Sunday school

A message from Rev. Christine Hribar                April 3, 2020

Beloved friends,
This Holy Week, we’re dreaming up so many new ways to connect.
Please let me know if there’s any other ways I can support you in making this Holy Week meaningful for your family.
With love,
Rev. Christine

The Board of Ed’s Lainie Brown found these great crafts for young children:

Resurrection Eggs:
Some palm Sunday activities and crafts:
Maundy Thursday for preschoolers: this could be a fun family activity:


A blessing for your creative adventure:

When uncertainty surrounds you,
may you be grounded in these moments of creative play.

When your space feels small and confining,
may these quiet moments give you a glimpse of the divine,
and a shimmering feeling that the Creator is sharing space with you.


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For extraordinary ideas to try, or simply dream of doing: The Art of Decorating Eggs by Gabriella Szutor, Search Press, 1989.
For art supplies: (Art Supplies Wholesale, Beverly, MA)


All are welcome at our church school program

  • For the smallest babies and children, come to our nursery, and meet Hind, who welcomes the youngest children of the church.
  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade, come downstairs to our Godly Play workshop, led by Christine Hribar, Stacey Keane, and Paige Menchini.
  • Second and Third Grade, join Barbara Mahoney and Judy Eldredge in the Sunday School for Scripture studies and play.
  • 4th and 5th grade retreat to the parlor after the sermon. With snacks and a game, join us in conversations about how God speaks to us through Scripture and our lives.
  • Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers retreat to the youth room after the sermon, for reflections on the meaning of life, God, justice, and kindness.
  • Adults: meet after church many Sundays for classes on great themes of the faith, including the many names of God, the singing of praise, the seeking of wisdom, the practice of justice.
We come to church school to be the Body of Christ– to seek the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit to follow the Word of God, according to the dictates of our own consciences, and to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. In Church school, we seek to strengthen ourselves and continue to build our life together, to work to heal the world, and to ask God to break into our lives and help us heal ourselves as well.

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.