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Learning begins in the nursery and never ends.

Nursery
School Age
Middle School
Youth Group
Confirmation
Adults
Koinonia
Camping
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Staffed during 10 a.m. Sunday worship, our nursery enthusiastically welcomes infants through pre-kindergartners. Skilled staff and volunteers form relationships with families and create a familiar, consistent environment for little ones. And this isn’t just child care. Our preschoolers do full-on Sunday school!

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Sunday school staff and volunteer teams help kindergartners through fifth-graders relate to Bible stories at their level. Adults shepherd our children and help them kindle their relationship with God as they begin to recognize their place within their peer faith group.

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Middle school Sunday school helps our teens recognize deeper meanings in Bible stories. They are encouraged to ask questions as they try to square the Bible with their 21st century experiences.

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Wednesday evening youth group activities get teens thinking about their place in an imperfect world – and challenge them as they go out into that world to be Christ’s hands and feet. Middle and high school participants connect with adults who affirm their faith practices. Mission trips give young people the opportunity to jump into service with both feet.

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Confirmation at First Congregational UCC is intended to be a lived experience of Christianity. Preparation for confirmation engages students in the work of the church, shoulder-to-shoulder with the congregation’s members.

Students can begin the program in eighth grade and shape their confirmation faith journey through the experiences in which they choose to participate. Dozens of available activities include visiting other faith communities, analyzing sermons, and even designing their own confirmation projects. Students proceed at their own pace and make their own decision whether they are ready to confirm their faith and continue their Christian journey in adulthood.

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Adult Sunday school curriculum helps grown-ups discover ways to translate faith into practice.

Book studies, Bible studies, and covenant groups provide support, spiritual growth, and connection.

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This intergenerational group of singles, couples, and families gathers in members’ homes to connect the Bible and time-honored Christian practices to their everyday lives.

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Each summer campers of all ages pitch their tents or set up their campers at Coon Fork County Park for a weekend of camaraderie amid nature.

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Our members enjoy intergenerational experiences such as caroling at assisted living facilities, completing service projects, community outings, and friendly board game competition on Games Nights.