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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?

  • Suitcase Ministry
    Suitcase Ministry
    Some of you may remember an intern at First Place Family Center, Andrea, who worked with us during a past Interfaith Shelter. For her high school senior project, she gathered used suitcases for the families at...
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  • Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Talent Show, Dinner, and Silent Auction
    Calling One, Calling All! Come to the Water! FCC Youth and the core Tasajera team are combining intergenerational forces to grow opportunities to be together in Christ with our brothers and sisters in Hawai’i and El...
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  • Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    Food Rescue at FOOD for Lane County Feb. 19
    It is our church’s turn to assist with food rescue at FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) on Monday, February 19. We meet at 6 p.m. and repackage food from the U of O, local grocery stores, hospitals, and...
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  • Third Act February 19
    Third Act February 19
    Dr. Doug Carnine is a retired Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Oregon. For the past 40 years, Doug has also been a lay leader in the local Buddhist community. Doug will address the...
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  • Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Housing Initiative Update: The Work Continues!
    Last spring we announced our proposal to place two modular homes on FCC property to be able to offer transitional housing to families through a St. Vincent de Paul  program called Connections.  We are still working...
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  • Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    Festival Choir for Lent begins Feb. 21
    All interested singers are invited to participate in Festival Choir! This is a great opportunity for those interested in singing who don’t necessarily want to commit to the year long Chancel Choir membership.  First Congregational Church’s...
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  • Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Exploring FCC class begins Feb. 25
    Have you visited our church and want to know more about us? Please join us for a gathering on Sunday, February 25 at 9 a.m. in the Barber room. This will be a great opportunity to get acquainted...
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  • Photo of Shelter meal prep (Susan B. & Lydia)
    Interfaith Overnight Shelter February 12-26
    Highlighting a Volunteer Need: Night Shift Some people can sleep just about anywhere, under any circumstances. Are you one of these people? We have the job for you! You would be one of two people who...
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  • New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    New Hearing Assisted Devices Now Available!
    Updated hearing assisted devices are now available for use in the Wheeler Room, Chapel, and Sanctuary. Whether you use an existing hearing device or would simply like the room’s sound amplified for easier hearing, we’ve got...
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