Ministry of Christian Education

Ministry of Christian Education Mission Statement

 

The Ministry of Christian Education at Colchester Federated Church celebrates all people as children of God embarking on their own faith journeys. We strive to offer safe and comfortable Christian experiences for everyone at all stages of development to experience God by connecting real faith to real life through the messages of the Bible. 

We work to provide resources and support that help all members of our congregation to grow in their faith. 

Guiding us in our mission are our core values:

 

Embracing diversities of faith and life;

Worshiping  and learning together;

Growing  in our relationship with God;

Growing  in our relationship with each other;

Making a connection between church and home;

And relying upon our faith in dealing with the challenges of everyday life.

 

The Ministry of Education consists of six members plus a Chair and Vice-chair, including UCC, ABC, and whenever possible, Federated members. It has general oversight of the entire field of Christian Education and shall advise and coordinate the various groups under it. Responsibilities of the ministry include Adult Christian Education, Christian Education for children and youth, Discipleship Classes, and Youth Ministry. The ministry also consults with other ministries on their educational programs.  Our Director of Christian Education is Nicole Hosford--feel free to reach out to Nicole with any questions you may have!


For more information, here are some of our Christian Education documents: CFC Safe Church Policy and Sunday School Registration Form

Sunday School 2018

Here's our Sunday School Schedule from January--April 2018.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Christian Education Director, Nicole Hosford!


Date

Lesson/Activity

Notes

January 7th

Genesis 6:9-7:5

Noah

Obedience

All classes meet

January 14th

Genesis 15:1-6

Abraham

Faith

Communion

January 21st

Genesis 45:1-15

Joseph

Forgiveness

 

January 28th

Exodus 18:9-27

Moses

Humble

 

February 4th

Joshua 5:13-6:20

Joshua

Commitment

Communion

February 11th

 

Valentine’s Day Lesson

 

February 18th

Judges 4:4-16

Deborah

Leadership

 

February 25th

Judges 7

Gideon

Confidence in God’s power

 

March 4th

Ruth 1

Ruth

Loyalty

Communion

March 11th

1 Samuel 24

David

Self-Control

Communion classes #1

11:30am-12:30pm

March 18th

 

Lesson on Holy Week

Resurrection/Crucifixion

Communion class #2

11:30am-12:30pm

March 25th

 

PALM SUNDAY

 

Comm. Class makes bread

Communion Class #3

11:30am-12:30pm

 

April 1st

EASTER

No Sunday School

Easter Egg Hunt

1st Communion Reception


*Communion Sunday – children in in 4th grade and above stay in sanctuary for service. 3rd and below have Sunday School.


Lessons may change

Youth Groups 2018

We have two youth groups here at CFC.  

Adventure Club is for children in grades 3-5 and Teen Time is for youth in grades 6-12.  We are fortunate to have parent volunteers who run our youth groups.  Here's the outline for events this year (some dates are forthcoming!) 


January 21st from 11:15-12:15 PM

Meeting to plan for Dinner/Talent Show (Teen Time and Adventure Club)

 

February 3rd from 5-8 PM

Progressive Dinner (Teen Time)


February 11th from 11-1 PM

Movie and Lunch (Adventure Club)

 

March 24th from 5:30-8 PM

Talent show (Teen Time and Adventure Club)

 

April:

Church spring clean up (Both Groups)-- Saturday morning

 

May:

Final youth group party/cookout (Both Groups)

Discipleship Class 2018

We offer a Discipleship Class that helps our high school students explore their Christian faith as they journey to become adult members of our congregation.  We meet twice a month on Monday evenings and have special events throughout the year including service opportunities and retreats.  The class is led by our Pastor and Christian Education Director, and we're fortunate to have mentors from within our congregation who work with our students as well.


Here's our Rubric and Class Schedule for 2017-2018 if you'd like to learn more!