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 April--June 2018.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Christian Education Director, Nicole Hosford!




April 8th

Ruth 1




April 15th

1 Samuel 24




April 22nd

1 Kings 3:17-28




April 29th

Acts 4:1-22




May 6th

Acts 16:16-36



All Classes Meet

May 13th


Mother’s Day Activity


1st Communion Reception

May 20th


Practice for Children’s Sunday


Discipleship Sunday

May 27th


Practice for Children’s Sunday

Memorial Day

June 3rd


Practice for Children’s Sunday



June 10th


Children’s Sunday

No Sunday School for the summer

*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)



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



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!