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Children & Youth: Christian Education

Please click on the link below for the 2017-2018 Christian Education registration forms.

Sunday school registration 2017

Completed registration forms can be emailed to Patricia Berry, Christian Education Director, dropped off at the church, or mailed to PO BOX 285 Mattapoisett MA 02739.

Christian Education at Mattapoisett Congregational Church is growing up!

Traditionally, the Christian Education Committee has focused on providing a vibrant Sunday School program for our children. Now those children are growing up, families are getting busier, and we feel the need for a change. The Committee has begun a process of discussion, research, and prayer to figure out what comes next. Guided by UCC resources on faith formation, an online course called “The Changing 21st Century Sunday School,” and reflection on our own experiences, we are beginning to discern a new vision. We are excited to start building Christian Education into an inter-generational ministry for faith formation, with opportunities for church and community members of all ages to participate in activities that explore, develop, nurture, and sustain our faith.
Christian Education at MCC is growing up (1)

Faith Milestone Classes and Celebrations

Sunday School (Prek-6 grades)

Older Youth group (7th-12th grades)

Adult Bible Study

Nursery

Faith and Fellowship events

Christmas White Gifts Pageant

Ages 0 – Pre-K
Nursery care is available to families with children ages birth to 3 yrs.  It is in a newly remodeled space located in the Family Room next to the church sanctuary.  Family members are welcome to bring their little one to worship, leave in the Nursery or can stay in the Nursery with their child.  The Service can be heard in the nursery area.

PreK – 6 grade
Our Sunday school program is open to children from Pre-K to grade 6. We spend time exploring the meaning and mystery of the Bible, understanding our church’s faith practices and celebrating faith milestones. Children are grouped by grades for engaging age appropriate activities and small group discussions.

7th grade – up  ” Triads”
Our older youth are invited to participate in Sunday morning meetings  and Sunday evenings activities. These unique spiritual opportunities create a welcoming and supportive venue for teenagers to further explore their faith.  Seasonal programs and participation in church activities, including greeting and coffee hour hosting, are other ways in which the children and adults members of our community interact and get to know each other.  Jr. and Senior High School students connect and share with each other spiritually, as well as volunteer and contribute in the local community.

Faith and Fellowship for All Ages

Beatitudes for All Ages —-note change in date –  11/19, 9 am-9:45 am

Please join us for our last class of this series exploring Matthew 5: 1-12.  Class is held in media room downstairs includes prayer and group discussion.  Sign up or drop in. Facilitators: Tara Rajaniemi and Phoebe Girard

Sunday School (grades PreK-6): Traveling to the Beatitudes

Today :  God Blesses those whose hearts are pure- Teachers: Claire Keene and Patty Berry

November 12 God Blesses those who work for peace

November 19 God Blesses those who are punished for doing right

November 26 God Blesses those who belong and reward awaits

 

TRIADS- Older Youth-  7th Grade& Up:   Youth Leader: Holly Gordon

November 5 Movie Night 6pm-8:30

November 12 Morning Meeting

November 19 Morning Meeting

November 26 Pancake Breakfast 9am

 

Share your Gifts- Love-Serve- Grow:   Sign ups in Reynard Hall for teaching, nursery, Acolyte and Call to worship readers, White Gifts Pageant Service.

 

SAVE THE DATE- White Gift Pageant – Sunday, 12/17 at  3pm

For close to 100 years, we have retold the Christmas Story in a unique combination of storytelling, music, prayer, and mission. White Gifts Sunday is celebrated throughout the world on the 3rd Sunday of Advent in reference to Christian faith in action.  Gifts wrapped in white paper are collected for children in need.  Gift Tags will be available starting 11/26.  Intergenerational Pageant- People of all ages and talent are welcome to participate- readers, musicians, set design, acting, costumes, promotion, etc.  First rehearsal   11/26 4:30-5:30. Contact Patty Berry, CE Director or Holly Gordon, Pageant Director with interest or questions.

 

Safe Church Policy

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church subscribes to a Safe Church Policy.  We are committed to creating and maintain a worship and work community in which members, friends, staff and volunteers can worship and work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation.  Part of this policy includes checking the names of church volunteers, staff and teachers who work with children by conducting a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information). Patty Berry, Christian Education Director and Ross Edminster, a retired public school administrator are our designated CORI representatives.  It is the responsibility of all members of the congregation and those who use our facility to adhere to the Safe Church Policy so as to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

 

Questions?  Contact our Christian Education Director Patricia Berry at radiantwaves.pb@gmail.com

or the Youth Leader  Holly Gordon hollyannegordon12@gmail.com

 

 

Patricia Berry’s Bio can be found by clicking here.