“Whoever welcomes a child,” said Jesus, “welcomes me.” (Matthew 18:5) At the United Church of Christ, Congregational, we believe in the importance of children and the joy and energy they bring to the church. From Sunday School to youth groups to confirmation, we strive to create spaces for children and youth to become loving servants of Christ. Young people also participate in worship by serving as acolytes, singing in choirs, participating in the Christmas pageant, and planning and performing their own service on youth Sunday. Finally, there are many opportunities for intergenerational friendships to form through confirmation mentoring and intergenerational mission trips.
Children are welcome at all services. During the 10:30 service they can either stay in worship or head downstairs for Sunday school fun after the children’s message. On Sunday afternoons we offer confirmation for 8th graders and an active youth group for 3rd-12th graders on Sunday afternoons, plus lots of fun family activities! We also have a staffed nursery on Sunday mornings.
Through our robust offerings for youth and children, the United Church of Christ, Congregational lives out its promise that no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.