We believe that Unity of Las Vegas is the most youth-centric
church in the Las Vegas Valley.
Why do we think that?
1. Our Minister
Rev. Shad was born and raised in the youth ministry of Unity. He understands the importance of the Unity message and how it applies to the youth of today. His focus on building and supporting the youth is unusual to find in most ministries and is further demonstrated by his commitment to regularly serve as a summer camp sponsor. Our youth are on a first name basis with our minister because they know he is invested in their spiritual education.
2. Our Youth Director
Director of Youth Ministry, Sara Henry, has not only served for many years in the Unity Youth programs, but has also seen the benefits of the Unity curriculum in her own children, who were raised at Unity of Las Vegas. From planning the weekly Sunday school lessons, to traveling to regional events as sponsor, to creating youth fundraising activities, to organizing mid-week events like Teen Time, Sara does it all.
3. Our Regional Youth Events
Unity of Las Vegas is in the Southwest Region of the Unity movement, which is known as the most youth-centric region in the country, with some of the most exciting and engaging youth activities of any youth program nationwide. We participate in 7 yearly events, ranging from regional overnight retreats and week-long summer camps to international rallies, leadership summits and service projects.
4. Our Message
Countless parents can attest to the impact of the Unity message in the lives of their children, which empowers them to meet life's challenges with a broad skillset of applicable spiritual tools. By learning about the power of God within them, learning to respect all world religions, learning to take responsibility for their own choices, and learning to truly live the Golden Rule without judgment or fear, children are able to face the realities of modern living with an entirely different perspective and a greater awareness of their own spiritual nature.
5. Our Founders
Myrtle Fillmore, who co-founded the Unity movement in 1889 with her husband, Charles, focused her entire ministry on the youth. She created "Wee Wisdom", the first American children's magazine, established in 1893 and in continuous publication for 98 years. Her philosophy was that "children have an inherent nature that is wise and good, and...the purpose of education is to teach them how to shine their light of goodness and wisdom in the world." We carry on that philosophy today.