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  • Web of Youth Ministry Component: Spiritual Development This session is a worship. Participants will listen to stories, sing songs and...
  • Bringing the Web to Life is a youth ministry leadership development curriculum for congregations offered by the Office of Youth and Young...

Our Whole Lives

  • Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. Builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives.
  • Helps participants navigate young adulthood with accurate information, increased self-knowledge, enhanced safety and strengthened interpersonal skills. 14 sessions.
  • Using a comprehensive approach, this program helps senior-high youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. Includes a parent orientation and 12 sessions. Adaptable for classroom, Sunday School or youth group settings.
  • A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.
  • This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.
  • Supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. An orientation and 8 sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly project for parents and children to do together. Promotes dialogue between parent and child.

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

From the High Hill

  • Before I moved to northern New Mexico, I faithfully attended the chapter retreats of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. I...
  • From the High Hill was made possible through the generosity of the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program, the Unitarian Sunday School...

Facing Death with Life

  • By Kate R. Walker, Lee Ann Wester
    A curriculum that offers personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. It brings death, dying, and grief into the light of our daily lives, and invites participants to experience death and dying as a healthy part of life.

Hindsight, Humor, and Hope

Miracles

  • By Adrianne Ross, Chris Jablonski, Miriam Smith, Susan Lawrence
    This eight-session program invites a prolonged encounter with awe and wonder. Stories from our Unitarian Universalist Sources and hands-on activities engage a wide age span of participants to discern miracles, experience and express awe and wonder, and discover their own agency for miracle-making.

Chalice Children

  • By Katie Covey
    The Chalice Children program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist faith. It strives not just to teach young children about our faith, but also to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share.

World of Wonder

  • By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Julie Simon, Pat Kahn
    The World of Wonder program for children delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery.

Building the World We Dream About

  • By Mark Hicks
    Building the World We Dream About is a Unitarian Universalist program that seeks to interrupt the workings of racism and transform how people from different racial/ethnic groups understand and relate to one another.

Amazing Grace

  • By Richard S. Kimball
    The Amazing Grace program helps sixth graders understand right and wrong and act on their new understanding. Its equips them for moving safely and productively through the middle- and high school years, when they will be continually tugged toward both ends of the ethics continuum.

Toolbox of Faith

  • By Katie Covey
    What tools does Unitarian Universalism offer for the challenges of life? In this program, children discover what aspects of UU faith are helpful to them, developing a toolbox of faith.

Wonderful Welcome

  • By Aisha Hauser, Susan Lawrence
    The Wonderful Welcome curriculum engages and challenges leaders and children alike to explore how and why we are willing to welcome others into our lives. We welcome not only strangers, but family, our peers, our neighbors and even entities that are not people such as our animal friends and nature itself.

Windows and Mirrors

  • By Gabrielle Farrell, Jenice View, Natalie Fenimore
    The Windows and Mirrors program nurtures children's ability to identify their own experiences and perspectives and to seek out, care about, and respect those of others. It unpacks topics that lend themselves to diverse experiences and perspectives—for example, faith heritage, public service, anti-racism and prayer.

Moral Tales

  • By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Elisa Davy Pearmain
    The Moral Tales program attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values.

Signs of Our Faith

  • By Jessica York
    The Signs of Our Faith program guides children to do their best to live faithful lives every day. It presents fourteen traits or values that most Unitarian Universalist love, including the quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another on our faith journeys, and public witness.

Riddle and Mystery

  • By Richard S. Kimball
    The Riddle and Mystery program assists sixth Graders in their own search for understanding. Each of the 16 sessions introduces and processes a Big Question, in the context of Unitarian Universalism's free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Love Surrounds Us

  • By Christy Olson, Lynn Kerr
    The Love Surrounds Us program explores all the Unitarian Universalist Principles in the context of the Beloved Community of family/home, school, and neighborhood.

Love Will Guide Us

  • By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Cathy Cartwright-Chow
    The Love Will Guide Us program guides children to approach life's questions, mysteries, and dilemmas through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources, with an emphasis on love.

Love Connects Us

  • By Lynn Ungar, Michelle Richards
    The Love Connects Us program celebrates important ways Unitarian Universalists live our faith in covenanted community.

