Children and Youth

We have a wonderful program for children offered before worship each Sunday morning!  Class begins at 9:45 until the worship service at 10:30.  


Taught by Marsha Walton, who has a special calling and love of working with children, each class focuses on a Bible story, a lesson or a way of living faith.  We use art, prayer, and group activities to help children get captivated by the wonderful world in which we live and the God of grace who stands with them as they go through life.


During the worship service, children are invited to participate in a Children's Sermon and then can participate in Children's Church.  Led by a team of church members, Children's Church uses music, prayer and story-telling to share our Christian faith.


The First Congo Youth Group includes teenagers in grades 7-12, and they meet after church on the first Sunday of each month with the Director of Mission, Julia Hicks.  Our youth gatherings are designed as a bit of "respite" from a socially pressured world for teens, and an opportunity to participate in the justice and art ministries of the church.  The group enjoys lunch together as they share "consolations and desolations" in confidentiality, and learn how to listen to each other without judgement or advice.  We strive to help our youth experience First Congo as a supportive, trust-worthy and loving community within which it's safe and enjoyable to explore and respond to the spiritual side of being human.