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


Each night a child is born is a holy night: a time for singing, a time for wondering, a time for worshipping. — "For So the Children Come," Hymn 1061 in Singing the Journey

Regardless of our personal theologies, the Christmas season is a very visible part of the North American culture. This session introduces a traditional, Christian Christmas story and unpacks the story with a Unitarian Universalist understanding to help children share in the excitement of the season. Children make a paper chain, a simple activity which helps them stay patient for the arrival of Christmas.


This session will help preschoolers:

  • Share family activities and traditions of Christmas
  • Understand the Unitarian Universalist message that "each night a child is born is a holy night" (Sophia Fahs)
  • Feel a sense of belonging to a larger faith community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Become aware of the story of the birth of Jesus
  • Practice how to be patient while waiting for a holiday to unfold.