Parenting as a Unitarian Universalist


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May 7 Teach In

On May 7, our congregation will respond to the call by the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists to disrupt business as usual to participate in an Association wide teach-in and assessment of where we are in our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression in our society and our congregations. The […]


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Our Unitarian Universalist Principles – in kid-friendly language

Unitarian Universalists have many ways of articulating our seven Principles in simpler language. Here’s the way our Tapestry of Faith children’s program describe them: 1st Principle: We believe that each and every person is important. 2nd Principle: We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly. 3rd Principle: […]


Recipe for Meditation for Beginners on Desire

We’ve been using some meditation practices in Sunday school for children of all ages. I think this recipe would be yummy and nourishing for anyone. Try it with your child, reading the imagery aloud. Your children also might be interested in the Insight meditation timer for your phone or computer. […]


Taking the Complaint Free Challenge

What’s wrong with complaining? Here’s some hits to help you explain the Complaint Free Challenge to children: It’s ok to be disappointed. But remember that things always change. You can change the way you think. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” […]

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Forum and Resources on Responding to Hate and Violence at School

RESOURCES FOR RESPONDING TO HATE AND VIOLENCE AT SCHOOL You may have heard common advice to children and youth about speaking up (or not) when they encounter bias at school. “Say something to the person”; “Think about your emotional and physical safety.” “Don’t hit or threaten or cry.” “Tell a […]


Summer Reading for ‘Tweens and Teens to Spark Ideas and Ideals of Spirituality

Summer is a time for freedom and imagination. Here are reading lists that treat, inspire and challenge tweens and teens. What would you add from your own or your child’s favorite books? For kids in 4th-7th grade: • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia • Number the Stars by Lois […]

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20 Fun Questions as we start the New Year

20 New Year’s Day Interview Questions – for families, friends or just for yourself! 1. Why do you like being your age? 2. What don’t you like about being your age? 3. One word to describe you would be _________________ 4. What advice would you give parents? 5. What advice […]


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Ways to support those in Ferguson and closer to home

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES Here are some more resources children and families to learn about issues related to Ferguson and create spaciousness in our hearts for all that is happening there. http://standingonthesideoflove.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/RE-Resources-Ferguson-Racism.pdf If you haven’t seen it already, this link gives age appropriate ways to talk about Ferguson. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/talk-students-ferguson/ . As […]