Faith Formation

Grow.

Classes, studies, and discussions for every age group to grow in their faith and their friendships.

Children

Children of all ages are welcomed and encouraged at First Church as they play a vital part in both worship services. They joyfully serve communion at our 9 a.m. service, act as acolytes and crucifers at 11 a.m service, sing in the Jubilate choir, make friends in their faith formation classes, and participate in Children’s Time. Learn more about all the ways we help children grow not only in their faith but also within a faith community and family. Learn more by clicking below.

Youth

First Church welcomes preteens and teens to participate in gatherings that foster trust, offer support, and help them grow as followers of Jesus. We offer retreats, social and educational outings, summer mission trips, and attendance at United Church of Christ youth events. We believe that faith is most strongly fostered in the context of trusting relationships with other youth and significant adults. Learn more by clicking below.  

Adult

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you can always learn something new, thought provoking, or exciting. We offer classes that help you grow stronger in your faith while at the same time help you connect with others here at First Church. The program offers various opportunities to learn and grow during our regular Faith Formation time at 10 a.m. Sunday and at other times during the week. Learn more by clicking below.

Milestones

Because your child is a child of God as well as a child of First Church, we celebrate the many milestones  in their lives starting with baptism through graduation. Our goal is to help children grow not only in their faith, but also within a faith community and family. Learn. more by clicking below.

Alma Keeler Adult and Children's Libraries

The Alma Keeler Children’s Library is a wonderful resource for children and parents. From toddler’s picture books up to middle school tween novels, this children’s library collection focuses on faith, biblical stories, social justice, race, mental illness, history, age appropriate LGBTQ, immigration, refugees, kindness, mission, music, and world religions. The library hosts award winning children’s books from all over the world. It also contains a Parent Resource section that has wonderful sources for parents of all ages. We are constantly adding new award-winning books each year. The Alma Keeler Children’s Library is located on the second floor of the Education Wing and is open throughout the week and on Sundays after each worship service. It is free to check out books and return them in two weeks.  The Adult Library of First Congregational Church is filled with a wide range of theological, social justice, faith formation, and reference books for all ages. The Library is located at the bottom of the stairs across from Spirituality Network Offices. There you will find comfortable chairs and tables where you can relax and read. It also has WiFi for other research.
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