Sunday Youth Programs at FCC Southington
This summer our church school classes will be available for 3rd - 8th graders at our 10:00 a.m. worship service (except for the first Sunday of the month.) On the first Sundays of July, August and September, children will remain in church to participate in communion with their families. Nursery care is always available at the 10:00 a.m. service for infants through 3-year-olds. Parents may decide whether preschool - 2nd grade children will remain in church with them or will visit our nursery. Activity packs are available at the back of the meetinghouse. Please ask an usher if you cannot find one. Questions? Please email one of our Directors of Christian Education, Carole or Karlene.
Our youth programs are led by many dedicated and caring adults and teens. Please see our 2016/2017 Information letter for more details. Want to sign up your child for Sunday School? You may download our registration form here and feel free to fill out a Learning Style Inventory, if needed.
Have questions about Christian education for youth? You can email one of our co-directors, Carole or Karlene, by clicking on their names below, and learn more about our leaders by visiting the Meet Our Leaders page.
860-628-6958 ext. 20
Nursery & Toddler Care
Introduce your child to their loving church family in FCC Southington’s bright and cheerful air-conditioned Infant/Toddler Nursery. A full staff of Safe Conduct trained adult and teen caregivers is available during the 9:30 am and 11:15 am worship services year round. The nursery is fully equipped for your infant’s needs and has plenty of toys and activities to keep your toddler happily occupied while you enjoy worship.
Stop by and see our nursery, meet the caregivers, and introduce your child. You are welcome to stay with your child if you’d like, and listen to the service over our intercom speakers.
Parents are asked to sign in their child on the attendance sheet and complete our nursery security label.
Preschool - 1st Grade
Preschool children (age 3 and toilet-trained) through 1st grade aged children meet in the Village Green Nursery School room at the beginning of the 9:30 am and 11:15 am services during the church school program year (September – June). Our Safe Conduct trained volunteer staff of adults and teens provides a fun and nurturing environment, while teaching age-appropriate bible stories.
Parents are asked to sign in their child on the attendance sheet and take their security photo.
Our preschool through 1st grade children are members of our youngest choir, All God’s Children. The children practice in their classroom and periodically sing at the beginning of a worship service.
Our church also offers a weekday preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds. Visit the Village Green Nursery School website for more information, and read an article from Southington Magazine by clicking here and turning to page 21.
Grades 2 - 8
Children are important here at the First Congregational Church of Southington. Our goal is to help them each know they are special and loved by God. We have a dedicated group of Safe Conduct trained teachers who work with our children every Sunday morning during our 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
On most Sundays during the church school program year (September – June), children begin the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship services in the sanctuary with their families until after the Children’s Message when they are dismissed together with their teachers to go to church school.
Chapel Sunday – On the first Sunday of each month we offer children’s Chapel Service. The children gather in the Chapel for a brief child-oriented worship service. Children may participate in worship with readings, drama skits, songs, and more. At this service, they may also participate in the sacrament of Communion. They will then walk with their teachers to their classrooms.
In general, Sunday School classes are split up so that there are 2 – 3 grade levels in one classroom. Our children learn about God with age-appropriate, lectionary-based lessons taught by using our hands-on curriculum, Seasons of the Spirit. During the summer the children participate in a special multi-age summer Church School.
In addition to our classroom music and drama activities, children in 2nd grade and up are also welcome to participate in our Roots choir and other music and drama ministries at FCC.