Weaving the Fabric of Our Faith

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Slide 1:Weaving the Fabric of Our Faith

Slide 2:A new era of curricula for all ages that nurtures…

Slide 8: What’s New about Tapestry? Emphasizes Community, Interdependence, and Relationship

Slide 9: What’s New about Tapestry? Consistently uses anti-racist anti-oppressive multi-cultural lenses

Slide 10: What’s New about Tapestry? Draws from all six UU Sources

Slide 11: What’s New about Tapestry? Family Friendly

Slide 12: What’s New about Tapestry? Intentional about faith development

Slide 13: What’s New about Tapestry? Intentional about UU growth

Slide 14: What’s New about Tapestry? Adaptable for diverse methodologies

Slide 15:What UUs want from Tapestry

Slide 16:Tapestry of Faith is focused on outcomes including . . .

Slide 17: UU Identity

Slide 18: Spiritual Growth

Slide 19: Ethical Development

Slide 20: Faith Development

Slide 21:UU IdentitySharing in the Living Tradition Universalist Heritage: love, faith, hope

Slide 22:UU IdentitySharing in the Living Tradition Unitarian Heritage: freedom, reason, tolerance

Slide 23:UU IdentitySharing in the Living Tradition UU History

Slide 24:UU IdentitySharing in the Living Tradition Principles and Sources

Slide 25:UU IdentitySharing in the Living Tradition Grounded in religious community

Slide 26:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves Living our values and Principles

Slide 27:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves Moral agency: making the world a better place

Slide 28:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves Right relationship

Slide 29:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves

Slide 30:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves

Slide 31:Ethical Development:Becoming Our Best Selves

Slide 32:Spiritual Development: The Longing of the Soul Feelings of wonder, awe, mystery, holy

Slide 33:Spiritual Development: The Longing of the Soul Connection to God, ultimate, transcendence

Slide 34:Spiritual Development: The Longing of the Soul Sense of being part of something larger

Slide 35:Spiritual Development: The Longing of the Soul Spiritual mindfulness, spiritual practices

Slide 36:Spiritual Development: The Longing of the Soul Worship, rituals, sacred texts

Slide 37:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Making meaning and finding purpose

Slide 38:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Acting on values, reflecting on action

Slide 39:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Addressing the Big Religious Questions

Slide 40:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Exploring, articulating one’s theology, philosophy, beliefs

Slide 41:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Knowing what I set my heart to

Slide 42:Faith Development: Growing in Faith Together Finding a sustaining faith in UUism

Slide 43:Our Stories: From our Sources, affirming our Principles

Slide 44:Praxis

Slide 45:We envision children, youth, and adults who:

Slide 48:realize that they are moral agents, acting in the service of diversity, justice and compassion

Slide 49:affirm the importance of family, community, connection

Slide 50:value spiritual practice and living faith

Slide 51:experience hope, joy, mystery, healing, and personal transformation in the midst of life’s challenges.

Slide 52:ChildrenThe Wonder Years An integrated curriculum for grades K-6 that will bring in families, and keep kids coming

Slide 54:Children need: To learn with their minds, hearts and hands

Slide 55:Children need: To engage in integrated experiences that are anchored by soul-stirring narratives

Slide 56:Children need: To learn faith by doing faith

Slide 57:Children need: To be empowered as knowers, practitioners, and creators of Unitarian Universalism

Slide 58:Children need: To know the transformative power of justice and love

Slide 59:Children’s programs include: Central narratives or core stories

Slide 60:Children’s programs include: Activities that engage children in active, meaningful learning

Slide 61:Children’s programs include: Community building

Slide 62:Children’s programs include: Faith in Action activities for children and multi-age groups

Slide 63:Children’s programs include: Enrichment materials for teachers

Slide 64:Children’s programs include: Follow up and outreach activities for families

Slide 65:Children’s programs include: Flexibility for different sizes and models of religious education

Slide 66:Children’s Program: A Snapshot

Slide 67:Duct tape symbolizes flexibility Hammer symbolizes power Seashell symbolizes listening and 13 other sessions on Faith, Questioning, Humor, and more…

Slide 68:Toolbox of Faith: Sample Activities Expression through Music Heaven and Hell Game Kore Chant Clown Painting Tambourine Making . . . and many more

Slide 69:Toolbox of Faith: Sample Stories Answer Mountain Creation Fire, Water, Truth, and Falsehood Stargazer who Discovered a Comet . . . and many more

Slide 70:Toolbox of Faith: Sample Faith in Actions Integrity Bulletin Board Candlelight Vigil Oral History Congregational Stewardship . . . and many more

Slide 71:Youth Program: A Snapshot

Slide 72:Families Our Families Methods of Gathering Narratives And Texts Claiming a Point of View and 9 other sessions on Families Functions, Stories, Celebrations, and more…

Slide 73:Activities from Families Family Continuum Creating a Group Covenant Writing Family Prayers Families, Emotions, and Change Media Awareness Photography as Interaction . . . and many more

Slide 74:Families: Sample Faith in Actions Absent Loved Ones Honoring the Work of Families Weight Discrimination Identity in a Changing World . . . and many more

Slide 75:Adult Program: A Snapshot

Slide 76:Spirit in Practice Workshops Personal spiritual practices Communal worship practices Spirituality and the mind Spirituality and the body Spirituality and social justice and 5 other workshops toward a rich and meaningful Unitarian Universalist spirituality

Slide 77:Spirit in Practice: Sample Stories The Wandering Teacher Siddhartha’s Awakening Mind Meets Body The Wise Fool . . . and many more

Slide 78:Spirit in Practice: Sample Activities Naming Our Experiences Discussion with the Minister The Mind and the Religious Journey Justice Work as Spiritual Practice . . . and many more

Slide 79:What does Tapestry look like online?

Slide 80:Leader Reflection and Planning

Slide 81:Taking It Home

Slide 82:Activities

Slide 83:Stories

Slide 84:Handouts

Slide 85:Leader Resources

Slide 86:Tapestry Staff Judith A. Frediani, Director Aisha Hauser, Children’s Programs Susan Lawrence, Managing Editor Jessica York, Youth Programs Gail Forsyth-Vail, Adult Programs Adrianne Ross, Project Manager Alicia LeBlanc, Administrative Assistant

Slide 87:Tapestry of Faith Online Lifespan Curricula

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