New to the UU? Here’s where to start –

Making a chalice at home, by East Shore Unitarian Church

What better way to start practicing at home than to create your own chalice. This website includes ideas on how to make your own chalice, why you should make a chalice and a brief history of the chalice. This is also a great way to create a special tradition for you and your family.

UUA Home Website

Find information related to the Unitatian Universalist Association, explore what it means to be a UU and take a look at all we have to offer.

UU World Magazine

UU World, the magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association, celebrates liberal religion and the people it inspires. Meet extraordinary individuals, see how Unitarian Universalist communities put their values into action, and explore the ideas and traditions that ground them.

UUA Bookstore: Parenting

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop offers books to support people of all faiths and seekers alike to engage with spiritual questions. You can also find cards, a wide range of fair trade gifts, as well as accessories proudly bearing the Unitarian Universalist Association and Side with Love logos.

We have to prepare the child for the path,

not the path for the child.

-Tim Elmore

Antirascism Resources

Trying Together – Antiracism Tools

This page contains a lengthy list of resouces for parents, educators and children. It is intended to provide support as we learn and grow, while offering us the tools we need so that we may lead by example within our own families and communities.

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewel

A great introduction for pre-teens and teens about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. Provides activities at the end of every chapter to help the reader think and grow.

Antiracist Baby Picture Book by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism while using bold images and a playful text.

Mindfulness Resources

How to Practice Mindfulness With Children – The Essential Guide

Blissful Kids presents an overview of why it is important for us as parents to teach mindfulness to our children. This website provides age based tips for toddlers to teens. It also provides links to activities that will help you in your search for ways to introduce and use mindfulness with your chlidren on a daily basis.

Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids by Hunter Clarke-Fields

Discover why we should check ourselves before reacting to our children when they upset us or we are under duress. Powerful mindful skills are provided to help manage our stress when those difficult emotions arise. Strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening are also included to help foster a sense of connection and kindness in our children. Help raise a generation of kind, cooperative, and confident kids.

Miscellaneous Resources

Yes! Magazine

Through rigorous reporting on the positive ways communities are responding to social problems and insightful commentary that sparks constructive discourse, YES! Media inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

These resources are compiled by the DRE of the UUCE, Candace Williams. This is not an exhaustive list and is a work in progress.