Education

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Young Children

With playfulness and caring, our nursery workers lay the groundwork for the lifelong spiritual journeys of our children.

Childcare is available on Sundays in the Nursery from  9:15 to 11:45 a.m. However, your child is always welcome to stay in worship with you; we actually enjoy the babble of babies.

Children

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Nothing is more important than passing along to our children our values and the great stories of the Bible.

On the First Sunday of the month our children remain in worship so that they can participate in communion with their families. Our kids serve as liturgists, acolytes, greeters, and more. Our worship is intergenerational.

FIRSTKids is a combined worship/learning experience for age 4 through grade 6.   We meet after the Conversation With the Children (in worship).  Children are accompanied to our fun and vibrant first floor classrooms for a small worship service of their own, followed by more age-appropriate lessons, featuring stories, music, drama, videos, games, and more. Parents and family members are welcome to join their children anytime.  FIRSTKids ends at 11:40 am!

The children’s library is in the 1st floor hallway and is filled with great picture and story books that you can check out and take home.

Our Wednesday Family Nights will include a session for children K-5, which will focus on MUSIC!

Teens

Teenagers are full of questions as they begin to critically examine faith and apply it to their lives. We try to be guides and partners in their individual journeys.

FIRSTYouth, for those in 7th-12th grades,  meets weekly during Wednesday Family nights.  Fall 2018 discussions will revolve around human sexuality.  In addition, they will come together a few Sundays a month for a variety of activities:  fellowship, mission, church life, arts and crafts, spirituality, and recreation.

Confirmation will take place one Sunday a month, for all youths who’ve yet to be confirmed, between 7th and 12th grades.  For more information about the Confirmation class and program, please contact the office.

Family Night

Phase One

Strengthening families while passing along vital life skills to our kids, our Wednesday Family Nights runs from September to December and February to May. Dinner for the entire family begins at 5:30. Around 6:05 we gather for a brief, interactive, joint worship. Then we break into age appropriate groups:  Nursery, K-5th grades, 6th-12th grades, and adults.

Adults

Our adult classes offer a welcoming environment in which we discuss interesting and wide-ranging topics.

First Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Third Floor Parlor.  Topics include the Bible, theology, history, art, science, gardening, and contemporary issues.   Current sessions may be listed on the News & Events page.  Child care is available in the Nursery from 9:15  to 11:45 a.m.  Click here to view a brief schedule for the month.

A Book Club meets monthly in church member’s homes and discusses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books selected by the club.

We also have special presentations and events throughout the year including a spring Creativity Weekend and an annual Science & Spirituality Weekend in the autumn.