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 2018-2019

Here's our Sunday School Schedule from September---January 2019.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Christian Education Director, Nicole Hosford!




September 9th 2018

Rally Day – large group activity

Blessing of the Backpacks


September 16th 2018

Luke 2:1-7

Jesus Joins His Family


September 23rd 2018

Luke 2:39-52

Jesus and His Parents


September 30th2018

Matthew 3:13-17

God’s Family


October 7th2018

Matthew 4:18-22

Jesus Creates a Family



October 14th2018

Matthew 19:13-15 Jesus and the Children

Bible Presentation                       

October 21st2018

Genesis 25:19-35; 27:1-46

Family Blessings


October 28th2018


Bible Character Day!

Dress like your favorite Bible Character!

November 4th2018

Genesis 37:1-36; 42:1-46:34

Joseph and His Brothers


November 11th2018


Moses and His Sister


November 18th2018

Luke 10:38-42


Veteran’s Day

November 25th2018

Book of Ruth

Naomi and Ruth


December 2th2018

Advent Lesson

(for those not participating in pageant)


Pageant Practice

December 9th2018

Advent Lesson

(for those not participating in pageant)

Pageant practice

December 16th2018

Advent Lesson

(for those not participating in pageant)

Pageant practice


December 23rd2018

Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant

10 AM Service Only


December 30th2018




January 9th2019

1 Samuel 1:1-28; 3:1-21

Hannah, Samuel, and Eli



January 13th2019


2 Kings 4:1-7

The Widow and Her Sons


January 20th2019


Book of Esther

Esther and Mordecai



*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 2018-2019

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.  Our 2018-2019 offerings will be forthcoming! 

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.