Here at First Parish we offer age appropriate religious education for all our children and youth. As you enter the building, our Nursery, Playroom, and Sunday School wing is to the right and down the hall past the staff offices, and Jr. Youth meets upstairs in the loft (stairs directly to the right as you enter).
Our Nursery and Playroom attendants are in their rooms at 9:50 Sunday mornings and parents are welcome to drop off their children before service. Parents may then pick children up once Sunday School is over.
Sunday School Kids and Jr. Youth typically join in the first 15 minutes of worship and then head off to their rooms after the Time for All Ages story. Sunday School and Jr. Youth end at 11:15, a teacher will bring all children to coffee hour and release them to a Parent/Guardian.
Our theme this month is: ATTENTION Here’s how you can take it home:
“What does it mean to be a family of ATTENTION?”
Family Movie Night – Inside Out (PG) Snuggle up as a whole family and watch Inside Out, making sure to take some time this month to pay attention to your feelings.
Family Adventure/Activity – Make Mindfulness Jars Make mindfulness jars as a way to settle the mind and let go of frustration. Watching the glitter settle is a wonderful way of maintaining mindfulness and paying attention to being centered. Use this YouTube link for direction on how to make them - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMUrRnj68wI
Family Bedtime Story (great for families with younger kids) – Monkey Needs to Listen by Sue Graves A story about a Monkey who want to rush head on into go kart race, without taking the time to listen to instructions or to heed warnings. A great book about listening, paying attention, and the lesson that behavior matters.
Family Check In (great dinner/car conversation) – The Great American Myth: Thanksgiving Use these links to open up a conversation about the truth behind Thanksgiving and debunk some of the myths. Take the time to pay attention to the way history has been whitewashed.