Join us for our youth program every Sunday during service.
This Spring we introduced our new curriculum, Rhythms of the Year. The schedule of topics FOR SUMMER:
SUMMER June 25 Radiate July 2 Pilgrimage July 9 Dream July 16 Optimism July 23 Golden Warmth July 30 Transfiguration August 6 Eating the sun August 13 All that dies shall be reborn August 20 Languid Timelessness August 27 Carefree abundance September 3 Trust in growth September 10 Miracle September 17 May it be your will
THE TEACHERS AT CSA CSA youth instructors, Rev. Karen Shihadeh, Janie Lundy, Lisa Petty, and Erica Wade use storytelling, prayer, singing, share, movement, art and play to integrate each lesson. If you are joining us for the first time, please register your child and sign our waiver at drop-off.
Because instructors cannot assist children physically, children 4 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
We will serve a light snack in class.
The kids program lasts an hour and a half, so please ensure your child has eaten breakfast.
Sanitary bathrooms are available.
Please meet to pick up your children after service in the CSA garden.
See you there!
Find many spiritual lessons and songs to play at-home with your children at Science of Mind Child, a website created by our youth instructor, Karen Shihadeh.
"Become As A Little Child"
The mission of our Youth Program is to nourish their developing spiritual awareness and understanding through sharing in circle, singing, storytelling, reading, affirmative prayer, yoga, free play and art. Young people of all ages are welcome, and parents are invited to join. (We ask parents to accompany children who are not potty-schooled.)
Children's Program Teachers
Janie Lundy, RScP.
Janie has been co-facilitating the Children’s Program since 2009. She has a varied educational background, holding degrees in Psychology, Environmental Studies, and Premedical Sciences. She is also trained in Massage Therapy, Facilitating Women’s Circles for Embodiment and Empowerment, Effective Communication Skills, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is passionate about Waldorf education, meditation, honoring the wisdom of the body, yoga, animals, and building loving and accepting communities. Janie is committed to honoring the beautiful and sacred unfolding of Life as it is experienced in each human being, trusting that this is a natural and perfect process. She strives to support the individual in finding love and trust within, in the practice of trusting one’s own inner light.
Rev. Karen Shihadeh
Karen has taught in the Youth Program at the Center for Spiritual Awakening since 2014. Her education in Biology and Anthropology, training in Science of Mind, and experience as a mother of two blend to create a warm, welcoming, enriching experience for children at CSA. Karen’s passion for art, nature, spirituality and storytelling are infectious. Karen’s intention as a teacher is for each child to feel heard, to feel safe, to feel and recognize their own unique Spirit Self and to realize how important his/her gift is to the Universe.
Lisa began teaching at CSA in 2021. Although new to our program, she has been a long time children's teacher in both public and private settings. She is also a graduate of Practical Spirituality 100 and 200 levels, the Religious Science education program at CSA. Lisa brings light, joy and heart to our youth program.
These amazing women are dedicated mothers to their own children, and their dedication extends to the loving and teaching of Science of Mind Principles to all youth. Please don't hesitate to talk to Lisa, Janie or Karen. If you have a warm heart or soft lap, please join them on Sunday mornings!
Getting Acquainted Please also take the time to introduce yourself to the teachers. We want to get to know you and your child better.