At First Congregational Church of Spencer, we celebrate our children and youth. Faith Formation is offered every Sunday from 10am to 11am for all children and youth from birth to age 18. Our faith formation team works in conjunction with your pastor to create a program that expands upon the message offered each week in our worship service.
Using the Godly Play curriculum, children and youth hear, experience, and retell the biblical stories in engaging ways. Using the pedagogy of play the stories come alive as children and youth reflect on how biblical teaching relates to there every day lives.
Our all-ages youth group provides our children and youth with opportunities to engage in community outreach and mission work that goes beyond the four walls of our church. With a focus on helping those that are most in need in our community, children and youth see the direct impact their work has when they distribute care packages to our school bus drivers or work alongside the residents of Lincoln Hill Manor to make crafts at Christmas time.
Confirmation is offered every other year for our youth in the 8th and 9th grades. Our 6-week confirmation program focuses on reflecting and building an understanding of the promises made, many times on our behalf, at our baptism as well as what it means to become a member of the First Congregational Church of Spencer, UCC. Throughout this six-week program youth will prepare and lead worship services, help prepare the elements for communion, and develop fellowship with their peers as they discern where their faith is leading them within God’s church.