The purposes of Christian Education at North Congregational Church are: to increase knowledge and fellowship with God for all who attend, implement grade-based Christian Education standards so the children will begin to understand the basic tenets of our faith and to work with the teachers to supplement and enrich the curriculum to make Church School more enjoyable for our children.
Nursery Care is provided each week by parents or youth volunteers for children ages 0-3.
The Christian education department at North Congregational Church is here to welcome all children into our family.
With our CE Director Sarah Pradhan and a great group of experienced teachers and parents, children are exposed to the Word of God in a fun and nurturing environment. With a background in family studies and psychology, Mrs. Pradhan connects with the children and parents of the congregation.
Sunday School is provided for children Pre K-6th Grade and begins at 10:15 am after the Children’s Chat given by the pastor. On Communion Sundays (the 1st Sunday of each month), the children are excused after the Passing of the Peace and return to receive Communion with the rest of the congregation.
The youth group will meet on a monthly basis either at North Congregational or we may meet collectively as a group with our sister church, Church of Christ in Norfolk. Since the summer of 2011 we have joined with the Church of Christ in Norfolk for a youth mission trip, this summer we will be returning to Boston!
A mission project is chosen annually for the children to participate in. Children from preschool through high school work on this throughout the year. Our mission this year will be “The Heifer Project International”. This organization works with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.
Some important events for Christian Education are: Rally Day (Beginning of Sunday School year, Sunday after Labor Day), Bible Sunday, Advent Workshop and Tree Decorating, Christmas Pageant, Fat Tuesday Celebration, Easter Sunday presentation, Children’s Sunday and Church Picnic.
Whether it’s through creative expression, thoughtful communication or hands on activities, the Christian Education department works hard to make a difference in each child’s life.
No matter who you are or where you are in life’s journey, you’re welcome here.
Come and see for yourself!