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Childcare is available on Sundays in the Nursery from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. However, your child is always welcome to stay in worship with you; we actually enjoy the babble of babies.
Nothing is more important than passing along to our children our values and the great stories of the Bible.
On the First Sunday of the month our children remain in worship so that they can participate in communion with their families. Our kids serve as liturgists, acolytes, greeters, and more. Our worship is intergenerational.
FIRSTKids is a combined worship/learning experience for age 4 through grade 6. We meet after the Conversation With the Children (in worship). Children are accompanied to our fun and vibrant first floor classrooms for a small worship service of their own, followed by more age-appropriate lessons, featuring stories, music, drama, videos, games, and more. Parents and family members are welcome to join their children anytime. FIRSTKids ends at 11:40 am!
The children’s library is in the 1st floor hallway and is filled with great picture and story books that you can check out and take home.
Our 3rd Wednesday Family Nights include Confirmation: Phase One for 4th to 7th graders and a class for younger children. The Phase One class explores topics like spiritual practices, the meaning of worship, and Christian history through fun activities and projects.
Confirmation: Phase Two is for 8th-9th graders who wish to be (or are contemplating being) confirmed in First Central!
Teenagers are full of questions as they begin to critically examine faith and apply it to their lives. We try to be guides and partners in their individual journeys.
FIRSTYouth, for those in 7th-12th grades, meets weekly on Sundays from 6-8 pm, for a variety of activities: fellowship, mission, church life, arts and crafts, spirituality, and recreation.
Confirmation: Phase One for 4th-7th graders occurs as part of our 3rd Wednesday Family Night. Phase Two is for 8th=9th graders, who will be confirmed.
Strengthening families while passing along vital life skills to our kids, our 3rd Wednesday Family Night runs from August to December and February to May. Dinner for the entire family begins at 5:30. Around 6:05 we gather for a brief, interactive, joint worship. Then we break into three groups–Confirmation: Phase One for 4th-7th graders, Phase Two for 8th-9th graders, Young Kids Activities, and the Parent’s Group. We’re done by 7 p.m.
First Forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Third Floor Parlor. Topics include the Bible, theology, history, art, science, gardening, and contemporary issues. Current sessions are listed on the News & Events page. Child care is available in the Nursery from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m.
A Book Club meets monthly in church member’s homes and discusses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books selected by the club.
We also have special presentations and events throughout the year including a spring Creativity Weekend and an annual Science & Spirituality Weekend in the autumn.