January/February Mission Project

What: Raise $800 for an egg Incubator

Who: For Rev Edward and Memory Matuvhunye’s community in Zimbabwe


  • “Soup”er Bowl of Caring: Sunday Feb 3–Super Bowl Sunday: MIddle Schoolers Beylen Curtis and Jane O’Connell will introduce the Chicken project to the congregation during worship.  At the end of the service MS and HS people will stand at the doors to the sanctuary and ask everyone on their way out to put loose change into to soup pots to show they care to to help fund the incubator. Needed: change collectors and counters

  • Guided by Alex Edwards we will paint dried gourds to look like chickens during the post-sermon seminar discussion for 3 + Sundays. On Sunday Feb 24 we plan to set up tables at coffee hour and ask for more donations for the incubator.  Each donor can choose a decorated chicken as a thank you for making a donation.

Sermon Seminar Series continues.   MS and HS youth leave the sanctuary following the sermon and go to the Youth Room downstairs.  All are invited to discuss questions based on the sermon that Sunday with an adult mentor.  Parables will be the focus of sermons this winter.

House of Peace:  Watch for more about an opportunity to host a welcome party at the House of Peace in February.

Grades 4-5 Sermon Discussion class with Beth Viehmann continues in the parlor as before.

Youth Retreat: March 1-3, 2019 .  Join us in Jackson, NH for fun, snow, team building, sledding and music.  We’ll also do some strategizing to help build a well for our sister village in Zimbabwe.  See attached flyer and permission form.Youth retreat Jackson NH March 2019 and Staten Island,NY flyer 2019


This is a film made by  The First Church Youth Group for the fundraiser for the people in South Lawrence – October 2018!

First Church offers vibrant programs for youth, including opportunities for community building, pilgrimage, service learning, and prayer.

Our fourth and fifth grade fellowship meets Sunday mornings for games, snacks, conversations about scripture, and adventures.

Our sixth through eighth grade fellowship meets Sunday mornings and also week nights, for prayers, team-building, community service, and our favorite game, “beckon”.

Our ninth through twelfth grade BYKOTA (Be Ye Kind, One To Another) group meets Sunday mornings and also once a month for outreach, service learning, adventures, and fun.

We are currently forming a community of people in approximately their ’20’s for service, prayer, study, and justice work.

All welcome to First Church’s lively ministries.

Middle School Clark Beach Gathering on August 1, 2017