Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Signs of Our Faith: A Program about Being UU Every Day for Grades 2-3

Faith In Action: Recognizing New Members

Activity time: 60 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Camera
  • Writing paper and instruments
  • Snacks
  • Art materials to make a display

Preparation for Activity

  • Coordinate this activity with the religious educator and the congregation's membership committee.

Description of Activity

Participants meet new members of the congregation and learn what makes them unique.

Invite new members to a meet-and-greet with the children and their families immediately after a congregational New Member Ceremony. Take a photo of each member. Ask each new member their name, who else is in their family, and one unique thing about them. Obtain the new members' permission to include their photo and information in display.

While working, discuss the ways the new members are unique. Comment on how they add beauty and diversity to the congregation. Post the display for the congregation to enjoy.