mission is to help children, youth, and adults to develop a
relationship with God through the transforming love of Jesus Christ.
With the pandemic upon us
First Parish Church school is a combination of virtual (Children’s
Message during Sunday morning worship) and at home age level Activity
Sunday Morning Nursery Care | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.From
birth through 3 years of age, year round. A paid care provider is
responsible and manages the Nursery. The Nursery is a safe environment
with lots of love and toys. The facility has an adjoining bathroom and a
pager system for parents.
Sunday Morning Church School | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.All
children attend the Sunday church service at the beginning, and after
the Children's Sermon they are dismissed to their classrooms. Classes
are offered to students who are 4 years of age to students who are in
the 12th grade, from September (after Labor Day) through May. During June, July, and August, First Parish offers A One Room Church School.
There are 8 separate classrooms with their own sink, intercom, and
phone. A niche with a cross and bible are also in every room, and that
niche echoes the same curved wood design as in the sanctuary. To register your child for Church School, please click the "Church School" registration button in the center of this page. To sign up for teaching use the "Volunteer to Teach" button in the center of this page.
First Parish Youth FellowshipVarious
activities occur throughout the year for both Jr. High (Grades 6, 7 and
8) and Sr. High (Grades 9 through 12) Youth. Examples of the events
include: Souper Bowl of Caring, College Care Packages and Mother's Day Breakfast & Blanket Sunday.
Church School shares the Christmas story with the Congregation during
the 10:00 AM Worship Service on the third Sunday in Advent. We have a
catered dinner and pageant rehearsal the Friday evening before.
United Church of Christ summer camp located on beautiful Lake
Cobbosseecontee in West Gardiner, Maine. Pilgrim Lodge has programs
for children, youth, adults and families. The Church provides financial
assistance through a campership program. Campership applications are
available online and are posted in April of each year. For more
information about the camp, visit www.pilgrimlodge.org.
National Youth EventOver 2500 other UCC youth and chaperones spens time enjoying days
of wonderful worship and workshops, yummy food, outstanding fellowship,
lots of walking, magical music and superb speakers. National Youth
Event (NYE) happens every four years. We are already looking forward to
Click LINK to view our video.
First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Saco (a.k.a. FPC)
has set forth the following Fire & Emergency Safety Evacuation Plan
to ensure the safety of all people using our facility. The plan is to
be followed by all staff, Church School teachers, teams, groups,
other ministry members, visitors and long and short-term building
renters, including child-care programs, social organizations, non-profit
organizations, public organizations, and organizations.
Parish Congregational Church, UCC, Saco will periodically conduct fire
drills coordinated with the Saco Fire Department. The Saco Fire
Department has reviewed and endorsed this Fire & Emergency Safety
If you are in the building and the automatic fire alarm sounds, you must prepare to evacuate the building immediately:
In the event you come upon fire or smoke in the building and the fire alarm has not yet activated, go to the nearest Pull-Station to activate the fire alarm:
the safety and good heath of all who gather at First Parish, the
Christian Education Team has a policy to prohibit "Peanut/Tree Nut" on
the Lower Level of the building.
food allergies, especially peanut and tree nuts, (walnuts, almonds,
cashews, pistachios, pecans, etc.) are exceptionally dangerous, often
life threatening for many individuals.
Parish Christian Education Team is especially concerned for infants and
young children, who are not able to advocate for themselves.
Therefore, we are committed to maintaining a "Peanut/Tree Nuts Free" environment for the Lower Level of FPC.
Food Allergy Basics, Below are some food allergy basics:
information regarding this Food Policy must be circulated to the church
and outside community. The Christian Education Team advocates the
following regarding this Policy:
FOOD, In the Nursery, the following is required:
In the remainder of Lower Level of Building the following is required:
Congregational ChurchUCC, SACO MAINE12 BEACH STREET | SACO, ME 04072