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
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.
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:
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Contact Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education