We are a child-cherishing congregation, and our desire is for all children to know they are loved and valued no matter who they are or where their lives take them. At The Union Church in Waban, we seek to be a sanctuary for our children and families, where their wonder, faith, and joy can be nurtured through our many kids’ programs.
This summer, kids and youth are always invited to join our Sunday morning (10am) services on Zoom or in person (masked), and to stay for our Fellowship Hour with fun snacks, crafts, and stories after worship at 11am. We’d love to see you!
A Note about 2020-2021 : As we traveled through these days of the pandemic and uncertainty in our country and world, we found new ways to connect and support one another; share and deepen our faith; serve our neighbors in need; stand on the side of justice; and equip our children, youth and adults with the stories, practices and wisdom that helped us all get through this time with greater hope, resilience, meaning, purpose, and joy. God is with us, and is doing a new thing! While this year didn’t look like last year, our way was faithful and full of hope as we walked together.
Pastoral Care: This is such a challenging time for our kids and families, but we can take comfort in knowing we are never alone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Rev. Amy Clark Feldman, Associate Pastor for Youth and Families, at [email protected] or 617-938-8112 for a listening ear, prayer, support or connection.
Sunday Mornings: After the first part of the worship service, after a Children’s Message, children and youth are invited to continue their worship, connecting and learning in Sunday School.
Communion Sundays: On the first Sunday of every month, Sunday School is shortened so that kids can re-join the community for communion. At UCW the table is open to all, and children are welcome!
Inter-generational Worship: We have numerous inter-generational services led by children and youth throughout the year, including for Earth Day, Christmas, Holy Week and more.
Nursery: Our professionally-staffed nursery is a safe and nurturing space for our littlest-ones, where they share stories, create, play and rest (Sundays 9:45-11:30).
Sunday School: Kids in pre-k through 8th grade meet in separate classes, as they grow in their relationships with God and one another, and discuss questions of faith through sharing, Biblical storytelling, music, science, cooking, art, and hands-on learning and service projects.
Prayground: During all worship services in our sanctuary, children are invited to the prayground in the Memorial Chapel where they can color, build legos and create crafts while being supervised by older youth.
The Children’s Ministry Team
Our Kids’ Ministry is supported by our Children’s Ministry Team, made up of caring, responsible adult volunteers who creatively collaborate and make our kids feel included and welcome. The program is supervised by Rev. Amy Clark Feldman, Associate Pastor for Youth and Families, who can be reached at [email protected].