First Parish Church, Congregational

Youth and Children’s Ministry2021-06-07T18:12:44+00:00

Summer Programs for Children and Youth

The following programs are offered this summer. To pre-register, sign up on our Sign-Up Genius or fill out a registration form, more information below.

Send direct questions to Jeanne Westcott, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, at

Family Scavenger Hunt

Pre-register by June 20 to receive the first clue and follow additional clues in downtown Manchester by the Sea. Prize to the winning family – a cache of specially chosen, family-friendly items to use to create a video of the story the items represent. (Story script sample available). First Parish will use the video in a Faith Formation lesson in the Fall. June 30, 4-7 PM

Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast Buddies introduces a Bible character with a short presentation over breakfast. Children engage in an activity and a craft. Each day will introduce a different character so sign up for one day or all five. Ages 2-4 with an adult. July 12-16, 8-9:30 AM

Bible Arts Program

An interactive storytelling, music, song, imaginative movement, yoga & meditation, games, visual art (in a variety of mediums) food creations and group creative writing using 5 different Bible stories for children ages 4-12. Free, all materials included. Pre-register by July 16, space is limited. August 16-20, 4-7 PM

Youth ages 14-16 are invited to apply as a junior counselor and parents are encouraged to volunteer.

Sign Up online now

Download and mail us a Summer Events Registration Form to First Parish Church P.O. Box 187 Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944

Faith Formation for Children & Youth – Open Houses

Meet our new Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, Jeanne Westcott

Learn about:

  • Our new hands-on Children’s curricular model for Faith Formation classes, mission & service projects and special events.


  • Youth Fellowship special events, themed celebration evenings and special service projects to warm the heart and ignite the spirit! In full swing in September.

The dates are:

June 27: Families with children of all ages are invited to worship at Tucks Point, 10 AM and then meet us at 1 Chapel Lane, 11- 1 PM for a tour of the revamped Faith Formation wing. Snacks available.

July 28: Youth (ages 12-18) and parents are invited to a Youth Fellowship Open House, Wednesday evening, 6-8 PM. Join us to explore our Youth space, play a youth game, share a snack and register for the 21-22 Program Year.

August 14: If you did not get a chance to attend either of the prior Open Houses, here is another chance. Saturday, 10 – noon. Faith Formation Classes Open House, come meet us, find out about the upcoming programs. Registration materials will be available.

Family Scavenger Hunt

Sponsored by the First Parish Church Christian Education Committee. Don’t miss out. Fun. Free. Family Friendly!

When: June 30, 2021, 4-7 pm

Where: Downtown Manchester by the Sea

What is Involved? Families pre-register by June 20 to receive the first clue. Additional clues will be found around the downtown area.

Winner will find a cache of specially chosen, family-friendly items.


Your family agrees to use the items to create a video of the story the items represent.

(Story script sample available)

First Parish Church will use your video to teach a Faith Formation Lesson in the Fall!

To pre-register, sign up on the Sign-Up Genius, fill out a registration form. Direct questions to Jeanne Westcott, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, at



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