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Children & Youth

We are a nurturing community.

We are committed to the Christian education and loving development of children and youth.

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We are now offering three exciting programs, focused by age.

  • The preschool/Kindergarten class will focus on seasonal, basic stories of the Christian faith - including movement, a bible story, activity and play time.

  • The Grade School classes will use "A Joyful Path" - a spiritual curriculum that celebrates a joy-filled life, compassion for all, and the wisdom within. Each week will include movement, art activities, an original story, and discussion questions - music and nature are also woven into the lessons.

  • The Middle School class will be learning about our biblical ancestors through a video-based curriculum - Sparkhouse Re:form Ancestor DVDs and discussion.

If your child will be participating in our Sunday School program, please fill out the Sunday School info sheet for each child. They will engage in activities that help youth connect with the lives of these biblical characters. In the fall, youth will learn about Old Testament folk and will learn about Jesus and his crew in the winter and spring.


Sundays, 9:00-11:00 am

The Childcare Room (room #7) is staffed by a paid high school childcare worker (Sophie Bartol, Cris Chancellor and Mia Mancl) every Sunday morning starting at 9 am so that parents can attend choir practice and adult educational programming. For 10 am worship, childcare is available for infants and children through age two. We ask that all parents that take advantage of childcare fill out a childcare registration form for their child.


Each fall, we offer a "hands-on" mission project. This year, we're collecting items to make healthy dinners for NOURISH. NOURISH provides a farm-to-school and -community program to teach the importance of eating nutritious food.

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September 24, 2023 at 6:30-8 pm

Bonfire Gathering for Middle and High School Families - Sun. Sept. 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm near Deland Park Beach (more details to follow). Find out what Middle and High School youth group events are happening in 2023/2024. Bring a blanket or folding chair. We will have fun, games, singing with guitar players. The whole family is invited!


Middle School youth (6th/7th/8th grade) will meet on the first and third Weds of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Youth Room (starting in Oct.). Youth will tackle questions about the Bible, disciples, Jesus, other beliefs and hot topics using the funny Sparkhouse Re:form DVD curriculum. Nancy Engberg, primary leader. In addition, Nancy will be offering monthly fellowship and service projects to engage the Middle School youth.


High School youth (primarily 9th and 10th graders) meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm in the Youth Room. The students have an opportunity to learn about the basics of the Christian faith and explore their own spiritual journey and practices. Each student is encouraged to meet with a mentor throughout the year. Program includes: Fall retreat (Nov. 3/4), trip to Trinity UCC on southside of Chicago, visit to Milwaukee food pantry and culminates with Confirmation Sunday (May 19th). Pastors Jim & Julia and Nancy Engberg, leaders.


Each Sunday, children and youth are encouraged to attend the first portion of 10 a.m. worship service with their families. Following the "Time with Children," children head off to their individual classes (until 11 am). Teachers are available to answer your questions about Sunday School class locations and groupings - look for a person with a colorful blue name tag!

If your child will be participating in our Sunday School program, please fill out the Sunday School info sheet for each child.

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On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (starting in Oct), Middle School and High School youth are invited to gather for dinner from 6:30-7:00 pm in Lucas Hall. Parents can sign-up to provide the meals.

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The High School youth will gather in the Youth Room from 7-8 pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (starting in Oct) for games, bonding and deeper discussion on the challenges of life. Nancy Engberg, leader.


Sun. July 14th - Fri. July 19, 2024

Kansas City, MO

Cost: $400

We have 30 openings for Middle and High School youth and 6 adults. We will travel in three 15 passenger vans. 


Service Opportunities 

Days are spent in community service - homeless shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens, working with seniors, serving kids at camp. The bedrock of CSM trips is serving alongside community organizations, rather than creating our own projects, to support the greater work that is already happening in our cities. With this model, you are joining in with and encouraging work that extends well beyond your week of service! Our prayer is that the students will return home with a heart and the tools to care for their own local community. 


Eating Local 

We believe that one of the best ways to learn to know a community is through food! Each evening your group will eat dinner at a different locally-owned international restaurant. For example Indian, Thai, Puerto Rican, Lebanese as well as food local to the city you are serving! As you eat, you will be introduced to the flavors of the city and world while supporting local businesses.


Theology and Evening Worship 

On two evenings of the trip, all participants will conclude their day of service with a time of worship and by hearing a 15-18 minute Theology Talk based on the trip's theme. The Theology Talks were created specifically to help participants think of and actively engage their personal faith formation beyond church into everyday life situations and scenarios.

Sign up on our church website now to reserve a spot.

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Daycholah Center, Green Lake, WI.

Friday, November 17-Sunday, November 19, 2023


We’ll leave from FCC at 5 pm on Friday, and return by 2 pm on Sunday.

This event will kick-start 6th-8th graders on an adventure called CHURCH. At Knock-knock, we will discover love and acceptance as the true experience of the church, connect faith to pressing concerns, do hands-on workshops and Bible study, and be inspired by a Drama Team. We will also play outside, dance, play games and deepen our friendships with each other. 

Cost: $100 

(Feel free to pay the full fee of $240 if you are able to do so) 

Scholarship is available to all who need it. We want ALL middle school youth interested in this event to attend! 

Questions? Contact Nancy Engberg at 

Please sign up by October 31st. 

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Camp Y-Koda - Fri. Nov. 3rd/Sat. Nov. 4th

All High School youth are invited to this retreat held at Camp Y-Koda.

Youth will engage in discussions that help to figure out what they love to do/are good at and how those gifts/talents can be shared with others. They will also play outside, have a fire, do fun group games and activities. Nancy Engberg promises it will be meaningful and FUN too!

Group will leave from FCC at 5:30 pm on Friday and return to FCC at 12:30 pm on Saturday.

Cost is $50 (Scholarship available)

Sign-up by Oct. 31st.

Questions? Ask Nancy at or 920-918-8905

We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church. One of our goals is to provide a safe environment for the children and youth who are entrusted to our care as they participate in our programs and use our facilities. We have adopted a policy and procedure to provide a safe environment - copies of which are available in the church office, or can be emailed at your request by contacting

We Welcome Your Support!

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