Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Faith Like a River: A Program on Unitarian Universalist History for Adults

Activity 4: Twelve Moments

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy Handout 1.
  • In advance, invite a few participants to read aloud from the handout, and provide each volunteer with a copy.

Description of Activity

Say, in your own words:

In 2001, historian Warren Ross wrote an article for UU World magazine looking back at the first 40 years of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. In the article, Ross listed twelve pivotal moments that shaped our present denomination.

Distribute Handout 1, Twelve Moments That Shaped Today's UUA. Have volunteers take turns read the points aloud.

Then say:

Now that you have heard one perspective on the defining events and their impact, I invite you to share any memories of those events or other moments you consider significant in our denomination's history since consolidation.

Lead a conversation. Then, if time allows, invite participants to share a moment significant in shaping their own connection with Unitarian Universalism.