|Sunday Morning Experience|
Childcare for Infants and ToddlersChildcare for infants and toddlers is available during the Sunday morning service in our lower level playroom. Please see the Childcare Committee brochure for more information about First Parish’s Childcare program and how it assists parents beyond the Sunday morning service.
Sunday Morning Childcare:
Sunday Morning Relgious Exploration Schedule:
Pre-K through 6th Grade Programs - Our year is divided into three sessions of Religious Exploration & Faith Development Sundays:
Fall: RE Classes
Age appropriate classes supporting our young people’s journey of religious exploration and faith development. Please see next page for more information.
Winter: Art and Spirituality
By leading workshops on their crafts and talents, gifted adult members of our congregation share with our UU Kids how lives are enhanced spiritually through the process of creating. Included are workshops such as art, woodworking, photography, knitting and movement.
Spring: Unique learning adventures developed here at First Parish provide opportunity for our UU Kids to interact across the age-span in fun and exciting ways . Each spring program culminates in a Sunday morning service led by the Kids.
A one-time enrollment is all that is required for your family to participate in First Parish’s Religious Exploration and Faith Development program. Annual updates of changes and additions take place in September of each year. We ask to be kept informed of changes in contact information, allergies, and special needs as they occur.
IMPORTANCE OF STEWARDSHIP
Our program for young people requires, and is enriched by, the time, talent and effort of the adults here at First Parish in Bedford. This means that EVERYONE here is a steward of our children and youth. The most important place where help is needed from parents is in our Sunday morning programs. The Religious Education Committee keeps parents informed of program developments and needs during the year through our UURE Families email list, FPB’s newsletter, personally on Sunday mornings, and whatever the best and most recent technology offers us.
*The Religious Education program is funded by the congregation’s annual budget. We encourage parents to pledge as best as you can to First Parish in Bedford. Please contact Joan Petros, Parish Administrator for more information. Phone: 781-275-7994 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RE Sunday morning time offers children the opportunity to explore, learn and grow together in settings that best meet age and developmental needs and in settings where our UU Kids of all ages have the opportunity to explore together across the age spectrum. Throughout the year our program embraces, exudes and explores the Seven Principles and the Sources of our Living Tradition. We affirm and promote these in the covenant we embrace as members of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING!
First Parish in Bedford has a vibrant music program for children and youth. Our youth choirs perform on Sunday mornings throughout the year. For more information, please see our website (www.uubedford.org) under community life. You may also contact Janet Welby, the Director of our Youth Choirs (email@example.com).