First Congregational Church
Rooted in God's Love, Nourished on our spiritual journeys,
Growing as an inclusive Christian presence in Northern Colorado and beyond.
During this time when we are unable to join together we are offering weekly opportunities for our youth to gather online. Contact Robbie Carlson our Minister of youth
We commit to offering a safe and welcoming space for our emerging generations to explore their faith and nurture spiritual formation.
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Our youth groups for teens in 6th-12th grades are on Wednesday nights. Middle schoolers meet at 6:30, high schoolers at 7:30. We meet in our youth center on the lower level. Often our group will meet offsite for our conversation gatherings.
On Sunday mornings, middle schoolers will engage in small group conversation in the youth room, while our high schoolers will meet in St. Drogo's coffee lounge (by the west entry.)
Experience the transformational power of outdoor ministry events. La Foret has a rich history of collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ in providing opportunities for campers of all ages.
In the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ, we feel that nurturing faith is of the utmost importance. Our Conference Camps & Events serve the Conference mission to Be Radically Connected. Our weekend retreats and summer camps are typically hosted at La Foret Conference & Retreat Center. This Holy Place fosters faith exploration, character development, self-confidence, creativity, and friendships. Qualities cultivated at camp help persons of faith change lives, build bridges, and transform the world.
During the school year, on the second, third and fourth Sundays, spiritual formation classes are offered for children ages 3 through youth in 8th grade. Our curriculum uses multiple learning styles to explore the stories of our faith. All are welcome!
We welcome your whole family.
We are blessed by the presence of our young people in worship, and we remember that children are a gift to the life of our community and were important to Jesus. On the third and fifth Sundays of each month, worship is centered around our young people, with youth choirs singing and participatory worship activities for families. Our tradition practices Open Communion, meaning all are welcome to receive. Communion is shared with children on the first Sunday of the month.
Life is busy and we don't want to make it harder. Join us for parent play time in a safe, friendly environment that doesn't require you putting on your Sunday's best or cash. Our entire philosophy is rooted in assuring there's no pressure, no judgement when chasing your toddler refusing to put on her shoes, and genuinely helping you build an honest village. You can join us for playgroup, follow us on Facebook, or read our blog. No matter how you choose to join us--- rest assured you are welcome here.