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Christian Education

“Your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing.” — 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Continued growth in the knowledge and love of God is of prime importance to our congregation. Our curriculum for children and youth has as its focal point the simple goal of teaching that each of us is a beloved child of God. We believe that building trust as a bridge across time, seasons, and ages can help form our guiding spirit.

Our new curriculum, Grow, Proclaim, Serve! incorporates Bible stories, activities, drama, mission work, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. With GPS!, children will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. With GPS! as children grow in mind and body, they also grow in heart and soul. GPS! will nourish and enrich children and youth in faith so they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Children will realize their faith goes with them as they grow. 

We have three Church School classrooms: age 4 - kindergarten, 1st--2nd graders, and 3rd--5th graders. Most Sundays, children begin in the Worship service at 10 AM and then are dismissed to attend Church School with their teachers. On Communion SundaysCommunion symbol, children begin downstairs in the Youth Room and then come up to the Sanctuary for Communion with their families. During holiday weekends, when a lower than usual attendance is anticipated, all children are invited to a One Room Church School rather than their regular classes. See the Calendar for Church School lesson topics and special events.  Professional child care is available in the nursery for infants through age three. Ask the Deacon or greeter at the door on Sunday morning for the location of the nursery or any other details of the day's schedule.

Senior youth after sorting foodYouth  in grades 5--8 and 9--12 are invited to join the NHCC Youth Groups. These are a great opportunity for youth to grow in their faith and knowledge of God.  In 2012--2013 we will undertake service projects, local, meaningful activities, and have fun.  See the Calendar for information.

Adult Education includes scripture, lessons on spirituality, contemporary social issues, and concerns within NHCC itself.  Adults usually meet in the Parlor after worship and fellowship time but not in the summer or on school vacation weekends.  See the Calendar for information.