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
April 28 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
May 5 - Chapel Sunday
May 12 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
May 19 - Church school at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services
May 26 - 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.
April 28 - Acts 5:27-32
The children will see how the Spirit of God empowers and challenges Jesus’ followers to speak out regardless of consequences. The Roman way of peace was through violence and Peter and John’s words of Jesus’ love and teaching were disruptive to the authorities.
May 5 Acts 9:1-6,7-20 Saul is transformed when he meets Jesus on the Damascus road and realizes that he has been blinded to his participation in the persecution of Christ.
May 12 Acts 9:36-43 The children will meet Tabitha, a Christian woman in a Roman culture, and see how she navigated the world of differing cultures.
May 19 Acts 11:1-18 The children will explore how we can open ourselves to welcome others like Jesus told his disciples to love one another.
May 26 Acts 16:9-15 A seller of purple cloth, Lydia, welcomes the message of the gospel from Paul and becomes a Christian leader..
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.