This fun, week long event features Bible Stories, music, games, snacks, and crafts. It’s for kids ages 3 years old to 5th grade. Our adventure begins at 9 a.m. and runs until noon (with optional VBS Camp till 3:30). To cover the cost of, crafts, shirts, food items, and take home materials a donation of $15 per child is requested. VBS camp till 3:30 p.m. is $40 per child for the entire week. Click here to register =>2016 VBS PDF Registration Form
Nursery and Preschool
The Faith Formation Team provides quality care for our infants in the nursery. The toddlers (children over 12 months of age and younger than three) are given their own classroom with a caregiver. There is also a Sunday School program for our three and four-year-olds. All of these groups meet in the lower level of the building. Prior to our services, children from infants through three years old can be dropped off at their classrooms, then parents go upstairs for worship. Four-year-olds through fifth graders join their families in worship and then adjourn to children’s worship after the Children’s time, or as indicated in the worship bulletin..
Meeting time: Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
Location: Nursery and Preschool rooms are in the lower level, south wing.
Grades pre-K through 6
Sunday school is held at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. All classes are staffed by volunteers who give their time and talents to provide a positive Christian learning experience for our children. The children are adjourned from worship after the Children’s time or as indicated in the worship bulletin. At that time, four-year-olds through sixth graders also go to their classrooms in the lower level.
Meeting time: Sunday 10:15 AM
Location: These classes are mainly in the lower level, north wing classrooms.
Kids of Our Lord (K.O.O.L.)
Middle school kids, Kids of Our Lord (KOOL) is for you! Welcome! Our Kids Of Our Lord Youth Advisors always have challenging and fun activities, along with games, sleep overs, service projects, and pizza! This group is one of the most active at the church.
Meeting time: Sunday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: The groups meets in the KOOL room in the lower level, south wing.
Senior High Youth Group (S.H.Y.G.)
All high school-aged youth are welcome to join the Senior High Youth Group (S.H.Y.G.). Weekly meetings are fun, there’s usually food, and often include some service work. Senior High Youth Group can be very rewarding for all who come.
Meeting time: Usually on Sunday at 11:30 AM
Location: This group meets in the SHYG Room, lower level, south wing.
Several adult classes will use Brian McLaren’s book, We Make the Road by Walking, as a focal point during the 2014-15 year — are YOU ready for a one-year commitment like this? Come and be challenged!
Meeting times: There is a class on the fourth Tuesday of every month 1 PM in the Conference room; one on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at an offsite location; one is held on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm at an offsite location for women only; and one is the second Sunday morning of each month at 11:15 AM in the Conference Room; Other times and locations TBD.
The Thoughtful Christian Bible study is a wonderful adult Bible study group, meeting weekly on Tuesday mornings in the adult library. Part of their 2014-15 study will be the congregational study of the Brian McLaren book, We make the Road by Walking, which will be their focus of study on the second Tuesday of the month. The other Tuesdays will be varied topics.
Meeting time: Tuesday 9:30 AM.
Location: Adult Library.
Confirmation is our Faith Formation program designed to equip our young disciples with stronger biblical, denominational, and spiritual knowledge to make an informed decision to join the body of Christ in discipleship. The program begins in the fall and runs for two years. Most youth begin the program their freshman year of high school.
Meeting time: Confirmands will usually meet the second and fourth Sundays at 7 PM
Our conference maintains a great camp facility in Livingston County, not far from Brighton and Howell. Many of our children and youth attend the camping programs there.
First Congregational Church has served the local Rochester area and residents for over 180 years and continually strives to meet the future needs of its growing community more effectively.