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 Sunday School, 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.
Faith in Motion Spring 2020 will be Wednesday evenings starting February 12 and running through March 25 (no session on February 26 due to parent-teacher conferences).
We’ll be working with the devotional A Kid’s Game Plan for Great Choices (books will be provided).
All sessions will meet at the Central DeWitt Intermediate School Gym.
2nd through 4th graders meet at 6pm. 5th through 7th graders meet at 7pm. Sessions last for about an hour.
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.
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.
Spring 2020 Sunday School runs from Sunday, February 16th through Sunday, March 29. It will meet for about a half hour following the Children’s Time during worship.
We have two youth groups that each meet once a month for activities, service, and fellowship.
Our 4th through 7th grade youth group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 4pm to 5:30pm.
Our 8th through 12th grade youth group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8pm.