A classic Unitarian Universalist story, reworked and dramatized.
A beloved old stuffed animal helps bring to life the wisdom from the story of The Velveteen Rabbit.
We experience the dance between death and life by picking and eating leaves from a potted mint plant.
Receiving comfort helps us as we heal. A child’s comforting blanket is transformed, through time and with stories, into a symbol of deep comfort.
A TV reporter interviews the children to get a fuller understanding of what it is to play.
The Chinese Year of the Snake offers an opportunity to explore the snake’s process of shedding its old skin as a metaphor for growth and change.
Grass bridges built by the Inca people serve as a metaphor for our mutual interdepencence on the shared journey into our future.
When the world gets noisy and chaotic, a retreat to the wilds of silence and darkness can give a restorative peace.
Pieces from a simple board game teach us about commonalities, uniquenesses, and our ultimate membership in the human family.
The sharing of a personal family story models the valuable role of stories in forming our identities.
A first-person story of Siddhartha Gautama’s transformed heart in the wake of seeing suffering for the first time.
A metaphor of waves in the ocean teaches the value of knowing our oneness with the wider community.
Tracing the roots of the Old Hundredth doxolgy teaches about our theological develolpment over the centuries.
A diversity of stones and a child’s wondering questions help us understand universal love.
A bunny’s astonishing delivery sets off a cascade of “Eastering” in a once-dreary home.
A curious creature wonders aloud what a minister is, and various symbolic props help provide an answer.
A balancing activity demonstrates the fragile qualities of the web of life.
Acorns are one kind of hope for an Oak and another kind of hope for squirrels, and it’s all interconnected.
We share special candy with friends for the same reasons that we pledge generously to our congregation.
Often, it is others who observe that we’re “in a box” and help us to get out.
A prophet’s first-person tale of befuddled love and reluctant obedience.
Diversity is not just in who we are, but in what is ours to do.
A qoute from a Holocaust prisoner inspires a reflection about sharing hope in the bleakest of circumstances.
A conversation with an animated pencil about the meaning of home as a place, and especially as a feeling.
A story about how easy it is to accept someone else’s truth as our own, and the value in discovering beliefs that are truly ours.
A profound sense of the divine, found in holding the gaze of a dog, inspires ritual and art.
Acorns teach us the immense power of hope in their potential, with a balance of care, luck, and action, to become huge oak trees.
When all people are fully free, our living rings like the clear tone of a bell.
Discovering circumstances in which a cool, clear glass of water holds more value than a $100 bill.
A question by Mary Oliver and tactile remains of once-living creatures open us to ponderings on the reality of death and the meaning of our lives.
A chocolate bar provides a humorous and theatrical approach to the tough topic of addiction.
This first person account of the one helped by the Samaritan shows how unexpected compassion can instantly dissolve fear and hatred.