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Children and Youth Ministry Opportunities

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Children and Youth can now work with a parent to fill out their Stewardship Cards online through a Google Form. Descriptions of all activities are outlined below by age group.

  • Children’s Stewardship Card (through Rising 5th Grade), click here.
  • Rising Middle School Youth Stewardship Card, click here.
  • Rising High School Youth Stewardship Card, click here.

Children up to Rising 5th Grade Information

Consider what special talents you have, the time you can give, and what God is calling you to do. Click on any of the ministries listed below to learn more about them, and then check on your Commitment Card which ministries you pledge to serve.

Don’t have a Commitment Card? Download one here.

Download instructions to fill out your card here.

Acolytes are worship leaders who carry in the light and light the candles at the beginning of worship and carry the light out at the end of the service. They may also help in other worship leadership responsibilities during special services. Training is offered for those in fourth grade and up who would like to serve.
While not old enough to donate blood yet, children are able to help with other parts of Unity’s many blood drives. Maybe you’d like to make cookies or brownies for donors to snack on while they rest after giving blood. Or maybe you would like to help with publicity and sign-ups.
(4 year olds to rising 1st grade)Sing a Joyful Noise unto the Lord! If you will be 4 years – 1st grade next school year, you can go to Cherub Choir. You can use music to share your faith and show your love for God.
Keep it neat! Helpers are needed to keep offering envelopes and Welcome Pads stocked, as well as pencils sharpened. You could neaten the sanctuary for church during the week or before the Sunday service. Or, you could clean up in between Sunday services (before going to Sunday School).
Children who have completed the Worship and Sacrament Class offered each fall during Sunday Night Live can help as part of a team that prepares the communion elements for the Lord’s Supper. Training is required. Parent or guardian pairing is also required.
This team provides home-baked cookies for the receiving of friends before or after a funeral at Unity, or whenever cookies are needed. 
In the fall, the CROP Walk takes place to raise money for the hunger programs of Church World Service. Some of the money raised stays in Fort Mill to help feed hungry people in our community. The rest of the money helps feed hungry people around the world. You can collect sponsors and walk with your family to raise money for the hungry and help bring awareness about hunger in the world.
Many people in the world—in our own community—do not have access to basic food needs. Unity asks all members to participate in collecting one dime per meal over the course of one month. The money raised goes to hunger programs in Honduras, Guatemala, Malawi, and in our area. Volunteers help with publicity and participate in this program.
This intergenerational day of service offers a wide variety of mission options that children, youth and adults can participate in to make a difference in our community. Usually held on a Saturday in the fall, children are invited to sign up for the project of their choice with a parent. They will have the opportunity to work alongside other church members to serve in and learn more about one of the agencies that Unity supports.
There are opportunities for instrumentalists for worship services and other programs.  
(Rising 2nd-5th grades) Do you like to sing? Junior choir is open to children who will be in second through fifth grade during the next school year. The choir practices on Sunday afternoons during the school year. The choir is an important part of the worship service throughout the year.
Children who will be in 4th grade and higher during the next school year can assist in worship leadership for regular Sunday worship services and special services. This leadership might include leading the Call to Worship, leading prayers, and reading scripture. Training is required.  
(Rising 2nd – 5th grade) Do you enjoy hanging out and playing with young children? Children can help in Unity’s Preschool nursery with a parent or guardian.
Would you like to go and visit someone who isn’t able to get out much, either because they are elderly or because they are ill? A friendly face is a wonderful gift to people who are unable to get out of the house much! Training is required. Adult pairing is also required. Parent or guardian pairing is also required.  
There are opportunities to set up, decorate, and pack up seasonal decorations for the sanctuary and other areas throughout the church during each season.  
Would you like to send cards to people who need to know that there are people thinking of them in their time of need? You will be paired with a long-term care or homebound member of our church and be asked to send them a card r note 3-4 times a year. It could be like having a special pen pal!  
Would you like to come to church a little early and help hand out bulletins? With adults helping, children make great ushers. Additional work might include passing the offering plate, checking the pews after the service, collecting Welcome Pad sheets after the 11:00 am service, and more. Training is required. Adult pairing is also required. Maybe you are super friendly and like meeting new people. Greeters arrive before either service and welcome members and visitors as they come into the Sanctuary for worship.
Worship Bags are available in the Narthex for young children who stay in the worship service on Sunday mornings to help them follow the service and have some hands-on activities to do. Volunteers are needed to replenish Worship Bags following the 11:00 am service or during the week. Training is required. Parent or guardian pairing is also required.  

