Children’s Ministries

Vibrant, lifelong faith formation is nurtured and cultivated in our family and home lives and is supported by our Congregational church’s Children’s Ministries.  We believe that parenting is a sacred practice of faith and believe that the church is called to love and care for all of God’s children.  All children are wise, sacred, and full members of the body of Christ.

At Mystic Congregational Church, we partner with our families to create a dynamic, supportive, and brave community devoted to loving and serving our children, youth, and families.  From our worship services to our mission outreach, at MCC we are intentional about child and family participation and inclusion.  Together we explore the history, stories, and traditions of our timeless faith and participate in ministries of justice, peace, and mission.


Professionally staffed and packed with age-appropriate toys, our nursery provides a safe haven for infants and young children up to age four. Parents can freely partake in worship knowing their littlest ones are enjoying free play in a nurturing environment that promotes spiritual development. The nursery is open from 9:45 a.m. through to the close of worship on Sundays.

Family Church Services in Mystic, CT

We welcome families to worship with us and cater to kids with worship bags and children’s bulletins designed to keep the wiggles away. Approximately 15 minutes into our family worship service we feature a “Story for All Ages.” During this time children are invited to come forward, sit together, and participate in an age-appropriate application of the morning’s theme designed for their understanding. They then depart for Sunday School.  

Sunday School for Grades Pre K - 5

Children through Grade 5 gather for our Sunday School in Mystic, CT during the worship service. The wonderful Godly Play curriculum serves as the foundation for faith formation for this age group. Based on Montessori principles, Godly Play encourages children to examine their faith by listening to a scripturally based story. They then are invited to respond to the story through a combination of wondering questions, play, and crafts to strengthen their spiritual experience.

Sunday School for Grades 6 - 8

Middle School is a time of transition to young adulthood. Our Sunday School in Mystic, CT for this age group offers important opportunities for our young people to connect, build relationships, and deepen their engagement with faith formation. Our two enthusiastic instructors use the CoLaborate program by Sparkhouse which features short video lessons and facilitated exploration of biblical studies designed specifically for the middle school grades.