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Age Groups
1 - Preschool (3-6yrs. Gr.Preschool-K) 3 - Middle School (11-13yrs., Gr.6-8) 5 - Young Adult (roughly 19-35yrs.) 7 - Parenting
2 - Elementary (6-11yrs, Gr. 1-5.) 4 - High School (14-18yrs., Gr. 9-12) 6 - Adult 8 - All Ages
MemberItemDateDescriptionAgeTopic
Berkana, Debbie; Lassen, VeronicaHeart Talk for Kids200716 sessions for each of 3 age groups. Active Peacemaking UU Curriculum. Help connect children with inherent worth and dignity through emphasizing feelings, universal needs, empathy for self/others, gratitude, understanding anger, and conflict resolution. Based on Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication. CD includes lessons for each level, introductions to each concept, DRE notes on what to expect with helpful hints on being prepared, and an extensive appendix with songs, games, activities, etc. References UU Principles and Sources. 4 Charlie/Sophie books needed for P-Gr1 (P-Gr1, Gr.2-4, Gr.5-6)1,2NVC/CC, Peace Making
Binkley, Cheryl Gibbs; McKeel, JaneJesus & His Kingdom of Equals1996 200132 sessions. Interpretation of historical Jesus based on contemporary research, an unfolding narrative of Jewish reformer. Drama, simulations, crafts, songs, social service initiatives, other hands-on activities reinforce values of respect, sharing, conflict resolution, friendship and forgiveness. Polebridge Press. . (Gr.4-7)2Bible
Binkley, Cheryl Gibbs; McKeel, JaneLiving the Promise199130 sessions. Hebrew narrative from the patriarchs, Israel's Golden Age, the prophets, Babylonian Exile. Ceremonies, role-plays and skits, model-building, problem-solving, cooperative games. Spiritual themes: development of monotheism and meaning of covenant. (Gr. 4-6)2Bible
Binkley, Cheryl Gibbs; McKeel, JaneManaging the RE Classroom1999Handbook for Dynamic Teaching. Learning theory, classroom management and special needs profiles, classroom enhancements such as storytelling, music tips and hymns, games, meditation, discussion techniques, field trips.6Admin.
Brotman, Charlene; Fields, AnnExploring the Bible With Children1976One session, filmstrip and discussion; tower of Babel, Bible in art. UUA (Adult)6Bible
Brotman, Charlene; Marshman, BarbaraHolidays and Holy Days1983Year-long curriculum. Celebrates holidays from around the world for religious socialization, taking time to remember a person or event, give thanks for life's bounty. Stories, foods and activities. 500 pages Brotman-Marshman (Gr.3-4)2Religions
Brotman, Charlene; Marshman, BarbaraHow Can I Know What to Believe?1978 1986God, death, people, religion. Latest edition has section on Bible. Full year. Brotman-Marshfield [not available] Ages: Gr. 6-9 NA (Gr6-9)3Religions
Brotman, Charlene; Marshman, BarbaraUU Kids Book1989150 pages of activities: puzzles, stories, games, songs, codes for discovering UU heritage. NA (All ages)8UU
Brotman, CharleneFocus on Noah1974Biblical story of Noah and flood stories in other cultures. 9 sessions. Brotman-Marshfield. Leaders Guide. Gr. 4-5 (Gr.4-5)2Religions
Brotman, CharleneThe Kid's Book of Awesome Stuff2004UU 7th Principle book. You're Made of Star-Stuff, You're Saved by Something Green, The Awesome Thing About Poop and Pee and Dead Stuff That Rots, If There Were No Bugs to Bug You, The Ancestor of All Your Ancestors Was Invisible, and You Live on a Speck in a Spinning Spiral. Can be used for UU summer camps. (9-11 yrs.)2Environ.
Brotman, CharleneWhy Do Bad Things Happen? Supplement197530 sessions. Based on original curriculum by Charlene Brotman, Barbara Marshman, and Ann Fields. Life/death issues in world religions. Original curriculum is needed. (Gr. 6-9)2Religions
Brown, Gaia; Richards, Michelle; Stafford, TerryCompass Points (with Michelle Richards)2006Year-long curriculum to explore themselves, their beliefs, their UU faith, their relationships with others and the world. Uses questions central to adolescent's spiritual journey. (Gr. 6-12)3,4UU
Brown, Gaia; Schneider, Ellen;Treasure Hunting --Take Two.200435 sessions. Revised, updated sessions in active search of UU principles: ""Treasuring Ourselves and Others"", ""Treasuring Our Church and Our Religion"", "" Treasuring Our Neighbors and Our Planet Home"" 20 page introdution for scheduling, training teaching team, and finding the treasures. (4-7yrs.)1, 2UU
Brown, GaiaSuper Heroes -- Bible People200219 sessions, illustrations to serve as home links, and CD of the Super Hero theme song. . Introduces stories of people from the Bible who have acted with courage and wisdom. Moses, King David. King Solomon, Mary and Joseph, Jesus and John the Baptist, Joseph, Queen Esther. (6-9 yrs.)2Bible
Brown, GaiaUU Super Heroes200419 sessions, illustrations for home links, and CD of Super Here theme song. Show how lives confirm UU principles, and growing spiritually and ethically. King John Sigismund, Thoreau, Parker, Latimer, Child, Reeves, Fahs, Priestly, Stefansson, Barton, Reynolds, Potter, Brown, Seeger, Capek, Barnum. (6-9 yrs.)2UU
Cartwright-Chow, CathyDr. Seuss, UU Style200313 sessions. Stories not included. Videos are also available for most of the stories Packet includes The Church Where People Laugh by Gwen Foss and Cat's Cradle by Camilla Gryski. (5-12 yrs.)1,2,3Cultural
Cartwright-Chow, CathyWhy Do Bad Things Happen? Supplement30 sessions. Based on original curriculum by Charlene Brotman, Barbara Marshman, and Ann Fields. Life/death issues in world religions. Original curriculum is needed. (Gr5-12)2Religions
-Church of the Larger FellowshipAbout DeathFrom the pages of the uu&me!, a popular magazine for UU children, first in a series of small books about big topics. CLF/uu&me Publishing (3-12yr)Issues
Church of the Larger FellowshipBetween SundaysActively engage with important questions children ask about religious faith and practice. Searchable resources for the teachable moments. (All ages)UU
Church of the Larger FellowshipKid TalkProvides way for families to explore holidays from various religious traditions, as well as spiritual practices and social service projects. (All ages)8Celebrations
