All are welcome at our church school program. Church school will resume in the fall.
In the spring of 2021, children shared in the beginning of the outdoor services and then headed off with adult leaders (parents are welcome to join!) and the journals they decorated in the beginning of May. These outings included walking to the river, woods and churchyard to observe, draw and share about what we saw, smelled, felt.
We incorporated Bible readings that speak to earth, justice, and art-related themes, along with other readings, music, and different forms of prayer (movement, visual art). Guests from our community (artists, ecologists, social activists) shared their passion and how it relates to their own spirituality.
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.