Rising Middle School Youth Information

Below is a list of ministries at Unity in which youth can serve during the coming year. Consider what special talents you have, the time you can give, and what God is calling you to do. Click on any of the ministries listed below to learn more about them, and then mark on your Commitment Card the ways you plan to share what God has given you with the church and the world this coming year.

Don’t have a Commitment Card? Download one here.

Download instructions to fill out your card here.

Acolytes are worship leaders who carry in the light and light the candles at the beginning of worship and carry the light out at the end of the service. They may also help in other worship leadership responsibilities during special services. Training is offered for all children and youth in 4th grade and older who would like to serve.
While not old enough to donate blood yet, children and youth in 2nd grade and older are able to help with other parts of Unity’s many blood drives. Maybe you’d like to make cookies or brownies for donors to snack on while they rest after giving blood. Or maybe you would like to help with publicity and sign-ups.
Would you like to send cards to people who need to know that there are people thinking of them in their time of need? Children and youth who sign up will be assigned a person from our HOmebound Member list to whom they will send a card four times per year. This is a great way to remind an older or less mobile member of our congregation that they are cared for. Resources and training are available.  
Youth may volunteer in the summer to assist the Christian Education staff with copying, restocking supplies, organizing materials and resetting classrooms for the fall. Volunteers can choose a set day and time each week or month, or can make themselves available for one-time projects such as cleaning out a closet or putting together materials for a training.
Children in Worship (CIW) is a special worship service for children ages 4 through 1st grade. Volunteers are needed for CIW during both the 8:45 am and 11:00am worship services. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Volunteers are needed to help with events for children and their families each year like the Birthday Party for Jesus and the Easter Egg Hunt. Youth may assist with set up, clean up or running a station at the event. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training.
Keep it neat! Helpers are needed to keep offering envelopes and Welcome Pads stocked, as well as pencils sharpened. You could neaten the sanctuary for church during the week or before the Sunday service. Or, you could clean up in between Sunday services (before going to Sunday School). Adult pairing is required for children and Middle School youth.  
Serve on a team to prepare the communion elements for Sundays when the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. A training class is offered. Preparation occurs on the Saturday before Sunday communion, as well as before, between, and after worship on Sunday, and for special services. Teams normally prepare communion once or twice per year. Bread bakers are also needed. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
This team provides home-baked cookies for the receiving of friends before or after a funeral at Unity, or whenever cookies are needed.
In the fall, the CROP Walk takes place to raise money for the hunger programs of Church World Service. Some of the money raised stays in Fort Mill to help feed hungry people in our community. The rest of the money helps feed hungry people around the world. You can collect sponsors and walk with your family to raise money for the hungry and help bring awareness about hunger in the world. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.  
Many people in the world—in our own community—do not have access to basic food needs. Unity asks all members to participate in collecting one dime per meal over the course of one month. The money raised goes to hunger programs in Honduras, Guatemala, and in our area. Volunteers help with publicity and participate in this program.
Buddies are needed to be one-on-one support so that people with disabilities can participate in worship, Sunday School, and other ministries of the church. Lead Buddies serve with their assigned friend an average of two Sundays per month. On-call Buddies will serve as a substitute when the lead buddy is unavailable, and when on-call, will be available during the Sunday School hour through the 11am service for new children and visitors once every four-six weeks.
Family Promise
Family Promise is a local non-profit organization that provides meals, shelter, support services, and life skills training for homeless parents and children. Unity participates in this mission by providing sleeping rooms and meals in our church to homeless families for one week four times per year. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
This intergenerational day of service offers a wide variety of mission options that children, youth and adults can participate in to make a difference in our community. Usually held on a Saturday in the fall, youth may sign up for the project of their choice and work alongside other church members to serve in and learn more about one of the agencies that Unity supports.
Adults and Middle/High Schoool youth are able to serve as volunteers ofr this day camp for gransparents and their young grandchildren held for three mornings in early August. Volunteers will set up, clean up, serve snacks, and help with crafts, games and/or mission projects. All volunteers woroking with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Would you like to gree people as they come into wroship? Or help pass out bulletins? OR help with passing the offering plates? Being a Greeter, Usher, or Offering Assistant is a great way to help with the worship service. Training is required.
This team organizes and prepares homemade ice cream, other frozen dessert, or cookies for this yearly church-wide gathering, which occurs in August.
Opportunities for instrumentalists during worship include playing as children come forward for Children’s Time, playing a solo for the prelude or offertory, playing a hymn accmpaniment, or playing with one of our choirs. All types of instruments and all ages are welcome!
Children, youth and adults can assist in worship leadership for regular Sunday worship services and special services. This leadership might include leading the Call to Worship, leading prayers, and reading scripture. Training is required. 
The MYSG Planing Team works to plan out youth group schedules, develop appropriate devotions and lessons for MSYG, recruit volunteers to help implement the plans, and ensure that MSYG is meetig the goals set forth by the YMT. MSYG Planning Team will meet 2-3 times per year to plan for th eprogram throughtout the year, evaluate the effectiveness of the current program, and impliment changes as needed. This opportunity is open to adults and youth in grades 6-12.
Careful supervision of our young children is a priority in our nurseries. Although Unity provides a paid nursery worker in each nursery room each Sunday morning, volunteers are also needed during both worship services each Sunday (8:45am and 11:00 am).Volunteers are also occasionally needed during some weekly events and special services. Adults and Middle School/High School Youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Would you like to go and visit someone who isn’t able to get out much, perhaps because they are ill, aging, or have limited mobility? A friendly face is a wonderful gift to people who are unable to get out of the house much! Volunteers will visit homebound members 4 or 5 times a year. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
There are opportunities to set up, decorate, and pack up seasonal decorations for the sanctuary and other areas throughout the church during each season. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun-filled one-week experience for children ages 4 years through completed 5th grade. VBS is held every summer and it includes Bible study, music, games, crafts, and more. Many opportunities to serve are available. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Worship Bags are available in the Narthex for young children who stay in the worship service on Sunday mornings to help them follow the service and have some hands-on activities to do. Volunteers are needed to replenish Worship Bags following the 11:00 am service or during the week. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. Children may serve with adult pairing. Training required.
This choir is open to all middle and high school students who are interested in singing. This group meets on a seasonal basis and may sing several times a year for worship services and special occasions such as Christmas and Youth Sunday. 