Church of the Larger FellowshipRE Express PlusIncludes full curriculum delivered monthly for small mixed-age groups of children on a yearly theme, as well as a printable "REfrigerator Page" for families to explore spiritual themes and UU identity together and the "Resources for Living" column from the Monthly Quest publication. http://www.questformeaning.org/programs/family-quest/re-express/ (All ages)8RE
Church of the Larger FellowshipSongs to Sing TogetherRecordings of a variety of songs that are easy to sing without accompaniment. (All ages)8music
Covey, Kate Tweedie (Erslev)Chalice Children (2014)2014Provides experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we share. Engage in spiritual seeking, develop openness to sharing, experience the benefit of a supportive community and set a pattern for life with lasting benefits.Chalice Children features: 36 sessions and five alternate sessions, simple UU rhymes and fingerplays, introduction to the sharing circle. [First edition: 1998, Tapestry/UUA 2014) (2-5yrs)1UU
Covey, Kate Tweedie (Erslev)Traditions With a Wink200044 sessions. Over 250 pages of activities, teacher information, coming of age celebration. Draws from UU Kids Book by Charlene Brotman. (4-6yrs)2UU
Covey, Kate Tweedie (Erslev)UU Identity for Adults2003Small Group Ministry and Young Adult Guide. 10 Sessions, designed for various settings for Young Adults, particularly related to campus ministry. Written for the Young Adult/Campus Ministry office. Online at UUA website. (Young Adult)5UU, Small Group Ministry
Covey, Kate TweedieChalice Camp Guide2013Winter 3-day camp celebrating the unofficial UU holiday, Chalica! (K-Gr.5)
Covey, Kate TweedieFull Circle2007Fifteen Ways to Grow Lifelong Uus. Common threads that lifelong UUs identified as critical in their commitment to their faith. Interviews from 82 men and women from ages 25 to 87 who were raised as UUs. UUA. (Adult)6UU
Covey, Kate TweedieMission Manifesto2011A Multi-Age Trip for Every Congregation. A ""how to"" guide including fundraisers, challenges and benefits. (Multi)8Service
Covey, Kate TweediePicture Book Bible Tales201016 Stories. Teachable moments that introduce classic Bible tales. Books are recommended, not icluded. (K-Gr 2)2Bible
Covey, Kate TweediePicture Book UU Identity2008UU Identity for Primary Grades. 36 sessions, based on best picture books for teaching children about UUism. (K-Gr 2)2UU
Covey, Kate TweediePicture Book World Religions200615 sessions. Based on picture books that tell stories from Hundi, Islamic and Buddhist faith traditions. Sample lessons as well as overview on her web site. Picture books not included. (K-Gr2)2Religions
Covey, Kate TweedieSpirit of Adventure200635 sessions, grouped under the topics of Sports, Medicine, Food, Science, Building, Exploring, Web of Life, various Holidays. Creative activities, and focus on UUs. (Gr 2-5)2UU
Covey, Kate TweedieSpiritJam2014Multi-age Jams for mind, body and spirit with staff teachers. An experimental model. Paid Lead Teachers offer TinkerJams, NatureJams, MusicJams, and BodyJams around a theme (Soul Matters Sharing Circles) for the month such as Justice, Unity, or Compassion. (Multi)UU
Covey, Kate TweedieToolbox of Faith200816 sessions. Children develop a toolbox of faith.1: Faith, 2: Questioning, 3: Integrity, 4: Flexibility, 5: Reflection, 6: Expression, 7: Democratic Process, 8: Power, 9: Spirit Of Life, 10: Courage And Conviction, 11: Listening, 12: Humor, 13: Love, 14: Justice, 15: Atonement, 16: Resiliency Tapestry of Faith (Gr 4-5)2Tapestry
Covey, Kate TweedieWorld Religions Summer Day Camp Guide2013Guide based on 12 years of U.U. Day Camps. Provides a blueprint for creating a powerful "immersion" experience for campers, and a strong leadership development opportunity for youth. Flexible for groups of 15 to 50+ campers.. Create revenue from Camp tuition. Includes 24 Resources in the Appendix (5-11yrs)2Religions
Dunn, Connie; Dunn, ErinChalice Club II50 Social Justice projects to empower children and youth to make decisions through consensus building. (Multi)2,3,4Social Action
Dunn, Connie; Dunn, ErinCutting the Apron Strings6-lesson course for mothers and their teenage daughter, designed to promote better communication on both sides of the mother-daughter partnership. (12-19 yrs)3,4,7Communication
Dunn, Connie; Dunn, ErinMany Waters12 lessons to go with the book, Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle, a novel about twin teenage boys who are blown back into the pre-flood days of Noah. Each lesson includes a summary, an activity and discussion questions.The curriculum explores UU principles, and includes experiments, art projects, games and building an ark. (10-13 yr)2,3Religions
Dunn, Connie; Dunn, ErinThe Colors of Life7 sessions of 2-hours each. Coming of Age. Covers UU Heritage, Leadership, Social Justice, Beliefs and Spiritual Practices/ Worship. Participants will need A Chosen Faith by John A. Buerens and Forrest Church, (Gr 6-12)3,4UU
Dunn, Connie; Posa, EricNew UU for Kids19984 sessions: Who are You? Why We Need A Democratic Process, What is Truth and Right? We Need a Peaceful, Fair and Free World. Denton UU Fellowship, Denton, Texas. Online (5-11y)2,3UU
Dunn, ConnieBuild a A VillageEconomic Justice. Gr.K-3 Exploring Neighbors and Economic Business; Gr.4-8 Economic Justice and the Ideal Village; Gr. 9-12 Economic Justice and Global Economy NOTE: Requires the use of Economic Justice and the Ideal Village + Economic Justice and the Global Economy, because the two classes interact. (Gr 4-8 is a suggestion and can be used with an older group. (P-Gr12)1,2,3,4Social Justice
