We Discover Faith Together in Our Families
All people are lovable beings of infinite worth, imbued with powers of the soul. We are obligated to use our gifts, talents, and potentials in the service of life.
Unitarian Universalism affirms all families, of origin and of choice. Parents and caregivers find support to live intentionally into the role of children's primary religious educators—to open authentic conversations with children about difficult topics—to grow in faith together through religious practices, truth-seeking, justice work, service projects, and more.
While UU family ministry comes in many shapes and sizes, at its core, UU family faith development is a journey of relationships. Family members connect and reconnect with one another, the faith community, and the universe itself to discover and rediscover a seeking, active faith.
Explore the links below and these multigenerational ministry pages to find a spectrum of programs and activities, as well as thoughtful reflection and support.
- Tapestry of Faith
Each religious education (RE) program includes stories, activities, worship, and social action ideas to nurture growth in ethics, spirit, and faith. Online, parents can read the Tapestry of Faith stories and activities their children experience in RE programs. You can search, download, and adapt any piece of Unitarian Universalist lifespan curricula for family faith development at home. For quick, concrete, home-based activities, browse the Taking It Home sections in every Tapestry of Faith session!
- Our Whole Lives
Our sexuality education programs for children, youth, and adults are positive, holistic, inclusive, and founded on our values.
- Family Pages in UU World
Four times a year, the pull-out section of UU World magazine presents a timely theme in stories and activities, often drawn from Tapestry of Faith curricula. The Family pages offer motivation and hands-on activities for caregivers to share with children, elders to share with grandchildren, and UUs and seekers of all ages to explore.