Children’s Religious Exploration (RE) Program
Unitarian Universalist Religious Education is not about giving children all the answers. Rather, we help children develop ethics and independent thinking to help them live compassionately in a diverse society.
Sundays at the Unitarian Fellowship of London
During the September to June church year, children attend the first part of the service with their parents and then participate in our Religious Exploration Program. Childcare is available for younger children during the summer.
Sunday programming is based on the Tapestry of Faith Curricula from the Unitarian Universalism Association or other Unitarian Universalist resources.
Children may also participate in outdoor activities, special theme days (e.g., Science Sunday) or projects or activities that support the larger community.
- Our children’s area is nut-free. Snacks are provided, but parents are welcome to bring snacks for their children if they prefer.
- When weather allows, we often take our learning outside. Please send your child with appropriate clothing. We can get messy so you may not wish to send children in their “Sunday best”.
- Our staff and volunteers are screened to ensure your child’s safety.
Our Principles in Children’s Language
Each and every person is important
All people should be treated fairly and kindly
We should accept one another and learn together
Each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life
All persons should have a vote on things that concern them
We should work for a peaceful, fair and free world
We should care for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things
We welcome and include everyone.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
William Butler Yeats
Like many congregations we are rebuilding our program after pandemic. Our formal program offerings will change as time goes on and reflect current enrolment and the ages of our children.
First Friends aged 0-6.
Actvities are based on the Unitarian Universalist Celebrating Me and My World curriculum. This curriculum celebrates the wondrous quality of the children themselves and expands outward to the things and people around them. The program provides preschoolers with experiences and opportunities to grow in their sense of trust and caring and to develop their self-identity and their sense of connectedness with life. The activities are directed at 3- to 5-year-olds, but younger children participate and join in whenever possible, or play in our play room.
If you would like more details about our Religious Exploration Program, please contact Lori Turner-Otte: