Children and Families

Our Religious Exploration Program


What happens for children on Sunday?

Every Sunday, the children start off the morning with their family in the sanctuary together. They listen to music and sing a song or two with everyone else. One child each Sunday is invited to light the Children’s Chalice along with an adult. After the Story for All Ages, the children are sung out and they go to their own room with their teacher. Near the end of the service they rejoin the congregation and sing our ending song “Carry the Flame”.

Meet our Children’s Religious Educator – Sibyl Birrell!

Sybil Birrell, Children’s Religious Educator

Sibyl comes to our Fellowship with an impressive list of credentials, including a MEd in religious education, and an extensive background in education as both teacher and school administrator.

Originally from Calgary, she has recently returned to Canada after living in the UK for close to 20 years.

Sibyl is passionate about religious education and social justice, and says she was attracted to working with us because of our Unitarian values of inclusion and community.

She started teaching CRE classes in mid-November 2019 and has enjoyed getting to know our intelligent, creative FUFON kids. Welcome, Sibyl!


Messy UU Church, our extremely popular children’s program
is happening every month during the year, except December

Check Upcoming Events on the FUFON home page for an invitation to the next Messy Church and all the fun things that will be done.

You can also visit or                        or phone 250-755-1215 for more information.

Below is a picture of one of the creations made by our children at the Messy UU Church event on October 21st.  Everyone had a great time and can’t wait for the next Messy UU church event.  For more photos please visit the photo gallery.

image-1Unitarian spiritual education nurtures the values of justice, compassion, and open mindedness. Our children learn in a fun, welcoming and safe environment where they engage in crafts and projects exploring different faiths, their responsibility to care for our planet and how they can participate in creating a better world. Our Unitarian Universalist Principles are not just for adults. The following are the principles in child friendly language.



Children’s version of our Unitarian Universalist Principles

We believe:

That each and every person is important;

That all people should be treated fairly and with kindness;

That we should accept one another and keep on learning together;

That each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life;

That all persons should have a voice in the things that concern themIn working for a peaceful, fair, and free world; In caring for our planet earth, the home we share with all living things.

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