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Faith Formation for Children & Youth Starts Up in September!

August 22, 2022

We are very happy to welcome children and youth back to in-person classes, workshops, and social gatherings this fall!

Register your children for this year’s programs.

Parents and caregivers, make sure you are on the “First Church Families” email list. Sarah Higginbotham sends a “News for First Church Families” e-newsletter every Thursday afternoon.  Contact Sarah to get on the list.

Church School Classes

We plan to offer Godly Play (PreK-4th grade) and Bible 101 (5/6th grade) classes in our Church School. On Regathering Sunday, September 11, children will be invited to leave Morning Worship after the Passing of the Peace to meet their teachers and get a taste of what their classes are all about.

Youth Programs:
Our Whole Lives, Confirmation Class & Youth Group

ALL of our youth opportunities will take place on Sunday afternoons, starting at 1:30 p.m.

  • OWL classes for 7th and 8th graders begin on September 18 with a parent orientation meeting and an introductory session for students. We’re collaborating with Old South Church in Boston, and our first semester of sessions (Sep-Dec) will be hosted at Old South, just steps from the Copley T stop.
  • Confirmation for 9th and 10th graders will begin with an orientation meeting for students and parents on September 11 and a first session for students on September 25. Classes take place twice monthly, leading up to Confirmation Sunday in late May.
  • Youth Group for 9th – 12th graders will gather for some fun faith formation on a few Sunday afternoons that don’t conflict with Confirmation Class, allowing both Confirmands (9/10th) and previous Confirmands (11/12th) to participate.

Register your children for this year’s programs.

You can read about all our programs on the Faith Formation for Children & Youth page of our website.