Resources for Families

Learning About Unitarian Universalism

You can do it; Albany UU can help.

So often you parents and caretakers are learning about Unitarian Universalism as you are raising your children. Congregations have a potentially powerful role in helping you in learning about our faith tradition and in helping you to identify your values and share them with your children.  Rev. Peter Morales has said that he wishes we had come up with the Lowe’s slogan first – “You can do it; we can help!”  In the pages under Religious Education and Family Ministry, you’ll find tools and thoughts to help you – good reads, table blessings, ideas for other rituals, etc.

As parents and caretakers, you are your child’s primary religious educators. I invite you to become co-explorers with him/her/them. You can teach your child/ren about your commitment to religious growth and development by coming regularly on Sunday mornings and by participating in other activities in the congregation. Frequent attendance helps your child gain a sense of belonging here. I encourage you to learn about the path to membership as a way for you as a parent/caretaker to take an active role in the life of the congregation. ~ Leah Purcell, Director of Religious Education and Family Ministry


Starting Points:

Our RE Program

Our Principles


Black Lives Matter:

Articles:      Talking About Race – Start the Conversation

Your Five-year-old is Already Racially Biased

The Top 5 Reasons Well Meaning White Parents Do Not Discuss Race With Their White Children

7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids About Police Killing Black People

Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

TED Talks: Unpacking and Transforming Your Biases For A Better Community by Denise Hernandez

The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Albany UU Inclusivity Team Recommendations (more about our Inclusivity Team here)


Facebook Pages:

Parent Support Group FB Group (note this is a closed group and you must ask to join)
Alice the Chalice
UU Parenting