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We Discover Faith Together, in Our Families
We Discover Faith Together in Our Families
Families & Faith Development, Family Programs

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. Our faith supports parents and caregivers to live intentionally and faithfully into your role as the primary religious educators of your children.

At its core, UU family faith development is a journey of relationships among parents and children, religious professionals, and multigenerational members of your faith community. Your bond with one another and with the universe itself supports a family to discover and rediscover a seeking, active faith.

UU family ministry comes in many shapes and sizes and encompasses a spectrum of programs, activities, and rituals you can explore using the links below. You will find ways to open authentic conversations with children about difficult topics and ways to grow in faith together through religious practices, truth-seeking, justice work, service projects, and more. 

  • Tapestry of Faith 
    You can search, browse, download, and adapt any piece of Unitarian Universalist lifespan curricula to offer your family faith development at home. 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 or adapt the materials for home use. For quick, concrete, home-based activity suggestions, browse the Taking It Home sections--there is one 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 through stories, activities, and thoughtful reflection, often drawn from Unitarian Universalism's Tapestry of Faith lifespan curricula. The Family pages offer inspiration and ideas for parents to share with children, elders to share with grandchildren, and UUs and seekers of all ages to explore.

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For more information contact religiouseducation@uua.org.