What is Lifespan Learning?

Neighbourhood Lifespan Learning offers programs on Sunday mornings for children and youth ages 3-18, as well as all-ages family events, Sunday Services, and field trips. All our offerings seek to further Neighbourhood’s mission: to empower spiritual growth and shared action for the care of our world.

We seek to provide a variety of opportunities for young people to engage in service, community building, and social action; to explore world religions and diverse spiritual practices; and to develop their own theology, values, leadership skills and sense of truth. It’s fun too! By attending regularly over a period of years children will receive a well-balanced program covering a variety of topics and perspectives.

Goals of Lifespan Learning

•    To foster a vibrant multi-generational spiritual community, where people of all ages learn and share with one another
•    To give children an understanding of the values expressed in the Unitarian Universalist Principles
•    To educate children about diverse world religions and spiritual practices, stressing the common themes that unite them
•    To encourage an open-minded, continuing search for truth, drawing upon humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason
•    To help children develop a personal philosophy that will enable them to make wise choices as they face the challenges of their lives ahead
•    To teach children about social responsibility and help them to feel they can make a positive difference in the world
•    To offer community building and learning opportunities for parents who wish to incorporate spirituality into family life

Neighbourhood Sunday Service
Neighbourhood Sunday Service

We Support 7 Principles:

•    Respect for all you meet
•    Be kind in all you do
•    We help each other learn
•    We search for what is true
•    All people need a say
•    Work for a world that’s fair
•    The web of life’s the way

We Draw from 6 Sources:

•    Experiences of awe and wonder
•    Stories of kind and wise people
•    The wisdom of world religions
•    Findings of reason and science
•    Nature and the circle of life
•    Our UU history and traditions