Dunn, ConnieLearning from the Ancient Goddesses of Indigenous Cultures from Around the World (Online course)2016Chapter Heads: Introduction: Opening the Lotus Flower, Personal Connections to Goddesses Around the World; The Matriarch Versus the Patriarch Spiritual Realms, The Environment and Spirituality, Social Justice as a Center of Feminine Spirituality, Living Out Our Mother Stage, Growing Into Our Life Stages, Family - Birth or Choice, Light Versus Dark; Good Versus Evil, Standing Up for Who We Are, Living Abundantly, Change and Growth Is All There Is. Available shortly on UUStoryteller.com. 12 sessions (Adult)Religions
Dunn, ConnieNew UU Kids and Youth20043 hour orientation, similar themes to New UU for Kids. Online. Age:5-12 yrs. (K-Gr12)1,2,3UU
Dunn, ConniePersonal Goddess Journals2016Journaling with a purpose. Each journal of 28-31 days of Daily Pages contains the particular Goddess' story, information, reflection, coloring and doodling opportunities. Goddesses: Oya (Personal Power); Yemaya (Personal Dreams); Medusa (Social Justice); Kwan Yin (Compassion); Hecate (Courage and Adventure); Gaia (Nurturing); Hestia (Family); Selu Corn Woman (Motherly Love); Laksmi (Prosperity); Amaterasu (Believing in Oneself); Ceres and Persephone (Trust); and Spider Woman (Being Strong, Independent, and Choosing Our Own Life Path). (12yrs-Adult)Personal
Dunn, ConniePromise Stories for Older ChildrenSee Penfold, Nita. U*U figures by Connie Dunn are used in this curriculum.
Dunn, ConnieSocial Justice JeopardyGame designed to accompany Colors of Life curriculum and can be used separately. (12-18yr)3.4Social Action
Dunn, ConnieThe Fairies of Ferry Beach2013Stories told, written or set at Ferry Beach. Church Seeds: A Quillen Shinn Story; Once Upon a Penny Kingdom; Auntie Twit and the Texas Mosquitoes; The Tattered Stole; The Fairies of Ferry Beach; The Merfolk Dreams; Billy, the Whale; Three Wise Unitarian Universalists; Who Is Quillen Shinn?; Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo; The Sand Fairies; Seeds for Pumpkin; and Musca and the Chalice.
Dunn, ConnieUnder the Wisdom Tree33 sessions, plus 12 holiday sessions (225 pages). Teaches values, beliefs and cultural connections. Designed for churches with small groups of multi-aged children. (3-18yr)1,2,3,4Religions
Dunn, ConnieWhen Panda Was Boy2014A Collection of Stories on Gender Identity.Ten stories approach GLBTQ in gentle and natural maner. Focus on communications as both children and adults learn about issues. Also good for adults who deal with children on a daily basis. (K-8yrs)1,2Gender Identity
First Unitarian Church, MadisonQuest: Spiritual Journey20112 years with classes. Integration Group, spiritual mentor, 6 weekend retreats. Opportunity for deeper spiritual growth to individuals and faith community. Engaging and inspiring topics, tools and opportunities for spiritual exploration and discovery. Solid developmental approach, small and large group interactions, explanations for each aspect of the curriculum, including its pedagological and spiritual underpinnings, and emphasis on the impact of spiritual practice. The Quest curriculum (485 pages) with rich resources. (Adult)6Spirituality
Gifford, LindyA Young UU's Doodle-ography Journal (2013)2013A fun way for kids and teens to connect with the sacred through drawing. Doodling in this journal offers a gently guided, tactile meditation-a wonderful way for children to calm and center themselves. For use alone or as support for "attentive listening" during story times and services. This journal is spiral bound, 81/2 x 11 and contains quotes and instructions most appropriate for children and youth. It includes pages with the UU Principles and Sources. (6-18yr)2,3,4Spirituality
Gifford, LindyDoodle-ography Journal (for everyone) (2014)2014Doodle-ography is focused doodling as a spiritual practice. It is a way to access the inner wisdom and creativity that is in each of us, with which we have often lost touch. It's a fun, relaxing, and sometimes surprising form of meditation - even for those who have not had success with other forms of meditation. It is for all ages and abilities, but this journal is designed primarily for adults or high-school age youth. The quotes and images are interfaith in nature and it is spiral bound, 7 x 9 and fits easily in a purse or briefcase (14-Adult)4,5,6Spirituality
Gray, JessicaCreating Hogwarts MagicA Guide for Creating a Camp or Program Based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books. CD includes resources, logistics, and ideas in a user-friendly format to help other religious educators to create their own summer programs based on Harry Potter. Written from a Unitarian Universalist perspective, Harry Potter stories provide an ideal medium for teaching spiritual and social values and creating a bonded community of children and adults. See website for full implementation and workshops. (All ages)2,3Cultural
Gray, JessicaJedi Acdemy2014A full-year UU curriculum with 25 lessons based on the five training categories of Skill, Senses, Courage, Insight and Spirit. The focus is on a development of mindfulness, peace and justice. Though based on the mythic "Star Wars Saga", students and teachers do not need to know the stories to fully participate. Middle or High School, as a Coming of Age program. (Gr.6-12)3,4UU
Gray, JessicaLet the Force Be With You2016Summer program brings spiritual/ethical lessons from Star Wars into a cohesive program for grades 3-5 (easily adapted up or down). Focuses on the colors of lightsabers and the UU Principles, with two introductory sessions and one closing session. 10 sessions. (Gr.3-5)UU
Gray, JessicaNeo-pagan SabbatsIn the style of Holidays and Holy Days, for Spirit Play (Nita Penfold). 8 stories and one lesson about the Wheel of the Year. (www.spirit-play.com)2Religions
Gray, JessicaNeo-pagan SabbatsIn the style of Holidays and Holy Days, for Spirit Play (Nita Penfold). 8 stories and one lesson about the Wheel of the Year. (www.spirit-play.com) (All ages)
Gray, JessicaWheel of Wonder9 sessions. Story-telling curriculum of the earth-centered Wheel of the Year. Original stories where children encounter various Gods and Goddesses through the course of a full year. Montessori-style lesson and activity suggestions. (Not Available)2Religions
