First Congregational Church of Rockport, MA

e have a vigorous and growing program that meets weekly except for school vacation and holidays - children attend classes the first 10-15 minutes of worship & are then dismissed to their classes.

  • We offer nursery care for infants & toddlers
  • Preschool for 3 & 4 year olds
  • Kindergarten and First Grade combined
  • Second and Third Grades combined
  • Fourth and Fifth Grades combined, on alternative years children in this class earn a Bible and learn and participate in their first Sacrament of Communion
  • Sixth & Seventh Grades combined
  • Eight Grade
  • Confirmation For teens in Ninth Grade of older. This class meets from Epiphany to Pentecost on a time schedule that works for the schedule of all those involved.
Sunday School teachers are all volunteers approved and in covenant with the Christian Education Committee. Some classes have the same teacher each week. Others have 2 or 3 teachers that rotate.

Our Sunday School program uses the United Church Of Christ's brand new curriculum "The Seasons of The Spirit". Seasons of the Spirit is lectionary based, which simply means the children are learning the same scriptures as the adults attending worship.

Our goal as a Sunday School is to help each child develop in faith and community. Addressing each child at their own stage of development, where each child feels nurtured and accepted within the community. Learning about the Bible in a variety of ways, through stories, music, games and artwork.