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! 

 

Upcoming Schedule

May 7 - Do Unto Others: Today we read the story of "The Good Samaritan," and discuss the story using the golden rule role play scenarios, remembering that  compassion is relating to how another person or living being feels and opening your heart to their need.


May 14 - Generosity: This week we read "The Better Offer," a story that illustrates that generosity reaps benefits for both giver and receiver. Our activity today will be a demonstration of generosity by making a craft for another person.

May 21 - Treading softly on earth: Today we talk about living in balance with the earth, and read a story about what can happen when humans try to "fix" problems. We'll do an activity that helps us find our own balance, and balance with others around us.

May 28 - Making a difference: Today we read a Thai folktale called "It's not my problem" that teaches us that all things are interconnected and that our action or lack of action does make a difference to the rest of the world. We'll make magic wands and talk about what we would do if we had magical abilities to solve problems, and then talk about concrete ways we can actually make a difference in those scenarios.

 
 

 

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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.

 

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