Children & Youth

LUF’s Religious Exploration program loves to help everyone discover more about the world, and themselves. We recognize that exploring the rich and diverse religious perspectives of our world can teach us new things. We seek to learn about, truth, justice, compassion, and respect. We seek to learn new ways of thinking about our environment, our communities, and ourselves. We understand that exploring and learning helps our minds to grow.

Most importantly, we think this kind of exploration, learning and spiritual growth can help us become better people.

Nursery Care
Nursery care is provided for infants to children aged 4 by young adults.

Junior Fellowship
A religious exploration program is offered to children between the ages of 4 to 12 during the Sunday morning worship services.

Young Religious Unitarian Universalists(YRUU)
Youth ages 13-18 meet with a youth advisor and participate in regional and national gatherings. Activities are informal in 2016-2017.

Childrens' Curriculum for Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship 2016/2017 Year

We’ve got some great curriculum that we are revisiting this year:

Primary Class

Heart Talk for Kids

This curriculum is based on Compassionate (nonviolent) Communication which is the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg.

The purpose is to help children communicate with each other in a empathetic way. This curriculum honours our first principle “the inherent worth and dignity of every person”, but also contains lessons that included specific references to one or more UU Principles.

Throughout the course of these lessons, children will learn to make observations, get in touch with feelings and learn the difference between wants and needs. They will also explore feelings (anger, empathy, gratitude and conflict resolution.

Junior Class

We Believe: Learning and Living Our Unitarian Universalist Principles

This curriculum allows children to explore what they already know about Unitarian themes and reflect on how they know what they know. Lessons will contain an activity or story, related to the theme, and are followed by a discussion about how we can put the ideas from the session to work – and live our principles every day.

The 7 UU Principles are the focus of the lessons, where each principle is looked at several times, but in different ways in hopes of giving participants a well rounded view regarding how the principles fit into our day to day life.

Katie Hughdie our Director of Religious Exploration resigned as of the end of December 2016. The children's Religious Exploration Committee has been meeting to provide continued Religious Exploration progams at LUF.

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