CHILDREN


For more information about any of our programs, contact our Director of Childrens’ Ministry, Alison Achramowicz, at Alison@fccstjoseph.org.

We love kids at First Congregational and our goal is to partner with families to help nurture and grow the youngest in our faith family.

 

Nursery Care and Sunday School

Due to COVID-19 closure, our nursery is currently closed and Sunday School has a new setup.  Please contact Alison for more info.
 
Our nursery is open 15 minutes before worship every Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. during Wednesday Night family-wide programming.
 
In addition to upholding the highest standards of safety and cleanliness, the Christian Education Team helps introduce our infants and toddlers to the love of God through music, stories, and crafts. Sunday School begins the same time as Worship for preschool thru 5th grade. On the second Sunday of each month, all kids begin in worship with their parents and leave after the Children’s Message.
 
Our preschool class meets upstairs. Kindergarten through 5th grade begin and end in the Chapel upstairs. Our classes follow the Orange curriculum, which allows every class to study a familiar Bible topic each Sunday, making it easier for parents to guide family discussions afterwards about what each child learned. Learn more about the Orange Curriculum.

 

Wednesday Night Programming

Due to COVID-19 closures, our Wednesday Night programs are on hold.
 
Bring the whole family for a midweek break!  During the school year, we offer Wednesday night programming for all ages:
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Jubilate Ringers handbell rehearsal
  • 5:45 – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Family Dinner, freewill donation of $7 (10+ yrs) and $5 (under 10)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Kids Connection (Activities and music for elementary kids)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Youth Group (6th-12th grade students)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Reverend Jeffrey’s class
  • 6:45 – 8:15 p.m., Chancel Choir rehearsal
 

Summer Vacation Bible School

 
Vacation Bible School usually takes place each summer during the first week of August.
 
VBS looked quite a bit different in 2020, but our kids still had the opportunity to dive deeper into their faith by participating in FOCUS VBS with fun at-home lessons.  Check out our Facebook page for some great photos!
 
If you’d like to hear more about VBS at FCC, contact Alison.