Children and Youth
During this time, our worship and time together is digital.
Join Sarallyn for Godly Play!
This lesson tells the story of the beginning of the church as we know it - when the Holy Spirit arrived on the wind and filled the disciples with fire.
This lesson is another way of telling one of Jesus' parables about the Good Shepherd. It invites us to think about that parable next to the way we think about communion and how everyone is welcome at the table!
Ages 3 - Grade 6:
At First Church Natick, we use the Godly Play curriculum for children ages 3 to grade 4 and the Connect curriculum for children in grades 5-6. Our Godly Play and Connect ministry teams combine an interest in children with an eagerness to explore their personal spirituality through the lessons of Godly Play and Connect.
We provide opportunities for leaders to attend both internal and external workshops to enhance their ministries and deepen their own spirituality. We welcome your participation in this vibrant ministry! Come visit one of our Godly Play or Connect Worship Centers to witness what we are excited about!
For additional information about our Godly Play and Connect Ministries, please contact Sarallyn Keller, Director of Spiritual Vitality and Congregational Care, at sarallyn@FirstChurchNatick.org or (508) 653-0971.
Explore our Faith Formation program.
Grades 7 - 8:
A junior youth group for those in grades 7 - 8 meets two Sundays a month from 5:00 - 6:30 PM for the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education program.
Grades 9 - 12:
The Senior Youth Group, for those in grades 9-12, meets once a month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM to spend time in a safe space with their peers and leaders.
These Sunday night meetings are a safe space for:
- worshipping in a relaxed and interactive style
- forming deeper relationships with each other
- sharing about the stresses and challenges of their lives
- celebrating their victories and milestones
- learning to look for God in unexpected places
- growing in faith and in group leadership
- serving their community together
Members of both youth groups also participate in worship leadership during our Sunday morning worship services, as well as our annual Maundy Thursday intergenerational worship service and potluck dinner.
Our Confirmation class is offered every other year for our 10th and 11th graders. It will be offered next in 2019.
For more information, contact Sarallyn Keller, Director of Faith Formation and Congregational Care.
Download the Youth Program brochure.