Children and Youth
First Congregational joyously strives to educate, guide and nurture children so they can and will grow in their faith. On Sunday mornings, our worship service begins at 10:00 am with all ages in the Sanctuary. Our Children’s Sermon takes place early in worship. Children (toddlers-Grade 6) will make their way to classrooms for Sunday School while parents and older youth remain in the Sanctuary for worship.
Our Nursery classroom opens at 9:45 am every Sunday. Parents can drop off little ones before worship or after the Children’s Sermon. Parents are welcome to stay in the nursery to assure their little ones are comfortable and adjusting. The entire worship service can be heard from speakers in the nursery. You may also return to the Sanctuary and check on your little ones at any time during worship. The nursery classroom is very accessible and in close proximity to the Sanctuary.
Kindergarten through 2nd Graders come together to learn from Bible stories. Using age-appropriate Bibles, interactive group games and hands-on activities, children grow in their learning and understanding of God’s love for them. Our 3rd through 6th grade classroom intentionally helps kids familiarize their way through the Bible, to build up their discipleship.
Youngsters in 7th through 12th grade participate in worship. They are regularly part of the Sunday Worship Experience by helping with hospitality, ushering, scripture reading and singing in the choir. It is our goal to include our Youth in worship, guiding and nurturing them to embrace the blessings of Church involvement as they mature into adulthood.