Hager, KarenD/Oh, God!201516 sessions. Uses episodes of ""The Simpsons"" for in depth discussions of a wide variety of religious topics. After viewing an episode, the class engages in activities to encourage deep contemplation of religious issues. Includes links to PowerPoint presentations for use in class. (Gr.6-8)3Religions
Hager, KarenHarry and UU201532 Sessions. Social action based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The class forms Dumbledore's Army and fights seven real-world Horcruxes, such as Illiteracy, Hunger, Poverty, Animal Cruelty and more! Achieve tangible results on real problems facing the world. (Gr.4-5)2,3Social Action
Hager, KarenPrincipled Music2015Uses popular music from the 1960s through the present a wide variety of social justice topics. After listening to selected songs on a topic, the class uses the lyrics of the songs as a launching point. Students are encouraged to bring their own examples of songs on the social justice topic under discussion. These songs are compiled into a U.U. Playlist, that can shared with all students at the end of the year. Appropriate for RE classes or youth groups. Includes links to Power Point presentation. (Gr.9-12)4Social Justice
Hager, KarenThe Fifth Dimension201515 sessions. Uses episodes of the television series ""Twilight Zone"" (1959-1964) to present in-depth discussions of a wide variety of topics. After viewing an episode, the class engages in activities to encourage deep contemplation of issues of social justice. Includes links to Power Point presentations for use in sessions. Creator, Rod Serling, is a UU. (Gr.6-8)3Social Justice
Hunt, Lynn YarringtonTeddy Bear Sundays2014Buckingham, a young Teddy Bear, wonders about life, with experiences like getting lost, making friends, learning to share, using his imagination, learning about values and ethics. He does not always do 'the right thing,' but wants to be the best Teddy Bear that he can be. Nine stories, discussion and activities. (3-7yrs)1,2
Kimball, Richard Kimball, TirrellYou the Digital Creator2015The digital revolution brings new creative power that youth use to shape their future lives. This program helps them understand and apply their new power in positive ways. (Gr. 6-9)3UU
Kimball, Richard; Kimball, TirrellA Discovery Year200425 sessions, 75 min. each. Spiritual and religious growth, exploring self, friendships, families, church, nature, religious and cultural days, rituals, being part of a UU community. 222 pages, some reproducible. (K-Gr. 1)1UU
Kimball, Richard; Kimball, TirrellBibleodeon200420 sessions, 90min. Introduces Hebrew and Christian scripture with stories. Includes playlets, timeline, doodle books and present awares to outstanding biblical women and more. Explore connections between worlds of Bible and today. 370 pages, some reproducible. (Gr. 5-8)3Bible
Kimball, Richard; Kimball, TirrellSheltering Spirit Handbook2005Traces the faith development of children, offers notes on classroom atmosphere, contains a rich collection of chalice lighting words and other spiritual elements organized by grade level. 88 pages. Supports Sheltering Spirit curricula8UU
Kimball, Richard; Kimball, TirrellThe New You the Creator200657 sessions, 75 min.each. Activity-based program of creative empowerment: role plays; continuums; making gods, goddess or goddits; drawing, sculpting; and designing perfect people. Theme of Spiritually touches every session. 500 pages, many reproducable. Samples available by e-mail. (Gr. 5-12)2,3,4,5,6UU
Kimball, Richard; Kimball, TirrellThe Questing Year200424 sessions, 75 min.each. Focuses on quests: Inner, Mystery, UU and Action. Music and meditation, visiting spiritual places, walkabout, altars and webs. Introduces outstanding Uus. 298 pages, about half reproducable.Samples available by e-mail. (Gr. 6-8)3UU
Kimball, RichardA Christmas WrinkleA 10 year old boy tries to reconcile Christmas magic with suffering he sees from a bag lady in his family's backyard. (10 yrs.)2Faith in Action
Kimball, RichardA Funny FeelingPoems and drawings to explore feelings in a funny way. (William Reed, Illustrator) (11yrs.-adult)3,4Spirituality
Kimball, RichardDear U-ey2011Advice column for youth in categories of: Uuism, Self, Tough Stuff, Family, Relationships, In/depence, School, Spirituality, Social Justice, and Tomorrow. Youth playing U-ey and engaging group in responses to 100 different requests. 220 pages, many reproducable. Samples available by e-mail. (Gr. 9-12)4Self
Kimball, RichardThe Winds of CreativitySpiritual winds of creativity, lyrical melding of divine and practical, personal and the cosmic. A new beginning, deep and convincing sense of your own creative powers. (Adults)6Spirituality
Kimball, RichardYou the Creator of Justice20128 sessions, 75min.each. Three strands for working on justice: joining congregational effort, child and youth justice, creative activities. Various levels of justice work, and numerous causes. (Gr5-12)Service
Kimball, RichardsUUper Plays 2201050 plays 3-14 actors, 2-12 minutes to perform for Holidays and Special Days: Christmas Eve, Groundhog Day (Welcoming Congregation), Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Earth Day, Foower Communion. About 400 pages (All ages)8Celebrations
Kimball, RichardsUUper Plays200850 plays about Unitarianism and life with 3-14 actors and take 2-12 minutes to perform. Play groupings include: Unitarian Universalism, the UU Principles, Belief, Knowing Oneself, Right and Wrong, Families and Friends, Helping, and Special Times and Holidays. About 400 pages. (All ages)2,3UU
Kimball, RichardwhUU i am: the book of ____ism2014Leads youth through examination and expansion of their own ism, their own personal philosophy. For individual or group use, in or outside of Coming of Age programs. Great for the Sunday morning soccer kids who can't be with you every week. With CD for easy and complete reproduction. 32-page, fully reproducible booklet of self-exploration and belief-development. (Gr.7 up)3,4UU