Faithful Journeys

  • By Alice Anacheka-Nasemann, Lynn Ungar
    Through sessions structured around the Unitarian Universalist Principles, the Faithful Journeys program demonstrates that our Principles are not a dogma, but a credo that individuals can affirm with many kinds of action.

Sing to the Power

  • By Lynn Ungar
    Sing to the Power affirms our Unitarian Universalist heritage of confronting "powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love." Participants experience their own power, and understand how it can help them to be leaders.

Building Bridges

  • By Mary K. Isaacs
    Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth's understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

Creating Home

  • By Christy Olson, Jessica York
    The Creating Home program helps children develop a sense of home that is grounded in faith. Together with your group you will ask questions about the purpose of having a home and the functions a home serves, for us as humans and for other animals.

Circle of Trees

  • By Julie Simon, Pat Kahn
    Circle of Trees is a multigenerational program of eight workshops that nurture deep connection with trees, nature, and all of earth’s living creatures. The program uses trees as an entry point to understand and connect with life on earth. Across many cultures, trees are recognized as a symbol for...

Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults

  • By Mark Hicks
    Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults offers a process by which young adults can engage in honest and open conversations about race, better understand their own ethnic and racial identity and journey, and learn the practical skills they need to in their own lives right now as they make their way in an increasingly multicultural world.

What Moves Us

  • By Thandeka
    Through shared direct experiences and reflection exercises, readings and lessons, and ethical deliberations, What Moves Us creates an adult faith journey for Unitarian Universalists who want to preach and teach what they already experience but have not been able to articulate: the spiritual power of our faith.

Virtue Ethics

  • By Jessica York
    This program's premise—in the words of the Buddha, recited in every workshop Opening—is that "our thoughts and actions become habits and our habits shape our character." We have some control over our character. We can shape the person we want to be by making intentional, thoughtful decisions.

What We Choose

  • By Amber Beland, Manish Mishra-Marzetti
    In this Unitarian Universalist program, participants explore new perspectives, identify areas for further questions and exploration, and perhaps more fully embrace ethical positions they reach through careful discernment.

Exploring Our Values Through Poetry

  • By Karen Harris
    This program utilizes poems that are concerned with elements of the spiritual life: acute observation, conscious and continuous inquiry, the unveiling of reality, hope and hopelessness, the afterlife, and the tenderness of the human condition.

Harvest the Power

  • By Gail Forsyth-Vail, Gail Tittle, Matt Tittle
    Harvest the Power provides leadership skill development that goes hand-in-hand with faith development. The program helps Unitarian Universalist lay leaders grow in spirit as they grow as leaders.

Heeding the Call

A Place of Wholeness

  • By Beth Dana, Jesse Jaeger
    For many youth, especially those raised in Unitarian Universalist communities, the principles, values, and theologies of Unitarian Universalism are in their bones. A Place of Wholeness is an opportunity to examine their faith journeys to better understand themselves in the context of Unitarian Universalism.

Sharing the Journey

  • By Helen Zidowecki, Jessica York
    Small group ministry can be a way to help individuals build relationships, experience a greater sense of belonging, and feel supported in their spiritual journey in the congregation.

Families

  • By Tracey L. Hurd
    This twelve-session program provides avenues for in-depth exploration of the diversity, commonality, and meaning of families. Designed for flexible use by junior and/or senior high school youth, the program combines a photo-documentary project with sessions that engage participants in deconstructing and reconstructing the notion of family.

Resistance and Transformation

Principled Commitment

  • By Craig Hirshberg, Melanie Davis, Richard Bellingham, Stephanie Haymaker
    The 11 Principled Commitment workshops provide avenues for growing in faith while nourishing committed partnership. Each workshop connects one of the Unitarian Universalist seven Principles with a broad principle, quality, or attribute that participants can cultivate in their relationship.

Making Music Live

  • By Nick Page
    Within Tapestry of Faith, the role of music is to make our lives and our children’s lives more vibrant and connected to each other and to the universe. We do not need to be trained musicians to make our music come alive. Whether we are experienced singers or shower singers, we can make great music. To paraphrase an expression from Zimbabwe, “If you can talk, you can sing. If you can sing, you can lead a song.”