Call and Response Archive
Faith Development
  • Parenting with Heartbreak

    UU religious educator Rayla Mattson, a Black mother of three, turns her UU faith and full heart toward her children: how to raise them and to be with them in pandemic, trauma around race, and, perhaps, hope.
    By Rayla D. Mattson | 6/22/2020
  • Big-Question Poems to Grow Young Spirits

    How do we help young children grow in faith? The answer can be curriculum, a discussion, or an experience. Whatever conduit we use will only help children grow in spirituality if it engages the heart of the family.
    By Christy Olson | 5/2/2017
  • For a Child's UU Identity: Love and Help

    What promises are made in my family about how we treat one another? How am I like my friends and how I am I different? What are some Unitarian Universalist things I know by heart? The second edition of Love and Help , a UU identity activity book and program for 7- to 11-year-...
    By Gail Forsyth-Vail | 3/7/2017
  • Happy 25th Birthday?

    I remember my 25th birthday—a quarter of a century! It felt like a major accomplishment. It has been just as significant celebrating each of my daughters’ 25th birthdays, with pride in them both and accompanying gratitude. Somehow a 25th birthday feels like a really special...
    By Pat Kahn | 11/24/2014
  • A Rock, the Earth, the Universe, and a Child's Biggest Questions

    By Kari Kopnick For seven years I served as the religious educator for a wonderful Unitarian Universalist congregation in West Seattle, Washington. During my early years there we would trek down to the rocky beaches of Puget Sound for an annual “Solstice by the Shore”...

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