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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?

  • Roundtable clipart
    Worship Roundtable on Sunday, October 22
    Worship is part of our service to God as a Christian community. Traditionally worship–liturgy (from the Greek word “leitougia”)–is “the work of the people.” As we continue to live into our call to develop worship experiences...
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  • Photo of Pastor Melanie Oommen
    Pastor Melanie Oommen 20th Anniversary Bash Oct. 29
    Join us for this very special Sunday. There will be a delicious luncheon thanks to Chef Patty!  Please sign up for the lunch by clicking on the SignUp Button on the right. Melanie asked for Mid-West Homestyle...
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  • Special Guest Preacher  Sunday, October 29
    Special Guest Preacher Sunday, October 29
    The Rev. Molly Carlson began her ministry in the Central Pacific Conference as our new Designated Term Conference Minister on August 15. Molly brings great energy and passion to her ministerial work. We are excited about having...
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  • Photo of pumpkin carving
    Intergenerational Fun: Pizza and Pumpkin Carving Oct. 29
    Wear your costume, bring your pumpkin, and join us for pizza and pumpkin carving in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29. All pumpkin carving supplies will be provided! This is a wonderful...
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  • Time to share your talent with FCC
    Time to share your talent with FCC
    Make your church community stronger with your involvement. It takes a village! What are your areas of interest?  How can you support the many events at church? Opportunities to share your time and talents are varied...
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  • Is your pledge up to date?
    Is your pledge up to date?
    2017 Budget Update: At two-thirds of the year completed, we are at 58.55% of our pledged donations, as opposed to 66.67% of where we would like to be at this time in the budget year....
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  • NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    NOW HIRING: Childcare Supervisor
    Position Description for Childcare Supervisor The care of our young children is a vital ministry of First Congregational Church. The Childcare Supervisor will provide leadership, coordination, training, and supervision related to the church childcare needs. The...
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  • UCC 3 great loves, a just world for all
    A Journey Begins…
    The United Church of Christ has a vision of a just world for all. In this world all are welcomed, everyone is loved and justice is inherent. The 3 Great Loves is our denomination’s opportunity to...
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  • Next Festival Choir rehearsal Nov. 5
    Next Festival Choir rehearsal Nov. 5
    You are invited to participate in a wonderful upcoming musical opportunity in the life of our church The FESTIVAL CHOIR will begin work on the Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat, a charming Baroque-era piece that we will present in the December 17 worship service...
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Upcoming Events

  • Pancake Breakfast by CPS
    October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Our Whole Lives Facilitators Training
    October 27, 2017-October 29, 2017 @ 
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  • Melanie's 20th Anniversary
    October 29, 2017
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  • Worship:Guest Preacher
    October 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Melanie's 20th Ann. Bash
    October 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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  • Pizza, Pumpkin Carving, and Haunted Stage
    October 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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