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Christian Education

Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Soup & Conversation, The Heifer Talent Show/Birthday Luncheon and much more.

There is a program for you here at First Parish!

Our Christian Education ministry is focused on the well-being, spiritual formation and education of individuals and the church as a whole. Specifically, the Sunday School program provides an introduction to the traditions and stories of our faith in a loving environment. Intergenerational events provide many opportunities for fellowship, education and spiritual formation. Questions? Contact Our Christian Ministry Coordinator, Jessica Skidmore,

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Join us in Rome, crafts, music, snacks and games! June 24–30, 1-3 PM First Parish Chapel (Located behind Santander Bank)

Open to all and free! Sign up here

Questions? Contact Jessica at or 978-526-7661 ext. 3

2016 We had fun Catching the Wave of God’s Amazing Love with games, songs, crafts, and more! This program is open to all, not just members of First Parish. Read more here or call 978-526-7661 for more information.

2015 The Icy Adventure– “Everest” Participants embarked on the coolest adventure of the summer with Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats, activities that help faith flow into real life.

Soup and Conversation

Held in the Spring and Fall following worship, join us as we hold conversations on a wide variety of topics while sharing fellowship over soup and salad. For an upcoming schedule see our Adult Education page.

Book Group 

The host provides light snacks, beverages and dessert but only once a year!!!! The host then chooses the book for the next month.  When we meet we will rate the book and give comments which we will record in a journal that hopefully the FPC book group will continue with many years from now!!! Details 

Children and Youth at First Parish

Let the children come to me for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16
All young people are welcome in our worship every week. Our SS & YG start each Sunday in the Chapel building, (located behind Santander Bank next to the Manchester Library). Students meet in their classrooms where preschool through 5th grade learn about God through the Godly Play curriculum and sing with our Music teacher, Ann Greenleaf. Children join their families at the end of the morning worship in the Sanctuary. Grades 6 through 12 participate in youth group.
During the year children also participate in worship by singing in our Sunday School choir and serving as bell ringers and acolytes and additional worship services listed *below. Older youth serve as liturgists, readers and greeters. Children are welcome to receive Holy Communion, at the discretion of their parents. Holy Communion instruction is offered to our 4th & 5th grade class.
Sunday School Preschool – Grade 5 Sundays at 10 AM and check our calendar for Midweek Ski/Sport classes

Nursery Sundays 9:45 am. to 11:30 a.m.

Middle School Youth Group Grades 6-8, Sundays at 10 AM

Confirmation for Grades 9 and above Selected Sundays 11:30 am to 1:00 PM

More information on Youth programs can be found on our Youth Group Page