First Parish Celebrates Passover

Passover celebrates the foundational story of Judaism – the release of Jews from captivity in Egypt that is depicted in Exodus.   The spiritual themes of Passover remain central to the spiritual themes of Christianity and Unitarian Universalism, and are very much a part of the spiritual life of the First Parish in Lincoln.  This year, we will celebrate Passover with multigenerational religious education and a Seder meal.

Individuals and families are invited to join Rabbi Ma’ayan Sands and Ministerial Internal Mandy Beal for an exploration of the “Common Themes of Passover.”  We’ll spend time with all ages together, as well as time with our age peers for deeper learning.  Classes will be fun and interactive, but best suited for people over the age of 5.  The schedule of classes is as follows:

  • March 22 1:00-2:30 “Identity and Memory”
  • March 29 1:00-2:30 “Liberation and Redemption”

Our entire church community is also invited to join in a family Seder service and meal on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00pm!  Our Seder will have the elements of a traditional family Haggadah and a meal of hummus and tabbouleh.  It will be very participatory and feature activities for everyone in the family.  Participation in the “Common Themes of Passover” classes before the Seder is not required, but recommended.

RSVPs are requested (and very important for planning).  Please send any questions and RSVPs to Mandy by emailing mandy@firstparishinlincoln.org or calling 857-208-3482.

Church School

The purpose of the Church School is to provide a religious home and learning environment for the children of The First Parish.  We seek to nurture their religious growth and to help them learn about themselves and their place in the world as religious persons.  Our curriculum familiarizes the children with Judeo-Christian teachings and with the liberal religious traditions here at The First Parish. We also emphasize respect for the many varieties of religious experience and practice throughout the world.  In our sanctuary and in Children’s Chapel, children learn the language of worship, are invited to ponder the mysteries of creation, life and death, and to explore images of God.  Working together on service and social outreach projects, our young people have occasion to reflect on ethical concerns and to strengthen personal values.  During the year of learning, worshipping, working and celebrating together, we form a youthful religious community that is a vital part of the larger community of The First Parish.

To register for church school, please click here.

Please complete these forms to finish the registration and return to Kathy Cronin, Acting Director of RE:

To download a copy the required Parent Agreement for all children, please click here

To download a copy of the Permission form and photo release, please click Permission Form and photo release

To download a copy of the Registration form for for children attending Childcare, please click here

To download the FPL safe church policies for children and youth, please click Safe Church Policies

2016-17 Strategic Plan

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Childcare

Imaginative play, toys, books and plenty of warm hugs create an accepting atmosphere where our youngest can feel at home. Jan Carlson, our lead childcare provider, is returning for her 12th year at First Parish assisted by two high school students. We have a comfortable and safe play environment that meets standard toddler state requirements. Registration is required for regular attendance in the nursery and visitors are always welcome.

Even when Church School is on vacation for school vacations, childcare is available. To download a registration form for Childcare, please click here

Children are always welcome to attend church with their parents.

8th Grade

Our Whole Lives

First Parish in Lincoln is proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL) to our entering 8th grader students. OWL, developed through a partnership between the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association, is a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. It models and teaches caring, compassion and respect while instilling the values of Self-Worth, Sexual Health, Responsibility, Justice and Inclusivity.