Liturgical Lesson: Spirit Play
The 6 Sources of the UU Faith
Rug, basket, six mute cards (just symbols), six cards with words, six label cards
Watch carefully where I go to get this lesson.
The roots of our beliefs are called our Sources.
There are six of them that Unitarian Universalists have chosen.
Place star with spiral mute card at the top left of the rug.
Our beliefs come from our sense of wonder. We learn by asking why.
Place human figure with heart mute card under the first one, leave a little space between the two cards.
Our beliefs come from the women and men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind and fair. We learn by hearing their stories.
Place world religion symbols mute card under the women and men card, leave space.
Our beliefs about how to live together come from all the world’s religions. We learn from many cultures.
Place the cross, Star of David inside a heart, mute card under the world religions card, leave space.
Our beliefs come from Jewish and Christian teachings that tell us to love all others as we love ourselves. We learn from our past history.
Place atom symbol mute card under the Jewish & Christian teachings card, leave space.
Our beliefs come from the use of reason and the discoveries of science. We learn by using our minds.
Place tree mute card as the last one, leave space between it and the science card.
Our beliefs come from the harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life. We learn by knowing we are a part of nature and the cycles of life.
1.) For a younger children: This can simply be a matching exercise, ask them to help you find the corresponding cards and make pairs. No need to bring out the labels unless they want to try and match them also.
2.) For older children (who can read or identify letters): This can be a 3 part matching work. Ask them to match the symbols and then to match the labels, and read the labels out loud.
3.) For readers and beyond: After the 3 part matching is complete the following wonder questions could begin a discussion about our 6 sources and their importance to our faith.