Rising High School Youth Information

Below is a list of ministries at Unity in which youth can sever during the coming year. Consider what special talents you have, the time you can give, and what God is calling you to do. Click on any of the ministries listed below to learn more about them, and then mark on your Commitment Card the ways you plan to share what God has given you with the church and the world this coming year.

Don’t have a Commitment Card? Download one here. 

Download instructions to fill out your card here.

Serving as an acolyte is now open to high school youth! Acolytes are worship leaders who carry in the light and light the candles at the beginning of worship and carry the light out at the end of the service. They may also help in other worship leadership responsibilities during special services. Training is offered for all children and youth in 4th grade and older who would like to serve.
While not old enough to donate blood yet, children and youth in 2nd grade and older are able to help with other parts of Unity’s many blood drives. Maybe you’d like to make cookies or brownies for donors to snack on while they rest after giving blood. Or maybe you would like to help with publicity and sign-ups.
Would you like to send cards to people who need to know that there are people thinking of them in their time of need? Children and youth who sign up will be assigned a person from our Homebound Member list to whom they will send a card four times per year. This is a great way to remind an older or less mobile member of our congregation that they are cared for. Resources and training are available.  
Youth may volunteer in the summer to assist the Christian Education staff with copying, restocking supplies, organizing materials and resetting classrooms for the fall. Volunteers can choose a set day and time each week or month, or can make themselves available for one-time projects such as cleaning out a closet or putting together materials for a training.
This choir is open for adults and high school aged youth. The Cancel Choir provides service must for worship on a weekly basis. The choir most often sings for 11:00am worship, but occasionally they do sing at the 8:45am service. Special music is provided several times throughout the year, including the Lessons and Carols serivce in December. Rehearsal is on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Choir Room.
Children in Worship (CIW) is a special worship service for children ages 4 through 1st grade. Volunteers are needed for CIW during both the 8:45 am and 11:00am worship services. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check. 
Volunteers are needed to help with events for children and their families each year like the Birthday Party for Jesus and the Easter Egg Hunt. Youth may assist with set up, clean up or running a station at the event. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training.
Keep it neat! Helpers are needed to keep offering envelopes and Welcome Pads stocked, as well as pencils sharpened. You could neaten the sanctuary for church during the week or before the Sunday service. Or, you could clean up in between Sunday services (before going to Sunday School).
Serve on a team to prepare the communion elements for Sundays when the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. A training class is offered. Preparation occurs on the Saturday before Sunday communion, as well as before, between, and after worship on Sunday, and for special services. Teams normally prepare communion once or twice per year. Bread bakers are also needed. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
This team provides home-baked cookies for the receiving of friends before or after a funeral at Unity, or whenever cookies are needed.  
In the fall, the CROP Walk takes place to raise money for the hunger programs of Church World Service. Some of the money raised stays in Fort Mill to help feed hungry people in our community. The rest of the money helps feed hungry people around the world. You can collect sponsors and walk with your family to raise money for the hungry and help bring awareness about hunger in the world. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
Many people in the world—in our own community—do not have access to basic food needs. Unity asks all members to participate in collecting one dime per meal over the course of one month. The money raised goes to hunger programs in Honduras, Guatemala, and in our area. Volunteers help with publicity and participate in this program. 
Buddies are needed to be one-on-one support so that people with disabilities can participate in worship, Sunay School, and other ministries of the church. Lead Buddies will serve with their assigned friend an average of two Sundays per month. On-call Buddies will serve as a subsitute when the lead buddy is unavailable, and when on-call, will be available during the Sunday School hour through the 11am service fo rnew children and visitors once every four-six weeks.
Family Promise
