Commitment to Families

Growing in spirit

First Church is committed to families of all kinds. Through an emphasis on relationship building, intergenerational engagement, justice, service and inspired worship, we are committed to nurturing and supporting the faith formation of children, youth and the adults who love them as they embark on a spiritual journey over a lifetime.

Join us as we grow in Spirit, delight in the love of God, and explore the life of Jesus in the context of a progressive Christian faith. There is something for all types of families at First Church!

Andrew Kids EasterAll Sorts of Families are Welcome Here

We understand that families have many shapes, sizes and configurations these days. All are welcome here! Extended families, single-parent families, multicultural families, adoptive families, families with two moms or two dads, interfaith families—all are welcome at First Church. Family life is busy and complex these days. A church community can provide support and balance for all members of the family.

Sunday Mornings at First Church

Sunday mornings at First Church are rich with opportunities for all ages. Find the times and settings that work best for your family. More about the Sunday morning schedule...

Children & Youth

Church schoolworship for childrenyouth programschildren's and youth choirs, special events and more.

IceCream Social Family Programs

Along with educational and worship opportunities for children and youth, First Church offers other special events for families.

Read more about the fall all-church retreat at Camp Cazadero in the Russian River area.

Meet in the Middle

“Meet in the Middle”, First Church's monthly intergenerational event takes place during  the Learning Hour in the Large Assembly the second Sunday of every month. It is an opportunity for the whole community from the youngest to the wisest to be together, engaged in a special activity.

Galen Fisher Library

The church has a wonderful Library with interesting and intriguing resources for all ages. It's location near the Church Office and Small Assembly, also make it a good place to sit and read in the "in-between" times on Sunday mornings. More about the Library...

Children Protection Policy

In order to create safe environments for children and youth at First Church, the Church Council has passed a comprehensive Children Protection Policy which you can download. 

Our Educational Philosophy

Read more about our approach to Christian education for children and youth.