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Edwards Church, United Church of Christ (UCC), Framingham, MA
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Children & Youth

Pre-School, Elementary, and Youth students begin with Worship at 10 am in our Sanctuary, except the first Sunday of the month, when they go to Church School first.

Nursery care is available during the Worship Service, from 9:45 - 11:15 am.

At Edwards Church, faith is a journey, not a destination.  Our Christian Education program is based on the belief that each person is gifted by God.  All are welcomed with open hearts and open minds into a safe, judgment-free environment.  Faith is developed through relationships (peer-to-peer and intergenerational), biblical stories and mission-oriented experience in the church, local and global community.  Our goal is that we each develop a faith that will carry us through life.

Friends and visitors are always welcome. Join us for worship, church school, and special events

Children and Worship

We welcome children of all ages in worship, and we celebrate their presence. On most Sundays, there is a lively children’s message. Following this message, young people are invited to go to their church school classes.

Children and Communion

Edwards Church has a long tradition of an open communion table. All are invited to share in this meal. We especially welcome children of all ages to this feast. The Church School program helps children understand the meaning and how to participate in the sacrament.

Infant and Toddler CareWith Grandpa

We offer quality care for our youngest children on Sunday morning. Loving child care professionals help young children develop a sense that Edwards Church is a caring and good place to be.

School Aged Children

Edwards Church School utilizes “Gather ‘Round”, a Bible story-based curriculum for all ages. This United Church of Christ curriculum incorporates social action and caring for people in need. Our young people also participate in a Chimes Choir and in art projects. We are blessed with teachers who care deeply about our children and their faith development.

Confirmation and Youth Program

We have a weekly Youth Forum during worship, led by thoughtful, creative adult leaders.  In addition, our Confirmation Program invites youth in their high school years to reflect more deeply on their faith, through regular gatherings, mission projects, and relationships with their mentors.  

Intergenerational Programs

We hold periodic intergenerational events,including dramatic presentations, hikes, road rallies, and trips to places like Garden in the Woods in Framingham and the Heifer Project farm in Rutland, Massachusetts.