Religious workers have been clamoring for resource materials to support developing a multigenerational culture in Unitarian Universalist congregations. In 2015, the Fahs Collaborative responded by assembling two groups pf talented religious educators, ministers, and musicians to fill this need with materials for worship, music, and liturgy.
Sophia Fahs Sunday materials are designed for you to use as a template, or to pick and choose only those elements you find useful for your local setting. Materials are suitable for all ages and a wide range of cultural traditions and learning styles. With your creative wisdom, materials are adaptable for small, medium, and large congregations, and for the diversity of learning and worship styles present in your congregational culture.
All materials are free of charge. We only ask that you register a few details about your congregation, agree to complete an evaluation of your congregation's experience, and consider "sharing the plate" for that Sunday in order to promote the good news of multigenerational faith formation. Your generous donation will support this type of program development in subsequent years.
This worship resource kit is for religious workers who recognize the value of bringing “faith formation for all” to the center of congregational life. With an eye toward excellence in shared ministry, multicultural diversity, multiple learning styles, and the latest in faith development theory, Journeys of the Spirit has a wealth of content to help you accomplish your goals.
The kit includes graphics for congregational publicity, orders of service for people of all ages, music and story resources, and “taking it home” activities inspired by Fahs Research Fellow Karen Bellavance-Grace’s “Full Week Faith” project. Religious professionals can use the entire worship service packet, or just the elements you choose—and it’s all adaptable for your faith community’s needs. Sophia Fahs Sunday: Journeys of the Spirit is “Worship in a Box,” and free for downloading.
This curriculum supports religious leadership in learning together why shared worship is so essential, readying congregations to work toward a multigenerational community of faith. The curriculum format is a series of short learning videos from an array of colleagues in the field. It is especially valuable for religious education and staff teams exploring the “why” of whole church worship, as well as the “who, what, when, where and how” questions that arise when planning multigenerational experiences. These tools develop a unified understanding of the theological value of shared worship as faith formation for all, and develop shared skills to support a commitment to doing more of it in your congregation.