Adult Education

New Adult Learning Opportunity —  Exploring Liberation Theology with Mandy Beal

Throughout the Bible, God gives special instructions to protect three groups of people: widows, orphans, and strangers (or “aliens,” depending on the translation).  Furthermore, Jesus stood in solidarity with the poor and the socially maligned.  This includes his choice of fishermen for disciples, his willingness to speak to women in public, and the actions he took against the money-changers at the Temple.  Liberation Theology asks questions about what this means about the nature of God.   Please join us for a 4-session exploration of Jesus as a liberator of the oppressed.

The dates for the program will be:  March 2, March 16, March 30, and April 6, 2016 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Garrison Room. To sign up, e-mail Mandy at mandy@firstparishinlincoln.org

 

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


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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.