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World of Wonder

A Tapestry of Faith Program for Children Kindergarten-1st Grade

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This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery. It is founded on the premise that direct experience in nature is essential to children's physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development. Time spent experiencing and exploring nature during the kindergarten and first grade years can set a pattern for the rest of children's lives, bringing lasting openness to the wonder nature can spark.

About the Authors

Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

Alice Anacheka-Nasemann

Reverend Alice Anacheka-Nasemann serves as the associate minister at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Massachusetts). Previously she served as a director of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta (New York) and the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. A graduate...

Julie Simon

Julie Simon

Julie Simon is a freelance writer specializing in environmental education, green energy, sustainable transportation, health, and technology topics. Since 2004, she has also served as a naturalist at the Chattahoochee Nature Center guiding students and campers to explore the woodlands and wetlands along the...

Pat Kahn

Pat Kahn

Pat Kahn has served since November, 2011 as the Children and Families Program Director in the Resource Development Office of the Ministries and Faith Development staff group of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Previously, Pat served for more than 15 years as director of religious education at two Atlanta...

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