Curricula Descriptions

We encourage regular attendance in Sunday morning programs.

We realize that families cannot come to church every Sunday, but we ask that you attend as consistently as possible. We meet with the children for little more than an hour each week. If your child attends every Sunday, he or she is with us for about 50 hours a year, which is the equivalent of 10 days of Unitarian Universalist faith development.

Our classes provide a structured approach to support and complement your work as your child’s primary religious educator. Regular attendance strengthens this connection and ensures that your child obtains the maximum benefit. Consistent participation also fosters a sense of community within each class and encourages the growth of friendship.

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Enrolling Your Family

It is our policy that each child or youth under the age of 19 that attends LFD programs must have a parent/guardian fill out a Family Enrollment Form by their third visit to the church. Families are welcome to enroll throughout the year. You do not have to be a member of the church to enroll your child with the LFD Department.

We also invite you to join our Families Facebook group.

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Make a financial contribution to the annual Stewardship Canvass.

We do not charge an enrollment fee, but rather rely on your generous annual pledge to provide funds for the general operating budget, which includes the Lifespan Faith Development Program.

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Summer Curricula, 2017

Pre-K – 1st Grade: “World of Wonder”
Rm. 23: 9:30-10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wonder. What is it? Where do we find it? How do we keep it? Children are born with an ability to feel wonder, and our world is full of amazing plants, animals, spaces, processes, textures, and patterns that can awaken it. But to nurture and preserve a sense of wonder, children need time to explore, observe, engage, and rest in that world.  This program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery.

2nd – 5th Grade: “Jedi Academy”
Rm. 17: 9:30-10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our UU Padawans will learn about our seven principles from Jedi Masters this summer!  Each class introduces a new lightsaber color and one of our Unitarian Universalist Principles, along with Star Wars fun along the way and lightsaber training at the end of the summer.

Junior Youth Group (Grades 6-8): Middle School MythBusters
Rm. 13, 10:45-11:45 AM Only

The junior high youth group will be engaging in various science experiments this summer.  Experiments will include aerodynamics, creating slime, making soda geysers, and more!  The junior high youth group meets during second service only, from 10:45 AM – noon.

Senior Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
Rm. 11, 10:45 AM – 1:00 PM Only

This summer, the high school youth group will have fellowship, small group worship, and field trips with the middle school youth group.  The purpose of each is to build strong fellowship and spiritual deepening within the group and a bond between the two youth groups.   The high youth group meets during second service only, starting at 10:45 AM.