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 provides oversight of the entire field of Church education and advises and coordinates the various groups under it. Responsibilities include Christian Education for children and youth, the Discipleship program, and youth Ministry. The Ministry is encouraged to consult, and if appropriate assist, 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 2022-2023

Join us for Rally Day, September 11, 2022, when we kick off our new program year! 

Please register your youth for Sunday School by filling out this online form. 

For more information please contact Nicole Hosford at

November 13 - Elisha and the Widow’s Jars (2 Kings 4:1-7)

November 20 - Isaiah Is Called (Isaiah 6:1-8)

November 28 - 1st Sunday of Advent, Advent Activity

December 11 - Pageant Practice

December 18 - PAGEANT

December 25 - Christmas Day! No Sunday School

January 1 - New Year’s Day! No Sunday School

*Curriculum is adapted from Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder   

Discipleship Class

We offer a Discipleship Class every other year 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.