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Children’s Education

Becky Wilkoff Church School Coordinator

Becky Wilkoff
Children’s Ministries Coordinator

Our goal is to help children know how deeply they are loved by God and to help them find ways of sharing that love with others. Through participation in worship, church school, and an array of events and projects, children grow in their ability to see life through the lens of faith. They connect with others of all generations who are exploring their faith and asking questions. Rooting our faith journey in the wisdom of the Bible is key to our identity as we discover the power of story to teach larger truths.

Sunday Mornings | Sunday Schedule | Intergenerational Events | Summer Sundays | Pilgrim Lodge |

Sunday Mornings
We offer church school concurrently with worship at 10 am. Classes for each age/grade of preschool through sixth grade explore story through “I wonder…” discussions and hands-on response such as activities, games or crafts. We use a combination of inclusive curriculum and custom lessons designed to coordinate with special themes in worship and adult/youth classes. Nursery care and classes meet in Pilgrim House, diagonally behind the church on Cleaveland Street.
Sunday Schedule
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available at 9:45 am. Our professional caregiver provides a consistent and loving presence. Parents are welcome to leave a cell phone number if they want to be contacted during worship.

Preschoolers through 1st graders also come to classrooms before worship begins. Children in grades 2-5 start in worship with their families and then go to church school in Pilgrim House after the children’s moment. On Communion Sundays, older elementary children are included in communion as we offer the sacrament early in the service before they go to church school. Periodic intergenerational worship services bring all generations together in a dynamic worship experience that truly touches people no matter their age.

Intergenerational Events
Advent-ure, Epiphany party, and Mardi Gras are a few of the events that we regularly host to provide families and the congregation a time to celebrate and connect.
Summer Sundays
From mid June through Labor Day we mirror the relaxed pace of summer in Maine. Childcare for infants and toddlers will be provided in the Pilgrim House nursery throughout the summer, starting at 9:45 am. Older children who are looking for an alternative to the sanctuary worship service may be able to join the nursery if there is space. Depending on the ages and number of children in attendance, this group may go outside to the playground.
PL_2014Pilgrim Lodge
The Maine Conference of the UCC offers deeply enriching programs for children, teens and adults at our beautiful lake-side summer camp near Augusta (about 30 minutes from Brunswick). From Memorial Day through mid –September, each week offers thematic experiences for various age groups. Spending a week immersed in the beauty of nature exploring God’s presence in our lives is a formative experience that can launch a lifetime of faith. | Learn More
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