Education

All are welcome at our church school program. We hold outdoor activities at this time.

Walking a labyrinth on the beach

And wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes.   Psalm 46:4

You are invited to weekly Sunday School for upper elementary and middle school students, following outdoor church.

We will be connecting to God in us and the world around us as we help the Ipswich River ecosystem. Ipswich River Watershed Association marine biologists are asking for help. They want to restore the river ecosystem by getting more herring into the river. But first they need to know how many herring are in the river now. That’s where we come in.

Beginning on April 11, 2021 after church (outdoors), we will walk to the river and count any herring we can see swimming up the fish ladder.

Why?

The river used to have millions of fish in it. Herring were the most prized of all. But the river was over fished and dammed up. Now the fish  struggle to survive. This year herring will be released into Hood Pond so they can become the next generation in Ipswich River ecosystem.  Herring leave their home ponds and swim to the ocean. Then after four or five years they swim home to their ponds to give birth to another generation.

Come join in this exciting river ecology and spirituality project!  Join us every Sunday in April.

Parents, please join us!

A message from Stacey – Reflection and church season April 17, 2021

The Safe Church Policy: All children are protected at First Church by our Safe Church Policy. Children and families are invited to sign in at the start of church. All of our teachers and staff are screened for safety backgrounds, and are trained in the Safe Church principles of the United Church of Christ.

Our Whole Lives (OWL): First Church occasionally offers this comprehensive sexuality education program for high school students.