Sunday Youth Programs at FCC Southington
During a recent Children's Message, Pastor Ron taught us the Superman Grace from Silver Lake, the UCC summer camp for 4th - 12th graders in Sharon, CT
First Day of Sunday School 2018
Church Council has set up a coloring table for children at coffee & conversation at 9:30 & 11:15 each week. Please join us after worship!
Our Christian Education youth programs are led by many dedicated and caring adults and teens. Please see our 2018/2019 Information letter for more details. Want to sign up your child for Sunday School? You may download our registration form here.
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
All God's Children singing ''Silent Night'' during Advent
Church School Calendar
February 24 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
March 3 - No Church School - Children’s Day
March 10 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.services
March 17 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
March 24 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
March 31 - Church School at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
What's My Child Learning About in Church School?
You can view the scripture reading by clicking on the listing to the right of each date. Read over the passage with your child before church school if you can.
February 24 - Luke 6:27-38
People get a variety of interpretations from the Scriptures. Today’s passages contain many instructions given by various people to others who seek guidance. But it’s not some magic formula that gives us a simple formula for living. We need to consider who the stories were written for at that time and what problems those people were working through. It’s more a vision for who God is in our midst.
March 3 Children’s Day – Come and experience the Seasons of the Church Year
March 10 - Luke 4:1-13
The children will experience God’s grace encouraging them to think about what we have and who we are in thanksgiving to God, and in sharing with our neighbor.
March 17 - Luke 13:31-35
Rituals in the Bible helped to remind the people of God’s promise, as yet
unfulfilled, and gave reason to trust what seemed to be impossible. We can trust in our future, too.
March 24 - Luke 13:1-9
Luke's gospel engages listeners with in an age-old question, “How do you recognize winners and losers?” The automatic answer is Winners are those who do well. Losers are those who suffer. Jesus rejects this with a parable about God’s realm. The glory of God is a gift.
March 31 - Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
God’s grace embraces everyone. All – the youngest, the oldest, the
wanderers, the dutiful, the sinful, the just – are offered a welcome that can make everything new.
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.
Due to severe food allergies, we ask that the Nursery remain snack-free; of course you can leave a bottle for your infant.
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 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.
Due to severe food allergies, we ask that the Preschool – 1st grade class remain snack free.
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 during the church school program year (September – June). During the summer, one combined Church School class is held for all 3rd - 8th graders.
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 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, Church 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.
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.