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Youth Minister

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Carolyn Dunoon is a third generation Unity person. She has been a member of Unity Des Plaines for over 40 years and teaching youth ministry at Unity Des Plaines for over 30 years. She has taught French in both public and private schools since 1974. Teaching is her passion and wherever and whoever she teaches she affirms the Little Light; the God presence in all! Carolyn received the Certified Spiritual Educator endorsement from Unity Worldwide Ministries after extensive studies. The renowned Rev. Diane Venzera was her mentor. Carolyn also won a national Unity Youth Educator award. Her goal in Youth Ministry is to teach Unity Principles to children at their developmental level, leading to Spiritual understanding and Love and having fun.


If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information on the Youth Ministry program, please fill out the form to contact Carolyn.

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Our Commitment to Youth Ministry

What makes our Youth Ministry program special

We provide a nurturing, safe environment for our children to start their spiritual journey and develop friendships throughout. During our time together, our youth is encouraged to experience God, learn about the world around them, and discover the sacred in everyday life. 


We use discussions, stories, music, meditation, movement, art, and other activities to engage our youth and explore Truth principles. The lessons are fun and age-appropriate, and provide lively, creative experiences directly related to the discussion of Unity concepts to help anchor their learning.


Youth ministry programs are available for children and teens, infant to 18 years, during the 10:30 am Service only. We ask you to drop your children off between 10:15 and 10:30 am so we can greet you and your children.

"I appreciate the opportunity to work in such a loving spiritual community and we look forward to seeing you in our ministry and honoring the unique expression of God that you are."

-Carolyn Dunoon, Youth & Family Director

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