Kimball, Tirrell; Kimball, RichardlFree To Believe200424 sessions, 75 min. each. Considers principles and sources while nurturing social and spiritual life of children. Explores values, and questions of God, death, and creation of life. 236 pages, many reproducible. (Gr. 2-3)2UU
Kimball, TirrellCaring for Our Planet Earth1990Celebration & call to action. Natural follow-up to ""Honoring Our Mother Earth. Includes Native American Material. 5 sessions. Green Timber Publications [No longer availagle] Age: 5-14yrs (5-14yrs)1,2,3Universe
Kimball, TirrellCelebrating Family19905 sessions. Concepts of family, various types of families. 5 sessions. Green Timber Publications (5-14yrs)2,3Family
Kimball, TirrellCelebrating Rainforests200810 sessions. Experiential program to learn more about and celebrate rainforests. Stories, songs, discussions, meditations, rainforest tasting party, social justice project, making T-shirts. Works well in all size programs. 150 pages. Samples available by e-mail. (5yrs-Gr. 8)2,3Environ.
Kimball, TirrellHonoring Our Mother Earth1988 199812 Sessions, Native American spirituality as related to reverence for Earth and all living things. Background, rituals, myths, songs and dance. Green Timber Publications [Use Latest Edition] (All ages)8Religions
Kimball. RichardYou the Creator of Justice20128 sessions, 75min.each. Three strands for working on justice: joining congregational effort, child and youth justice, creative activities. Various levels of justice work, and numerous causes. (Gr. 5-12)3,4Social Justice
Middleton, Betty Jo (and others)World Religions for Junior Youth198633 sessions. UU beliefs as other religions are discussed. Leader guild. Filmstrips, world may, board game. UUA Age: 12-14yrs. (Out of Print) (12-14yrs)3Religions
Middleton, Betty JoCelebrating Our Roots and Branches1979 1986Celebrations: race, color and ethnic concerns; affirms uniqueness, diversity; activities, fooe, songs. 32 sessions, usable in 3-4 wk units. Required local resources. Joseph Priestly District. Age: 5-8yrs, can be expanded.2Uuism
Middleton, Betty JoFirst Steps -- Planning for Adult Religious Education [Included in SECOND THOUGHTS]19946sessions. A process guide to develop or re-vitalize adult religious education programs. Although intended for a group, may be a workbook for an individual. Topics: beginning the process, the adult learner, content of the program, learner differences and educational design, structures and models, and designing the overall program plan. Published by the Greater Washington Religious Education Counci, distributed by Alphabet Soup Age (Adult)6Resource
Middleton, Betty JoReligious Education Course Outline: Graduate Education2005Graduate level course for religious educators. Online UUA website. (Adult)6Leadership
Middleton, Betty JoSecond Thoughts on Planning for Adult Religious Education20116 sessions. Compendium that includes First Steps --Planning for Adult Religious Education. A process guide to develop or re-vitalize adult religious education programs. Although intended for a group, may be a workbook for an individual. Topics include: beginning the process, the adult learner, content of the program, learner differences and educational design, structures and models, and designing the overall program plan (Adult)6UU
Middleton, Betty JoSome Notes On Adult Programming2003Notes from the 1999 Meadville Winter Institute, with Rebecca Parker and William Murray. Online. (Adult)6Education, Spirituality
Middleton, Betty JoSpecial Times1994Honoring Our Jewish and Christian Heritages. 26 Celebrations from the Judeo-Christian heritage. Stories about historic UUs, arts and crafts, holiday planning calendar. Great resource. Supplement/update to Holidays and Holy Days. UUA (6-7yrs)2Bible
Middleton, Betty JoSupport for the Volunteer Religious Education Teacher2001Design a support system for volunteer teachers in the religious education program, taking note of policies, procedures, team teaching, and methods. Essays on teaching as spiritual guidance and the significance of teachers in our religious education programs. (Not Available)6Administration
Middleton, Betty JoThe 4U History Book Club (Year One)2015Faith development program exploring Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian UniversalistHistory (teens, adults); suggested activities for concurrent children's programming. 12sessions. Each includes a monthly book selection, goals for participants, information about the book, optional children's activities, and an extensive list of books for further reading. (All ages)UU
Middleton, Betty JoThe Flaming Chalice2001From Logo to Religious Symbol with the Help from the Relgious Education Community. Historic perspective and use in religious education. (Adult)6UU
Middleton, Betty JoTo Touch Inner Springs2014Teaching and Learning for Faith Development. Part One (Chapters 1-8) is historical, nurturing and learning theory. Part Two (Chapters 9-16) is various methodologies. UU Sunday School grant. Available from UUA Bookstore, and Amazon, and eBook6Resourse
Middleton, Betty JoWhile You're Growing2003Strategies and Resources for Small Congregations. Broad scope of and RE program. Published as a book, scanned to the UUCARDS website. Excellent ideas and resources of the time.6Administration
Murphy, TimListening Between the Lines2003 2005 2008 2013 2014A Musical Response to Pop Culture. This edition contains 150 songs, including previous editions, with a variety of musical styles and songs from the 1960's to present. Includes questions to explore life and belief systems. Can be used to expand other curriculum. The plan is to update the e-copy with 5 new songs each year. E-copy is $20 with free updates. Paper supplements are $7 each and would keep costing $7.] (G6-Adult)3,4,5,6Culture
Murphy, TimPath to Community: Exploration of Worship201010 sessions. Multi-age exploration of the meaning and creation of worship. (Youth)3,4Worship
