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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser: A Weekly Message of Courage and Compassion

  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    My heart broke the day my son stood in the bathroom crying. He handed me a pair of scissors and told me to just cut it . I told him how beautiful his hair was and how sad I would be to see him cut it.
  • By Amanda Poppei
    In real life, we can only place the pieces, one by one, and see what kind of picture we create. Sometimes we turn out to have chosen the wrong piece. Sometimes the picture is wildly unexpected.
  • By Jake Morrill
    An adequate Christmas would have you calm and open, taking it in, accepting whatever is. Slow it all down like you might be, in some way, attuned to the pace of the Eternal. If you need, you can fake it at first.
  • By Teresa Honey Youngblood
    We sat on the back steps watching transfixed as hundreds of rust-red spiders, big as thumbs, dropped on strands of silk out of the pecan...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

A Chorus of Faiths, High School Youth

  • Adapted from "Unitarian Couple Honored for World War II Bravery," a story by Michelle Bates Deakin, first published December 12, 2005, by...

Building the World We Dream About: For Young Adults, 18-35

  • By Elandria Williams
    The Highlander Research and Education Center is an 80-year-old popular education center in the mountains of East Tennessee, which serves as...
  • By Jane Greer
    From "UU Convicted of Littering While Supplying Humanitarian Aid" , UU World, June 15, 2009. Used with permission. The subject of the story...

Chalice Children, in Preschool

Faithful Journeys, Grades 2-3

Gather the Spirit

  • Searle-White, Joshua. "Sunny Side Mary" in Magic Wanda's Travel Emporium: Tales of Love, Hate and Things in Between . Boston: Skinner House...

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

Love Connects Us, Grades 4-5

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    When Ruby Bridges was six years old and in the first grade, just like many other children, she went to a new school. Ruby's school was...
  • From The Broken Tusk by Uma Krishnaswami (Atlanta, GA: August House Publishers Inc.). Used by permission of the publishers. Hard times...
  • By Betsy Hill Williams
    Teach participants these sounds and actions. Invite them to listen for your cues to act them out during the story. 1. Gallop a gallop a...

Love Will Guide Us, Grades 2-3

Miracles, Wide Age Span

  • A retelling of a story from Cherokee tradition. When the earth was first made, it was very dark, and the animals were afraid. One day Bear...
  • This Korean folk tale, translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl, is similar to the European folk tale “The Frog Prince.” Used with the translator’s...
  • A Celtic pagan story from Ireland, told by Erica Helm Meade in her book of wisdom tales, The Moon in the Well (Peru, Illinois: Open Court/...

Moral Tales, Grades 2-3

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