Faith development and fostering a connection to Unitarian Universalism don't occur only on Sunday mornings. Parents and families are important religious educators. What families do at home has an impact on the faith development of all family members. BFUU is here to support you on the journey! We welcome families of all kinds to be a part of the BFUU community.
The following are some resources to help your family integrate Unitarian Universalism into your identity and practice:
- "What Does a Unitarian Universalist Home Look Like?" an article by the Reverend Phillip Lund, offers some great ideas for concretizing the Unitarian Universalist principles and sources in your home.
- The centerpiece of every Unitarian Universalist home is a chalice! You don't have to spend a lot of money on one, though. Your family can make their own. Click here for several chalice-making ideas.
- The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Lifespan Faith Development has many free resources for families on topics such as democracy, disaster, faith, justice & diversity, love, time, and war. Families can also adapt sessions from the Tapestry of Faith curricula to use in the setting of your home.
- "UU Parenting" blog by Unitarian Universalist parent and religious educator Michelle Richards. A discussion about parenting and liberal religion. Richards' new book Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting came out in April 2010.
- Family Prayers, a pamphlet edited by Irene Praeger and available through the UUA. Click here to read the text of the pamphlet or to purchase multiple copies.
- The UUA Bookstore offers titles on healthy families and parenting, as well as resources for children.
Make a day of it! Come to BFUU for worship, religious exploration classes, and lunch, and then spend the afternoon doing one of these fun family activities suggested by members of our congregation.
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