Ralph Yeager Roberts

Ralph is one of the creators of the Montessori-inspired curriculum Spirit Play, which is used by hundreds of UU churches across the us and canada. As an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister of Religious Education, Ralph led what had been one of the largest children and youth ministry programs at that time and was asked to develop and teach the first course in UU religious education at Andover Newton to satisfy a core requirement for the masters program. He briefly served a UCC congregation becoming the first out gay man to ever be called to serve that denomination's South West Conference. For two years he wrote for a nationally carried lifestyle and travel magazine. Recently, in addition to his work developing and illustrating his Original Unitarian Universalist Advent Calendar, Ralph has engaged his creative side fabricating and designing specialty prop, set and costume pieces for area performers and theater companies. His work has been nominated over 5 times for a state theater award.

From Ralph Yeager Roberts

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December fourth, the earmuff is invented (1873). Lifelong Unitarian Chester Greenwood received the Patent for the first earmuff when he was 15. His factory manufactured the new winter wear for over 60 years. However, Chester himself worked as a mechanic in a bike shop he opened using profits from...

Image | By Ralph Yeager Roberts | November 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Winter Solstice / Yule

December third, Currier and Ives (1834). Founded by Unitarian Nathaniel Currier, the Currier and Ives Printing Firm published an annual set of winter images....

Image | By Ralph Yeager Roberts | November 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, America, Arts & Music, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Winter

December second, Kwanzaa first celebrated (1966). Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga, Kwanzaa's founder, received some of the money needed to develop and publicize Kwanzaa through a Unitarian Universalist fund set up to support black empowerment. Drawing from traditional West African harvest celebrations...

Image | By Ralph Yeager Roberts | November 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Kwanzaa, Multiculturalism, Race/Ethnicity

December first, "Over The River And Through The Woods" (1844). The song "Over the River and Through The Woods" is based on a poem by Unitarian author and human rights champion Lydia Maria Child. Inspiration for the poem came from her own childhood memories of Thanksgiving at her grandparents’...

Image | By Ralph Yeager Roberts | November 11, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, IllUUmination, Unitarianism, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule

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