Children and Youth
Ages 3 - Grade 6:
At FCC Natick, our Faith Formation program uses the Godly Play curriculum for
children ages 3 to grade 4 and the Connect curriculum for children in grades 5-6. Our Godly Play and Connect ministry teams combine an interest in children with an eagerness to explore their personal spirituality through the lessons of Godly Play and Connect.
We provide opportunities for leaders to attend both internal and external workshops to enhance their ministries and deepen their own spirituality. We welcome your participation in this vibrant ministry! Come visit one
of our Godly Play or Connect Worship Centers to witness what we are excited about!
For additional information about our Godly Play and Connect Ministries, please contact Sarallyn Keller, Director of Spiritual Vitality and Congregational Care, at sarallyn@FirstChurchNatick.org or (508) 653-0971.
Explore our Faith Formation program.
Grades 7 - 8:
The Junior Youth Group, for those in grades 7 - 8, meets two Sundays a month from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. The Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education program is offered every other year. It will next be offered in Fall 2023.
Grades 9 - 12:
The Senior Youth Group, for those in grades 9-12, meets twice a month on Sunday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM to spend time in a safe space with their peers and leaders.
These Sunday night meetings are a safe space for:
- worshipping in a relaxed and interactive style
- forming deeper relationships with each other
- sharing about the stresses and challenges of their lives
- celebrating their victories and milestones
- learning to look for God in unexpected places
- growing in faith and in group leadership
- serving their community together
Members of both youth groups also participate in worship leadership during our Sunday morning worship services, as well as our annual Maundy Thursday intergenerational worship service and potluck dinner.
A Confirmation class is offered every other year for our 10th and 11th graders. It will be offered next in Fall 2024.
For more information, contact Sarallyn Keller, Director of Faith Formation and Congregational Care.
Download the Youth Program brochure.
Join Sarallyn for Godly Play!
Lesson One ~ How the Church Tells Time
Lesson Two ~ Creation
Lesson Three ~ The Flood & the Ark
Lesson Four ~ The Great Family
Lesson Five ~ Exodus
Lesson Six ~ The Ten Best Ways
Lesson Seven ~ The Ark and the Tent
Lesson Eight ~ The Promised Land
Lesson Nine ~ Exile and Return
Lesson Eleven ~ The Peacable Kingdom
Lesson Twelve ~ Elijah's Angel
Lesson Thirteen ~ The Stone
Lesson Fourteen ~ Boy Jesus at the Temple
Lesson Fifteen ~ Jesus is Baptized
Lesson Sixteen ~ Jesus in the Wilderness
Lesson Twenty ~ "The Lord's Prayer"
Lesson Twenty-Three ~ "Jesus & Zaccheus"
Lesson Twenty-Four ~ "Jesus, Mary & Martha"
Lesson Twenty-Five ~ "Jesus the King"
Lesson Twenty-Six ~ "Final Journey to Jerusalem"
Lesson Twenty-Seven ~ "The Parable of the Good Shepherd"
Lesson Twenty-Eight ~ "The Parable of the Mustard Seed"
Lesson Twenty-Nine ~ "The Parabale of the Great Pearl"
Lesson Thirty ~ "Parabale of the Sower"
Lesson Thirty One ~ "Parable of the Good Samaritan"
Lesson Thirty-Two ~ "Parable of the Great Banquet"
Lesson Thirty-Three ~ "Pentecost"