Praise School for Children

Currently there are two tracks and they alternate each week.  Check the events calendar for the latest information.

The Faith through Stories track is every other Sunday, starting September
18. Bible stories/faith direction through readings, storytelling, pictures, activities, learning pages. 

The Faith through The Arts track is every other Sunday,
starting September 25. Leaders use art, music, and drama to teach about
love, truth, honesty, nature, and more.

Children stretching

Learn more about the Children’s program here.

Faith for Today

This group is geared to helping you connect with your faith so you can apply it to your everyday life.  It preps you for the Sunday worship service.  It relaxes you! The group meets every Sunday at 8 a.m. immediately preceding the worship service. 

Adult Bible Study

Interested in learning more about The Bible?  Love history?  Want to learn the context behind the Scriptures?  This is the class for you because the more you know, the more you grow!  Join us every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

A2J Youth Group

Our A2J Youth Group (Addicted 2 Jesus) is an active and engaging ministry. 

All middle and high school youth are invited to join the group.  They meet every Wednesday at 6pm from September through April at First United Church of Christ. (Though there are a few exceptions, so be sure to check the calendar.)  A2J is a place where youth can do exciting things, make new friends and learn about Jesus in the process.  There’s always room for more, so please invite your friends.  Even if you are unsure about your faith, you are welcome to join.  A2J’s motto is: leave your judgement at the door and make room for Jesus.

Confirmation Class

Each year at First Church, we invite ninth graders and anyone older to participate in a Confirmation course of study.  Throughout the class, we look at biblical and theological issues, and invite students to learn more about being a church member.

The main focus of the class is leading the student to put their faith into their own words. The youth are challenged to create personal Statement of Faith that they can easily share with one of their best friends. It’s easy to memorize and repeat the ancient creeds, but it’s a different story when it comes to expressing or describing our faith to another person.  Learn more and sign up here.

Mission Trips

Mission trip bus ride

United to Make a Difference is the theme for our youth group’s mission trips.  Every year a group of youth and adult leaders travel to a YouthWorks mission site and serve as the hands and feet of Jesus.  They’ve been to Brooklyn, NY; Martin, SD; Juarez, Mexico; Red Lake, MN; Denver, CO; Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Lake Traverse, SD; Hamlin, WV; Niagara Falls, NY; Harrisburg, PA; Chattanooga, TN; and Logan, WV.

YouthWorks is an interdenominational missions organization that leads youth to serve communities throughout the United States during the summer months.  The trips are open to youth in grades six through graduating seniors.  To learn more about their ministry, please visit their website.  For more information about our youth mission trips, please contain the main office.