge of completing their service by donating them into the community.
Everyone departed for home with new friends & connections. Our hope & prayer is for this retreat to strengthen the Uniteen-connections both at within their home church and the NW region.
This writing would not be complete without my expression of gratitude for the Uniteens and their parents and churches who support them. Deep gratitude for the adults who served the youth both during this retreat and at their home church. Widening this gratitude circle I include those who contributed to this retreat with supplies and expertise, and opening further I give thanks to the Leadership of our local churches & the NW Regional Board of Trustees for supporting the Uniteen programs & events. Thank you to Unity Worldwide Ministries and the support of thousands within the Unity movement.
And I will never forget the Love of All the Universe including the Whirlpool galaxy, the Ring galaxy and the Fireworks galaxy, our families while at Unitreat!
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In Love and Service
UWM, NW Region Uniteen Consultant