AWE-some Resources  

Take it Home with UU – A single page double-sided, downloadable PDF of Family Ministry resource for parents and children –  CLICK HERE!!! 

SOULFUL HOME   – A Family Magazine of Thematic resources.

AWE-some Bookshelf

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram

Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey

The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued his Career and Revived our Holiday Spirits by Les Standiford

AWE-some Film Festival

Hubble 3D


Tree Of Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

AWE-some VideosClick HERE for the YouTube playlist that contains 31 awe-filled moments videos, one for each day of the month.

AWE-some Songs

YouTube playlist of songs about AWE

The same playlist on Spotify

Rev. Tony’s Advent Playlist on Spotify

Rev. Tony’s Christmas/Solstice playlist on Spotify


Diving Deeper

AWE-some Reflection Questions    

What has impeded or assisted being aware of wonder and awe for you?
When was the last time you stood in awe of your life partner? your child?
Can you imagine someone standing in awe of you?
Is it possible that awe is where God is found?

AWE-some Wisdom

 G.K. Chesterton – “This at least seems to me the main problem… How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it?”

Dacher Keltner – “Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your understanding of the world.”

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel – “Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine… to sense the ultimate in the common and the simple; to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.”

Rev. Victoria Safford – “You sing your song in your own key, in your own beautiful voice, and the cosmos listens, reverently.”

AWE-someness to Take Home

THE UU ADVENT CALENDAR – Mark the days leading up to Christmas using this day-by-day calendar full of historical and fun facts about Unitarian Universalist contributions to the winter holidays. Unitarian Universalist Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol in Prose” in 1843 and in many ways invented the modern celebration of Christmas, but this is only the tip of the ice-berg. 



Download a printable PDF of the UU Calendar here.

Look at each day’s entry on the UUA website here

Follow UU Church in Meriden on Facebook here and look for the day’s entry posted to our social media


AWE-some things Online

Why Do We Feel Awe? by Dacher Keltner – On the power of awe to increase our caring, creativity and health… just to name a few!

A History of Everything, Including You by Jenny Hollowell In awe of the very grand and the very particular sweeping story of which we are a part… “Can you believe it?!”       Video Meditation version   

The Trouble with Everything – Radiolab Podcast

 (On the awesome and infinite universe(s), humility and the ability to ask better questions, with a bit of an argument about faith and science in the face of awe. 

The Night the Sky Fell Down Upon Us by Maya Rogers Finding connection, feeling awe and slipping into self-transcendence… all put to music!