Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: The New UU: A Program for Welcoming Newcomers to Unitarian Universalist Congregations

Spiritual Preparation

Part of The New UU

Consider how you initially came to your congregation. Did you grow up in this congregation? Did you grow up as a Unitarian Universalist in a different congregation? Did you come to Unitarian Universalism as an adult? If you grew up UU, what were the key experiences that led you to embrace it as your adult religious home? If you did not grow up UU, what were your concerns and questions when you first visited and became involved with the congregation?

Recall early experiences in your congregation that helped you feel welcomed and those experiences which left you confused or frustrated. Consider how both positive and negative experiences led you to where you are today in your spiritual journey. Share these experiences with your co-facilitator(s). Discuss how your congregation differs now from when you first came, and how it remains the same.