Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults


  • Newsprint, markers, and tape
  • Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-operated candle
  • Our Covenant from Workshop 1
  • Handout 1, Looking Ahead to Workshop 6
  • Let’s Talk About Families and Loss by Carol Galginaitis
  • Three-ring binders with clear plastic covers, one for each participant who does not already have one
  • Three-hole punched paper, both lined and unlined
  • Color pencils, markers, pens and pencils
  • Several children’s books on death, grief, and mourning. Suggestions include:
    • Susan Varley, Badger’s Parting Gifts (HarperCollins, 1992)
    • Bryan Mellonie, Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children (Bantam Books, 1983)
    • Joan Singleton Prestine, Someone Special Died (Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993)
    • Laurene Krasny Brown, When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Little, Brown, 1996)
    • Margaret Wise Brown, The Dead Bird (Addison-Wesley, 1965)
    • Betsy Hill Williams, Jane Rzepka, Ken Sawyer, and Noreen Kimball, About Death: A Unitarian Universalist Book for Kids (uu&me!, 2012). Available at inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop.
  • Computer or video player, speakers, and screen
  • “About Uncle Jack” (1:58), “Expressing Emotions” (2:08), and “You Can Talk to Me” (2:06), three short videos on the Sesame Street website. If you are not able to stream video in your meeting space, purchase the Sesame Street DVD, “When Families Grieve” or borrow it from the public library and prepare to show a segment with suggestions for parents and caregivers (15:06-21:08)

About Death A Unitarian Universalist Book for Kids

By Betsy Hill Williams, Jane Rzepka, Ken Sawyer, Noreen Kimball

From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

About Death presents a gentle, yet unsentimental, story about how a family deals with the death of their beloved dog.

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