Especially for Kids
Children are an important part of our church life at First Congregational United Church of Christ. From Confirmation to Faith in Motion to Young Children’s Church, we’re proud to offer a variety of programs for youth in our church and in the wider community.
Confirmation is a year-long process where young people prepare to affirm their baptism in front of the congregation and join our church as full members. Every year is a little bit different, but the Confirmation process includes classes, work with families and mentors, and participation in the life of the church.
2019-2020 Confirmation classes will run from October 6 through November 24 and January 19 through March 22. We also have some Sundays in May reserved in case of snow (or cold weather) days over the winter.
Faith in Motion
Faith and motion brings young people together for learning, fellowship, and physical activity. Youth begin each session learning about the values of Christianity, and then move onto a physical activity.
We generally hold two sessions a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Each session lasts about eight weeks. During each session, there are two groups on Wednesday nights. Second through fourth graders meet from 5:30 to 6:30, and fifth through seventh graders meet from 6:30 to 7:30.
Fall 2019 Faith in Motion runs from Wednesday, September 11, through Wednesday, October 16.
Sunday School is a time for our younger friends to learn about God with their peers and our helpful volunteers. Our Sunday School uses curricula from Illustrated Children’s Ministry and meets for about a half hour after worship.
Fall Sunday School classes run from September 15 through October 20. We will be using An Illustrated Invitation as our curriculum.
Learning to Use My Bible
Learning to Use My Bible is a six week mini-class that teaches basic Bible literacy through a fun hands-on approach. Second through fifth grade youth are invited to leave church services after the children’s sermon and learn about our scriptures. Depending on the Sunday, they return either for communion or at the end of the worship service.
Learning to Use My Bible is on hiatus right now.