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Families: Weave a Tapestry of Faith is a pull-out section of UU World magazine with stories, activities, and reflections drawn from Tapestry of Faith religious education programs. Editor: Susan Dana Lawrence.

The Families pages are archived online as PDF files:

  • Winter 2014: Stop! In the Name of Love
    Story: Brave Love, by Pam Kennedy
    Parent Reflection: Return to the Source: Our Principles, by Nora Rasman
  • Fall 2014: Geology: The Study of Wondrous Transformations
    Story: A Rock Can Tell You a Story
    Parent Reflection: Raised UU... and Geologist, by Charlotte Lehmann
  • Summer 2014: Feeling Good in Your Body
    Story: Every Body Is Beautiful, by Melanie J. Davis
    Parent Reflection: A Beautiful Body, from a blog by Kiyah Duffey
  • Spring 2014: Travel and Transformation
    Story: An American in Ghana, by Erik Mohn
    Parent Reflection: Mother/Daughter Road Trip, by Rev. Suzelle Lynch and Grace HaeLan Lynch Kim
  • Winter 2013: Hope
    Story: Pandora's Jar
    Parent Reflection: Milma Lappala, by Gail Forsyth-Vail
  • Fall 2013: Unitarians, Children, and Books
    Story: A Heavenly Place to Read, by Andrea Greenwood
    Parent Reflection: Reading with Children: An Act of Faith, by Pat Kahn
  • Summer 2013: Sacred Spaces We Create
    Story: Yoga in the Right Place, by Darcey Laine
    Parent Reflection: Making Our Own Sacred Places, by Jessica York
  • Spring 2013: Sacred Rest: The Beauty and Purpose of the Dark
    Story: God Is Like Darkness, by Mary Ann Moore
    Parent Reflection: Make the Dark Your Friend
  • Winter 2012: Courage! Look in Your Heart
    Story: The Farmer on the Hill
    Parent Reflection: Find and Share the Courage of Your Convictions
  • Fall 2012: All God's Crittters... Even the Bat
    Story: Why Bat Has No Friends
    Parent Reflection: Teach Not Revulsion. Instead, Teach Wonder
  • Summer 2012: Standing with Families, on the Side of Love
    Story: Separated by a Border
    Parent Reflection: Two Families, One Story
  • Spring 2012: Animals and Us: Companionship, Caring, and Compassion
    Story: Beatrix Potter
    Parent Reflection: Let Animals Help Us Share Our Parting Gifts, by Pat Kahn
  • Winter 2011: Resilient Together in Tough Times
    Story: The Fowler and the Quail
    Parent Reflection: Talking about Money Problems
  • Fall 2011: The Power of Presence
    Story: A Riddle for Ralph Waldo Emerson—Give Love
    Parent Reflection: The Power of Presence
  • Summer 2011: Ten Years after 9/11, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and Interfaith Work
    Story: Building Bridges, Breaking Down Walls—First UU of Columbus, Ohio
    Parent Reflection: Ten Years Ago, Before I Was a Mother, by Susan Dana Lawrence
  • Spring 2011: Living in Good Faith...with Technology
    Story: The Children and the Frogs
    Parent Reflection: Are We the Loneliest Nation on Earth?
  • Winter 2010: Empowering UU Kids to Understand, Care, and Act
    Story: The Change the World Kids
    Parent Reflection: A Parent's Loving Choices Nurture a Child's Loving Power
  • Fall 2010: O, Sparkling Web of Difference!
    Story: Indra's Web
    Parent Reflection: Beloved Community, A Dazzling Vision, by Marla Scharf
  • Summer 2010: Water, Stewardship, and Justice
    Story: Pete Seeger and The Clearwater
    Parent Reflection: Meditation on water
  • Spring 2010: Recycle and Regenerate
    Story: Clara Barton—Resourceful Faith in Action
    Parent Reflection: Worms and Religious Education, by Gail Forsyth-Vail
  • Winter 2009: Harvest the Wisdom of Our UU Sources
    Story: Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom
    Parent Reflection: Gandhi's Truth
  • Fall 2009: Make Room to Be Together in Awe, Wonder and Spirit
    Story: For the Love of Stars: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
    Parent Reflection: A Private History of Awe

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Last updated on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

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Jennifer Carver, holding her son Thomas, of the UU Church of Tallahassee, FL, discusses her experiences with Tapestry of Faith.

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