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Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Building Bridges, Grades 8-9

Circle of Trees

  • When Wangari Maathai was a little girl growing up in central Kenya in Africa, the land was green, the streams full, and the trees grew...

Faithful Journeys, Grades 2-3

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    One morning, more than a hundred years ago on the island of Jamaica, a boy named Ethelred Brown went to church. Usually at this church, the...

Heeding the Call, Jr. High Ages 12-15

Love Surrounds Us, Grades K-1

  • Hundreds of years ago, when America was still a very new country, Unitarianism and Universalism were also very new. They were actually two...

Sing to the Power, Grades 4-5

Toolbox of Faith, Grades 4-5

Virtue Ethics

  • A wisdom tale from Japan. On the top of the hill lived the village curmudgeon. No one knew why the farmer was so ornery, yet he never...
  • Hannah Salwen looked left. She saw a man who was homeless, sitting on a fence. She looked right, at the Mercedes beside them at the...

Windows and Mirrors, Grades 4-5

Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures

Wonderful Welcome

  • Inspired by "The Widow's Mite," a parable from Christian scripture. Read or tell the story. In a little village near Jerusalem, a long time...
  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    On Steve's sixth birthday, many people gave him gifts. His mother gave him a chess set and promised to teach him how to play after dinner...
  • Read or tell the story. Have you ever had to give something away that you really loved? This is a story about a little girl who gave away a...

World of Wonder, Grades K-1

  • By Julie Simon
    Jamie sat on his bed, while his Dad talked on the phone. In just three weeks, Jamie was going to turn seven. He couldn't wait. He was...

UU World

  • By Stephanie Kaza
    Simply by existing, it serves many others. For human beings, the work of the bodhisattva is a path of kindness, the choice to serve others as a way of life.
    Image credit: Ceanothus silk moth on the trunk of a California black oak tree
  • By Amy K. Nelson
    After fifty years, the families and friends of three civil rights martyrs return to Selma, still weighing the price they had to pay.
    Image credit: © Amy K. Nelson
  • By Christopher L. Walton
    Bronze monument commemorates three civil rights martyrs killed in Alabama in 1965.
    Image credit: © Christopher L. Walton
  • By Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker
    For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover paradise today.
    Image credit: Public domain/Wiki Commons

WorshipWeb: Searchable Worship Collection

  • By Cheryl Strayed
    Every mother has a different story, though we tend to group them together. We like to think that partnered moms have it good and single moms have it rough, but the truth is that we're a diverse bunch. Some single mothers have lots of child-free time because their kids are regularly in the custody of...
  • By Andrée Mol
    When I venture out to bring you to shelter, that is where love begins.
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    Jesus was a teacher, long ago, of love and compassion. When Jesus spoke to his followers, it was often about how to share more, love more,...
  • By Susan Maginn
    He's not where he is supposed to be. He should be practicing sprints in the desert sun with all the other aspiring Marines, but instead he...
  • By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Today, we bow our heads in recognition of the great service and sacrifice some have been asked to make. ...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    In honor of those who have served, And those who continue to serve, At home and abroad, for peace and in war, We light our chalice, And we offer our thanks.
  • By Jane E Mauldin
    My wakeful nights are fewer now that my children are growing older. A recent event reminded me of what I am missing. After a tremendously...
  • By Linda M. Underwood
    All this talk of saving souls. Souls weren’t made to save, like Sunday clothes that give out at the seams. They’re made for wear; they come...
  • By Stephen M Shick
    On this green bank, by this soft stream, We place with joy a votive stone, That memory may their deeds redeem, When, like our sires, our...
  • By George A Tyger
    The first stop on U.S. soil after a deployment is the airport. From there, it’s all downhill until you get to see your family and loved...
  • By Peter Scott Lee
    Leader: We light our Chalice in honor of all those who have served in our ministry. ...
  • By Gary Kowalski
    When I think of power, strength, sheer physical force, I think of an avalanche. Tons of thundering snow come falling down the side of a...
  • By Kirk D Loadman-Copeland
    Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.
  • By Eileen B Karpeles
    May this house be truly a place of meeting in warmth, joy and openness; in courage, love and trust...and may these walls know silence as a hundred hearts search inward, each for its own small spark of hope.
  • By Randolph Becker
    It has been a not-so-quiet week in Lake Wobegon! On Monday, I found that, apparently over a long period of time, a large sum of money was...
  • By Charles F Flagg
    In honor of those we have known and loved in the past, ...
  • By Elizabeth M Strong
    I offer this symbol of our hope and high intent... lit for everyone who comes into the world.
  • By David Breeden
    In this time of loss ...