Read Beliefs and Principles in Unitarian Universalism, which describes the basics of Unitarian Universalism.
Review 2U’s Safe Congregations Policy.
*A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by Forrest Church and John A. Buehrens. This title is often stocked in the religion section at major bookstores.
Specifically, For Parents
*The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children, Second Edition by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar
Parenting as Spiritual Journey: Deepening Ordinary & Extraordinary Events into Sacred Occasions by Rabbi Fuchs-Kreimer
The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties by William J. Doherty, Ph.D.
10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting: Nurturing Your Child’s Soul by Mimi Doe
Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
uu & me – a magazine that helps kids think about what reallymatters
*Unitarian Universalism Is a Really Long Name by Jennifer Dant. An introduction to Unitarian Universalism with simple text and lively full-color art that offers youngsters useful and accessible answers to questions like Who Are We?, What Do We Believe? and Do We Pray? For children ages 5-9.
*My UU ABCs by William Cleary. A UU activity book with puzzles, lessons, and pictures to color. Ages 3-7.
*UU & Me! Collected Stories Edited by Betsy Hill Williams. Twenty-six stories from the first five years of uu & me, the kids’ magazine published by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). Fact and fiction, historical and modern, mythical and real-life, these stories have the power to spark imagination and stimulate reflection on how our faith informs our real lives. Ages 5-10.
*I Can Make a Difference by Marian Wright Edelman. These timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today’s world. They are drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples. Grades 2-4.
*A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer
*What if Nobody Forgave? & Other Stories of Principle; collected and edited by Colleen M. McDonald
*A Bucketful of Dreams: Contemporary Parables for All Ages
by Christopher Buice
*Aisha’s Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations For the Pagan Year
by Anika Stafford (ages 5 – 12)
What is God? / Spirituality
*Hide & Seek With God by Mary Ann Moore. 29 enchanting tales present God in a variety of multicultural, non-sexist ways – as a transcendent mystery, a spiritual force, peace and silence, the mother and father of life, light and darkness and more.
All I See is Part of Me by Chara M. Curtis and Cynthia Aldrich
Old Turtle by Douglas Wood and Cheng-Khee Chee
What is God? By Etan Boritzer is an excellent introduction to world religions and how religions are similar.
Where Is God? by Lawrence and Karen Kushner – board book for 0 – 4 years old.
Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence and Karen Kushner for ages 4 and up.
Where Does God Live? by August Gold & Matthew J. Perlman
In God’s Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Becoming Me: A Story of Creation by Martin Boroson
Mother Earth by Nancy Luenn
What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies by Trevor Romain (ages 5 – 12)
Prayer / Worship
*A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers by Eliza Blanchard
Peace On Earth: A Book of Prayers from Around the World; collected and illustrated by Bijou LeTord
*Can be found at the UUA Bookstore.