Family Joys and Sorrows

Sharing of Joys and Sorrows “We listen to each other, it is a holy act To share our joys and sorrows, with grace it flows on back.”   Sharing Joys and Sorrows is a beautiful way for your family to share a simple ritual, listening deeply to each other for what is on the mind [...]

Parents as Spiritual Guides

UU World Family pages  a monthly insert in the UU World magazine. Every issue of UU World print magazine includes a pull-out, full color section of timely, fun, and faith-building activities and stories to share at home. https://www.uua.org/families/uu-world-family-pages The Gift of Faith  by UUMinister Jeanne Niewejaar celebrates the importance of nurturing children’s spiritual growth. The book explores ways to […]

Creating Family Ritual

Family rituals and traditions are wonderful, and it is a special joy to celebrate a holiday or carry on a bedtime ritual just as our parents and grandparents did. But the fact is, our lives are very different now, and we need to invent new traditions for today’s families. Family ritual is pretty much anything […]

Mindfulness with Children

Silent Meditation is a great way to deal with the stresses of life, to become more calm and centered, to become more who you are. It’s not the only way to accomplish these things, but it’s one of the simplest. Silent Meditation with Children Silent meditation can be a peaceful grounding practice for children. While […]

Family Prayers

Who cared if there was really any Being to pray to? What mattered was the sense of giving thanks and praise, the feeling of a humble and grateful heart. — Oliver Sacks Prayer is a constant in human experience across eras and cultures, with petitions, lamentations, gratitude and requests for intercession expressed in a great variety of [...]

Lighting a Chalice

The symbol of Unitarian Universalism is the Flaming Chalice. The flaming chalice is a cup holding a flame – symbolizing the light of truth, the warmth of love and the energy of positive action. The flaming chalice has become the shared symbol of Unitarians and Universalists around the world. Some families set aside time to be […]

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