At First Parish in Lincoln, children enjoy weekly exploration classes that are developmentally appropriate, engaging and fun… Ages 0–4 are cared for and play in our professionally staffed nursery – which opens at 9:45 (for drop-off prior to the service) and continues through the after-service coffee and fellowship time.
Grades K-2 engage in SPIRIT PLAY FOR SPIRIT PLAYERS. Life’s “big ideas” (respect, friendship, caring…) are thoughtfully presented through stories, crafts and playtime. Students review, produce and perform story-skits that deepen their connections with Spirit Play themes.
Grades 3-5 discover how SACRED STORIES from Hebrew and Christian traditions, found in the Bible, have shaped and still shape, our world; and how themes are reflected in the media and popular culture – including the Harry Potter and Narnia book series. Grades 6-7 experience the traditions of our NEIGHBORING FAITHS. Over breakfast, students discuss the practices of other faith traditions and then visit various places of worship in following weeks. Grade 8 students attend the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program… this is everything you wished you had learned about human anatomy and sexuality – updated to include boundary issues around social media and more of today’s teen challenges.