The Lifespan Faith Development Program is a holistic endeavor whose focus changes with each developmental stage. It encompasses a conscious framework for each child, youth and adult to develop, define, articulate, and live the UU Principles, and nurtures each individual person's spiritual growth and development. It nurtures and stimulates the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social growth of each child, youth, and adult through participation, which connects each of us to one another in our congregation and to the larger community. The children and youth religious education (RE) component teaches the UU Principles, UU History & Heritage, World Religions, and Peace & Social Justice, and provides opportunities to experience, understand, integrate and act on them. It also values its staff and volunteers by providing structure, community support, and staff development, as well as adequate facilities and financial resources.