Children & Families
Welcome! At First Church in Boston, we offer programs for children and parents to celebrate our “World of Wonder.” Together we explore life’s big questions, make friendships, and encourage spiritual growth. Our goal is to create a supportive community for families and to inspire kids with open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands.
Children in WOW Kids (ages 4-8 years) start in the service with their families. After the “Time for All Ages” we will head downstairs for our lessons, activities, and play. The 2016-2017 program is based on the UUA's Love Surrounds Us curriculum, and is facilitated by RE teacher Jasmine Baetz.
Childcare is available every Sunday from September through June. Parents are welcome to bring infants and children under 4 years old downstairs before the 11:00am service. Josi, our childcare provider, looks forward to welcoming you!
February 12 - Our UU Principles: This week we'll wrap up our "Love Surrounds Us" program with an investigation into how the seven UU principles have been present at every step of our learning so far. We'll tell the story of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross who lived the seven UU Principles in her life.
February 19 - We Are All One: This week we'll begin our "Moral Tales" UUA curriculum that will help us see how our actions and choices can reflect our UU values. We will come together with a web game to demonstrate our great connectivity and interdependence. We'll make masks of human and non-human beings and use them to tell a story together.
February 26 - Hearing the Inner Voice: This week we will explore conscience. We'll start by making a moral compass and use it to figure out which way to go when we face tough decisions. We'll read the story, "The Wise Teacher's Test."
We are guided by 7 principles:
- Everyone matters.
- Be kind.
- You are free to ask life's big questions.
- Offer that same freedom to others.
- Everyone gets a vote.
- Work for peace and fairness.
- Take care of our earth.