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
Bible Sunday for 2nd and 5th Graders
On Sunday, November 18 at the 10:00 service, our second and fifth graders will each receive a new Bible. Would you like to help a child grow in their faith? Please stop by in Memorial Hall to make a donation toward the purchase of these Bibles (each costs about $20.) You may dedicate it to a specific child, or may donate to defray the cost. Contact Carole or Karlene with questions.
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
What's My Child Learning About in Sunday School?
October 21st Mark 10:35-45
Tthe children will explore how God comforts us as we are invited out of our comfort zones to serve others for God.
October 28th Mark 10:46-52
The children will be exploring how God heals, listens and offers renewal when we ask, whether we are in places of confusion, desperation, frustration, fright or joy and thanksgiving.
November 4th Mark 12:28-38
The children will explore the commandment for us to love self, neighbor and God and to keep them in balance.
November 11th Mark 12:38-44
The children will learn that gifts are not what they seem. The leaders and rich are compared to the poor widow.
November 18th Mark 13:1-8
In times of crisis, our faith can be clouded by fear rather than lifted up by trust. The children will explore how God's presence links past, present and future in Hope. (The 5th graders will attend a Bible 101 workshop with their parents to learn some Bible history and explore their new Bibles.)
November 25th John 18:33-37
The children will learn about the Reign of God and how God's realm combines love, grace, truth, wisdom and compassion.
December 2nd Jeremiah 33:14-16
The children will explore the season of Advent that includes waiting, longing, promise and preparation and they will look for signs of new life as they give thanks for all that God has done.
December 9th Luke 1:68-79
A mysterious messenger visits Zechariah, and the children will focus on how a priest who was filled with doubt is filled with overflowing praise in that dramatic moment.
December 16th Luke 3:7-18
The children will learn about John and how people's anxiety was heightened so that they were scrambling to get ready for the Savior and to be baptized.
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.