“RE Your Way” for Children and Families


With Your Family – RE at Home

As family life has shifted to accommodate online learning for children, work at-home for adults, and social gatherings of all kinds – some of us are ‘onlined out’. 

Spirit Play Kits

Four different ‘story’ kits are available for home use.  Using the ‘Spirit Play’ model, children will use manipulatives from these kits to tell the stories for themselves, their families, a beloved pet or toy.  The printed story is included with each kit.  Children can also watch the stories at each of these links and then re-tell them in their own words.  If you would like to pick up a kit – or to have the DRE drop one off for you – please email dre@uufws.org

At Your Leisure – RE On Demand

Short, pre-recorded lessons via Zoom are available through our Members webpage.  Families can choose a time during the week that works best for them.  You can watch the video together and use the prompter questions to share discussion.  Not a member but interested?  Contact Pam at dre@uufws.org for more information and to get a passcode that will allow access to these lessons. 

For Your Community – RE Out Loud

If your family currently has enough and feels able to share with others in the community, two of our local agencies could use a little extra love and support.  Religious Education and the Social Action Council have identified these two fun family activities that would be of great benefit to our larger community. 

Second Harvest Food Bank

As a family, read the Stone Soup story.  Then make a ‘Stone Soup’ kit for Second Harvest. You can label the kit for Second Harvest and drop it off at the UU Fellowship in the Food Donation Box at the front door.  Our Director of Religious Education will then deliver donated kits to Second Harvest.  Or your family can drop off your kit directly to Second Harvest at 3655 Reed Street Winston Salem, NC 27107.   336-784-5770

Second Harvest Best Foods To Give

You can read one version of the Stone Soup Story here:

Stone Soup story

Or, you can watch a version of the Stone Soup Story here:

Stone Soup video

Second Harvest Stone Soup Kits

16 ounce package dry beans (pintos, black, kidney, or great northern)

Can of low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Can of low sodium diced tomatoes or tomato sauce

Can of low sodium corn

Can of low sodium peas

Can of low sodium carrots

H.O.P.E. of Winston Salem

As a family, read the book (or the excerpt from the book found below) Maddi’s Fridge. Then make a ‘Care Kit’ for H.O.P.E. of Winston Salem.   You can label the kit for H.O.P. E. and drop it off at the UU Fellowship in the Food Donation Box at the front door.  Our Director of Religious Education will then deliver donated kits to H.O.P.E.  Or your family can drop off your kit directly to H.O.P.E. – contact first to make arrangements info@hopews.org or at 336-816-0801.

H.O.P.E. Wish List

H.O.P.E. Bakery Wish List

H.O.P.E. Care Kits

15 ounce can of pumpkin

15 ounce can of black beans

15 ounce can of unsweetened apple sauce

Can of apple pie filling (no processed sugar)

Maddi’s Fridge

Written by Lois Brandt  &  Illustrated by Vin Vogel

Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, play in the same park, and both have pesky little brothers. But while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of milk and eggs and tortillas and cheese and lettuce and jam and even half a can of dog food, Maddi’s fridge is empty with just a small container of milk for her brother, Ryan.

“Why doesn’t your mom go to the grocery store?” Sofia asked.

“We don’t have any money.”

“What if you get hungry?”

“We have some bread.” Maddi said.

“I guess I’d better go home,” Sofia said. 

Sofia promises Maddi she won’t tell, but is still determined to help. She sneaks food for Maddi in her bag and discovers that while fish and eggs are good for people, they aren’t very good for backpacks. Despite Sofia’s very best efforts, Maddi’s fridge is still empty. Sofia promised not to tell. Now what can she do?