Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Alternate Activity 1: Faith In Action - Articulating Our Uu Faith

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Set up tables, or find books or other hard surfaces for writing.

Description of Activity

Many Unitarian Universalists have difficulty describing their faith tradition to people who are unfamiliar with it. This activity engages participants in describing our faith in meaningful ways. With the words of a variety of participants, the group will have a few more ideas in their toolbox when explaining Unitarian Universalism to others.

Invite participants to create small groups of two to three couples each. Give each group a pen or pencil and a copy of Handout 4, Who Are Unitarian Universalists? Invite participants to discuss the questions, with one member of the group recording responses on the handout.

After 15 minutes, re-gather the larger group. Ask participants to share their responses to each question as you take notes on newsprint. Ask the group what phrases or words are particularly illustrative of our faith tradition. Can they be helpful in articulating our faith?