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Unitarian Universalist Identity Resources for Children's Faith Development

Tapestry of Faith

Embodying a faith development focus for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.


  • The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children: Celebrates the importance of religious community, both as a support for parents and as an environment in which the spirituality of children can flourish. Revised edition includes a new preface, a new chapter about the home, and rituals for marking the events in children's lives as religious occasions. 128 pp. By Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar.
  • Stories in Faith: Exploring Our UU Principles and Sources Through Wisdom Tales, by Gail Forsyth-Vail. This Tapestry of Faith toolkit book provides 19 stories to help us develop our faith and make meaning in our lives. This distinctly Unitarian Universalist (UU) collection culls wisdom tales from many cultures and traditions and uses the seven Principles and six Sources as a framework for reflection and further exploration.
  • A Lamp in Every Corner, by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer. This book offers a delightful collection of UU-inspired stories for children, including stories about historical UUs, UU symbols and rituals, and UU Principles.
  • What If Nobody Forgave? collected and edited by Colleen M. McDonald. Brings the seven UU Principles to life in 19 tales with basic messages about truth and right living. Buddha, Jesus, and the Sufi masters of Islam are among the spiritual teachers represented. Each story provides discussion questions, activities and a reading list.
  • Our Seven Principles in Story and Verse: A Collection for Children and Adults by Kenneth W. Collier. Creative responses to the seven Principles. Each Principle is illustrated with a story, a poem, and a brief essay. For worship and individual reading. For all ages. 120 pp. Published by Skinner House Books (Boston, MA) in 1997.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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