Faith Formation For All Ages

For a full listing of First UCC activites, click  here
Faith Formation Philosophy
At First UCC, we believe that faith development occurs across the lifespan. We celebrate the innate spirituality of every person. This means that we…
  • Affirm the spiritual gifts found in people of all ages, from our children to our elders
  • Respect diversity in faith, thought, background
  • Explore the “big questions” of life together
  • Ground our faith in the lessons, rituals, stories, and songs of the Christian tradition
  • Frame our learning in the context of the progressive Christian values of love and justice for all creation
  • Believe that everyone is “graced, gifted, and sent”: we all are beloved, we all have strengths, and we are all called to help change the world
2015-16 Children & Youth Program Summary
Faith & Service Together (F.A.S.T.) 
  • For children pre-K through grade 5
  • Registration/Orientation for parents/kids is Sunday, September 20, at 9:15a in the Assembly Room
  • F.A.S.T. meets weekly except the first Sunday of the month (Service Sundays)
  • Parent Volunteer Sign-up here.  
Service Sundays
  • For people of all ages!
  • 1st Sunday of every month starting November 1
  • Gather in the Assembly Room to work on a service project
  • Breakfast served!
High School Youth Group 
  • For grades 9-12
  • 2015-16 calendar is here.
Middle School Youth Group
  • For grades 6-8
  • Meets weekly Sunday morning 9:15-10:15a in Middle School Youth Room
  • Starts Sunday, September 27
Service/Learning Trip to Guatemala
  • Open to youth entering grades 10-12 in Fall 2016
  • Dates set for June 24-July 3, 2016
  • Information session for parents/youth on Wednesday, September 16, from 6:30-7:30p in the Assembly Room
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Education
  • For youth entering grades 7-9 in Fall 2015
  • Meets weekly on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00p starting September 30
  • Orientation for parents (not kids!) on 6:30-8:00p on September 23
  • OWL is “Year 1” of a 2-year Confirmation cycle
  • 2015-16 calendar is here
Questions? Email Pastor Abby at
Adult Programs
Our adult programs provide information, support, guidance, and companionship for the spiritual journeys of our members and friends.  Contact the church office or check the most recent Chronicle for information about our programs, including:
  • Nine to Dine – fellowship groups that share meals in one another’s homes
  • Men’s Group – a bi-monthly opportunity for men to connect, share, and grow in faith together
  • Koinonia – more intensive fellowship groups that meet frequently for study and conversation
  • Advent Series – fun, crafts, and carols for the whole family in the weeks before Christmas
  • Lent Series – simple meals and inspiring programs during the weeks before Easter
  • Adult Forums – Sunday morning speakers and programs on a variety of topics from Bible study and theology to social and environmental issues
  • Bible and book studies – pastor- and lay-led