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 2020

We have an in-person Sunday School for kids in grades 3-8 and a virtual format of pre-recorded video lessons for the younger kids. Each week a video link will be emailed to families to view at a time when it is convenient for them. In-person Sunday School will be limited to 10 youth. 

For more information please contact Nicole Hosford at


Sunday School Schedule


The Beatitudes by Illustrated Ministry

                    Matthew 4:23-5:12


Session 1: To Be Blessed

Session 2: The Beatitudes

Session 3: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Session 2: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Session 5: Blessed Are the Meek

Session 6: Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst

Session 7: Blessed Are the Merciful

Session 8: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Session 9: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Session 10: Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

Session 11: Blessed Are You When

Session 12: Coming Down the Mountain

Youth Groups

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.   

Discipleship Class

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.