First Parish Church sponsors an active Sunday School program for students ages 4 through those in grade 5. A Nursery is provided weekly for younger children and a Youth Program is available for students from grades 6-12. Children gather weekly for religious instruction after first attending the beginning of the Sunday church service. Most recently our program is based on Godly Play and Spirit Play integrating the two denominations that our federated church represents (The United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalists). Students may participate in singing, storytelling, discussion, art or games on a given week . Opportunities are provided for intergenerational activities, and various mission projects. Children of all ages are able to be actively part of the First Parish community in a variety of ways throughout the year.
First Parish church has an active Youth Group involved in preparing food for Worcester Fellowship attendees (an outdoor church ministering to the homeless), Family Promise (a family based shelter program), Taste of Berlin (a fundraiser for the Berlin Family Food Pantry) and many other programs as they present themselves. We discuss moral and ethical issues on a weekly basis.
This year, the Youth Group is sponsoring a 3rd grade class in North Carolina and plans a Mission Trip to their school, Diggs Latham, over April vacation. Learn more about this Mission, and how to support their fundraisers.
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Youth Group 2014 End of Year Video