Children & Family

Sundays are just the beginning

Lifespan Learning in our Unitarian congregation goes beyond traditional education. It’s about fostering a culture of curiosity, respect, and the joy of learning throughout every stage of life. From the youngest children to our elders, everyone has a role to play in this enriching journey. We offer families age-appropriate programs for children that encourage them to discover their values, understand the beliefs of others, learn how to make a difference, and have fun.


Families growing together

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

This African proverb reminds us that an entire community must interact with children for those children to grow up healthy and confident. Many families have found that village at Neighbourhood. We offer engaging and age-appropriate programs that nurture our children’s innate sense of wonder. Through storytelling, arts and crafts, and interactive discussions, we encourage them to explore their spirituality, values, and the world around them.

Spirit Choir


Build true friendships, while your children play, interact, learn, and grow through fun activities and carefully designed children’s programs. Explore thoughts and emotions in a welcoming and safe environment. Enjoy art and music. Laugh and sometimes cry at the pain and joy of life.

Find a helpful hand, someone to listen, a shoulder to cry on – when you need it most.

What is Lifespan Learning?

Lifespan Learning provides a supportive and engaging environment, based on values of open-mindedness, curiosity, respect, community, and the quest for knowledge, where people of all ages can embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and connection.

Children (Currently offering)
Engaging and age-appropriate programs that nurture our children’s sense of wonder, exploring spirituality, values, and the world around them through storytelling, arts and crafts, and interactive discussions.

Youth (Offering in 2024)
Our youth programs provide teenagers with spaces for deep conversations about identity, ethics, and social justice. They gain understanding of their place in the world and how they can make a positive impact through thought-provoking discussions, community service projects, and mentorship.

Adults (See small groups)
We host a variety of learning circles for adults, where members delve into topics like philosophy, literature, science, and spirituality. These circles foster lively discussions, connection, and personal growth.

We believe in the power of bringing generations together. Our inter-generational workshops, events, and projects provide opportunities for different age groups to learn from and inspire one another.

Lifespan learning is intertwined with our spiritual journey. Through meditation workshops, religious exploration classes, and contemplative practices, we support each individual in their quest for deeper meaning and connection.

Our UU values drive us to make a positive impact on the world. Lifespan learning equips us with the knowledge and tools needed to engage Workshops, seminars, and community projects empower us to create change.

Lifespan learning is about embracing new ideas, broadening our horizons, and living out our UU values every day.

Together, we create a tapestry of lifelong learners, woven together by our shared pursuit of wisdom and connection.

Contact us

We’d love to talk to you about our children and family events and programs.

Reach out to our Director of Lifespan Learning, Julia Thompson, at