Looking for resources to further your religious education and spiritual growth? Check out the selection of online resources for all ages below.
- parents and families — Light a Chalice: Lighting a family chalice at meal times, as part of family celebrations, or as part of a practice of family prayer or meditation can be a regular reminder of your family’s Unitarian Universalist faith. Don’t have a chalice? UU@home has ideas for making or buying a chalice for your family.
- parents and families — Family Discovery of Spiritual Practices: If your family is interested in experiencing spiritual practices together other than prayer there are many resources available for this purpose. There are many ways in which people can seek spiritual deepening, name what is in their hearts, and engage in deep listening.
- young children/children — Children’s books about spiritual practices: Books for young children on meditation, yoga, prayer, and other spiritual practices
- adults — Spiritual Practice and Prayer in Unitarian Universalism: Diverse and meaningful ways of connecting with the sacred
- adults — Braver/Wiser: Courage and Compassion for Life As It Is: Life is full of hard edges and complicated choices. Braver/Wiser gives you weekly message of courage and compassion for life as it is. Every Wednesday we deliver an original written reflection by a contemporary religious leader, and brief prayer, grounded in Unitarian Universalism.
- congregational leaders — Spiritual Practices for Meetings: This series of short videos offers concrete practices for transforming lay leadership into a spiritual practice.
- parents and families — Songs and hymns: Simple Unitarian Universalist songs for families, and MP3s to help you learn them (click on “music” tab, scroll down to bottom for MP3s).
- youth — Spirituality and Worship: Our faith tradition holds diverse theological perspectives and supports a variety of spiritual practices. Through worship, ritual, small group ministry and other practices, Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and young adults can find support, inspiration and transformation in our communities.
- young adults — Young Adult Spirituality and Worship: Our faith tradition holds diverse theological perspectives and supports a variety of spiritual practices. Through worship, ritual, small group ministry and other practices, Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and young adults can find support, inspiration and transformation in our communities.
- adults/congregational leaders — WorshipWeb: meaningful, inspiring resources for Unitarian Universalist (UU) worship services and personal spiritual practice
- young adults — Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood: Life can be really hard. Life can be really wonderful. And our faith should be there for these times. Becoming is for the times when we need spiritual accompaniment. Whether in solitary reflection or group worship, this little book is here to be companion, guide, and hard surface to lean or dance on.
- older adults — Faith, Spirituality, and Aging: An essay by Rev. Jennifer L. Brower, offering insights into the spiritual challenges and gifts that come with advancing age.
- older adults — Landscapes of Aging And Spirituality, edited by Kathleen Montgomery (Skinner, 2015), includes reflections from Unitarian Universalist ministers on the spiritual journey of aging.
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