Resources - Children

Our children are our most important asset as we hand this world over to the next generation. Learn more about enriching your child’s life, both within our congregation and at home.

Resources for Children

“The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own, not to make them see with our eyes but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own…to awaken the soul, to excite and cherish spiritual life.”

– William Ellery Channing, 19th Century Unitarian Minister

Sunday morning is a time made special and unique from the rest of the week for children and youth to grow in Unitarian Universalism. Adult volunteers work to create communities where everyone can deepen their sense of being at home with the universe; where they can think about their own experiences and explore what meaning other stories have for them; and where they can practice compassion among themselves and become better able to carry their values to the wider world.

Our curricula provide material and activities for the adult volunteers to support religious exploration and growth. Interested in involving your children in a Unitarian Universalist Religious Education program, but don’t know where to start? Take a look at some excellent print and online resources for Unitarian Universalist parenting, as well as ones that help children explore their religious beliefs:

Books for parents:

Tending the Flame – The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting by Michelle Richards
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Spiritual Parenting – A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing the Heart of your Child by Hugh and Gayle Prather
How to Bury a Goldfish and Other Ceremonies and Celebrations for Everyday Life by Virginia Lang and Louise Nayer
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by Eline Snel

Books for children:

Unitarian Universalism is a Very Long Name by Jennifer Dant
In God’s Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
What I Believe by Alan Brown
Religions Explained: A Beginner’s Guide to World Faith by Anita Ganeri
A Faith Like Mine by Laura Buller
God Is in the Mountain by Ezra Jack Keats
Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence Kushner
Where Does God Live? By August Gold
What Is God? By Etan Boritzer

Blogs:

Raising Race Conscious Children
Hand In Hand Parenting

Facebook Pages:

Alice the Chalice
UU Parenting