Children and Youth
We offer a staffed nursery for children 0-4. Preschool and Kindergarten begin class at 9:15am on Sundays, 15 minutes before the start of worship. 1st grade through 4th grade as well as 5th – 8th (Middle School) meet in separate classrooms following the Children’s Message at the beginning of worship.
All our Sunday School classes follow theologically robust curriculums through the largest Christian Education publisher, Augsburg Press.
For more information on Preschool – 4th grade study: visit this website.
For more information on Middle School study: visit this website.
Contact Leo Biocchi, Director of Christian Ed. at [email protected] for more information and questions. Visit the Children and Youth page for more detailed information about our programs for young people.
Preschool through 4th Grade:
Kids in Preschool and Kindergarten meet together and 1st -4th Grade meet separately. They each experience a hands-on modality of Christian learning where bible lessons are taught through both discussion and interactive workshops of Arts and Crafts, Games, Drama, Science, Cooking, and Multimedia.
Contact Leo Biocchi, Director of Christian Ed. at [email protected] to inquire further. All children and families are welcome at FCC Shrewsbury. If you are willing to come, we will always provide for your family.
Middle School (Grades 5-8):
Students gather together in lounge-style room with bean bag chairs and comfortable seating. Middle School follows the Re:Form Youth curriculum
Our curriculum for confirmation is called Confirm not Conform (CnC). It will focus on helping our young people ask tough questions about their faith while also attempting to seek out some possible answers to those questions. Through innovative sessions, field trips, mentor relationships, and the challenge to do a whole lot more than just learning a few facts, CnC lets our youth take real responsibility for understanding their faith and its power. When they do – when they see the church and their faith as something that truly belongs to them – it will help them build a bond that will last throughout their Christian lives.
At the end of their confirmation journey together, each youth will choose whether or not to be confirmed as a sign of their ability to take charge of their own spiritual lives. All participants, whatever their decision, are honored in a special service dedicated to their work, exploration, and discoveries.
Confirmation is recommended for all 9th graders, but open to any high school students who have not yet been confirmed. Please sign up now by completing a registration form!
With support from our congregation along with hard working fundraising efforts, the youth in our church community are able to accomplish great things!
As one can see, our youth program does a lot and would love to have you participate as well! God is making a difference in our youth and our youth are making a difference in the world. Please join in on the good work by registering below. Youth group gatherings are typically on Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.