Religious Education News

Happy Spring! 

Lots of fun activities are happening here at First Parish. We hope you and yours can participate in them as you feel comfortable. We are holding morning and evening programs indoors. Our volunteer teachers have been asked to show us proof of vaccination. All are wearing masks. Each week, weather permitting, the children go outside for a fresh air break and to stretch and move. Check in with to learn more about our lessons and curriculum. 

We will have regular classes this Sunday, April 10th. All are welcome! 

Please take a minute to read our news this week to see which activities are of interest and join us! 

Easter Sunday, April 17,  All Ages Worship and Egg Hunt Returns

Join us at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate “Joyous Community” . Children in grades Prek – 1 will have a special program in the Bailey Room. Older children will remain in the Sanctuary for an All Ages worship service where they will share familiar rituals, listen to stories, prayer and music and reconnect with their elders. An Egg Hunt for older children will take place on church property following the service (weather permitting). An Egg Hunt for the younger children will happen during their special program.

How can you help with the Egg Hunt?  

Cartons of empty plastic eggs will be available at coffee hour on Sundays April 3 and 10 for you to bring home to fill. Return them on Easter Sunday. Children in grades 7, 8 and high school can volunteer to help hide the eggs. Sign up sheets will be available at coffee hour. Adults can help as door monitors and clean up.

Family Hike Sunday, April 24

Join us at Habitat in Belmont at 10:00 am for a family hike and bird watching! We will not hold regular morning programs that day. We will be looking for signs of spring, unusual birds, and say hello to our friends, the goats. 

Parents Night Out on Us! Friday, April 29 from 4-9:30 pm. Drop off your children so you can have an evening of rest. Mark your calendars now! 

Spring Teaching Term Begins May 1

We will have a new set of volunteer teachers and some new programming for the children to celebrate spring, connect with nature, and reinforce our commitment to social justice. 

Evening Programs: OWL, COA and Youth Group

OWL: Class begins April 10, 7:00 pm. Class meets in the Grady Room

COA: Labyrinth Walk at Bethany House, 7:00 pm, weather permitting. Families, keep an eye on your emails with updates about the evening’s activities. 

Youth Group: Sunday evenings, 7:00 pm.  Seniors, please be sure to let Rose know about your participation in the Senior Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 12th!  


If you have any questions about our upcoming happenings please contact DRE Tina Schultz at


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