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!
Apple Pies! The high school youth group went apple picking at Tougas Farm, and then made pies to donate to Jeremiah’s Inn in Worcester. What hard workers!!
A typical youth group year kicks off in September with a group trip to Kimball’s Farm for fun and entertainment. In October, our youth go apple picking at Tougas Farm. Afterward, they use all of their freshly picked apples to bake apple pies and deliver them to a local homeless shelter. December presents an opportunity for our youth to support our youth alums who are attending college by sending them care packages as they prepare for their final exams. With the football season coming to an close in January, it marks our youth group’s Super Bowl Sub fundraiser. Not only does our church get to enjoy some yummy delicious subs, but their monies also go directly toward the funding of the annual mission trip. The mild May weather provides a great opportunity to participate in one of the many local walk/run events that benefit our community. And to culminate the year, the youth group heads out of town in June on a mission trip where they put in many hours of hard work to help improve the lives of others in need.
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.