First Parish of Sudbury invites all of our children in PreK-Grade 8 to join together for meaningful worship and growth. Our goal is for our children to personally experience our Unitarian Universalist faith and all the wonderful ideals that it embodies. Programming is available for all ages.
Each Sunday children and youth begin in the Sanctuary with their families and take part in some of the service. After the Time for All Ages children and youth leave to take part in Religious Exploration workshops.
Using our guiding Unitarian Universalist principles, children and youth will explore their own values and morals as they take part in activities that enrich their sense of community and connection.
For children 6 months to 4 years old, nursery care is available during services.
We are a welcoming community and openly embrace all families and individuals. This includes children and youth who may learn differently, be differently-abled, and/ or identify as LGBTQIA.
We hope you find a welcoming spiritual home for yourself and your family here at FPS!
Connection to each other across the generations is a vital part of the community here at First Parish. Throughout the year we offer special services where all ages remain in the Sanctuary for the entire service to experience the joy of a multigenerational experience. We offer social activities throughout the year that encourage participation by children of all ages.
All youth in 9th grade and up are invited to participate in our Youth Ministry. The activities and meeting times are determined by the interests of the group and range from meeting other UU youth to inspiring community service projects. Our Youth Ministry programming includes growth opportunities in the areas of worship, youth-adult relationship connection, social action, learning, and leadership.
SPECIAL YOUTH PROGRAMS
We also offer specific programs of interest to teens including Our Whole Lives sexuality education, a Coming-of-Age program, Morris Sword Dancing, and Rapper Sword Dancing.
Universalist Principles: Children’s Version
We believe that each and every person is important.
We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.