Family Promise is a local non-profit organization that provides meals, shelter, support services, and life skills training for homeless parents and children. Unity participates in this mission by providing sleeping rooms and meals in our church to homeless families for one week four times per year. Parent or guardian pairing is required.
This intergenerational day of service offers a wide variety of mission options that children, youth and adults can participate in to make a difference in our community. Usually held on a Saturday in the fall, youth may sign up for the project of their choice and work alongside other church members to serve in and learn more about one of the agencies that Unity supports.
Adults and Middle/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers for this day camp for grandparents and their young grandchildren held for three mornings in early August. Volunteers will set up, clean up, serve snacks, and help with crafts, games and/or mission projects. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Would you like to greet people as they come into worship? Or help pass out bulletins? Or help with passing the offering plates? Being a Greeter, Usher, or Offering Assistant is a great way to help with the worship service. Training is required.
Volunteer to help build and repair homes for deserving families in the York County area. Unity will sponsor work days each year. Workers of all skill levels, 16 years old and older, are welcome.
This team organizes and prepares homemade ice cream, other frozen dessert, or cookies for this yearly church-wide gathering, which occurs in August.  
This hand bell choir is comprised of adult and High School aged ringers who are committed to attending weekly rehearsals and playing in worship several times per year. The ability to read music is required. Rehearsal is on Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Handbell Room.
Opportunities for instrumentalists during worship include playing as children come forward for Children’s Time, playing a solo for the prelude or offertory, playing a hymn accompaniment, or playing with one of our choirs. All types of instruments and all ages are welcome!
Children, youth and adults can assist in worship leadership for regular Sunday worship services and special services. This leadership might include leading the Call to Worship, leading prayers, and reading scripture. Training is required.  
Careful supervision of our young children is a priority in our nurseries. Although Unity provides a paid nursery worker in each nursery room each Sunday morning, volunteers are also needed during both worship services each Sunday (8:45am and 11:00 am).Volunteers are also occasionally needed during some weekly events and special services. Adults and Middle School/High School Youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Would you like to go and visit someone who isn’t able to get out much, perhaps because they are ill, aging, or have limited mobility? A friendly face is a wonderful gift to people who are unable to get out of the house much! Volunteers will vsit homebound members 4 or 5 times per year. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
There are opportunities to set up, decorate, and pack up seasonal decorations for the sanctuary and other areas throughout the church during each season. Parent or Guardian pairing is required.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fun-filled one-week experience for children ages 4 years through completed 5th grade. VBS is held every summer and it includes Bible study, music, games, crafts, and more. Many opportunities to serve are available. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Vocalists may be used as soloists or in duets or small groups. There are opportunities to share your gifts of music in this way at both worship services as well as special services throughout the year.
Worship Bags are available in the Narthex for young children who stay in the worship service on Sunday mornings to help them follow the service and have some hands-on activities to do. Volunteers are needed to replenish Worship Bags following the 11:00 am service or during the week. Adults and Middle School/High School youth are able to serve as volunteers. Training is required.
This choir is open to all middle and high school students who are interested in singing. This group meets on a seasonal basis and may sing several times a year for worship services and special occasions such as Christmas and Youth Sunday.  
The Youth Ministry Team is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the programs of Youth Ministry. They meet on a bimonthly basis. Each program of Youth Ministry (i.e. Sunday School, Youth Group, Mission) has its own Planning Team which reports back to the Youth Ministry Team. Adults and youth may volunteer to be on the Youth Ministry Team.
The HSYG Planning Team works to plan out youth group schedules, develop appropriate devotions and lessons for HSYG, recruit volunteers to help implement the plans, and ensure that HSYG is meeting the goals set forth by the YMT. HSYG Planning Team will meet 6-8 times per year. This opportuntiy is open to adults and confirmed youth.

