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 2019

*PLEASE NOTE - Communion Sunday – children in in 3rd grade and above stay in sanctuary for service. 2nd grade and below have Sunday School.

Primary Class is for youth in preschool through 2nd grade. This class focuses on the fundamentals and basic principles of the Bible.

Secondary Classes will dive deeper into Scripture reading following the Submerged Curriculum. While the lesson is the same, the two classes will have varying activities each week.

Intermediate Class is for youth in 3rd-5th grade.

Breakfast Club is for youth in 6th-8th grade.


Sunday School Schedule





September 8


Group Activity



September 15

PRIMARY- Creation

Genesis 1:1-25

SECONDARY- Slavery and Resistance

Exodus 1:8-22


*UNIT 1 begins for Secondary

Forming Community

September 22


PRIMARY- God’s Image

Genesis 1:26-2:4a

SECONDARY- Exodus 3:1-12; 4:28–6:13; 7:1–11:10; 12:29-32; 14:1-31

The Exodus



September 29

PRIMARY- Adam and Eve

Genesis 2:4b-3:24

SECONDARY-Wandering in the Wilderness

Exodus 16:1-31




October 6


Genesis 6:1-9:17





October 13

PRIMARY- Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-9

SECONDARY- Receiving the Covenant

Deuteronomy 5:1-22



October 20

PRIMARY- Abraham and Sarah

Genesis 12:1-9; 15:1-6

SECONDARY- Renewing the Covenant

Joshua 24:14-28


Bible Presentations

October 27

PRIMARY- Halloween Themed Lesson

SECONDARY- The First Humans

Genesis 2:4b–3:24


Unit 2 begins for Secondary

Stories That Shape the Community

November 3

PRIMARY- Abraham and Lot

Genesis 13:1-12





November 10

PRIMARY- The Birth of Isaac

Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7

SECONDARY- The Great Flood

Genesis 6:5–9:17



November 17

PRIMARY- Isaac and Rebekah

Genesis 24:1-67

SECONDARY- The Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-9



November 24

PRIMARY- Thanksgiving Themed Lesson

SECONDARY- God Calls Abraham and Sarah

Genesis 17:1-8, 15-22; 21:1-7



December 1

Large Group Advent Activity



  • *All youth welcome to join the Advent activity

December 8

Pageant Practice



December 15

Pageant Practice


Additional Pageant Practice after worship

December 22



Pageant during worship

No Sunday School

December 29




January 5

PRIMARY- Jacob and Esau

Genesis 25:19-28





January 12

PRIMARY- The Birthright

Genesis 25:29-34

SECONDARY- The Reluctant Prophet

Book of Jonah


Unit 3 begins for Secondary

Stories That Transform Community

January 19

PRIMARY- The Blessing

Genesis 27:1-46

SECONDARY- The Good Smartian

Luke 10:25-37



January 26

PRIMARY- Jacob’s Dream

Genesis 28:10-22

SECONDARY- The Old and The New

Luke 5:27-39



February 2




February 9


SECONDARY- The Holy Spirit Surprises 

Acts 10:1-48




*Lessons may change 

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.