Family Resources

Minister of Religious Education Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson recommends the following articles, videos, and books to help families start conversations about complicated topics and bring the UU faith home.

COVID-19 Resources for Families 

Answering Kids’ Questions About the Coronavirus in Free Picture Books 

UU Parenting During a Time of Physical Distancing 

Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource 

Talking with UU Children About the Pandemic 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus 

BrainPOP: Coronavirus Educational Video for Kids 

 

Anti-Racism Resources for Families 

Watch a video of the book Race Cars by Jenny Devenney 

Watch a video of the book Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi 

Watch a video of A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory 

31 Books to support conversations on race, racism, and resistance.  

21 Anti-Racism Videos To Share With Kids 

An All Ages Message about George Floyd 

How White Parents Can Talk to Their Kids About Race 

Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids 

Raising White Kids 

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young… 

Talking With Children About Racism, Police Brutality and Protests 

7 Reminders for White Parents Talking to Their Kids 

 

Soul Matters Resources for Families 

Along with our congregation’s worship services and small group ministry, RE utilizes themes and resources offered by Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of UU congregations. Theme-based ministry allows us to engage in a shared conversation across the generations through a variety of formats. Soul Matters also offers family ministry resources, to help families weave spiritual exploration into the routine spaces of home life.

Soulful Home 

We now offer the monthly Soulful Home activity packet to help parents create sacred space in their daily lives. Each month’s packet will be available through the RE Weekly News. 

Build a Family Altar 
Soul Matters created this set of instructions to help families build a sabbath space and connect spiritually each week. This is an opportune time to create a family altar. Learn how here: 

Week One: Building Our Home Altar 

Week Two: Creating Connections to Others 

Week Three: Personalizing Your Family Altar 

Week Four: Honoring the Natural World 

Week Five: Celebrating Community

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Lillian Schley, Religious Education Administrative Assistant

414-273-5257 x210

re.admin@uumilwaukee.org