Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Tapestry of Faith Programs for Adults

Participants in the Road to Respect Program, UU Church, Boulder, CO.

A large group discusses immigration justice at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO

With the exception of Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education, Tapestry of Faith programs are complete online. Most programs are modular, meaning that you can use a single workshop or a short series of workshops successfully. Read each program's introduction for detailed descriptions and suggestions for scheduling. View the Scope and Sequence chart for adult Tapestry of Faith programs.

Review Accessibility Guidelines for Adult Workshop Presenters.

Beloved Community

  • Building the World We Dream About (24 two-hour workshops)
    Supports Unitarian Universalists and our congregations to build the multicultural world of beloved community we dream about by cultivating participants’ knowledge, skills, and capacity to address issues related to race, ethnicity, and cultural identity as individuals and congregations.
  • Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults (8 two-hour workshops)
    Specifically tailored to the experiences of young adults, this program cultivates knowledge, skills, and capacity to address issues related to race, ethnicity, and cultural identity.
  • Harvest the Power: Developing Lay Leadership, 2nd Edition (6 two-hour workshops)
    Invites both new and experienced leaders to enrich and deepen their skills and help them experience leadership as a Unitarian Universalist faith journey.
  • Military Ministry Toolkit for Congregations (6 one-hour workshops, videos, and other resources)
    Presents materials to prepare individuals and faith communities to welcome and support military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Life Issues

  • Facing Death with Life (8 two-hour workshops)
    Facing Death with Life, by the Rev. Kate Walker and Lee Ann Wester, facilitates a process of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. Drawing on a variety of contemporary religious and secular resources, it helps participants move from viewing death as an abstract concept to developing a personal recognition of its meaning in their lives.
  • Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: Who, Me, an Elder? (6 two-hour workshops)
    Helps people as they begin to redesign their later years into a time of reflection, discernment, soul stretching, and new life possibilities. This gift of extended years finds many people becoming elders with deep personal questions such as, Who am I now? and What will I do that is meaningful?
  • From the High Hill: Odyssey Writing for Elders (2 weekend retreats framing a period of personal work)
    Engages elders in mining the stories of a lifetime to create a presentation to share with peers, loved ones, and co-congregants.
  • Making Meaning after Disaster (PDF) (1 three-and-a-half-hour workshop)
    Helps congregations reflect and heal after a natural disaster, attack or other traumatic event.
  • Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Adults and Sexuality and Our Faith, Adults (14 two-hour workshops, IN PRINT)
    Builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives.
  • Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Young Adults, 18-35 and Sexuality and Our Faith, Young Adults (14 two-hour workshops, IN PRINT)
    Helps participants navigate young adulthood with accurate information, increased self-knowledge, enhanced safety and strengthened interpersonal skills.
  • Principled Commitment (11 two-hour workshops)
    Provides avenues for growing in faith while nourishing committed partnership.
  • The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life (12 90-minute workshops)
    Helps participants understand how money can be a more effective force for living lives of meaning and value, and for creating positive change.


  • Spirit of Life (9 90-minute workshops)
    Using lyrics of Spirit of Life as a frame, brings meaning, beauty, inclusivity, and growth to Unitarian Universalists as they deepen their spiritual awareness and connections.
  • Spirit in Practice (10 one-hour workshops)
    Helps Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help them connect with the sacred ground of their being, however they understand it.

Unitarian Universalism

  • Faith Like a River: Themes from Unitarian Universalist History (16 two-hour workshops)
    Invites participants to place themselves into our history and consider its legacies and lessons for today. Each workshop presents history of one theme or topic; use singly or choose a short series.
  • Resistance and Transformation: Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History (16 90-minute workshops)
    Explores the ongoing struggle of our tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation. Each workshops explores a single topic; use singly or choose a short series.
  • The New UU (6 one-hour workshops)
    Addresses the needs of newcomers who want to know more about who we are and what we believe and provides a chance for newcomers and long-timers to connect.
  • What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology (10 90-minute workshops)
    Explores life experiences of historic and contemporary Unitarian Universalist theologians, inviting consideration of theological questions that moved each of them.
  • What We Choose: Ethics for Unitarian Universalists (10 90-minute workshops)
    Examines ethical concepts, dilemmas, and questions to help clarify and expand knowledge and skills for a process of ethical reflection that is central to living our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Additional Resources

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Adults

By Richard S. Kimball

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

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The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism, #3: Acceptance of one another & encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.

This is the third of the seven Unitarian Universalist principles.

Building the World We Dream About participants at Star Island.

Building the World We Dream About
In this antiracism program, group members share personal stories.

Group photo of Harvest the Power facilitators in Northern New England.

Harvest the Power
Facilitators-in-training prepare to bring this curriculum, which builds leadership skills hand-in-hand with faith, to lay leaders across the UUA's Northern New England district.