THE POWER OF UU YOUTH
Erika celebrates this year’s “bridgers”
with a story of the power of UU Youth
from the May 23rd service
Watch Here

 

LILLIAN’S RIGHT TO VOTE: A CELEBRATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
Published by Random House Children’s Books
Margo (and son, Orlando) read this story for all ages
that frames the ongoing aspiration for equality
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TUBBY THE TUBA

by Paul Tripp, illustrated by Henry Cole
Penquin Young Readers Group
Read and Performed by the duo of David Ruffin and Linda Patterson
A vintage classic story introducing children to “orchestra”      Watch Here

 

GRETA AND THE GIANTS

by Zoe Tucker, illustrated by Zoe Persico
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
An allegory inspired by the life & action of Greta
Thunberg
Watch Here

 

 

GIVING THANKS

A Native American Blessing
… message of peace
and appreciation of Mother Earth.
Written by Chief Jake Swamp
Illustrated by Erwin Printup, JR.
Published by Lee and Low
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THE GREAT MEETING HOUSE STUFFIE ADVENTURE!

 

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I WONDER
by Annaka Harris, illustrated by John Rowe. 
Four Elephants Press
A mother and daughter reflect on
the beauty and
mystery of the world
Watch Here

 

MORE STORIES LINK HERE FOR REFLECTIONS FOR ALL AGES

 

LIVE ACTION STORY PAINTING

 by Judy Brook

Stories painted as they are narrated in breathtaking watercolor.  Stunning.

 

THE STORY OF WATER

water origins and stewarding our natural world 

Watch Story of Water Part 1

Watch Story of Water Part 2

 

SKYWOMAN

an origin story of Indigenous Peoples

Watch Here

 

BEING AN “OH MY” BIOLOGIST

a personal biography of Judy’s awe and wonder of nature

Watch Here

 

HOMEGROWN: PUPPETS,CELEBRATIONS & HISTORY

 

SOJOURNER TRUTH
A profile of a life and commitment
to change.
An original compilation by Erika Reif
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THE TALE OF DESERT PETE
An interactive tale performed by Rev. Tricia and Erika as “Pete”

 

A fun story about how we can preserve resources for all of us
Watch Here

 

 

YOUTH GROUP PUPPETS
Conceived, written and performed
by our own UU youth group
An original story of respecting
others and …
respecting oneself
Watch Here
Link to our Library for more homegrown puppets  

 

STORY PATHS

Words and Images from books installed on the Meeting House grounds 

 

New and installed this summer 2021!

Grandmother Fish

by Jonathan Tweet

Illustrated by Karen Lewis

a child’s first book of evolution

engaging text and vibrant illustrations invite play and answer the question

“where do we come from?”

 

 

Coming in July…

Sometimes People March

by Tessa Allen.
Harper Collins Publisher
With a spare, inspiring text and watercolor illustrations,
a timeless book for young activists

 

SPIRIT PLAY STORIES

 

Active storytelling based in story and ritual – a selection of stories below

For more information, visit this site Spirit Play

JULIA BUTTERFLY   
The story of a contemporary young environmental activist
watch here

 

THE LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG
The story of a frog; from ball of jelly to an adult hopper!
watch here

 

THE BUNDLE OF STICKS
An Aesop fable that reveals how unity makes strength
watch here