GA celebrates completion of ‘Tapestry of Faith’

Judith Frediani presented the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles with an award recognizing her contributions to religious education on Saturday. Frediani was honored in turn for leading the Tapestry of Faith program during Sunday morning's plenary. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA
Judith Frediani presented the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles with an award recognizing her contributions to religious education on Saturday. Frediani was honored in turn for leading the Tapestry of Faith program during Sunday morning's plenary. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

Judith Frediani presented the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles with an award recognizing her contributions to religious education on Saturday. Frediani was honored in turn for leading the Tapestry of Faith program during Sunday morning’s plenary. © 2013 Nancy Pierce/UUA

The General Assembly on Sunday thanked Judith Frediani for her work leading the UUA’s religious education staff in developing the comprehensive curriculum Tapestry of Faith. The Rev. Terry Sweetser, vice president for Stewardship and Development, and Executive Vice President Kay Montgomery praised Frediani’s vision and leadership.

Sweetser thanked donors who had contributed to the development of the curriculum over the past ten years. Tapestry of Faith offers free curriculum resources for all ages on the UUA website. Judith Frediani retires in August after 28 years on the UUA staff. She has made “a lasting gift to Unitarian Universalism,” Montgomery said.

On Saturday, Frediani presented the 2013 Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education to the Rev. Dr. Linda Olson Peebles, minister of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Va., and new president of the UU Ministers Association.

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Former UUA Moderator Denny Davidoff and Madeleine Robins, director of Development and Communications at Meadville Lombard Theological School, talk about some of the ways Meadville Lombard’s move to a modern new headquarters has lessons for the UUA’s move out of its Beacon Hill properties.

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