Themes are here! Learn how you can help the Faith Development Office (FDO) tag Tapstry of Faith curricula by popular religious education (RE) and worship themes such as courage, gratitude, and peace.
Tapestry of Faith...on fewer pages! Have you wished for trimmer, more manageable print-outs of curricula? Now you can download two-column Word and PDF documents for all 14 Tapestry of Faith children's programs (K-6). For example, the 16-session program Creating Home can now be printed on 189 pages and includes a table of contents and page numbers.
New webinar topics in our monthly series have been announced. In February, Pat Kahn and Jessica York will present on worship in and beyond religious education. In March, Gail Forsyth-Vail and Pat Kahn will present on using "flipped" classroom concepts in a faith development context. In April, Monica Cummings discusses how to support youth who have eating disorders. The FDO Webinars page has details and a registration link.
Sally Patton's useful book on inclusion in faith communities, Welcoming Children with Special Needs, is now available online, at no charge, in PDF format.
Long Strange Trip, a film by Ron Cordes which tells UU history in six, one-hour parts, now has a free discussion guide produced by FDO. Download any or all of the discussion guide's six parts (PDF). Purchase the film from the UUA Bookstore.
Nominations are open! for the 2014 Angus H. MacLean Award until April 1, 2014. Learn how to make a nomination. Last year, at the UUA General Assembly, Rev. Dr. Linda Olsen Peebles received this award for excellence in UU religious education. Learn how to make a nomination.
For UU families, "travel" can take many routes. See the Spring 2014 UU World Family pages.
The Wi$dom Path is a new 12-workshop Tapestry of Faith adult curriculum which explores our money-related stories, attitudes, and actions in the context of our Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith. Use The Wi$dom Path in your congregation, region, district, or cluster, at no charge.
Muhammad: The Story of a Prophet and Reformer, the new Skinner House book by Sarah Conover, makes a timely topic for older children, youth, and adults to discuss in UU congregations. A three-part UUA Discussion and Reflection guide (PDF) for multigenerational groups (10-year-olds through adults) is now online. Read a blog post on using Muhammad in UU religious education.
The 2013-14 Common Read is Behind the Kitchen Door. Through ten restaurant workers' stories, Saru Jayaraman raises political, economic, and moral implications of eating out. Learn more about the UUA Common Read and download a discussion guide (PDF) with three 90-minute workshops.
Monthly, online gatherings for UUs of Color are convened by Jessica York, UUA Faith Development Director, and emerging lay leaders. Adults, young adults, and youth of Color are invited to create community within our faith. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UUs talk about Tapestry of Faith. Jennifer Carver (Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, FL) tells how, using the Exploring Our Values through Poetry curriculum, her congregation's youth group held a poetry slam and raised money for an animal shelter.
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The 2013 Multicultural Leadership School, the annual summer training program for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of Color led by Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings and Jessica York of UUA staff, met virtually with UUA President Peter Morales.
At General Assembly, Sunday morning Plenary attendees enjoyed Tapestry of Faith cookies from a Louisville, KY bakery to celebrate the UUA's free, online, lifespan curricula's five years of use in our congregations.
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