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

Handout 2: UU Trivia Hunt

Work in teams to find the answers to these questions. You may consult any resources you can access in your congregation's building.

Our congregation:

  • What is the official name of our congregation?
  • Who is the president/chairperson of the congregation?
  • When was our congregation founded?
  • In what year was our congregation's building constructed?
  • Name a room in our building that is named for a famous Unitarian Universalist.
  • Who was our congregation's first minister?
  • Find a quote from our congregation's first minister.

Our movement:

  • What is the first Source of "the living tradition which we share," as listed in the Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association?
  • What is at 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston?
  • What is the name for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations' system of governance, which offers a high degree of autonomy to each congregation?
  • What ritual do almost all of our congregations engage in toward the beginning of worship?

Early history:

  • What sixteenth-century European heretic, hero to many Unitarian Universalists, was burned at the stake for his beliefs?
  • Who defined Unitarianism in his 1819 sermon "Unitarian Christianity," and is sometimes called "the father of American Unitarianism"?
  • In what city was the first Universalist church in America?
  • In what city was the first Unitarian church in America?
  • Who was the first woman minister in the United States to be ordained, achieve full ministerial standing, and be recognized by a religious denomination? Was she Unitarian or Universalist?
  • Who wrote A Treatise on Atonement in 1805? What was its main point?

More recent history:

  • When did the American Unitarian Association merge with the Universalist Church in America?
  • The 2004 court decision in the case Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health legalized same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. How many of the 14 plaintiffs in the case were Unitarian Universalists?
  • What is the name of the comprehensive sexuality education program published by the Unitarian Universalist Association and United Church of Christ? Is there a curriculum in this series for adults?