What's New: Religious Education and Faith Development
April, 2017 Webinar: Innovation in RE and Faith Development. Join a recap of the innovation roundtable convened at the UUA's Boston office a year ago. Learn about innovative work by religious educators Joy Berry and Tracy Beck. Find out how to apply for funds to initiate innovation in your UU congregation or faith community. Dates and registration links on the FDO webinars page.
Miss the 411 on University Chaplaincy? You can head over to our Faith Development Webinar Series page to view the one-hour informational session hosted by the Rev. Scotty McLennan and the Rev. Dara Kaufman-LeDonne Olandt.
Cub Scouts, Webelos, and mixed-age UU RE classes, especially in our smaller congregations, will welcome the new Love and Help Activity Book, 2nd edition, by Gail Forsyth-Vail. The book offers a program in UU identity for 7- to 11-year-olds, suitable for earning a Unitarian Universalist Cub Scout or Webelos religious emblem.
We are called to support gender-nonconforming children and their families. A one-hour webinar with Alex Kapitan, Melissa James, Lisa Rubin, and UUA OWL Program Associate Melanie Davis, hosted by Gail Forsyth-Vail, explores how to make your faith community and religious education programming truly welcoming. Find the February, 2017 recording, transcript, and resources on our webinars page.
New publications from the UUA include a redesigned pamphlet, by Gaia Brown, for families new to UU religious education and To This I Give My Heart is a Coming of Age journal, prepared by Bart Frost, UUA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.
7 Principles seed paper, available from inSpirit, the UU Book and Gift Shop, comes in a pack of 35. Seven shapes in different bold, rainbow colors, embedded with easy-to-grow wildflower seeds, offer a fun, interactive way to teach Unitarian Universalist values.
Politics in church? We need not all think alike to love alike! Make political differences a faith development opportunity. Find resources for worship and adult programming in the toolkit, Beyond the Partisan Divide.
Coloring sheets are here! Two Tapestry of Faith programs for grades K-1, Creating Home and Wonderful Welcome, now have original illustrations to use as coloring sheets for all core stories. Learn about the coloring sheets project and explore the wonderful, new artwork created for our programs.
Announcing the 2016-17 Common Read discussion guide! Download a new guide for Unitarian Universalist groups reading The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement by The Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Beacon, 2016). At our June, 2016 General Assembly, Rev. Barber's call for a movement for justice for all people electrified attendees. Engage your congregation in this UU Common Read.