Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Chalice Children: A Program about Our Unitarian Universalist Community for Preschoolers


Lean on me when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on. — "Lean On Me," Hymn 1021 in Singing the Journey

Preschool children need to know that everyone has sad feelings and that we are able to bring these sad feelings to our congregation. Being with others who are also sad, and sharing those feelings together, can often help people feel better. When someone has died, sharing our sad feelings together at a memorial service is one important part of being a community.


This session will help preschoolers:

  • Understand that we can bring our sad feelings to our congregation
  • Experience the Chalice Children group as safe and caring
  • Feel a growing sense of belonging to and identity with a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn that everyone has sad feelings and that death is a natural part of life
  • Know that a memorial service is one way that we can comfort people when someone has died
  • Understand that our congregation is a safe place to share our feelings and questions about death and loss.