Programs for children and youth include Sunday School, mid-week- gatherings, retreats, work trips and adventures. In additional, there are opportunities to serve, have fun, and grow locally and regionally.

First Congregational youth

Church School
Classes are held for ages three through high school from October through May. Classes begin after the children’s story in the 9:00 am service and finish at 10:10 am so that the young people may meet their parents in Fellowship Hall for the coffee hour, or the cookie hour as the children prefer to call it. During the summer worship schedule, classes begin after the children’s story and end at 11:40 am.

Easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt

Children in Worship
Children take part in the 9:00 am service in the winter and in the summer. They serve as acolytes and lead the congregation in the Call to Worship and the Prayer of Invocation. Youth are fully encouraged to participate as worship leaders in creative ways.

Children's Choir

Children’s Choir

 

Boy Scouts ~ Our church is a long-time sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 895 which meets on Tuesday evenings in the Education Building Room 9 at 7:00 PM.

 

 

Thursday Night Program ~ Family Fun Night:

On Thursday evenings we gathering for an amazing program that focuses on relationships, learning musical & worship skills, and developing life-long friendships.  We gather from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and meet in Syster Fellowship Hall.  Parents, kids and teens are invited to participate. There are five main areas including: Music, Worship Skills, Recreation, Discussions, and Dinner. Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to this fun evening event as we grow closer to one another and to God. Children are put into age appropriate groups either:

Thursday Knights (pre K – 5th Grade)  OR  Wings (6th – 12th grade).

Schedule:
Thursday Knights (Pre K – 5th grade)
5:00p.m. – 5:30p.m. – Recreation/Game Time
5:30p.m. – 5:45p.m. – Table Activity (Based on Sunday School Lesson from the previous week)
5:45p.m. – 6:15p.m. – Dinner
6:15p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Music
7:00p.m. – ALL gather together for closing prayer led by Pastor Wes

Wings (6th – 12th Grade)
5:00p.m. – 5:45p.m. – Music
5:45p.m. – 6:15p.m. – Dinner
6:15p.m. – 6:45p.m. – Discussion/Worship
6:45p.m. – 7:00p.m. – Recreation/Game Time
7:00p.m. – ALL gather together for closing prayer led by Pastor Wes

Parents engage in discussions together about parenting and world events generally following dinner. This is a great time for them to re-connect with each other after a busy week. Our parents are a huge part of this successful program, they help with this program by assisting with dinner set up and clean up as well as rotating meal preparation.