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.
2018-2019 Confirmation classes are over! Confirmation Sunday is Sunday, June 2.
Informational sessions for the 2019-2020 Confirmation process are after worship on May 19 and May 26. Youth who are planning on participating, as well as their parents or guardians, must attend one of these sessions or find another time to meet with Pastor Chris.
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.
Faith in Motion will return in the fall of 2019!
Young Children's Church
Young Children’s Church is a time for our younger friends to learn about God with their peers and our helpful volunteers. Pre-K kids through second graders are invited to leave church services after the children’s sermon and participate in learning and activities that is appropriate for their age. Depending on the Sunday, they return either for communion or at the end of the worship service.
Young Children’s Church is on hiatus right now.
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.