Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: A Place of Wholeness: A Program for Youth Exploring Their Own Unitarian Universalist Faith Journeys

Spiritual Preparation

Think about how you describe Unitarian Universalism and what your faith means to you. Do you have a faith statement or elevator speech? If you do, consider sharing it with the group. If you don't, consider writing one along with participants during this workshop.

Reflect on the importance of understanding and professing your faith in your life. What difference does it make that you are a Unitarian Universalist? How do people respond to your religion? Do you ever have trouble articulating what it means to you? How does your upbringing—in Unitarian Universalism or another religious community—affect the way you explain your faith?

It will be helpful to answer these questions for yourself before the workshop, because these are the same questions you will be asking of participants. For many Unitarian Universalists, their faith identity profoundly shapes how they live in the world. It is important to be able to reflect on and express this significant part of our lives.