Becky Brooks

Becky Brooks is a former Director of Religious Education with more than fifteen years’ experience in faith development work. She has served on the leadership teams of local and continental religious educators’ organizations, including a three-year term on the Liberal Religious Educators Association Board. She now writes and develops resources for congregations.

From Becky Brooks

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Once upon a time there was a tiny, little, itty bitty, very small, tiny little god named Tiny. She lived her life hearing stories of all the big gods and, well, let’s face it, she was jealous. She knew she needed to think of some kind of special spark of an idea that would make her existence...

Story | By Becky Brooks | March 26, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Compassion, Connections, God, Presence, Relationships

We need to rethink what ‘successful’ meditation looks like.

By Becky Brooks, Erika Hewitt | November 1, 2019 | From Spirit
Tagged as: Mindfulness, Spiritual Practice

Although the German word Giftschrank sounds like a quirky holiday tradition, the term is really a combination of the words poison and cabinet....

Reading | By Erika Hewitt, Becky Brooks | September 25, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 5th Principle (Conscience & Democracy), Direct Experience, Freedom, Humanism, Interdependence, Limitations, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Relationships, Responsibility, Secular

Spirit of Life, I have witnessed a loud love, an out-loud love, that challenges me. I did not recognize it at first— the rumble of an ocean I had long been under. But here it is right now and it looks just like the whole world could be. It doesn’t play nice; why should it when nice has only ever...

Prayer | By Becky Brooks | September 9, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Direct Experience, God, Love, Power, Prophetic Words & Deeds

Omnibus collection of services, readings, songs, and programs for all aspects of church life, related to five evocative themes: Humility, Journey, Chaos, Power, and God.

Book | By Becky Brooks, Erika Hewitt | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Unitarian Universalism

A worship leader who speaks only to the children during story time speaks only to the adults the rest of the time. If an element I've planned for worship deliberately excludes a portion of my congregation, that itself tells a story.

Leader Resource | By Becky Brooks | February 15, 2018 | From WorshipLab
Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience

“If I ask you a question, do you promise to tell me the truth?" For future reference, if a child asks you this question at Christmas time, EVADE.

Reflection | By Becky Brooks | October 18, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Awe, Children, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Direct Experience, Doubt, Faith, Humanism, Relationships, Searching, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder

Someone had broken into our garage. We picked our way through the space, storage tubs strewn about, ready to make a list of what was missing: two wool sweaters and half a tent. Someone was suffering a misfortune here, but it wasn’t us.

Reflection | By Becky Brooks | August 9, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Abundance, Direct Experience, Empathy, Family, Gratitude, Home, Letting Go, Poverty

What DO we do in the face of evil? Anything. Everything. Pray, protest, bake, hug, grieve, wail, laugh, explain, linger, research, fight, cry. What we absolutely must not do is ignore it.

Reflection | By Becky Brooks | June 14, 2017 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Caring, Children, Community, Direct Experience, Disaster or Crisis, Humanism, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Multiculturalism, Parents, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Violence

we were erased and still we loved we were shamed and still we loved we were expelled and still we loved we were laughed at and still we loved we were hunted and still we loved we were sacrificed and still we loved we were marketed and still we loved we were legislated and still we loved we were...

Poetry | By Becky Brooks | August 1, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Healing, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Love, Pride Sunday, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Solidarity

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