Penfold, Nita (Dunn, Connie)Promise Stories for Older Children (Connie Dunn)2008Two groups of 7 stories based on Unitarian Universalist figures written for 5th & 6th grades and 7th and 8th grades. Includes an adapted Promises lesson for the older children and the UU Principles Game. (Gr.5-6 Gr.7-8)2,3UU
Penfold, Nita (editor) (Jessica Gray)Neo-Pagan Sabbats (Jessica Gray)8 sessions in the style of Holidays and Holy Days for Spirit Play by Jessica Gray. 8 stories and one lesson about the Wheel of the Year. (All ages)2Religions
Penfold, NitaHolidays and Holy Days for Spirit Play2008Translation of the popular curriculum by Charlene Brotman to be used with the Spirit Play method. (3-9yrs)1,2Religions
Penfold, NitaIntroduction to Spirit Play Powerpoint PresentationOn CD for LCD projector or computer screen. A good introduction for the church board, Religious Education Committee or parents. Details: 48 slides detailing the Spirit Play program--where Spirit Play came from, structure of the morning, examples of stories and lessons, strengths and concerns, photographs of Spirit Play classroom. (3-9yrs)1,2UU
Penfold, NitaSpirit Play Introductory Lessons25 stories and lessons as Word documents, accompanying photographs as jpeg or pdf files in the areas of Unitarian Universalist Focus Lessons, UU Figures and History, Liturgical Lessons, and Sources Stories. practical administrative information on beginning a Spirit Play program. Lessons on CD-Rom that you can download and edit them as necessary for your program. (3-9yrs)1,2UU
Penfold, NitaSpirit Play: A Manual for Liberal Religious Education Programs2008154 page comprehensive manual for setting up and running Spirit Play religious education programming.Includes the philosophy behind the Montessori program, practical advice, and foundational lessons in Unitarian Universalism along with resources and a bibliography. Ideal for Sunday school programming or homeschooling. (3-9yrs)1,2UU
Penfold, NitaSpirit Play: A Typical Sunday2006 (VHS) 2007 (DVD)With footage from 4 and 5 year old class AND 3rd and 4th grade class at two different programs with explanation of method for getting interest going in the method, teacher training or parent orientations. 2hrs.1, 2UU
Richards, Michelle; Brown, Gaia; Stafford, TerryCompass Points2006Year-long curriculum to explore themselves, their beliefs, their UU faith, their relationships with others and the world. Uses questions central to adolescent's spiritual journey. (Gr. 6-12)3,4UU
Richards, MichelleComing Into the Circle: Worshipping With ChildrenCreating meaningful religious experiences for children. Suggestions on the form, style and elements of worship, plus collection of opening words and chalice lightings, meditations and prayers, stories, songs, sermons, and orders of service. Contribution from (UU) religious educators from around the country.
Richards, MichellePopcorn Theology Too: The Sequel18 more sessions built around popular movies on issues of theological and ethical relevance to UU middle school and high school youth. (12-18rys)
Richards, MichellePopcorn Theology for Mature Audiences200918 sessions. Exploring Theology and Ethics Through R-rated Movies. Relevance to mature youth and adults in their early formative years.This curriculum uses feature length films which are rated ""R"" by the Motion Picture Association of America. (Youth, Young Ad.)4,5
Richards, MichellePopcorn Theology: Exploring Ethics and Theology Through Film with Youth200618 session. Popular movies (PG or PG-13) on theological and ethical themes, activities. (12-18yrs)3,4Issues
Richards, MichelleTending the FlameOffers ways that parents can bond through spiritual practices and celebrating UUism as part of everyday life. Provides strategies and solutions that parents have created to meet those challenges of UU parenting. Skinner House. (Adult)7
Scacco, LindaAlways My GrandpaRelates to helping children cope with a family member with Alzheimer's disease. Daniel learns that since Grandpa has Alzheimer's disease, he will have trouble remembering all the things that belong to him-his clothes, his words, his memories-and eventually, his own grandson. Features gentle narrative and easy-to-understand explanations. (5yrs+)2
Scacco, LindaRoots and Wings: UU Parenting in the Millenium, Part 1: Birth-10 years2014Contemporary parenting brings with challenges: highly mobile, technologically-advanced, highly-sexualized, media-saturated and consumer-oriented. What Children Need, Family Rituals, Character and Success, Inherent Worth and Dignity, Attachment and Connection, Raising Children in an Affluent Age/Money, Spirituality, Media, Raising Girls/Boys, Nature, Joys and Challenges, When Your Child Needs Help. 14 sessions. (birth-10yrs)1,2Parenting
Scacco, LindaRoots and Wings: UU Parenting in the Millenium, Part 2: Tweens and Teens2015Contemporary parenting brings with challenges: highly mobile, technologically-advanced, highly-sexualized, media-saturated and consumer-oriented. Further description will be coming. (11-18yrs)3,4Parenting
Scacco, LindaWho Are We: Sons and Fathers Growing Together13 sessions with psychoeducation, discussion, activities. Promotes father-son bonding. Offers a model of masculinity based on the strengths of connection, wholeness and full emotional expression. Topics: Getting to know ourselves, one another; Boys and feelings; What do you believe in? Boys and spirituality; What about sports? How are we changing? Boys & their bodies; Boys and the natural world; Who are our fathers? Who are our women? Boys and bullying; Boys and homophobia; Boys and the media. (10-15yr)7Men/boys
Steel, VirginiaWhat is Religion for Ourselves and Others?1985Full year, includes sessions on UUism, congregational observances, Jewish and main-line Christian concepts and observances, and holidays. Uses many stories from From Long Ago and Many Lands. (6-8yr)2UU
Steel, VirginiaWhich Lesson? UU Curriculum and Content Finder Supplement2005Details contents of 39 morre recent curricula, by topic and age. Excellent resource. Indexes curricula by major topics and by the ages. Use with the Second Edition. Excellent resource. Available in book form and searchable CD at lower cost.8Resource
