Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship


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Lifelong Learning at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship:

Extracurricular Programs for Children and Youth

The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship offers several programs for children and youth that go above and beyond the Sunday School experience.  Children and Youth must be registered in our Religious Education Program in order to be eligible to participate in these programs and rites of passage.

Middle School Conference

Five middle school youth will be attending the annual Middle School Conference, hosted by the Puget Sound Cluster of the Liberal Relisious Educator's Association (LREDA) this year. The conference is held on Vashon Island and draws youth from around the Seattle area.

Our Whole Lives (OWL—Comprehensive Sexuality Education)

OWL is a comprehensive sexuality curriculum that has several complete courses that make it appropriate for people of all ages!  The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship offers several of these classes on a rotating basis by age.  This year we will be offering a formal session of Our Whole Lives to our 4th and 5th graders beginning after Christmas.  Watch the Midweek Updates for more information!

Coming of Age

This is an extracurricular program for 7th and 8th graders who will be invited to explore their UU Identity’s with an adult mentor. The program includes personal growth and limit testing (ropes course and retreats), spiritual development and worship planning, social responsibility and action projects, and community building. The program culminates in a worship service where the youth share their credo statements with the congregation. This program will begin begin with an orientation for parents, kids, and mentors on November 18. If you have a child in grades 7-8 and you would like more information about this program, please contact Crystal Neva at

Many hands are needed to offer our inspiring programs; if you would like to volunteer in Lifelong Learning, contact Crystal Neva.

All Lifelong Learning Programs at BUF promote leadership development, respectful communication, global and social awareness, creativity and fun!