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For your convenience, childcare is available on Sundays in the Nursery from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. However, your child is always welcome to stay in worship with you.
Usually children remain in worship on the First Sunday of the month so that they can participate in communion with their families. Exceptions will be announced in the calendar. Contact the Christian Education Director (link) if you have questions.
Grand Central Stations (ages 4 – grade 6) is our church school. We meet after the Conversation With the Children (in worship). Children are accompanied to the first floor classrooms and are returned to the parlor at the end of class. Parents and family members are welcome to join their children in church school until both feel comfortable leaving the children with the teacher. Teachers learn as they teach. New teachers are always welcome.
We have several classrooms to use during our time with the children. The Drama and Music station features drama, puppets, as well as singing, dancing, stories, and musical instruments. The Discovery Station features computers, videos, maps, and learning activities. The Art Station features a variety of art projects and activities to enhance children’s knowledge of the stories. Usually the 4th-6th graders meet in the Elevated Track classroom for investigating the story.
The children’s library is in the 1st floor hall. You are welcome to check out these books. Sometimes we use Memorial Hall for our extended Family Session time.
The children had a plot in the Community Garden, where they have planted a variety of their favorite things to eat. They enjoyed watching things grow and picking them to share.
Teens meet weekly after church for a variety of activities: fellowship, mission, church life, arts and crafts, spirituality, and recreation. Those in 7th grade and above are welcome to participate in First YOUth activities. Check the calendar for our schedule. Contact the Youth Director if you have questions. A new confirmation class for teens begins in the fall of 2013.
Our adult classes (First Forum) offer a welcoming environment that allows everyone to come together to discuss many interesting topics and events. We meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Third Floor Parlor. Topics may include current politics, history, art, the bible, theology, and contemporary issues. Full September schedule is available here.
Child care is available in the Nursery from 9:10 to 11:30 a.m.