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Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Families

  • The Program Enduring and changing, the family is an important part of communities and of Unitarian Universalist congregations. Recently,...
  • Helen Bishop and Susan Grider wrote the original version of Families , on which this is based, more than a decade ago. Tracey L. Hurd...
  • Materials for Activity Varies by ritual as designed by the group Preparation for Activity Read Description of Activity, below. Before...
  • Lighting influences the quality and feel of photographs. Lighting affects how the viewer’s eye moves toward or away from different elements...
  • We welcome your critique of this program, as well as your suggestions. Thank you for your feedback! Your input improves programs for all of...
  • We welcome your critique of this program, as well as your suggestions. Thank you for your feedback! Your input improves programs for all of...
  • Please complete and return to a Families leader. 1. What is your overall rating of the program? Circle one. Excellent Good Average Fair...
  • Materials for Activity Food and beverages CD player and CDs (optional) Preparation for Activity Prepare snack or arrange for participants'...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint and markers Handout 1, Participant Feedback Form Pencils/pens Preparation for Activity Photocopy Handout 1...
  • Materials for Activity Photographs of photo-documentary opening Description of Activity Invite participants to reflect on the opening of...
  • The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is...
  • Close the program: Facilitate the return of participants' materials. Keep family photos display. If the program is repeated, groups can...
  • Preparation for Activity Prepare a closing reading (optional). Description of Activity Gather participants in a closing circle. Pragmatics...
  • Materials for Activity Photo albums or scrapbooks Photo sleeves (optional) Pens Preparation for Activity Contact your congregation's...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches Newsprint and markers Description of Activity Gather participants in a circle and welcome them...
  • Materials for Activity Photographs of photo-documentary opening (optional, but needed later in the session regardless) Preparation for...
  • Reflection is one of the most important skills in life. Perhaps Socrates said it most poignantly when he said that an unexamined life is...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Reflecting Upon the Photo-Documentary Opening 15 Activity 2: Reflecting...
  • The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is...
  • Materials for Activity Prints of photographs taken during the last session Materials to support the final display, including photo-mounting...
  • Description of Activity Sketch with participants the "work plan" for this session and any logistics that are critical to accomplish during...
  • In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our...
  • Follow up on all aspects of the display and opening. Make direct contact with all youth participants to confirm their participation in...
  • Description of Activity Gather participants in a closing circle. Pragmatics: Remind participants about additional work times that are...
  • Materials for Activity Paper and pens or a computer Preparation for Activity Let your newsletter editor know that program participants will...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches Description of Activity Gather participants in a circle and welcome them. Invite a participant...
  • Materials for Activity Large paper, oak-tag, or poster board Markers Description of Activity Create Posters Create posters and/or a flyer...
  • This is the home stretch. Take a deep breath. Now take another. There are many details to attend to, and many things that can potentially...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Overview of Session and Project Check-In 10 Activity 2: Creating the Photo-...
  • In the end we are all separate: our stories, no matter how similar, come to a fork and diverge. We are drawn to each other because of our...
  • Materials for Activity Materials that are required to begin the Photo-Documentary display (see Session 11, Activity 2, Creating the Photo-...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint and markers Paper and pencils Preparation for Activity Copy Five Elements of Prayer (below) on newsprint...
  • Materials for Activity Personal identity objects Digital cameras for class use Paper and writing implements Participant artifacts,...
  • Description of Activity Invite participants to report on their work on the photo-documentary project. The youths' preparation of...
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss DURING TODAY'S...
  • Make sure photos that were taken during this session are printed. Contact each participant and remind them to please bring all materials...
  • Description of Activity Gather participants together again. Pragmatics: Arrange for participants to print photos for next time. Remind...
  • Materials for Activity A film or film series about race Preparation for Activity Prepare an annotated list of films about racial identity...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice and matches Description of Activity Gather participants in a circle and welcome them. If someone volunteered...
  • Materials for Activity Photography books about families Description of Activity Invite participants to browse photography books.
  • Who are you? An active question for those in the youth age bracket, it is also one we are finding affects all of us. Are you in the career...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 5 Activity 1: Project Check-In 10 Activity 2: Meet the Creators 40 Faith in Action:...
  • Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss In this session,...
  • Assign a family member role to each member of your group, and plan two role-plays. The first role-play can demonstrate the way you think...
  • Materials for Activity Brochures from local family support services, both within and outside the faith community Description of Activity...