Family Resources for January 6


To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.  — Walt Whitman

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.  — Albert Einstein

It is inherently Unitarian Universalist to explore the miraculous. Our first Source is the direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. The fifth Source, Humanist teachings, counsels us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warns us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.

In this session, participants begin to explore miracles, to engage in the transcending mystery and wonder that surrounds us, and to use reason to find their own personal truth and meaning. Participants identify what they consider miraculous and investigate the miracle of life on Earth through story and play.

The details about Sunday morning:

Babies – Grade 2

Grade 3- Grade 8

What you can do this week at home:

If you are unable to join us, feel free to use these links and resources to create a faith formation opportunity in your own home this week


  • What does each family member consider miraculous?
  • Why is it important to have explanations for miracles?
  • What do you believe is the story of creation?

A Family Ritual. Counting your blessings can be a very powerful family ritual. Each day, as a family, take some time to be thankful for the miracles that surround you. Have each member finish the sentence “I am thankful for the miracle of________.”

A Family Game. Have everyone in the family participate in a creation story. You can create a miraculous world, or a plant, or a new animal. Play it as a round, or in popcorn style, letting everyone in the family contribute to the story. See where it takes you. You can start a new story every time you play, or continue to build on your story with every gathering. 

 Let me know if I can be supportive to you in any other way!  I am here for you.

All my best with blessings,