Tapestry of Faith: Love Surrounds Us : A Program on the UU Principles and Beloved Community for Grades K-1
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Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

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At the core of our Unitarian Universalist community are our seven Principles. The Principles encompass all the ingredients of a good and faith-filled life based on equality, freedom, peace, acceptance, truth, care, and love. This program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.

About the Authors

Christy Olson

Christy Olson has served Christian denominations as an education director and a children and family parish minister for 30 years. Her most recently written curricula are story-centered, workshop rotation model programs for ecumenical Christian religious education....

Lynn Kerr

Lynn Kerr serves as part-time Consulting Minister for First Universalist Church of Lyons (Ohio), part-time Minister of Lifespan Religious Education at First Unitarian of Toledo, and a Lifespan Faith Development Consultant for the Ohio Meadville District of the UUA. A graduate of the University of...

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A line drawing, meant to be used for coloring, of a child wearing a bathing suit in an inner tube floating in a lake or pool

Coloring Sheets for Love Surrounds Us Stories!
Download and copy black-and-white line drawings, specific to the stories in this program. Invite children to color during storytelling or afterward, to help them recall the story. Download the Love Surrounds Us coloring sheet packet (PDF, 17 pages). Or, find an individual coloring sheet with its story in the curriculum and download the single sheet. Above: A coloring sheet appropriate to use anytime during your Love Surrounds Us program. 

ribbon sticks

Rainbow ribbon sticks from the Tapestry of Faith program Love Surrounds Us at the Morristown NJ Unitarian Fellowship.