Progressive Church. God Accepts All People. So Do We.
180 E. Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

MINISTRIES:  Children and Youth

Kids at Christ Church United, UCC

Our one-room Sunday School class welcomes kids in 1st – 7th grade, (known as the “Sunbeams”).

Most Sundays the kids start off in the main worship space at 10 AM with their families and leave for Sunday School, about 15 minutes into the service. 

We live into important Bible stories, share how God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are with us today, ask questions, pray together and play together.

We do this with the help of a multi-age curriculum produced by Sparkhouse complete with art, drama, crafts.  We always end by blessing each other and the reminder that “God loves you.”

We have dedicated paid staff who run our class, with assistance from volunteers who are part of the church.

All church staff and volunteers who help with children and youth have been CORIed; we always have two teachers with the Sunday School children, at least one of whom is 21 or older.

Once a month, usually on the 4th Sunday of the month we have an intergenerational worship service where all ages worship together.

And on Communion Sundays (1st Sunday of the month) the kids go straight to their Sunday School class at 10 AM and then join the rest of the church for Communion, which is the final part of the service.  Children are absolutely welcome to receive the bread and wine (grape juice) if their families would like them to do so.

If there’s anything else you would like to know, please email Rev. Ruth Richards.

Nursery Care:  Infants - Kindergarten

We have a staffed nursery for babies and children up to Kindergarten age.  Parents are welcome to keep infants with them in the service.

Youth at Christ Church United

Teenagers in grades 7 – 12  get together throughout the year for activities including movies, summer retreat, outings, service projects.  Please contact Rev. Ruth for more info.

Other programs for kids at Christ Church United

Art for Kids at Christ Church United

Kids (age 6 - 13) who love art are welcome to join “Making Art with Artists,”  (“MAwA”) a free program that takes place in the February (Feb 21-24) and April (18-21) school vacations, led and taught by artist Meredith Fife Day who (on the faculty of Middlesex Community College) and other professional artists. Please email  or Rev. Ruth to register or find out more.

Vacation Bible School at Christ Church United

A free week-long program in August for kids who love Jesus.  Bible stories, worship, games, art, crafts, music. Bring a swimming costume and towel for water play!

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Children's art from Making Art with Artists at Christ Church United