Caring for our Youngest Members
Nestled in the corner of the third floor of First Congregational’s historic building is a room filled with colors and toys and the sounds of children laughing, crying, and playing…the Nursery. One cannot underestimate the importance of such a room in the life of a faith community. The nursery provides a safe, nurturing environment for children, and is often the first memories one may have of the Church. Starting impressions off on the right foot offers a better chance of continued participation for individuals and their families.
In addition to the physical aspects of the nursery, much care is taken to staff this important ministry with individuals who have the essential skills to care for our youngest members. Take some time to get to know our Nursery Staff:
NATALIE HEWES is from Saint Paul, MN, in Madison to study Human Development and Family Planning at the UW. She is currently a Sophomore. She would like to be a family or high school counselor. Natalie enjoys hanging out with her friends, biking around Madison and tutoring. She wants to lead a happy, healthy life.
ALYSSA LOVELY grew up at First Congregational Church. She is a current student at Madison Area Technical College and while not sure of her line of study, she is focusing on psychology and child care. For fun, Alyssa plays her viola and folds origami paper cranes. She hopes to incorporate her passion for psychology and love of children to possibly become a counselor or teacher.
JESSICA MARTALOCK is a Madison native studying Communicative Disorders at the UW. She would like to get her M.S. and become a Speech Pathologist with a specific interest in the teen and adult population with cleft lip or palate. Jessica is a self-declared nerd who loves to snuggle in her big fluffy chair and follow Facebook and read about facial and vocal anomalies.
LAUREN BONANNO is a Kenosha native studying Elementary Education at the UW. Her dream job is to be a teacher somewhere in Wisconsin working with 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students. In her free time, Lauren loves reading a good book, watching movies or hanging out with friends.
AMY SOLBERG wants to be a teacher, which is why she is studying Elementary Education at the UW. Originally from Brookfield, WI, Amy enjoys racquetball, reading, going to the Farmer’s market, and playing on intramural volleyball teams.
Posted on September 18, 2012 at 10:39 am in Featured Content.