From the very beginning, the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists have committed energy, time, resources and space to programs that foster spiritual growth. The realization that children — young, middle, and older — as well as adults of all ages both need and want a sound exploration of religious values and interconnectedness, provided opportunities for creative thinking and dedicated volunteers. Even in the early days when Sunday services were offered in the library and then the elementary school, faith development programs always played an important part of the overall structure.
The WUU Lifespan Faith Development Council, which is responsible for coordinating these programs, is led by our permanent full-time Director of Lifespan Faith Development (DLFD). Dedicated volunteers on the council advise the DLFD on strategic planning, set a vision and a long term plan for the all the programs across the lifespan, assist with the selection of curricula, create and plan the budget, assist with identifying and supporting the many volunteers needed to make our programs successful and help guide the direction of the program. Our vision is that all of us, children, youth and adults develop and nurture personal values and interconnections among themselves, our church community and the larger community. We are committed to providing the resources necessary to make this vision a reality.