Welcome Children, Teens and Families!

We have exciting news to share with you. We are moving forward with in-person Sunday mornings starting on September 12. So, we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to the building and grounds of First Parish in Concord.

Families with young children will gather outdoors near the Herb Garden for a Family Service. Please wear a mask and bring a quilt or blanket to allow for spacing of households on the lawn. Our 20 minute service will begin at 9:30 with music led by Brendan and Anderson. Amy and Dawn will offer a brief message and there will be time for movement and sharing. We will post a short video for families who are not ready to be in-person.

Our 10:00 a.m. service will be held at First Parish and will also be live-streamed.

In September and October we look forward to holding our Religious Exploration for preschool and elementary-aged children primarily outdoors with choices of active games, visual arts, and social justice projects. Parents will share the responsibility of supporting our children through a cooperative model so adults can take turns attending the service.

The following programs for older kids will be offered on Sunday afternoons or evenings in-person as much as possible with some online sessions: Neighboring Faiths, Coming of Age, Sexuality Education, Jr. Youth Group, High School Youth Group. Starting on September 19, our Gospel Ensemble (Grades 6-12) will practice on Sundays 11:00 – 11:30 am in the Emerson Room.

We are also planning some Family Field Trips on Sundays. Stay tuned for more information on these exciting opportunities!

Registration Now Open!

Please register your children and teens for Religious Exploration so we will have the most current information for your family. This will enable us to keep you updated as our plans and upcoming events take shape throughout the year.

Registration for Children’s Program (infants- 5th graders) – September & October: LINK

Registration for Middle and High School (6th – 12th graders): LINK

If you have any questions about registration or our Religious Exploration program, please contact Dawn Van Patten: dvanpatten@firstparish.org or Rev. Amy Freedman: afreedman@firstparish.org

You are invited to subscribe to our weekly “RE News” to learn more about our offerings for children, teens, and families.

COVID Guidelines and Safety Actions

First Parish in Concord will follow guidelines based on recommendations by the CDC to ensure the safety and well-being of our community: HERE

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Religious Education Program Goals:

  1. Create opportunities for fun, friendship and belonging to community
  2. Learn to live the seven UU principles and explore spiritual practices
  3. Gain an appreciation of world religious teachings
  4. Celebrate the conscious effort of our youth to learn who they are as Unitarian Universalists.

Created November, 2015 by RE Council

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