Religious Exploration for Children, Youth, and Families
We welcome you and your family into ours. First Parish is a place where we can all grow and learn together. We look to explore spirituality in a variety of meaningful ways while having a lot of fun together by offering programs that build community, character, empathy, and an awareness of social justice. Join us for RE anytime!
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Religious Exploration at First Parish in Lincoln
Babies and younger children are welcomed into our Nursery with professional staff members and trained helpers who offer fun, tactile projects that build small and large motor skills, as well as social skills. Children may be dropped off at 9:45 and picked up at 11:30am.
Older children are invited to begin in church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, to listen to a Time for All Ages (a message for children & youth), then walk up the hill to the Parish House, where we will learn and have fun! The group participates in project-based activities that build self-awareness, kindness, and community. Many activities and projects are built on social action themes and/or targeted projects that vary from week to week. It’s a fun, energetic atmosphere, & our goal is to build relationships with each other and church members who often offer special programs, such as bell choir, yoga, bread making, etc.
More info about the RE Spring calendar HERE.
Our Whole Lives
First Parish is happy to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a reputable fact-based sexuality education program to 8th graders at First Parish and the surrounding community. We hope to offer the program to 1st and 5th graders in the next church year (2023-24). It is an engaging, age-appropriate curriculum providing information about relationships, communication and hygiene, as well as gender identity, digital safety, consent, and other sexual health topics. Registration and parent orientation are required prior to enrollment. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events for Families
We offer monthly events for families which include opportunities for caregivers to drop-off or stay & socialize. Each event provides food and fun for a small voluntary donation. We have hosted Movie Nights, showing family-friendly films such as Sing 2 and Luca. Game/Craft Nights have also been a lot of fun & will continue next year! Look for announcements on monthly events for details.