Children and Youth Ministries
ON SUNDAY MORNINGS
NURSERY CARE FOR INFANTS THROUGH 2 yrs. old
Throughout the year, paid staff and volunteers work together to provide a safe and fun environment in the nursery for infants and toddlers through age 2, both before and during Sunday worship. Enforced safety policies help keep the area secure.
3 yrs. THROUGH 5TH GRADE
9:00 AM DISCOVERY HOUR:
Each week, Sarah DeYoung leads a group in Room LL5 for fun games and activities to get everyone primed and ready for Sunday School at 10:00 AM. Children who practice with the junior choir join us after rehearsal. Teens are invited to help lead the activities.
10:00 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL:
During the 10:00 AM service, children join their parents in the Nave for the beginning of worship and a brief children’s sermon. After the sermon, they are excused to their classrooms. Our Sunday School uses a hands-on curriculum that teaches Biblical truths in a manner children can grasp with their hearts as wells as their hands.
Note: During the summer we have only one worship service beginning at 9:00AM. After the children’s sermon, children ages 3 through entering 6th grade attend a one-room Summer Sunday School. Children entering 7th grade and older remain in worship with their families for the entire service.
PILGRIM YOUTH FELLOWSHIP – GRADES 6 THROUGH 12
Pilgrim Fellowship is a youth organization that provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school students to gather for fun, fellowship and spiritual growth in a safe and loving environment. Both Junior and Senior PF meet from 10:15 to 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings.
Junior and Senior High students join their parents in the Nave for the beginning of worship. After the children’s sermon, they head to Room 302 where we have devotions and fellowship time. In addition to the Sunday meetings, we offer monthly Chill, Chat, & Challenge gatherings, as well as special outings
COVENANT CLASS – 9TH GRADE
In Congregationalism, we become full members of the church by accepting or “owning” the covenant. For this reason, we call the confirmation classes which prepare our youth to become full members “covenant class.”
This course of study is offered to 9th graders as a one-year program in preparation for full church membership. Students survey the Bible, major Christian doctrines, the history of the Christian church and Congregationalism. In addition, students experience a variety of worship styles and participate in numerous service and outreach opportunities. Before joining the church in spring, these students write their own personal faith statements.
Classes meet at 9:00 AM on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in the Conference Room.
OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Children ages three through first grade may explore their musical gifts in the Cherub Choir. A Junior Choir is available for children in second through eighth grade. These choirs sing periodically during the year as part of worship services. The Junior Choir also sings during the annual Christmas Concert.
Faith Finders, a fellowship group designed for students in 1st through 5th grades, meets in the Social Hall the second Monday of each month at 5:30 PM from September through May. An optional dinner is provided at 5:00 PM with donations accepted. The meetings consist of activities including singing, games, fellowship and program time.
FAB FLICKS AT FIRST
Movies for our Junior High and Senior High students are shown monthly on Friday nights at 6:00 PM in Room 302. Pizza, popcorn and desserts are served during the movie. The game room is open for those who are interested.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
(Check out the “What’s Happening/Vacation Bible School” drop-down menu for more info AND the registration form!)
Vacation Bible School is held at the church for 5 days (Monday-Friday, 9 am – 12 Noon) in August for children entering 4K through entering 6th grade. Daily Bible stories are taught using a variety of fun interactive activities.
WCA SUMMER CAMP
Held for one week in mid-July (Sunday thru Saturday) in Wautoma, WI
The Wisconsin Congregational Association sponsors WCA Camp for youth who have completed grades 3 – 12. The camp is located at Mt. Morris Camp & Conference Center near Wautoma, WI. WCA Camp is about strengthening connections through friendship, fellowship, and faith.
Check out the details for WCA Summer Camp at the WCA Website
YOUTH MISSION TRIP – 9TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES AND BEYOND!
In June, shortly after the end of the school year, High School students (entering 9th through 12th grade) as well as college students are invited to volunteer for a week-long mission trip. During the week, teens and adult chaperones/supervisors work on projects to provide secure and dry housing for people in need. Past projects have included building handicap ramps and replacing siding, roofs, walls and ceilings.
For further information about this year’s mission with Hosanna Industries please visit www.hosannaindustries.org
WISCONSIN CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
Retreats and 30 Hour Famine
Join other Junior High and High School youth in the fall and spring for food, friends and fellowship. The event is held at a different WCA church each time.
The 30 Hour Famine offers a chance for sacrifice, reflection, and community service while making new friends.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 GRADUATES!
FCC Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund assists ministerial students and qualified college students who are members of our church. Scholarships and grants are made primarily to students studying for a church vocation. FCC also provides three yearly scholarships to qualified newly graduated high-school students pursuing a college degree.