PreKindergarten and First Grade

For children in PreKindergarten through 1st Grade we offer Spirit Play. This popular Unitarian Universalist program is based in Montessori methods and centers on the medium of storytelling for young children to engage in spirituality and faith development. quote Our Spirit Play stories are selected to complement the church’s monthly theme. Spirit Play is led by our long time and beloved staff teacher, Michelle Lee, along with the assistance of volunteers. If you feel your child may be more comfortable attending Chapel with the older children, please speak with our Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Most Sundays our Spirit Play group meets, but about once a month (usually in celebration of a holiday or other special observance) we have an All Ages Worship Service when our children attend all of the service with their families.

Second Grade and Up

Children 2nd Grade and up through middle school attend the worship service to experience our rituals, traditions, prayer time, stories and music. Children depart the service just prior to the sermon and gather quote-kids for Chapel with our Director of Lifespan Religious Education or other trained leader for a time of sharing and engaging with the theme or topic of the service that day. If you feel your child may be more comfortable in the Spirit Play classroom with the younger children, please speak with our Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Most Sundays our Chapel group meets, but about once a month (usually in celebration of a holiday or other special observance) we have an All Ages Worship Service when our children attend all of the service with their families.

***If you will be attending First Parish with your baby, child, or youth, please fill out our Family Enrollment Form.***

***Both of the programs above run during our regular church year, September 11- June 11. September 11 is an All Ages Worship Sunday***