Adult Education

New Adult Learning Opportunity —  Unpacking Racism

A Word from Mandy Beal:

Over the past year, I had the opportunity to participate in several community-wide discussions about race.  One of the most common themes that I heard was, “I just don’t know how to talk about race.”  It has been my experience that many people feel that they are not equipped to enter into discussions about race, even if they are concerned about racial inequality in our country.   Often times, they are afraid that they might say “the wrong thing” and hurt someone or cause offense.

This fall, I am happy to co-lead an 8-part Adult Religious Education series: “Unpacking Racism.”   Please join me and my colleague, Aisha Ansano (Ministerial Intern, First Church Boston) for this opportunity to engage issues of race and racism in a safe and supportive environment.  We will use a book called Waking Up White as our primary text.  Written by Winchester native Debby Irving, this is an easy read.  It is personal and relatable, using no jargon or dense theory.

We will meet in the Window Room (2nd floor of the Parish House) 7-8:30pm on the following dates: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6. Waking Up White is available on Amazon starting at $10 for Kindle edition.  Books can be made available at a reduced cost.  People interested in this class should RSVP by emailing 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

2016-17 Church School Brochure


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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.