Steel, VirginiaWhich Lesson? UU Curriculum and Content Finder Second Edition1999 2001Details contents of 55 popular curricula, by topic and age. Excellent resource. Indexes curricula by major topics and by the ages. The First Edition has been updated/included in Second Edition. Excellent resource. Available in book form or as a searchable CD at lower cost.8Resource
Tracy, DeniseStream of Living Souls III: Living in the Wind198930 Stories for Home and Worship. Stories of people who portrayed UU values (not all are Uus). Delphi. Living in the Wind, stories for Home and Worship (Gr.2-8)2,3UU
Tracy, DeniseStream of Living Souls II1987English Unitarians and other International Liberal Folks. 30 Stories of people who portrayed UU values (not all are Uus). Delphi (Gr.2-8)2,3UU
Tracy, DeniseStream of Living Souls IV20 Universalist Voices. Stories of people who portrayed UU values (not all are Uus). Delphi (Gr.2-8)2,3UU
Tracy, DeniseStream of Living Souls I198636 Stories for Home and Worship. Weaving of fact and fiction to capture the essence of Unitarians and Universalist (and like-minded people). Delphi Resources. (Gr.2-8)2,3UU
Tsipursky, GlebEffective Giving: Save Lives with a Giving Game2015Save lives without spending a penny and have a great discussion about your values! In this workshop-style event, participants are given a pool of actual money, $10 per individual, from an outside sponsor to give to several pre-selected charities. Participants engage in a moderated discussion about their values for giving and methods to use to select the charity to which they would donate that pool of money. They apply that discussion to evaluating pre-selected charities, and vote on which charity should get the money. Well-suited for a church-wide event, as well as smaller events for Covenant Groups and study groups, and in Religious Education Classes. For the Giving Game packet, see: http://bit.ly/2a1VnnG (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
Tsipursky, GlebFind Your Purpose Using Science: Online Class201513 Sessions, Online. Find meaning and purpose using science-based strategies. Combines stories from people's lives, overview of scientific studies, and research-based exercises and worksheets to help gain a rich and deep sense of meaning and purpose. Well-suited for individual learning, for small group discussions in Covenant Groups and study groups, and in Religious Education Classes. See: http://bit.ly/1GVGwyF (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
Tsipursky, GlebFind Your Purpose Using Science: Videotaped Workshop2014Combines stories from people's lives, an overview of scientific studies, and research-based exercises and worksheets to help gain a rich and deep sense of meaning and purpose. Well-suited for individual learning, for small group discussions in Covenant Groups and study groups, and in Religious Education Classes. See: http://bit.ly/1xAW7n4 (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
Tsipursky, GlebFind Your Purpose Using Science: Workbook2015Combines stories from people's lives, an overview of scientific studies, and research-based exercises and worksheets to help gain a rich and deep sense of meaning and purpose. The Workbook, sessions and workshops are well-suited for individual learning, for small group discussions in Covenant Groups and study groups, and in Religious Education Classes.See http://bit.ly/1COKo3u (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
Tsipursky, GlebSGM: Rationality Starter Package: Small Group2015Resources for a Small Group Ministry-style group. Provides a community setting dedicated to supporting mutual efforts to improve our thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns and thus most effectively achieving our goals. The group is devoted to educational and social events informed by rationality, a philosophy and practice that draws on recent research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and other disciplines to optimize our thinking and behavior. See http://bit.ly/1OkhQFg (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
Tsipursky, GlebSGM: Values and Meanings Starter Package: Small Group2015Resources for a Small Group Ministry-style group. Provides a community setting to talk about our individual values and address the meaning and purpose we find in our lives. Creates a safe space to share, listen, and explore values and meanings together without debating, arguing, explicit advice-giving, or trying to convince others that our individual values and meanings are the correct ones. Instead, the event orients toward mutual respect and tolerance, compassionate listening, and supporting others in the way they prefer to be supported. See http://bit.ly/1IbNEaP (Gr.9-12 Young Adult, Adult)4, 5, 6UU, Spirituality, SGM
UU Church of Greater Lansing: McWilliams, Kathy; Putnam, TeresaComing of Age: Deepening Ties Within Your Congregation200626 sessions: exploring your values, writing your own ten commandments, bad things, after-death beliefs, developing your elevator speech, God beliefs, faith, what to do when people try to convert you. Age: Middle School (Gr7-8)3UU
UU for Polyamory Awareness: Chapman, MimLove Makes a Family20113 sessions, 2hrs. each. Understanding and Welcoming People in Diverse Relationship Patterns into our UU Congregations. An Interactive worksop for UU Ministers, RE Directors and Congregations, to enhance UU's ability to understand, welcome, and meet the needs of polyamourous individuals, poly families and their children. On CD, with Leader's Packet, handouts and posters. Includes What Does Polyamory Look Like? (Adult)8
UU for Polyamory Awareness: Chapman, MimWhat Does Polyamory Look Like?2011Provides more comprehensive information about polyamory for curriculum leaders. To be used with Love Makes a Family. May be purchased separately.
