Just as Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,” children are welcome at First United. Our church school offers a place to learn Bible stories, sing about God and the spirit, and give back to the wider world through mission.
Church school, birth-8th grade
Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 10:45, September through early June
Children encounter the Bible through both the Old and New Testaments as well as participate in mission activities throughout the year. Nurturing the spiritual formation of children and youth takes a variety of forms: art, conversation, drama, play, lectio divina, music, community, and a healthy dose of divine silliness. Church School classes include God’s Children Sing (0-3 years with adult), age-graded classes (3-14 years) and confirmation (for 9th graders: See the Quest section on the Youth Ministry page).
Additional church school information
We hope to restart the Children’s Choir this year. Young singers in 3rd through 8th grades can join a special choir to sing in worship four times a year. Rehearsals are right after Sunday worship, starting in October.
First United Church Nursery School
Our literacy-rich, play-based curriculum supports children’s curiosity, creativity, initiative, and confidence. Topics studied, as well as classroom environment, are based on children’s interests. Find out more about the nursery school at its website (firstunitedschool.com) or call 708-848-4910.