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!
March 5 - We Are All One: This week we will 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
March 12 - Faith, Hope and Prayer: Today we read "The Sword of Wood,"
a Jewish tale from Afghanistan, and discuss different interpretations
and understandings of faith and prayer in the story. We'll make
prayer bead necklaces and talk about their importance and meaning in
March 19 - Another's shoes: This week ___ will lead the session, and
we'll read and act out the story of The Wounded Seal and talk about
empathy and perspective. We'll do an activity where we partner with
someone in the class who we don't know well and practice empathic
March 26 - Forgiveness: This week we'll hear the story of Muss and
Nagib and use it as another way to understand the third UU principle,
"acceptance of one another." We will talk about the choice one can
make to forgive. We will use clay to make a "rock etching," to make a
lasting image of a positive memory, just as Mussa did in the story.
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.