Family Resources for Sunday August 25

What is religion, you might ask. It’s a technology of living. — Toni Cade Bambara, 20th-century African American author and activist

Background info:

This session invites children into a lifelong process of building a Unitarian Universalist faith. Children learn that a covenant for being together is a sign of our faith. They make a covenant together, look for signs of covenanting in congregational life, and discover additional ways UUs support one another to build a faith that will give their lives meaning and purpose.

The details about Sunday morning:

Babies – 4 year olds

  • chalice lighting, children’s covenant, joys & concerns
  • play inside in our very popular wooden kitchen.

Kindergarten- grade 5

Grades 6-8

  • Youth breakfast 10:00-11:00

Conversation topic: Discussion on Immigration

Have you ever wondered why so many people are migrating from Central America?  We will discuss the causes of the migration including the way past U.S. policies have contributed to it and what we can do to help our neighbors to the south.


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.

EXPLORE THE TOPIC TOGETHER. Talk about… How aware are family members of ways Unitarian Universalism supports their faith-building efforts? Go around the group. Ask each person to name an activity or a relationship they have enjoyed at your congregation or in their Unitarian Universalist practice. Then, help one another articulate how that activity or the relationship has supported the individual to pursue their own journey in UU faith.

EXTEND THE TOPIC TOGETHER: Try… creating a covenant for family meetings or family decision-making. Ask your child to suggest promises that the Signs of Our Faith group included in its covenant. Can these promises be part of your family covenant? Talk about how making a promise to act respectfully toward one another is a step in a UU faith journey.

Family Game. In this session, the children will generate a list of big, theological questions. They learned that Unitarian Universalism supports them to keep on asking, to share their questions with others, and to use a variety of Sources including science, the wisdom of the ages, and their own experiences to forge a path toward their own answers. See how many big questions you can generate together about life, its meaning, and how to live it.

I hope to see your family on Sunday!  Let me know if I can be supportive to you in any other way!  I am here for you.

All my best with blessings,


Thoughts and ideas in this blog came from Signs of Our Faith: a program about being UU everyday!