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

Taking It Home: A Tour of the Inside of Our Congregation

Peace shall walk softly through these rooms . . . — "May Nothing Evil Cross This Door," Hymn 1 in Singing the Living Tradition

IN TODAY'S SESSION . . . the theme was that [name of congregation] is a special place, and it is our "church [congregational] home." We took a tour of the inside of the congregation.

EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER . . . Invite your child to show you the tour we took around the inside of the building.

EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Try . . . comparing the congregation's building to your own home. How is it different, and how is it the same?

A Family Adventure. Take a tour together of a local place of worship.

A Family Discovery. Check out a picture book of sacred places, such as Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations by National Geographic (2008) or Sacred Earth by Martin Gray (2011). Visit the Sacred Sites website and pore over the beautiful pictures together. Listen to "May Nothing Evil Cross This Door" accompanied by images of UUs, on YouTube.

A Family Game. Play one of the Chalice Children games together.

A Family Ritual. Bless your home by walking through it with a chalice, using the words from "May Nothing Evil Cross This Door," Hymn 1 in Singing the Living Tradition, or the text from A House Blessing by Welleran Potarnees (Leader Resource 1).