PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AT UCM

Within a safe and loving community, we help our children grow up to be responsible and respectful members of the global community, able to act with compassion and to speak for justice.
Our programs for children strive to honour our children’s natural sense of wonder, teach about the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, foster respect for the diversity and inspire children and youth to act for justice, within a supportive community.
In addition to a regular Sunday program there are a variety of special events held throughout the year..

Our programs for children strive to honour our children’s natural sense of wonder,  teach about the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, foster respect for the diversity and inspire children and youth to act for justice, within a supportive community.

During our Sunday morning worship service we offer loving care for toddlers and engaging programming for pre-school and school-age children. The children & youth programming at UCM is known as Spiritual Exploration (SE).

Our team of carefully chosen volunteer teachers help the children explore our 7 principles through the use of story, discussion, crafts, cooperative games, and activities to create a fun, interactive experience for young people.

In addition to a regular Sunday program there are a variety of special events held throughout the year.

We will soon be beginning a series of ten sessions on the theme of Truth, Healing and Reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people in the land known as Canada. We will be including you in this journey through “Taking-it-Home” letters, which will keep you informed about what we’ve done each week, and will provide suggestions for how to continue the reflection together throughout the week. Read more.

To register your children in the Spiritual education program, email Pamela

Our programs for children strive to:

  • Honour our children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder
  • Familiarize our children with our Unitarian Universalist heritage and values and with the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions
  • Encourage children’s appreciation for our shared humanity and respect for the diversity of opinion, ability, affectional orientation and ethnicity among us
  • Foster children’s sense of connectedness to the extended spiritual family in our congregation and support parents in a community of like-minded individuals
  • Inspire children and youth to act for justice, equity and compassion

To register your children in the Spiritual education program, email Pamela

We know that parents of young children need a spirit break.  At our regular Sunday morning services, children join their families for the welcoming, chalice lighting and a story for all ages.  Children may opt to stay with their parents in the children’s nook or can visit the nursery were they can spend approximately 45 minutes in the care of loving and friendly caregivers before being pick up in time for Fellowship Hour.

To register your children in the Spiritual education program, email Pamela

School age children join their families for the welcoming, chalice lighting and a story for all ages at regular Sunday services.  They then participate in 45 minutes to 1 hour of programming.

In the fall 2017 school age children will be participating in a 10 session learning experience focusing on Truth, Healing and Reconciliation and our UU principles.  The Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga is on the path towards reconciliation and this program is one aspect of this congregational project.

To register your children in the Spiritual education program, email Pamela

UCM holds a variety of all ages special events throughout the year, from Family Movie Nights, our annual Halloween Party featuring the “Haunted Barn”, the Winter Dinner, the February Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and the June Picnic. Check the calendar for more information.


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23Nov

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Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga
84 South Service Road
Mississauga, ON
905-278-5622
info@uucm.ca