In 1873 this church was founded as a Sunday School for children and adults. Since those early days, religious education for all ages has held a central place in the life of this congregation.
Our programs for children, youth, and adults are based on the belief that the search for truth and meaning is a lifelong search.
We believe that one of the roles of a faith community is to offer opportunities to grow deep roots connecting us to our heritage as Unitarian Universalists and to provide experiences that allow us each to stretch and grow spiritually and personally.
Our programs aim to assist individuals and families to:
- understand our Unitarian Universalist heritage and to develop a "UU" Identity
- develop a knowledge of and respect for other religions as well as and understanding of the place of religion in our cultures
- challenge ourselves and each other to live out our values in our lives
- reach beyond ourselves and our doors and into the world at large.
These are challenging goals. It helps us to stretch and grow. We work hard at First Church to offer such challenges to individuals at all ages. Understanding how to provide these challenges while being realistic about the abilities and developmental process of each age is critical to helping every person develop their own sense of Unitarian Universalist identity. We encourage you to share your ideas for and concerns about our programs so that together we can help each other grow as religious beings and into a deeper sense of ourselves as Unitarian Universalists.