Youth and Family

Welcome to Youth and Family Ministry at Unity of Fairfax


Our curriculum nurtures and explores the innate wisdom and divine qualities within each child. Our Creative, Energetic, and Loving program helps children learn, share, and celebrate God’s Spirit in each other and in the world. Youth express and explore their spiritual nature in an accepting, safe, family-friendly environment.

Our philosophy affirms spirituality innately resides within everyone and everything. Spirituality isn’t a process of being fed information from the outside but of awakening inner divinity.

Unity has moved past the belief that teachers have all the answers and impart them down to students. We affirm that we are uniquely unfolding on our own individual spiritual paths. We refer to this ‘unfolding of the rose’ philosophy as The Living Curriculum.


Click Zoomies to access inspiring “Zoomies” from the Unity Animal School!

With the return of children to in person Sunday School, Zoomies has ended its tenure as a regular part of the Sunday Service, but will make special appearances from time to time.

If you have a pet you would like to “enroll” in the Unity Animal School, please submit a high resolution photo and your contact information to Youth and Family Ministry Director Beverly Ellis at:

Youth and Family Virtual Content

Unity of Fairfax Youth and Family Ministry programs are fully open; in addition, the following virtual opportunities of youth spiritual growth and development are available.

Content for Elementary Age Children

Below are four samples of content for elementary age children that is added regularly to the  Unity of Fairfax Youth and Family Ministry YouTube channel. Bookmark that page and check it  often!

Content for Tweens and Teens

Virtual Pet Blessing

Youth Ministry Program

Complete details about Unity of Fairfax’s program for youth: download the Youth Ministry Program Guide.

Youth Ministry Program Quick Facts

Our Youth and Family ministry offers many opportunities for children as well as adults who would like to volunteer. For more information about specific classes, visit the Youth & Family Classes page. Here are a few quick facts:

If you have questions, contact Beverly Ellis, Youth and Family Ministry Director,, 703-281-1767 x7008.

Please visit and like YOUTHity Village, the YFM of Unity of Fairfax found at    This will keep you up to date with the YFM happenings at our church.

The Living Curriculum

Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, believed our mission was not to “entertain the children, but instead, to draw them out.” Unity believes and affirms that what we learn and know already lives within each individual.

We use a curriculum philosophy known as The Living Curriculum.

This method offers spiritual support to help all ages develop successful living concepts. It honors the inherent wholeness and wisdom within each one of us and utilizes storytelling and experiential creative expression to “draw out” the Truth we already know.

The curriculum explores spiritual principles and how they operate in our lives.

Five Basic Unity Principles

  1. God is all good and active in everything, everywhere.
  2. I am naturally good because God’s Divinity is in me and in everyone.
  3. I create my experiences by what I choose to think and what I feel and believe.
  4. Through affirmative prayer and meditation, I connect with God and bring out the good in my life.
  5. I do and give my best by living the Truth that I know. I make a difference!

Our Classes

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Youth & Family Ministry Team and take your spiritual growth & development to a higher level. Make a Difference by Volunteering!  Teaching and non-teaching opportunities available.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities contact Beverly Ellis, Director of Youth and Family Ministry: · 703-281-1767 x7008

Last updated on September 12, 2022