Multigenerational Worship

Youth from Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins, Colorado perform a shadow play based on Old Turtle and the Broken Truth by Douglas Wood and Jon J. Muth.

Multigenerational worship is designed to engage all ages—from babies to elders—in a shared experience of spiritual growth.

Given the diversity of ages and developmental stages, this can be challenging. Here are some resources UUs have found helpful:

Plays and Pageants


Visit the Stories for Worship section of WorshipWeb to access collections of stories for all ages.

Send Us Your Multigenerational Worships

You can improve and expand WorshipWeb’s multigenerational collection by sharing your multigenerational stories, prayers, rituals, scripts, and more. Send something to WorshipWeb.

A youth choir, drumming.

Children drumming during Unitarian Universalist worship.

A Good Telling Bringing Worship to Life with Story

By Kristin Maier

From Skinner House Books

This guide to storytelling in worship provides techniques for good storytelling, plus practice exercises to help readers learn to employ them. It includes eight stories, ready for telling, with themes and plots ideally suited for multigenerational worship.

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