Learning and Faith Exploration

Growing Faith

Providing programs that introduce and promote the growth of persons into the life and mission of the community of Christian faith, providing education for children, youth and adults. 

Learning occurs throughout the span of human life as we ask about, and live with, the fundamental questions of existence, both of which open opportunities and occasions for education. Learning occurs in a variety of ways: in study and reflection, in action and contemplation, in practice and discipline, in worship and sacraments, in prayer and celebration.

Church School Program - Sundays 10 - 11  

Join us in a welcoming, fun and safe environment with classes led by parents and volunteers. We use the United Church of Christ (UCC) Faith Practices curriculum, with topics ranging from "Encountering Scripture" to "Playing and Living Joyfully." Classes range from K-8. See: www.ucc.org/ faith-practices

Typical Sundays – Children start in the sanctuary though our Children's Moment, then depart for classes.

Communion Sunday (1st Sunday of the month) – children start in class, then 3rd grades and up join service for communion.

School Holidays – during school holiday weekends, our special program of Art in the Sanctuary allows children and youth to contribute to service in a very special way.

Nursery Services – a Sunday nursery is provided during service for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Christmas AdVENTure!

Having trouble finding time for meaning during the hectic Christmas season? Our multi-age "drop in" program runs every Sunday in December, recreating parts of the Christmas story. See the results on Sunday, Dec. 21st or Christmas Eve at the 5pm Family Service.

Easter AdLENTure!

Another multi-age "drop in" program, this time for the Lenten season, Sundays leading up to Easter.

Service Opportunities and Our Broader Church Mission

We offer many opportunities throughout the year for children and youth to participate in service activities.

Heifer International Marketplace –known as "Heifer Sunday" it's a can't-miss-it Sunday for kids to put mission into action, right here in Reading. Scheduled for March 15, 2015.

Reading Changes Lives – Continues our tradition of "all-church" mission programs, focusing on literacy this year. Begins this fall and culminates in March 2015.


This Week

25 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867


Office hours M-Th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Sunday worship begins at the First Congregational Church at 10:00 a.m.

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