For Children

We believe that God calls each of us to learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus, a Christian.  Although we can learn much through experience, we also learn much from the stories of God’s actions in the lives of people through the ages.  The church enables us to examine those stories through opportunities for education for all ages.

First Congo Kids Playground

Every Sunday from 9:15-10:15

Kids need to play! With a growing number of children in our education programs and a desire to serve our community neighbors, it is the right time to add a playground to our church property.

Working with Ripon College, we plan to add commercial-grade play equipment for children ages 2-12. The playground will encourage the creative play and physical activity that are so important in children’s development. It will also underscore First Congregational Church’s commitment to providing a safe, supportive, enriching, and fun environment for children and families.

You are invited to make a contribution to reach our $10,000 fundraising goal for this critical component to our children’s program.

Donate by Credit Card: Click here to donate online

Donate by Check: Mail your check donation to First Congregational Church of Ripon, 220 Ransom Street, Ripon, WI 54971

Sunday School

Every Sunday from 9:15-10:15

We have a Tiny Tots Room for kids in the 1-3 year age range and a One Room School House set up for kids 4 years to 5th grade. Both rooms are staffed by Ripon College students and overseen by CE director Ms. Jeanne Williams. The Tiny Tots room uses Deep Blue Kids Toddlers and Twos curriculum and the One Room School House uses Seasons of the Spirit.


There’s nothing we love more than hearing toddlers babble and babies cry during the church service.  If your little ones get restless, check out our “busy bags” – loaded with coloring pencils and other goodies – located at the entrance of the church.

We also provide a free nursery service for all ages of children during Sunday worship following the Children’s Moment, about 10-15 minutes into the service.  Our nursery is staffed by Ripon College Students and high school volunteers.