UU Women & Relgion: Fisher, ElizabethRise Up and Call Her Name1995A Woman-honoring Global Earth-based Spiritualities. Eplores sacred narratives of the cross cultural female divine. This re-release of the original content, more flexible. . (First published by UUWF in 1995) (Adult, Youth)5,6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Ranck, ShirleyCakes for the Queen of Heaven: Vol. II: On the Threshold5 sessions. Women of ancient Judaism and in early Christianity, the global silencing and brutalization of women with the rise of patriarchal religion and society, and the new world-view and thealogy in our time, and the personal and social changes that may be suggested by that new world-view and thealogy. (Adult, youth)4,5,6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Edwards, Karen; Lee, Melody; Emerson, DorothyBecoming Women of Wisdom201013 sessions, 2hrs each. Marking the Passage into the Crone Years. Explores transition through life and into the crone years; encourages sharing and claiming inner wisdoms; empowers women to share wisdom and live their ideals. CD (Adult)6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Gianino, JoanneMeetings At the Moon20136 sessions. Opportunity for mothers and daughters to hear and tell sacred stories, create sacred artifacts, sing and dance together and to share a new relatedness based on our developing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves.Fourth Printing in 2005 with updated resources (Girls, mothers)3,4,5,6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Perrin, MelindaGoddess Gatherings201113 sessions for a year of study in a circle of friends. (Adults)5,6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Ranck, ShirleyCakes for the Queen of Heaven: Vol I: In Ancient Times20076 Session. The Sacred Female, In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter, Womanpower, The First Turning-From Goddess to God, and Reclaiming Women's Heritage of Peace."" Supplementary essays, a listing of highly recommended materials, and the sheet music of songs by Carole Eagleheart and Ann Forfreedom. Includes a CD-ROM with five Visual Programs to accompany the sessions, plus resource material for easy distribution to participants. (Revision of 1986 curriculum) (Adult, youth)4,5,6Spirituality
UU Women & Religion: Schonborn, Barbara; campbell, Alison; Matson, RosemaryUnraveling the Gender Knot20047 sessions, 2hrs.each. Gender, religion, feminism, economics, invisibility and denial, and how to challenge the patriarchal system. 100-page detailed course guide, and two documentary films: "Who's Counting?" Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics (National Film Board of Canada, 1995) and "The Gods of Our Fathers" (Green Lion Productions, 1994). The reference book is The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy by Allen G. Johnson, Phila: Temple University Press, 1997) (Adult, youth)4,5,6Issues
Zidowecki, Helen (Compiler)Uniitarian and Universalist Women: Liberating History2008119 women, 1743-2003, from UU Women's Heritage calendars 1996-2005. Biographic information, pictures, sayings. Includes several religious educators: Sophia Fahs, Edna Bruner, Dorothy Spoerl, Frances Wood, Betty Baker, Norma Veridan, Junella Hanson6UU
Zidowecki, Helen; York, JessicaSharing the Journey2010Small Group Ministry With Youth. Planning and implementing small group ministry with youth in congregations and conference settings. Tapestry of Faith, UUA (Gr9-12)4Small Group Ministry
Zidowecki, HelenDr. Seuss and Unitarian Universalists200236 sessions. The stories are not included. The stories include references to the Principles/Affirmations, and the church setting. Variety of sessions for all ages. (All ages)8Issues
Zidowecki, HelenImplementing Small Group Ministry2016Ideas for implementing Small Group Ministry/Covenant Groups: Overview, Life Cycles, Direction and Coordination, Group Formation and Processm, Sessions, Service, Visibility, Expanding Small Group Ministry. (Adult)UU
Zidowecki, HelenSmall Group Ministry With All Ages2011Small Group Ministry is an inclusive opportunity for all ages to connect, listen, reflect, and learn with each other. Explore small group ministry by age group and with mixed ages. Includes implementation strategies, session plan development, and sessions for single and multi-age groups. (All ages)8Small Group Ministry
Zidowecki, HelenSmall Group Ministry for Youth200525 session plans. Provides background for developing this dynamic format for Youth. Includes a session for facilitators, and discussion and session plans for The Five Steps to Building Community and Six Components of a Balanced Youth Program (12-18yrs)Small Group Ministry
Zidowecki, HelenSocial Justice Work2012Preparation, Action, Reflection Through Small Group Ministry. Background and use of Small Group Ministry and 34 plans for Social Justice work with all ages. (All ages)Faith in Action
Zidowecki, HelenUU Alphabet1989 199933 sessions.Introduces important UUs in history and in the congregation, getting to know the church setting. Online. Suggestions for additional ages. (3yrs.-Gr.1 +)1,2UU
Zidowecki, HelenUU Principles and Parenting: Small Group Ministry200612 sessions, 2hrs. each. The UU Principles and spritual practices of parents and other adults working with children, and how they model and share with Children. Online. (Adult)7UU
Zidowecki, HelenUU Religious Education Resources Catalog2003Annotated online listing of Religious Education UU curricula and writings since the early 1900s. Online.8UU
Zidowecki, HelenUUWHS Story 1988-20112015History of the Unitarian Universalist Women's Heritage Society, including material about women as background for numerous educational opportunities.8UU


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