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


I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This session reviews the Principles and celebrates their application in all the Beloved Communities participants can name. Home, school, neighborhood, and faith community all provide places for kindergarteners and first graders to affirm their Unitarian Universalist identity and faith by acting in accord with the Principles. The seven Principles give us tools to meet the world in a fair, just, and loving way. Send a note to parents a week before this session, reminding them to have children bring pennies for the Faith in Action activity; Leader Resource 2 provides a sample.


This session will:

  • Affirm Unitarian Universalist Principles as a way to proclaim faith
  • Help children become strong, informed, and courageous Unitarian Universalists by showing them ways they can act on the seven UU Principles in their Beloved Communities
  • Celebrate ways love surrounds us in Beloved Community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Experience the story of Clara Barton, a Universalist whose life and accomplishments reflect our Principles
  • Connect the UU Principles as a set of guiding affirmations for living, surrounded by love, in community
  • Engage in putting parts together to understand the whole.