"Knowing Christ" - Education at First Congregational UCC
First Congregational UCC offers a wide variety of programs from the traditional Sunday School to weekday Adult Education programs including a Faith in Film series.
Sunday Morning Christian Education
(Children and Adults)
Nursery and Pre-School Care
Nursery and Pre-school care is available on the lowest level of the B-W Chapel which is accessible by stairs or elevator at the east side of the building.
Experiencing the Word (Kindergarten through Sixth Grade)
The children (grades 6 and under) remain in worship until after the Children’s message when they are escorted to the lowest level for their class.
Confirmation classes are held during worship at Middleburg Heights Community Church (UCC), 7165 Big Creek Parkway, Middleburg Hts. on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month and after worship on the third Sunday of the month. On the first and third Sundays of the month, these youth are expected to participate in worship with our congregation in Berea until the Children's Moment when they head downstairs for a youth discussion group (see below).
Youth in this age range may choose to remain in worship or can participate in the youth discussion group on the first and third Sundays of the month in the Roehm Lounge located one level below the worship area.
Adult Christian Education - Sundays & Weekdays
We offer Adult Education sessions following worship on Sundays (October – May) that focus on various topics ranging from Bible study to current event discussions. These sessions meet from 11:20 am - 12:15 pm Sundays after worship on the ground level of the B-W Chapel.
In addition, studies are offered September - May during the week and currently include:
Faith in Film – On the first Monday of each month at 7pm September - May, we view a movie followed by discussion related to faith. These viewings are at the church office, 505 Front Street and in 2011, begin the first Monday in October.
Living the Questions 2.0 - As the name implies, this twice monthly series is about exploring faith questions where answers are not easily reached. We’ll search for metaphorical meaning in the scripture on a journey to better understand God, ourselves, and our relationship to God. There is not currently a class on the schedule. However, call the church office for more details of a potential upcoming class.
Fellowship & Discuss – These gatherings happen on the first Wednesday of every month and are an opportunity to share time together in discussion and fellowship. Discussion topics are impromptu, and relate to the needs of the group for that evening. God may direct us in the coming months through many interesting topics and conversations. Please bring your Bibles and, if desired, a small dessert or an appetizer. Guests outside the church family are welcome to attend! These events are currently being held at the Crall’s home. Call the church office for directions. Notification of attendance is accepted as late as the day of the gathering.
Bethel Series – We are a Bethel Series Congregation. Although no classes are currently being offered, they may be in the future. Follow this link to learn more about the Bethel Series.