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Families with Children

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

There are many opportunities for children and families to be involved in our intergenerational church community.  For the most current happenings, click HERE 

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Sunday school meets throughout the school year using developmentally appropriate curriculum for preschool through middle school.

We believe that each child and youth comes to us with different experiences and at different and unique places in their spiritual journeys.   Our aim is to help children and youth become familiar with the Bible and its impact on their lives in today’s world.

Sunday School classes follow the school calendar and are provided for all age levels.

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Infant-Toddler childcare is available in our nursery for babies ages 0-2 during the 9am education hour and during worship. The Nursery Supervisor is Julia Mauro.

Childcare is available in the Sun Room for our preschoolers and kindergarteners (ages 3-5 years old) during worship. Our Preschool Childcare Supervisor is Lydia Simonton.

Children in Worship

Children ages 6 years and older are invited and encouraged to attend worship services with their parents. Clipboards with activities related to the scripture are available in the Narthex. There are regular opportunities for children to be involved in worship as candle lighters, liturgists, and musicians and special Children’s Moments are presented monthly.

Baptism

Baptism is a sacrament by which a person is initiated into the Church and into its faith, life, and hope. During worship, promises are made by the person being baptized, or their parents, and promises are made by the people of the church.  The promises are about loving God and following Jesus, and helping each other do that.  Water is put on the forehead of the person being baptized.  Baptism is available to persons of all ages.

If you are interested in baptism, please contact the church office or one of the ministers.

Family and Intergenerational Events

There are many opportunities throughout the year for children, families, and church members of all ages to be together. The current happenings can be found on the Children and Family Ministries page.  These events can change each year, but include:

  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Christmas Caroling Party
  • FCC Fun Nights
  • Family Fun at Wednesday Connections
  • Peace Village Interfaith Day Camp
  • Intergenerational All Church Camp
  • Sierra Service Project trip for middle school or high school

What's Happening?

  • Congregational Preschool is Hiring for 2017/2018!
    Congregational Preschool is Hiring for 2017/2018!
    Congregational Preschool is a play-based, teacher inspired educational environment where children flourish and grow. We are hiring for teachers, extended care staff, and substitutes. Our teacher schedule is 8:00 to 12:30. We are also hiring for extended...
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  • Photo of 3 children with school supplies
    Impact of Homelessness on Children and their Education
    Did you miss the Housing Initiative’s latest forum on Sunday, April 23rd?  A video is now available.  A panel of people working in the field shared their knowledge and heartfelt insight on how homelessness impacts the education...
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  • Sacred Conversations: Climate Change - Our Planet in Peril
    Sacred Conversations: Climate Change – Our Planet in Peril
    In April Sacred Conversations will explore the issue of Climate Change and Global Warming. The warmest years on record for North America consecutively were 2014, 2015, and 2016. The odds of this happening by chance are...
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  • Sharing Our Life Stories
    Sharing Our Life Stories
    Wheeler Room: Adult & Youth Education Everyone has a personal story to tell.  Come and hear some of these stories as members of our congregation step forward to share some of the unique events and experiences that...
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  • Graduating High School Senior Scholarships
    Graduating High School Senior Scholarships
    First Congregational Church Endowment Committee is offering financial assistance to graduating high school seniors through the Elkin/Nelson Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will assist students in furthering their careers for college, vocational training or certification.  Scholarship awards...
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  • Cup of Coffee
    Fellowship Hour Hosts Needed
    All cookies and supplies provided! All you need to do is come to church from 9:00-9:55 a.m. for set-up and then come back to the kitchen after worship service at 11:00 a.m. to help see that...
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Upcoming Events

  • Sacred Conversations: Climate Change
    April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • Forum: Transitional Housing #4
    April 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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