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

Alternate Activity 2: Stronger Than We Look

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print out Leader Resource 4, Stronger Than We Look and prepare to present it.

Description of Activity

Tell the group, in your own words:

There are just under 222,000 people reported as belonging to a congregstion, including nearly 165,000 who have signed the membership book and just over 57,000 children and youth registered in programs. There are no doubt mostly others who regularly or occasionally attend congregational services or events and/or who share our values and consider themselves Unitarian Universalist. Even so, we are still small in number.

Present Leader Resource 4, Stronger Than We Look which describes three moments in Unitarian Universalist history when our movement's influence outweighed our relatively small numbers. Pause after each story, and invite participants to name the Principles and/or values that were "lived out loud" by the actions described.