What is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living. — Toni Cade Bambara, 20th-century African American author and activist
This session invites children into a lifelong process of building a Unitarian Universalist faith. Children learn that a covenant for being together is a sign of our faith. They make a covenant together, look for signs of covenanting in congregational life, and discover additional ways UUs support one another to build a faith that will give their lives meaning and purpose.
Activity 3, Big Questions, invites children to write questions on blank puzzle pieces which form the basis of an activity in Session 4. You will need to obtain a blank jigsaw puzzle in advance. After Activity 3, store the completed puzzle pieces for use in Session 4.
This workshop will:
- Show how Unitarian Universalism supports individuals in building their faith
- Demonstrate that a promise to express our shared Principles in the way we spend time together—a covenant—is a cornerstone of UU faith building
- Connect being part of a UU community with making a personal faith journey.
- Identify covenant, the freedom to ask big questions, and the wisdom of our Sources as signs that Unitarian Universalism supports each person's individual faith journey
- Identify aspects of Unitarian Universalism by naming ones they love or like
- Discover UU practices to develop their faith, including covenanting in a group, offering leadership, and asking big questions
- Recognize that they are on a faith journey.