Opportunities For All Ages Information

Consider what special talents you have, the time you can give, and what God is calling you to do. Click on any of the ministries listed below to learn more about them, and then check on your Commitment Card which ministries you pledge to serve.

Don’t have a Commitment Card? Find your age group above and click on the download link.

While not old enough to donate blood yet, second through eighth graders are able to help with other parts of Unity’s many blood drives. Maybe you’d like to make cookies or brownies for donors to snack on while they rest after giving blood. Or maybe you would like to help with publicity and sign-ups.
Would you like to send cards to people who need to know that there are people thinking of them in their time of need? Training is required.
Keep it neat! Helpers are needed to keep offering envelopes and Welcome Pads stocked, as well as pencils sharpened. You could neaten the sanctuary for church during the week or before the Sunday service. Or, you could clean up in between Sunday services (before going to Sunday School). 
Serve on a team to prepare the communion elements for Sundays when the Lord’s Supper is celebrated. A training class is offered. Preparation occurs on the Saturday before Sunday communion, as well as before, between, and after worship on Sunday, and for special services. Teams normally prepare communion once or twice per year. Bread bakers are also needed.
This team provides home-baked cookies for the receiving of friends before or after a funeral at Unity, or whenever cookies are needed.
In the fall, the CROP Walk takes place to raise money for the hunger programs of Church World Service. Some of the money raised stays in Fort Mill to help feed hungry people in our community. The rest of the money helps feed hungry people around the world. You can collect sponsors and walk with your family to raise money for the hungry and help bring awareness about hunger in the world.  
Many people in the world—in our own community—do not have access to basic food needs. Unity asks all members to participate in collecting one dime per meal over the course of one month. The money raised goes to hunger programs in Honduras, Guatemala, and in our area. Volunteers help with publicity and participate in this program. 
Would you like to come to church a little early and help hand out bulletins? With adults helping, second through eighth graders make great ushers. Additional work might include passing the offering plate, checking the pews after the service, collecting Welcome Pad sheets after the 11:00 am service, and more. Training is required. Adult pairing is also required. Maybe you are super friendly and like meeting new people. Greeters arrive before either service and welcome members and visitors as they come into the Sanctuary for worship.
There are opportunities for instrumentalists for worship services and other programs.  
Children, youth and adults can assist in worship leadership for regular Sunday worship services and special services. This leadership might include leading the Call to Worship, leading prayers, and reading scripture. Training is required.  
Careful supervision of our young children is a priority in our nurseries. Although Unity provides a paid nursery worker in each nursery room each Sunday morning, volunteers are also needed during both worship services each Sunday (8:45am and 11:00 am).Volunteers are also occasionally needed during some weekly events and special services. Adults and Middle School/High School Youth are able to serve as volunteers. All volunteers working with children must participate in Safe Place Training and adult volunteers must submit to a background check.
Would you like to go and visit someone who isn’t able to get out much, either because they are elderly or because they are ill? A friendly face is a wonderful gift to people who are unable to get out of the house much! Training is required. Adult pairing is also required.
There are opportunities to set up, decorate, and pack up seasonal decorations for the sanctuary and other areas throughout the church during each season. 
Worship Bags are available in the Narthex for young children who stay in the worship service on Sunday mornings to help them follow the service and have some hands-on activities to do. Volunteers are needed to replenish Worship Bags following the 11:00 am service or during the week. Training and adult pairing is required.